Laughing with the Weather Gods… The Hardman race report.

IN WHICH THERE WILL BE PAIN. THERE WILL BE CURSING. THERE WILL BE SNOT ROCKETS*. ALL OF THIS AND MORE AS A YEAR’S TRAINING AND A LONG-HELD AMBITION MEET HEAD-ON WITH THE WORST WEATHER THE WEST OF IRELAND HAS TO OFFER. AND THE WINNER IS… Ever since I did my first triathlon, I think there … More Laughing with the Weather Gods… The Hardman race report.

The Penultimate Ride

IN WHICH WE USE ONE OF THOSE WONDERFULLY ‘BIG’ WORDS TO NAME THE BLOG, START TO FEEL THE NERVES, AND GET INTO THE MOUNTAINS AT LAST… ‘THERE’S GOLD IN THEM THERE HILLS!’ We’re on the downward spiral. With two weeks to go now, there’s little more to be done in terms of training. Now it’s all about … More The Penultimate Ride

The S stroke

There now follows a particularly non-scientific post about swimming, so if technical swimming stuff really is your thing, then politely look away now. One of the things that triathlon throws up, for new folks like me, is that I really don’t know an awful lot about any of the disciplines. Or, put another way, when you find … More The S stroke

A gentle dip in sea…

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes http://gaelforceevents.com/en/the-great-fjord-swim Last year, I took on the Killary Fjord 2k swim organised by Gael Force. I haven’t done any other Gael Force events, but they all come recommended, and the swim certainly wasn’t disappointing. I did have a few ‘amateur’ problems, … More A gentle dip in sea…