Rather than talk about the race and how choppy the swim was or how my bike malfunctioned 10km from the end or how tipsey I got at the BBQ, I’d prefer to talk to about the race or journey that has been chasing time improvements at the HOW over the past five years. This is all based on my experiences, I don’t want to come across as a know all (because I still have a lot to learn) or arrogant….I just thought it was a good opportunity to share some insights.
I know there will be much more interesting reports when it comes to HOTW 2013, but I thought I would put together a couple of lines on my first Olympic triathlon!!
The nerves started kicking in on the Monday !! I know I had a week to go but I wasn’t sure what to expect especially having missed the two training weekends in Kilkee. Anything I had heard about Hell of the West was that it wasn’t called “Hell” for nothing – I began to think I should have picked a different Olympic triathlon as my first one.
kilkee …. our first major target
June Bank holiday sunday and Monday and June 15th
Come along and prepare with the team — get ready to TRI
June Bank Holiday training weekend Sunday and Monday — anyone with a triathlon ireland license and club memberships welcome to take part
our goal is to make sure you finish Kilkee hell of the west triathlon with a smile and know how to prepare over the last few weeks before the race
The pink Ballon 10k for charity takes place on the Hell of the west course and we highly recommend that you take part – The fee is 20euro for this race, which is proudly run by rebecca and all the gang.
A cold and blustery day greeted all the athletes taking part in the Ennis Tri Duathlon. Spring is here but the winter weather has all athletes wondering when the sunshine is coming. The weather however did not deter the 125 athlete s who took part and the great showing by Ennis Tri marshals and event organizers was great to see.
The team out on the day were all smiles and a few nervous looks from Mags and Olivia. Darragh didn’t shave for fear he could lose strength for the bike while Mark, Trevor and Liam were all wondering who looked better in tights…….
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