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Galway's Kevin Thornton triumphs in Lough Cutra triathlon

Galway Triathlon Club's Kevin Thornton was triumphant in the longest race at Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon, in Gort on Sunday.  

Sprint Triathlon coming back to Castlebar in April

Liquid Motion Triathlon Club and G.M.I.T. Castlebar are delighted to announce the launch of Castlebar Sprint Distance Triathlon 2013 on Sunday, April 21. Over 150 athletes are expected to compete on the day, ranging from the experienced to the first time novice. Already some of the West’s leading triathletes have signed up to take part in the event including last year’s winners Ruairí Geraghty (Galway Triathlon Club) and Rachel Glendon (Wicklow Triathlon Club). The race itself will consist of a 750m swim (30 lengths) which is taking place at Castlebar Swimming Pool, a 20km cycle through the surrounding countryside and then back into Castlebar for the 5km run. For those new to the multi-disciplinary world of triathlon, a sprint distance race such as this offers a fantastic way to dip your toe, so whether you are an experienced triathlete looking for a personal best or you’re taking on your very first challenge, this event will provide the perfect setting for it.

Galway announced their return, but are they really as good as they looked?

Galway announced their arrival once again as a formidable force on the inter-county football scene with a significant victory over, albeit a very lethargic looking, Roscommon side. I have met Alan Mulholland on quite a few occasions throughout the winter months through my involvement with NUI Galway and I always came away with the impression that this young manager knows what he is about.

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From the moment you meet Frank Byrnes you sense intuitively he Is the type of guy who Is clear about what he wants, and then just goes for it.

World class triathlon comes to Kilkenny this weekend

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Up to 900 triathletes are expected to take part in the Kilkenny Triathlon, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday), based in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle.

Kilkenny triathletes compete in Ireland’s fastest triathlon

Congratulations to the all members of the Kilkenny Triathlon Club who took part in what was billed as the country’s fastest triathlon event, The Tri-Athy over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

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.

Full calendar at Kilkenny Castle this July

Kilkenny’s landmark castle and its stunning grounds are set to be a hub of summer activity this month with a varied range of events due to take place.

 

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