This year’s AGM was held on Saturday 20th November in Anderson Centre in Fermoy and simultaneously on line. Members strictly adhere to Covid19 guidelines limited places were available for members to attend in person and a zoom call was set up so members could take part remotely on the night.  There were lots of things… Read More »

Killarney Half Marathon and 10K

Meanwhile in the Kingdom, Run Killarney hosted a half marathon and 10km race. There were good conditions weather wise, our runners had spectacular views of the Kerry Mountains.   The half marathon runners started the event by running a lap of Killarney’s famous horse racing course.  Many a thoroughbred has trotted around the course and today was… Read More »

Garnish Swim

While the majority of us wouldn’t even contemplate getting into a warm bath without the heating on full in November our swimmers are a different breed. On Saturday 13th November a contingent of open water swimmers from Blackwater Triathlon Club headed to Glengarriff, to take part in the 10th BISRA GaddinAbtGarnish 21.2 swim.  With proceeds… Read More »

Half Marathon Exploits.

While Kay was off in the wilds of county Wicklow other Blackwater Triathlon Club members stayed closer to home for their activities. On the evening of Saturday the 30th of October, Adrian Collins and Gina Lyons headed off to Glenshershkin Woods in Kilworth to take part in the Halloween Half –Marathon. According to that well… Read More »

Quest Glendalough

Adventure races have increased in popularity in recent years. For triathletes who find cycling and running on actual footpaths and paved roads just not quite challenging enough, these races are an opportunity to add a few extra hardships along the way. Mountain trails, bogs, forest runs, freezing streams and wildlife encounters are all part of… Read More »

Ironman Exploits

As the year draws to a close and the weather takes a turn for the worse, some of our members have decided to travel to sunnier climes to take part in triathlons. While most of us have been packing away our shorts and tee-shirts and digging out our jumpers and scarves, Blackwater Triathlon Club members… Read More »

Baltimore Swim

Three members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club headed to Baltimore on Saturday the 2nd of October, to take part in the Lousy Rocks Swim. Frank Hallissey, Mary Collins and Mary O’Donnell were among the 200 swimmers who were taking part in the swim, which was part of the ‘Baltimore Wet Weekend’ in aid of the… Read More »

The Three Peaks Challenge.

As this rather peculiar year draws to a close, athletes are taking the opportunity to take part in as many events as they can before the winter sets in.  Last Saturday morning, the 2nd of October, saw 6 BTC members, Shane Collins, Sean Lomasney, Deirdre Morrison, Richie O’Brien, David Harte and Ashleigh Byrne-O’Brien take part… Read More »

The Pikeman Triathlon

On Sunday the 19th of September Blackwater Triathlon Club had a single representative at the Pikeman Olympic distance Triathlon in Rosslare, County Wexford. Eileen Ryan travelled down to take part in the 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run. Once again this was a very well-run event with 223 triathletes competing on the day. The… Read More »

The Hook or By Crook Triathlon

The Boland’s BMW Hook or by Crook Triathlon, in association with Dunmore East Golf Club, took place in Dunmore East on Saturday, September 18th. Winner of Race of the Year at the 2018 Triathlon Ireland Awards, this is a unique event set in the picturesque seaside village of Dunmore East. This year’s triathlon featured a beach-to-beach… Read More »