Puck Warriors Duathlon 2014

Warriors, Come Out To Play

Yipee! First Duathlon of the season done and dusted. Well done to everyone today on what turned out to be a very enjoyable event. The weather held off and we were gifted with as good conditions as could be expected for this time of year.  No rain, what more could you ask for ?

Puck Warriors 2014 PosterThe race was a 5 km run followed by a 15km cycle and then a repeat of the 5 km run. It was mainly level apart from a nice little hill 500 meters into the run which was much more difficult the second time around!

There was a field of just over 100 participants of various abilities. By my reckoning there was 15 Tralee Triathlon Club members or thereabouts.  Not a bad show of strength.

 A Day of Firsts

It was a day of firsts for our club. Our own Milosz came in ahead of everyone else to bag first place in the mens event. Well done Milosz! Padraig, Stephen and Pio weren’t too far behind. Of course the first thing that Milosz did once he finished was jump on a Wattbike !

TTC - Milosz & Stephen

Congratulations to Suzanne O’Sullivan who finished 3rd in the womens event! Continue reading Puck Warriors Duathlon 2014

Brick Session

What a Difference a Day Makes!

I think a lot of people went to bed last night dreading the thought of heading out on another day like Saturday. Driving hailstone and gale force winds were in short supply this morning which made for a pleasant change :)

We were paired up for the spin out to Castleisland alternatively taking turns in the lead position and then drafting in order to maintain a steady quick pace. Milosz was there with us to offer some handy tips and give encouragement. Continue reading Brick Session

Tralee Marathon & Half Marathon

Great event today! Super job done by Marcus Howlett and all of the team at Tralee International Marathon. What a well organised and marshalled race.  The crowds came out in their hundreds and gave everyone that extra boost they required. Plenty of refreshments and encouragement en route.

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Lots of faces from the club there today. I think there were three  in the marathon, Irene Ralston, James Johnston and Sinead Kelleher. Well done to all of  you! Continue reading Tralee Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunday Morning Brick

What did you do this morning?

Well done to everyone for turning out for the brick session this morning. It was looking hairy to start with. A deluge of rain up until 10am and then thankfully a break in the weather just in time for the cycle out to An Riocht, Castleisland. Our luck held out for Milosz’s coached running session. As you can see from the photos it was nice and sunny :-)

Milosz took us through our paces again today with another great session. We started off with a warm up and then had 30 minutes of running drills followed by 8 sets of 200m at pace  & 200 m recovery. Amy, always looking for a challenge, did it all in her socks! Continue reading Sunday Morning Brick