Sunday 8th March 2020

While Mick, Kay and Frank were taking on the hills of the Beara Peninsula, some of the less adventurous members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club were taking part in a few more traditional events around the country. On Sunday the 8th of March Ashleigh Byrne O’Brien, Therese Ryan, Lisa Crowley and Ken Power took part… Read More »

Quest adventure Kenmare

On Saturday the 7th March, 3 Blackwater Triathlon Club members, Kay Quirke, Michael Mulcahy and Frank Kiernan, travelled to Kenmare, County Kerry to take part in the first Quest Adventure Race of the 2020 season. Quest Adventure races are one day, multi-sport events consisting of various run, cycle and kayak stages. Quest Kenmare had 3… Read More »

Total Immersion Swimming Course

As part of the Blackwater Triathlon Club’s commitment to training for our members we run regular training sessions for the various disciplines that make up the triathlon event. On Sunday the 23rd February we held two sessions in the Total Immersion technique of swimming in Fermoy Leisure Centre. The methodology of Total Immersion technique is… Read More »

Kinsale 10m Road Race

Blackwater Triathlon Club member, Stephen Dalton, was in Kinsale on the 23rd of February to take part in the second annual Kinsale 10 mile Road race. Organised and hosted by Riverstick-Kinsale AC and Kinsale Triathlon Club, the race attracted a great turn out with approximately 1000 athletes competing on the day. The race started and… Read More »

Tramore Duathlon

As the spring starts to make an appearance it’s once again time to dig out the triathlon gear and start competing again. It’s still a little on the cool side for open water swimming but it’s time to start taking part in duathlons. 350 hardy souls took to the roads of Tramore at the weekend… Read More »

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 »