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Peninsula Sprint Tri 2012

I had always wondered if many southerners, or even southern northerners, venture this far north during marching season and the entries list, packed full of Peninsula TC, Olympic TC and QUB TC and local entries, answered that question for this year, but I’ll give you five good reasons to venture to the shores of Ballywalter next year for […]

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Lough Hyne Challenge 2012

Baltimore, West Cork was the venue for this race. It was a long drive; we headed off in our camper on Friday evening as usual it was raining and very windy. We hit a bit of traffic in Cork city so decided to stop for a bite to eat. It was on then from Bandon […]

Howth Escape from Ireland 2012

This was the ill fated Howth Challenge seriesTriathlon that got converted to an Aquathon at the 11th hour. But what an Aquathon it was. Swim from Irelands eye (Olympic plus 1900M) then a 10 Km… Billed as ‘for competent sea swimmers only’, my own personal challenge was simply not to die. Everyone around me seemed […]

Hell of the West – 11/07/2012

So there we were…finally at the big one! The early morning alarm call in February to register was a distant memory…one that rang like ‘what the hell were you thinking?!!’ around my head! It felt a bit like was 6th year again and I was facing into the Leaving!  Only this time had studied a […]

The Diary of a 40 year old Ironman Virgin

Crossing the finish line in Austria on 2nd July 2012 at the end of a gruelling Ironman race stands out as one of the defining moments of the last year.   YOU – ARE – AN IRONMAN screamed from the announcer’s microphone as I mustered a sprint finish to show off in front of the crowd.   […]

Crooked Lake Sprint – 09/06/2012

Given the lack of up-to-date race reports on the website I have had a rush of blood to the fingers. Good news, it was a sprint so less scope for waffle!! June 9th saw the Crooked Lake triathlon take place in Camlough just outside Newry. The first plus to this race is that it started […]

Challenge Barcelona Half – 27/05/2012

In the somewhat challenging conditions that was Galway last year, I remember seeing Maeve Cloke wrapped up for the elements in her role as supporter, and thinking  how much smarter she was to have done Barcelona for her HIM.  Then of course once the swim was cut short in Galway, I knew that there would […]

Alp d’Viewpoint – 2010

‘An rud is annamh is iontach’ ‘What’s rare is beautiful’ Bhi an ghrian ag taitneamh, agus ni raibh scamall sa speir. Monday, 26th August, D-day. After months of preparation on the most demanding ascents Dublin has to offer, L’equippe du Pulse made their way to Dublin Airport, bike boxes in tow. After a quick one, […]

Ironman Zurich – 25th July 2010

In case anyone needs reminding – distances are! Swim: 3.8 km Cycle:  180 km Run:    42.2 km (marathon) My history When I heard what an Ironman was a few years ago, I thought it was mad.  Really mad.  Why would anyone do that!  Fast forward a bit, and somewhere along the line, I wondered IF […]

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