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 »

Hills of the Harbour Sprint Triathlon

Organised by Midleton Cycling and Triathlon Club, the Hills of the Harbour Sprint Triathlon took place in Whitegate, East Cork on Sunday July 18th 2020 at noon. For many of the 123 hardy souls who made the early morning start to Whitegate on Sunday morning, it was the first opportunity to race in nearly two… Read More »


The race committee of the Edge Sports Blackwater Triathlon have been reviewing the requirements for running our races safely under the Triathlon Ireland Covid-19 Event Guidelines. Having reviewed numerous options both internally with the race committee and externally with the Triathlon Ireland appointed Technical Delegate. A number of issues could not be resolved. Unfortunately, these… Read More »

Corrin Race

On Sunday 28th June, the Irish Mountain Running Association held a 4-mile mountain run in Corrin woods. Nine members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club took on the challenge on the day, combatting both the hills and the heat on a beautiful summer day. The race began with a frantic downhill section to lull the competitors… Read More »

Swim Marathon Exploits

After last week’s midnight marathon and 400km cycling exploits it was the turn of the Blackwater Triathlon Club swimmers to put in some impressive performances this week. Eighteen club members took on the challenge of swimming a distance of 4 kilometres  down the Blackwater from Fermoy. While they were doing that, 3 other club members,… Read More »

400 km cycle challenge

Another member who doesn’t mind an early start to his day is Vincent Guerin. Vincent completed a 400km cycle challenge in County Clare last Saturday. He sent us in a report of his adventures on the day: On Saturday 19th of June, I travelled to Clare to take on a 400km cycle around the Banner… Read More »

Midnight Marathon Challenge

During a time of uncertainty around races, BTC member Adrian Collins, along with his brother Brendan, planned a challenge to help them focus their winter training, independent of any organised race. The challenge was to complete the Cork City Virtual marathon on a course along the popular Backwater Way route. To add to the challenge,… Read More »

Club 10k and half marathon runs.

Over the last months the Blackwater Triathlon Club has tried its best to keep up a virtual training program for as many athletes as possible. For the running side of things we have been lucky to be coached by Aoife Cooke. Aoife is a prodigious young running talent who recently qualified in the marathon for… Read More »

VO2 Testing

As part of the Blackwater Triathlon Club’s on-going aim of improving the health and fitness of all our members in as many ways as possible, the club recently arranged for Seán Kinane of Health Matters to come to Fermoy to carry out a battery of VO2 testing on any of the club members who wished… Read More »

Club Time Trial

With the recent return to outdoor group training, the Blackwater Triathlon Club was able to stage our first cycle time trial event of 2021 last Friday evening, the 21st of May. Time trials are very popular in the club, allowing members to track their progress over the course of a season as they cycle a… Read More »