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Saturday Morning Cycles.

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 »

Ice Swimming in Armagh.

On Saturday the 25th of January, Frank Hallissey, Blackwater Triathlon Club’s resident polar bear wannabe, travelled to Wild Water in Armagh to take part in the National 1K Ice Swimming Championships. The event was held in association with The International Ice Swimming Association (IISA). Formed in 2009, the IISA’s mission is to promote swimming in… Read More »

Galco Naas Duathlon.

For some the race season can’t come quickly enough, and while the waters of Ireland aren’t the most hospitable in January there’s always the odd duathlon to keep things ticking over. Blackwater Triathlon Club members Justin Ryan and Dave Murphy travelled to Punchestown Racecourse in Naas on Sunday the 26th of January to take part… Read More »

Dungarvan 10M

The 29th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile race was held on Sunday February the 2nd. Just over 2,500 runners from all over Ireland, including a large contingent of Blackwater Triathlon Club athletes, gathered together to compete on this fast, mostly flat course on the roads around the historic town of Dungarvan. Conditions on the… Read More »

Back Swimming

While the weather this year hasn’t been excessively cold so far, it’s still been a little on the cool side for most people to attempt any open water swimming, especially without the comfort of a wetsuit. However, this didn’t deter two of Blackwater Triathlon Club’s cold water swimming aficionados as Stephen Dalton and Frank Hallissey… Read More »

The Ballyhoura Moonlight Challenge.

While most of us were tucked up safely in our beds last Friday night, four of the more adventurous members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club, Kay Quirke, Dave McCarthy, Adrian Collins and Peter O’Brien, were making their way to the Ballyhoura Mountains in Limerick to take part in the second annual Ballyhoura Moonlight Challenge. While… Read More »

Marymount Christmas Cracker Cycle.

Blackwater Triathlon Club members, Marie MacAree, Dave McGrath, Niamh Fleming and Julian Boeg, were also burning a few calories in preparation for  the BTC Christmas party as they were amongst the hundreds of cyclists that took to the roads of Cork on Saturday the 7th of Decmeber to take part in the annual Marymount Christmas… Read More »

Some Pre-Christmas Party Training

Prior to the festivities on Saturday night, some of our members took a spin down to Waterford to take part in the annual Waterford AC Half marathon. The Blackwater Triathlon Club was represented on the day by Peter O’Brien, Liam O’Connor, David Harte and Eleanor Fennessey. They lined up at the start line with over… Read More »