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RATED R: Olé Olé Olé, I’m The World Championé (well kinda) (18)

October 29, 2018 Leave your thoughts

“ !#%k  !#%k !#%k YOU !#%kING  !#%kER”.   To the uninitiated this may sound like a rather surprising reaction to having just completed the world championships but to the seasoned triathlete you know what I’m talking about. Coming into the last kilometre, I made a pact with myself that nobody was going to pass me until I crossed that finish line. Four minutes…

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Ironman Barcelona 2018 with Type 1 Diabetes!!!

October 23, 2018 Leave your thoughts

    I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2004 while in San Diego on a J1 visa for the summer.  Since then I have had to manually do the work of my pancreas by injecting insulin into my body 24/7. Out of those 14 years I’ve been doing triathlon 4 years. I can definitely say carbohydrate counting, diet…

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Ironman Barcelona 2018: Just getting to the start line

October 21, 2018 Leave your thoughts

by Gerry Maher Obstacles are put in your way to see if what you want, is really worth fighting for. — Unknown I joined Piranha Triathlon Club in March 2016. After a decade or more of little physical exercise, bar commuting by bike to work, and an attempt at doing a Sprint triathlon, where I breast-stroked the swim, blew up…

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Berlin Marathon: Breaking 3

October 17, 2018 Leave your thoughts

by Shane Gavin Hope you can endure this race report; it is a bit of marathon in itself!! Once I found out I gained entry into Berlin Marathon in January, it immediately became my A race for the season. Inspired by Kipchoges project Breaking 2, I started to formulate my own project to break the elusive 3 hour mark and project…

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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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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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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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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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