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Blackwater Triathlon Club Running Event.

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and one of the big issues for our members has been a lack of races. Most triathlons, road races, cycles and swims have been cancelled this year due to safety concerns and it can be hard to train with no particular event to look forward to. With… Read More »

Community Support Initiative.

Since its initial founding, over a decade ago, The Blackwater Triathlon Club has striven to be a community based organisation in the Fermoy area. The vast majority of our members live in Fermoy and the towns and villages of North Cork. The local community have embraced the club and supported us and our events brilliantly… Read More »

The Ballyhass Sprint Triathlon.

On Sunday the 27th of September, while most sane people were turning over in their warm beds, 150 brave souls were making their way to Ballyhass Lakes to compete in the inaugural Ballyhass Sprint Triathlon. The event, which was organised by Mallow Triathlon Club, consisted of a 750m swim in the waters of Ballyhass lakes, a 22km… Read More »

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 »