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Lough Cutra firmly on triathlon map

Now a firm fixture on the triathlon calendar every May, Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon already has more than 200 entrants for next year’s event.

Galway women's triathlon training

Galway will host a special women's triathlon training day for beginners on Saturday May 3.

Quiet Man Triathlon getting ready to go

Tri Lakes Triathlon Club has launched its annual race The Quiet Man Triathlon which takes place on Sunday, May 12 in Cong, Co Mayo. This race consists of a 750 metre swim in Lough Corrib, following by a 20km out and back cycle and a 5 km trial run in Cong Woods.

Blacksod Point Triathlon

Kilmore Triathlon Club and co-hosts Erris Beo would like to thank all competitors and volunteers who took part in the 2012 Blacksod Point Challenge Triathlon.

Galway will host unique Castle Triathlon series event

Galway has been selected to host one of the unique Castle Triathlon series that takes place in England, France and Ireland.

Council to honour ironman Gerry

Westmeath County Council is to honour its latest sporting hero Gerry Duffy with an official reception in the coming weeks.

New sports festival for Salthill

A new sporting festival on the water and land takes place in Salthill this weekend.

Byrne comes third in 100k ultra marathon

What a weekend just gone it was for John Byrne of Mayo AC, last Sunday will be a date the Straide man will never forget. Byrne joined the five man Irish team in Perth, Scotland, for the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k ultra race. This annual event is not only a very competitive race between the home nations but also incorporates the Irish 100k championships. The team manager was well known adventurer and experienced ultra athlete Richard Donovan from Galway. Two experienced runners, Thomas Maguire - the current Irish record holder (7 hours 4 minutes) - and John O'Regan, were joined by Keith Whyte (Ennis Track Club) and Daniel Doherty (Basingstoke and Hants AC), both attempting their first 100k. John Byrne came to the race having entered the ultra distance zone in 2010 with a 50k race in Galway in August and an excellent 60th place in the World Championships in Gibraltar in November. Between these two he completed yet another Dublin marathon. One hundred kilometres is the equivalent of running two marathons back to back and finishing with a 10 mile run.

We can teach you to swim

Kilkenny Water Safety’s 2011 swimming classes recommence in the Watershed on Monday, February 14, at 10pm.

Speed work training

In order to get fitter we have to take our body out of the comfort Zone and put a little stress on it. Our bodies learn to adapt to the new training thus making the new training less of a challenge. This is what happens when you hit a ‘Training plateau’. for example when you first start lifting weights maybe you can only bench press 20kg but after a few weeks of repeating the bench press you find this weight easy and will be able to add on more weight.

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