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August 3, 2018 Leave your thoughts

After 10 of the 17 NS races completed Piranha Triathlon club hold a good lead in all the Club team competitions but with 7 races still to go a lot can change and one puncture for the wrong person in the wrong race and we could be in trouble. It also looks like the Men’s team and the ladies team…

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JAILBREAK …………………the view from the back!

July 25, 2018 Leave your thoughts

by Susan Wylie The Piranha crew who escaped from Spike Island this year was about 20 in number and all successfully escaped the famous prison island in Cobh, Co. Cork. This is my escape story ……… It was my first time to attempt the Jailbreak triathlon, I was intrigued by the concept when I heard other club members talk about…

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Piranha National Series Strategy: Jailbreak Cobh (Race 4) Handbook

July 19, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Cobh, Jailbreak Olympic Distance Triathlon is the next Club Race on Saturday July 21st.  This is also a Club Weekend Away, with many Piranha Competitors staying in the Bellavista Suites. The race itself is quite iconic, Ireland’s answer to Escape from Alcatraz…A swim from the previous prison Island of Spike Island. This will be a tougher challenge than Sprint events,…

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Failure is not an option

July 16, 2018 Leave your thoughts

by Aidan Hughes Failure is not an option was on the t-shirts worn by a group of spectathletes as I got out of the car at stupid o’clock on race morning and it was my mantra for the day.  And the day was no ordinary day – it was a day that had broke me and rebuilt me for almost…

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Ironman, I feel like a superwoman

July 13, 2018 Leave your thoughts

by Claire Gorman I joined Piranha back in January 2016 and was absent for the first few months until the fear of completing a 70.3 that August became too strong to ignore. I had come across Piranha while writing about the Ironman 70.3 in Dublin and, despite having very little experience in triathlon (a try-a-tri and a sprint where I…

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Dublin City Tri – important

July 13, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Dear members, As you all know a successful DCT is the lifeblood of Piranha. It allows for the club to survive financially and heavily subsidises training. For this reason, as part of your membership T&Cs, all members are obliged to volunteer to assist in the running of the race. It will be held on September 8 this year. We look…

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Hook or by Crook by Rob Frewan

June 20, 2018 Leave your thoughts

By hook or by crook” is an English phrase meaning “by any means necessary”, suggesting that any means possible should be taken to accomplish a goal The appropriately named Hook or By Crook was to be the setting for my third sprint since joining the club back in January. The first race of the year came at the Carlow Tri,…

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Piranha National Series Strategy: Hook or By Crook Handbook

June 13, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Races are coming in thick and fast and by now most of us have got one under the belt! Sea temperatures have risen beautifully over last few weeks and it’s now time for our second race in the National series strategy. It’s one of triathlon Irelands longest serving races and it is set in the beautiful surroundings of Dunmore East.…

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Joining the Piranha Triathlon (Swim) Club

May 25, 2018 Leave your thoughts

by Marlon Major It was October 2017, I was having a pint with a fairly new friend, Bernard Hanratty.  He was energised and chatty….  He had just come from swim training.  And he couldn’t stop talking about his breathing, his strokes and his form.  He went on to talk about running sessions and then cycling sessions.  Honestly, I didn’t know…

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