Fergus Foley – Injury Prevention
Great start to our lecture series with our club sponsor physiotherapist Fergus Foley. We started with a nice cup of tea/coffee and biscuits. Fergus then gave his lecture, took questions on related topics as he went and had a general Q&A session to finish off. The topics covered in the lecture were as follows:
- Classification of injuries
- General effects of injuries
- Prevention of injuries
- Physical condition
- Basic principles of running
- Specific Sporting Injuries
Me ? Do a Triathlon ?
Read his story ….
This time last year it had not even remotely occurred to me that I would be partaking in a triathlon within the coming year. I had joined up with the Born to Run club in Tralee and I was happily putting in the miles on weeknights and heading out early every Saturday morning for the long run. As the months passed I was running distances I had not thought possible.
It was a fantastic confidence boost and made me understand that the only limits were those that I placed upon myself. All of the training was leading up to the first Tralee International Marathon and it was within my sights. Then I got injured with three weeks to go. I had put in all of the training and had even completed the last long run, 21 miles! All that was left to do was my lap of honour on the big day. I was, needless to say, gutted. Continue reading Beginner Sprint Member Profile
Me Do a Triathlon? Yes I did!
Read her story here….
My first experience of a triathlon was three years ago watching on the sidelines. My sister was participating in her first triathlon. I was cheering the athletes as they passed and taking their photo. Swimming is my strongest discipline, but I couldn’t run or haven’t been on a bike in years. At that point, I never dreamed that I would ever be able to participate myself.
The following two years my dad and I decided to compete as a relay team. I swam and he did the cycle and run. As I emerged from the water after the 750m swim I couldn’t wait to pass over the timing chip. My part was over. Continue reading Try-A-Tri Member Profile