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Swimmers out and about.

While some of our members have been running across mountains and taking part in triathlons, there were a number of events more suited to the water babies amongst our numbers. On Saturday the 4th of September a number of our members travelled to Limerick to take part in the Limerick Narwhals island Swim.  The Island… Read More »

Long Distance Exploits.

Blackwater Triathlon Club member, Kay Quirke, recently took part in two long distance endurance events that pushed her to new limits, covering over 200kms of cycling, kayaking, running and walking over consecutive weekends. Fortunately, she still had enough energy afterwards to write a report of her experiences in the mountains and hills of West Cork… Read More »

The Metalman Middle Distance Triathlon

It’s been a tough summer with many triathlon races cancelled due to Covid concerns. However, a few events did finally manage to go ahead over the last few weekends of the summer. On Saturday the 4th of September, 5 members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club travelled down to the sunny south east to take part… Read More »

Cavan Memorial Cycle

While cycling is growing ever more popular as a leisure activity and source of exercise for people, it is important to remember that it is not without its risks. Unfortunately, for the members of The Over The Hill Cycling Club from Watergrasshill that was brought in to start relief back in 2019 when one of… Read More »

Ballyhass Training Day

On Sunday the 8th of August, Mallow triathlon Club held a Triathlon training day at Ballyhass Lakes. The object of the day was to allow triathletes to experience doing a triathlon in a year where there are relatively few actual races taking place. The kind folks in Mallow triathlon Club extended an invitation to us… Read More »

The Tour de Munster

Last Thursday morning, the 5th of August, over 150 cyclists set out from Cork city on the annual Tour de Munster cycle. The event, which started 20 years ago, has the participants cycling over 600km through the 6 counties of Munster over four days to raise much needed funds for the Munster branches of Down… Read More »

Conna 5K Road Race

The Conna 5km road race had a new home this year as the race shifted to Ballynoe for 2021. 157 athletes took to the roads around Conna on Friday the 30th of July. It was a nice evening for the race and despite the new course and Covid restrictions there were plenty of supporters along… Read More »

Celtic Warrior

On Saturday the 31st of July , Blackwater Triathlon Club members, Terry Broderick and Dermot Johnson, were in Mullingar in County Westmeath for the Celtic Warrior Weekend event. Celtic Warrior had arranged a wide variety of races for triathletes and non-triathletes alike. Athletes could take part in everything from a full Iron distance event to… Read More »

Bantry Bay Triathlon.

On Saturday the 31st of July three members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club, Mike Lyons, Rachel Cronin and Brian O’Hagen travelled to West Cork to take part in the Hardman middle distance, Bantry Bay Triathlon. The race consisted of a 1.9km swim in Bantry Bay, followed by an 86 km cycle through the stunning scenery… Read More »

Ultra Marathon Exploits.

The sport of Triathlon consists of three main disciplines, swimming, cycling and running. Many of the members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club are equally good, or possibly bad, at all three disciplines. However, most of us have our preferred one of the three. Recently some of our club members completed a 10km swim and another… Read More »