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IMRA Knockmealdown Half Marathon.

On Saturday the 19th of September the IMRA Knockmealdown Half Marathon took place. Originally scheduled for March but delayed due to the Coronavirus, the race finally kicked off at 11am on Saturday morning at the Vee car park. 56 brave souls started the race, including two Blackwater Triathlon Club members, Peter O’Brien and Adrian Collins,… Read More »

Eir charity cycle in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.

Each year eir employees take part in a challenge event to raise money for Special Olympics Ireland. Normally the runners and cyclists congregate in specific locations and complete the challenges together. This year, unfortunately, that option wasn’t available to them, so on Saturday the 12th of September, each person completed their challenge on their own.… Read More »

Island Swim, Limerick

On Saturday the 12th September three of the club’s better swimmers, Julian Boeg, Frank Hallissey and Stephen Dalton, travelled to Limerick to take part in the Island Swim. Organised by Limerick’s Narwhals swimming club, this 3.8km swim starts at The Hunt Museum and and takes the swimmers around King’s Island. The swim this year was… Read More »

Dingle Hardman Triathlon.

There are still a few races taking place this year and on Saturday 12th September, The Dingle Hardman race took place. Part of the Wild Atlantic Way Series of events, the race was an Olympic distance event, starting with a 1.5k swim in Ventry Bay, followed by a 40km cycle and a 10km run. Blackwater… Read More »

Swimming Exploits.

While there may not have been many races this year, there have been opportunities for some of our swimmers to show off their skills. On the 10th of August Frank Hallissey took part in the second Galley Head Swim. Over 100 swimmers set off from Long Strand, one of West Cork’s most popular beaches, at… Read More »

The Hardman Bantry Bay Triathlon

While most races have been cancelled this year, some triathletes finally had a chance to compete this season at the Hardman Bantry Bay Triathlon, which took place in West Cork on the 8th of August. Among the 160 athletes taking part on the day were three Blackwater Triathlon Club members; Stephen Collins, Dave McCarthy and… Read More »

Lockdown Activities

While the whole country has been adapting to the widespread societal changes brought about by Covid-19 pandemic, members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club have been finding ways to continue their training in the absence of physical events. As the list of cancelled races has been growing, club members have been taking part in virtual duathlons… Read More »

The Edge Sports Blackwater Triathlon Canceled

It is with deep regret that due to the coronavirus outbreak we announce the cancellation of this years ‘The Edge Sports Blackwater Triathlon’, due to take place on Sunday 9th of August 2020. We understand this is disappointing, this was not a decision we have taken lightly, but we have made it in the best… Read More »

Club Notes

As the country continues to deal with the Covid 19 outbreak, people are finding ways to fill their time at home. For members of The Blackwater Triathlon Club, who would usually at this time of the year be preparing for the start of the racing season, trying to keep fit without access to pools and… Read More »