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 »

Total Immersion at Fermoy Pool.

As part of the Blackwater Triathlon Club’s ongoing commitment to improvement we regularly arrange different types of training to help keep our members fit and focused, especially over the off-season winter months. This is an opportunity for members to focus on key skills and improving their technique in each of the core triathlon disciplines. On… Read More »

Clonakilty Races

On Saturday the 29th of November, four members of The Blackwater Triathlon Club travelled down to Clonakilty to take part in the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon event. Conor Bartley, Dave Bartley and Jim Crowley all took their places at the start line of the marathon, while Pat Dunlea took on the 10km challenge. The race routes… Read More »

Dublin City Marathon

Sunday the 27th of October saw the 40th edition of the Dublin City Marathon. The race, which was first run in 1980, is the fourth biggest marathon in Europe and is widely reputed to be the friendliest. The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385… Read More »

The Rebel Run

The Cork Rebel Run 5km & 10km event took place on Sunday October 20th in Bishopstown. Sponsored by Cork County Council and Cork City Council and organised by Cork Sports Partnership, CIT and Leisureworld, the race is now in its 9th year and is a popular event on the Cork running calendar attracting athletes of… Read More »