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The Tour Divide April 18, 2018 - Over the past few years Blackwater Triathlon Club’s James Slowey has found more extreme events to take part in. He has competed in Ironman races in sub zero conditions in Norway and up and down mountains in the Pyrenees.  This year he and two of his friends have decided to take on The Tour Divide… Read More »
The Hardman Duathlon April 18, 2018 - As the full triathlon season rapidly approaches, it’s that time of year again when a series of runs and duathlons take place around the country. While the water is still a little too cold for a full triathlon, a duathlon allows athletes to get back in to race mode without having to worry about digging… Read More »
The Ennis Triathlon March 28, 2018 - Blackwater Triathlon Club member Karen McNamara travelled to Ennis on Sunday the 25th of March to take part in the Ennis Duathlon. Conditions on the day were excellent for the 78 athletes who started the race. The event consisted of a 3.5 km run, followed by a 13 km cycle and finishing with another 3.5… Read More »
 Araglin 7 Bends of Hell Charity Cycle March 28, 2018 - On Sunday the 25th of March the Araglin Parents Association held a charity cycle to raise funds for the local school, Scoil Mhuire. There were three routes available on the day, a 5km kids’ route, a 50km tour and the 75km “7 Bends of Hell” option. Amongst those taking part on the day were several… Read More »
Mallow 10 March 28, 2018 - Sunday March the 25th saw several members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club take part in the Mallow 10, ten mile road race. Conditions on the day were perfect as huge crowds of runners and spectators gathered for the event. Over 1200 runners had entered the race which was organised by Mallow Athletic Club. The first… Read More »
BTC Lanzarote Training Camp March 28, 2018 - Following the success of last year’s Blackwater Triathlon Club spring training camp in Lanzarote, 13 of the club’s finest athletes once again braved the balmy temperatures and spectacular scenery of the Canaries in an effort to get a head start on the triathlon season. Having survived the perils of “The Beast From The East” the… Read More »
Saturday Morning Cycles March 14, 2018 - While the weekly turbo training sessions are an invaluable training tool during the winter months, nothing really beats getting out on the road on your bike. Unfortunately due to short days and inclement weather at this time of the year it’s not always possible, or indeed safe, to get out on the road. In order… Read More »
The Tramore Duathlon March 14, 2018 - As the spring starts to make an appearance it’s once again time to dig out the triathlon gear and start competing again. It’s still a little on the cool side for open water swimming (Frank Hallissey and his ice mile colleagues excepted) but a few hardy souls took to the roads of Tramore at the weekend to take part in the Tramore Duathlon. Blackwater Triathlon… Read More »
Wild Water Armagh Ice mile March 14, 2018 - As the country braces itself for “The Beast From The East” this weekend, Blackwater Triathlon Club member, Frank Hallissey, recounts his recent adventures in the cold as he fulfilled his ambition to swim an “Ice Mile”.   After recently competing in my second Irish National 1km Ice Swimming Championships at Wild Water Armagh, in a thoroughly respectable,… Read More »
Sunday’s Well Masters Swim Gala February 20, 2018 - Blackwater Triathlon Club member, Julian Boeg, has been a serious swimmer for many years now and has been a regular competitor at the annual Sundays Well Masters Swimming Gala, usually returning home with an impressive haul of medals. This year he was joined by Niamh Fleming, and Niamh, who was competing in her first ever… Read More »