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  • IRONMAN TALLINN – JILL REDDY RACE REPORT

    IRONMAN TALLINN – JILL REDDY RACE REPORT

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    My 2019 Ironman Journey 70.3 Mallorca May 2019, Ironman Tallinn August 2019, 70.3 Dun Laoghaire August 2019 It’s a long one…. I never had any intentions of doing a full ...
  • Lost Sheep – David Power Race Report

    Lost Sheep – David Power Race Report

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    2th in 4h50m Swim 43m / Bike 2h 39m / Run 1h 21m “Not another triathlon race report,” says you. “Dave has been doing these for over 10 years. Can ...
  • IRONMAN TALINN 2019 – KEITH HOLMES RACE REPORT

    IRONMAN TALINN 2019 – KEITH HOLMES RACE REPORT

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    Legend to-be, (despite appearances) Heard a comedian ask “Since when did we downgrade a ‘legend’ from pulling a sword from a stone to bringing home chips unexpectedly?” If I could ...
  • Swedeman July 20th 2019 – Conal Markey Race Report

    Swedeman July 20th 2019 – Conal Markey Race Report

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    Swedeman July 20th 2019 – Race Report Conal Markey I never set out to enter Swedeman. It wasn’t a race that was on my radar whatsoever. In fact, as many ...
  • Jonathan Morris – my triathlon journey so far

    Jonathan Morris – my triathlon journey so far

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    My interest in triathlon first began in a town in Western Australia in 2012. Albany is a town on the south west coast with beautiful coastline made for cycling and ...
  • Ironman Copenhagen – Ian Grehan Race Report

    Ironman Copenhagen – Ian Grehan Race Report

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    Ironman Copenhagen 2018 Throughout the lead up to this race i must have read every Copenhagen race report i could find online. I have read the Belpark reports from 2017 ...
  • IM Copenhagen Race Report – Keith Holmes

    IM Copenhagen Race Report – Keith Holmes

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    Ironman “Ironman…. What the f*ck were you thinking?” I knew the question was really calling my sanity into doubt and was intended to be rhetorical. I pretended it was a ...
  • Ironman Hamburg – Gunda Dorothea

    Ironman Hamburg – Gunda Dorothea

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    Ironman Hamburg aka Langdistanz Duathlon Hamburg Just after I had done IM70.3 Rügen two years ago, Ironman announced the full distance race in Hamburg for the following year. Since I ...
  • PHOENIX PARK – RACE REPORT JULY

    PHOENIX PARK – RACE REPORT JULY

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    PHOENIX PARK – RACE REPORT JULY 2018 On a somewhat cooler than recently summer evening over 200 competitors took part in the third and last race of the Phoenix Park ...
  • John Connellan’s IM Lanza – Race Report

    John Connellan’s IM Lanza – Race Report

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    LANZAROTE 2018-Love/Hate It’s complicated. As some of you know, I am not a fast swimmer, strong cyclist or efficient runner. In fact I’m kinda 2.05 mins per 100’s maybe a ...
  • John O’Mahony – Race Report

    John O’Mahony – Race Report

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    When I was originally asked to complete a race report  on my 1stOlympic Triathlon I said yes immediately. Upon giving it some further thought, I wondered who would want to ...
  • PHOENIX PARK – RACE REPORT JUNE

    PHOENIX PARK – RACE REPORT JUNE

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    On a glorious summer evening over 250 competitors took part in the second race of the Phoenix Park Duathlon Series, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran. Athletes aged from 4 ...
  • PHOENIX PARK DUATHLON: JUNE RACE

    PHOENIX PARK DUATHLON: JUNE RACE

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    The second of the 2018 #PhoenixParkDuathlon Series races takes place this evening, Wednesday the 6thof June in the Phoenix Park – with registration open from 5.30pm. Online entries are now ...
  • PHOENIX PARK DUATHLON: APRIL RACE REPORT

    PHOENIX PARK DUATHLON: APRIL RACE REPORT

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    On a glorious sunny morning over 220 competitors took part in the first race of the Phoenix Park Duathlon Series, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran. Athletes aged from 16 ...
  • Dave Gowan – Race Report

    Dave Gowan – Race Report

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    Congrats to Dave Gowan for submitting the first race report of 2018. He gets an even bigger ‘congrats’ for staying up until 1:00am to start the 8 hour race. Mad ...
  • Tramore Training Report

    Tramore Training Report

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    I had a chance to join the high performance group for a weekend of training. 9 enthusiastic athletes got together including Ellen M.,Brendon C., Ian, Johnny,Patrick B.,Stafford, Gavin and Dave ...
  • Ironman Copenhagen – The “How To” Guide

    Ironman Copenhagen – The “How To” Guide

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    Ironman Copenhagen: Andrew Boyle 20th August 2017   The start It started with a WhatsApp message: ‘Hey, I’ve entered an Ironman! Copenhagen next August. You in? (Remember we discussed this??)’ ...
  • Alan Heade – IM Barcelona Race Report

    Alan Heade – IM Barcelona Race Report

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    Even with a headache and throbbing leg, Alan made me laugh out loud. I especially liked the reference to Marijke simply because it’s so true. Excellent read Alan, thank you.. ...
  • Marcus Shipley – Killarney Hardman Race Report

    Marcus Shipley – Killarney Hardman Race Report

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    Marcus had never done a triathlon before but decided to commit to an Ironman.. That’s impressive.. or crazy.. I’ll let the reader decide. Either way, he wanted a challenge and ...
  • Weekly News – 24th September

    Weekly News – 24th September

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    RACE RESULTS: Ironman Italy: Brian Tiernan (12:16:54) Dublin Half-Marathon: Congratulations to all members who ran the race Rathfarnham 5km: Sue Ryan, Jennifer Hogan, Ciaran Ryan, and Naomi Gilker Junior Beast ...
  • Marijke Beltman – ITU World Championships

    Marijke Beltman – ITU World Championships

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    This could be Rotterdam or anywhere Liverpool or Rome ’cause Rotterdam is anywhere Anywhere alone… ITU World Championships standard and sprint in Rotterdam, The Netherlands Race report from Marijke Beltman ...
  • David Power – ITU World Championships

    David Power – ITU World Championships

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    Race day – Rotterdam Triathlon (World Championships 2017) 17th September 2017 This was my 4th time representing Triathlon Ireland abroad in my age group – I’ve been to Spain and ...
  • Weekly News – 17th September

    Weekly News – 17th September

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    RACE RESULTS: Lost Sheep (middle distance): Derval Devaney (1st AG), Marie Boland (2nd AG), Brendan Murphy (2nd AG), Gavin Stapleton (3rd AG), Barry Cronin, Liam Lynch, Ben Malone, Tamara Maxantova, ...
  • Sarah O Connor – Race Report

    Sarah O Connor – Race Report

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    I really enjoyed reading Sarah’s race report because so many things that she describes are things I can absolutely relate to. The pre-race nerves, the obsessive preparation, etc. (although I’ve ...
  • Goran Markus – Melted Iron(man)

    Goran Markus – Melted Iron(man)

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    Everything, even steel, melts at a certain temperature, so it’s not surprising I was ecstatic when I finally reached the finish line after unexpectedly beautiful swim in the lake Gyékénes, ...
  • Weekly News 11th September

    Weekly News 11th September

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    RACE RESULTS: Pulse Port Beach (sprint): Cat 1 (Ellen Murphy, Patrick Barry and Brendan Crawford), Maeve Maher-McWilliams (1st AG), Grainne Forde (3rd AG), Luke McMullan, Finbarr Coghlan, Martin Waldron, Jennifer ...
  • John O’Callaghan – IM Hamburg

    John O’Callaghan – IM Hamburg

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    John O’Callaghan is an Ironman. He rose to the challenge and finished in style.  For John, it was all about finishing, and as you finish reading this report you may ...
  • Deirdre MacNally – Epic IM Copenhagen

    Deirdre MacNally – Epic IM Copenhagen

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    This race report has it all. Deirdre battled through injuries, jellyfish, gobsh*tes, and much more in what can only be described as a truly inspirational display of how one woman’s ...
  • Pulse / Belpark Summer Camp

    Pulse / Belpark Summer Camp

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    I am delighted to report that this week saw the first ever Pulse/Belpark joint triathlon summer camp! Based in Bancroft Park, behind Westpark Fitness Tallaght, we had 40 kids, evenly ...
  • Ellen Murphy Interview

    Ellen Murphy Interview

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    Ben caught up with Ellen Murphy after her brilliantly impressive 2nd place at the Standard Distance National Championships at the Caroline Kearney Memorial Triathlon last weekend. The former Belpark Chairperson ...
  • David Power’s Jailbreak Cobh Triathlon Race Report

    David Power’s Jailbreak Cobh Triathlon Race Report

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    Triathlete, Adventure Racer, blogger, Race Director, Development Officer, (I could go on..). Are there any limits to what Dave can do I wonder. Despite injury and cramps, he still fought ...
  • Donncha McCarthy’s Phoenix Park Report

    Donncha McCarthy’s Phoenix Park Report

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    Donncha McCarthy tells us about his experience racing the Phoenix Park Duathlon in July 2017. Good luck to Donncha competing in the National Paratriathlon Championships in Loughrea on 6th August. ...
  • Weekly News: 9th July

    Weekly News: 9th July

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    RACE RESULTS: 5th July Phoenix Park Duathlon: Jean Wilson (3rd) Hazelwood Triatlon: Kevin Keane (3rd), Mark Cannon, Gavin Stapleton (3rd AG), Finbarr Coghlan, Bruce Campbell, Dee MacNally (3rd AG), Arron Fox ...
  • What’s it like to do your first duathlon?

    What’s it like to do your first duathlon?

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    Completing your first race is a thrilling and scary experience for most people. Read about how Sinéad Morrissey took part in the Phoenix Park Duathlon on 5th July 2017 and ...
  • phoenix park duathlon: July Race Report

    phoenix park duathlon: July Race Report

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    Over 280 competitors took part in the final race of the Phoenix Park Duathlon Series, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran. On a sunny, dry evening 65 juniors aged 6-13 ...
  • Without Failure Success Wouldn’t be all the Sweeter

    Without Failure Success Wouldn’t be all the Sweeter

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    Grab a cuppa tea. This is definitely a contender for epic race report, but I think you’ll find it well worth the read. Enjoy.. JJ So this story starts all ...
  • Stonemad half marathon race report by Danny O’Sullivan

    Stonemad half marathon race report by Danny O’Sullivan

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    Finishing a Half Marathon is an accomplishment that any of us would be proud of. Winning a Half Marathon is an entirely different matter. But that’s just what Danny did ...
  • Marijke on Swim Ireland

    Marijke on Swim Ireland

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    As many of you may already know, Swim Ireland and Triathlon Ireland have teamed up to offer dual memberships. You can read more about this here. Marijke Beltman, undoubtedly one ...
  • John Connellan – IM Lanzarote Race Report

    John Connellan – IM Lanzarote Race Report

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    Lanzarote Race Report 2017 Time Time Time and Pie Bald Ponies October/November 2016 myself and John Neville (Nev) decided that as we were getting no younger that we should treat ...
  • Marijke Beltman takes on Challenge Herning

    Marijke Beltman takes on Challenge Herning

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    I’ve known Marijke for quite a while. At first I’d find myself saying, “She’s where?” or ” She did what?” But now it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to ...
  • New to Tri Report from Joanna Doran

    New to Tri Report from Joanna Doran

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    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Joanna’s report and I’m sure you will too. The obvious enthusiasm is absolutely contagious..  Enjoy. Ten weeks ago as we stood in the upstairs gym at ...
  • Carlow Triathlon: Race Report

    Carlow Triathlon: Race Report

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    The following race report was prepared by Aoife Hussey. Both Aoife and her mother Sharon Meyler took part in the sprint triathlon in Carlow on Sunday, 14th May along with ...
  • phoenix park duathlon: april race report

    phoenix park duathlon: april race report

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    Belpark Triathlon Club‘s Duathlon race series got off to a smashing start today with it’s first race of the three-race series taking place today (Saturday, April 22nd). The #PhoenixParkDuathlon was ...
  • North Tipp Triathlon Race Report by Martin Waldron

    North Tipp Triathlon Race Report by Martin Waldron

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    Here’s the first race report of the 2017 season. Congratulations to Martin on completing his first triathlon and well done to everyone else who took part. Martin’s Report North Tipp ...
  • A Super Summer – Ellen Murphy

    A Super Summer – Ellen Murphy

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    Prop your feet up and get comfy, get a nice cup of tea and sit back for a thoroughly enjoyable read and experience life as a CAT1 athlete. Well done ...
  • David Power – Race Report CAL-NEVA LAKE TAHOE MARATHON

    David Power – Race Report CAL-NEVA LAKE TAHOE MARATHON

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    Great read Dave and congratulations on a fantastic 1st place result. 1st place – 2h:58m, 8th October 2016      /     Sand Harbor, NV to Homewood, CA Tahoe is one of the ...
  • Keith Holmes Reports on IM Barcelona

    Keith Holmes Reports on IM Barcelona

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    This is a guy who clearly does the ‘glamping’ equivalent of triathlons. Ham and cheese baguettes during the race? And I counted at least 4 mentions of potatoes..! I hope ...
  • IM Barcelona by Tamara Maxantova

    IM Barcelona by Tamara Maxantova

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    So many people are starting to do IM’s these days and maybe because athletes like Tamara make it look so easy. I’m not convinced, but it makes a great read ...
  • Gunda Dorothea – Ironman 70.3 Ruegen

    Gunda Dorothea – Ironman 70.3 Ruegen

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    Gunda shares her experience of doing the Ruegen 70.3 Ironman, which is a great achievement that many of us aspire to. Great job Gunda, and well done for a) representing Belpark ...
  • Ben Malone – Skerries Report 2016

    Ben Malone – Skerries Report 2016

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    What a fantastic story to be able to tell – an amazing experience and accomplishment. Well done Ben and thank you for sharing it. In the days before internet, word ...