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20th Dec Merry Xmas
29th Sept The Top 20 Rules for Faster Triathlon Swimming
26th Sept Fast For Less: Three Affordable Tri Bikes
Whitehead Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Sat 22nd Sept 3pm.
23rd Sept Whitehead Triathlon & Duathlon Sat 22nd
Some very close racing in all categories with the first three men all race winners this year coming together during the coastal run. Former Junior International Rhodri Jones Triangle managed to hold of Dessie Duffy Muckno Tri by 1 second with Wayne Morrow only a few seconds back.
Another top Triangle triathlete Alison Rankin passed regular podium girl Clare Scott, Peninsula tri around halfway on the run with Julie Stewart, Real Triathlon 3rd.
Stuart Bennet Phoenix Cycle Club won the duathlon option which started at the same time with a 3.2km run
from Bert Shaw and Paul hutchinson both Larne AC
1st Rhodri Jones, Triangle, 2nd Dessie Duffy Muckno tri, 3rd Wayne Morrow, Glenarm
1st Alison Rankin, Triangle 2nd Claire Scott, Peninsula tri, 3rd Julie Stewart, Real Triathlon
1st Stuart Bennet, Phoenix Cycling Club, 2nd Bert Shaw,Larne AC, 3rd Paul Hutchinson, Larne AC
Female Under 35
1st Genevieve McCallum Peninsula tri
2nd Carrie Cummins Wheelworx Tri Dublin
3rd Paula McCaughan Larne
1st Helen Kerr Peninsula
2nd Katie O'Neill
3rd Roisin McGivern Newry Tri
Male Under under 35
1st Richard McCullough North Down Cycle Club
2nd Greg Foster
3rd Dan Spencer Larne AC
1st Mark Diamond Hi Elbow
2nd Bryce Irvine Hi Elbow
3rd Malcolm Robinson Glenarm
1st Ian Steele
2nd Ian Crowe Team 1
3rd Gerard McGuckin QUB Tri
1st Relay team led by Ken Tweddie Coleraine Team Slow
13th Sept Fueling During Endurance Sports
10th Sept Sebastian Kienle takes the win at 70.3 Vegas Ironman World Championship
5th Sept Racing Weight: The 8% Rule
27th Aug Long Run Training
The ITU - Olympic disruption
24th Aug "Cycling holidays with Sean Kelly in Mallorca and Europe"
23rd Aug Timo Bracht training
A Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil may protect your bones
16th Aug Conquer Your Swim Weaknesses
12th Aug Alistair Duffield wins the Portaferry Triathlon for the 3rd time in a row from Neil Kelly Drogheda Triathlon & Wayne Morrow, Glenarm.
Trudy Brown also won the female event from Adele Neill, Larne AC and Claire Scott, Peninsula
Peninsula also won the relay prize with Julie Anne Lewis & Chris Spears.
Age group results
1st Lynda Gawley Peninsula Triathlon
2nd Genevive McCallum Peninsula Triathlon
3rd Natalie Davidson
1st Orla McElroy
2nd Teresa Fearon
Male under 30
1st Eion Lennon Olympian Triathlon
2nd Mike Miillar McConvey Cycles
3rd Carl Wright Hi Elbow
1st Peter Morrison
2nd Philip Castles Tuna Triathlon
3rd Stephen Guy Tuna Triathlon
Male Over 45
1st Ian Steele
2nd Keiran Trainor
3rd Roger Boyd
4th Ian Crowe
1st Duathlon Tony Boylan Slane Cycles
Portaferry Triathlon Sponsor Food, Drink and Accomodation
Portaferry 2012 by Peter Murhly
1st Aug Where is the value in Carbon wheels.
30th July Olympic venue updates
29th July How To Ride In The Wind
27th July Mid-Season Fixes For Common Triathlon Problems
23rd July Halksworth and Mullan, Ireland win Ironman UK
20th July 10 Ironman Triathlons in 10days
19th July The Three Golden Rules of Recovery
18th July Achieving Optimal Power Through Your Bike Fit Part 2: Cleat Position http://www.cycleops.com/en/training/training-resources/380-achieving-optimal-power-through-your-bike-fit-part-2-cleat-position.html
17th July Lance Armstrong - please return your seats to their upright position..
15th July Swim Focus: A Better Way To Breathe
14th July Strangford Triathlon, Duathlon £25 , Aquathon & Swim only £15 Entry via home page.
11th July Your Bike Race-Ready Checklist
9th July Tour de France stage video insight with Chris Horner.
8th July Running Cadence
7th July Is Your Running Plan Appropriate for You?
4th July Should You Be Doing Hard Run Strength Training?
2nd July Faris Al Sultan wins Ironman Austria
30th June Bike hydration
25th June Ironman Austria preview
22nd June The Nike Turbospeed Track Suit: Technological doping or marketing games?
13th June The art of peaking
12th June Escape from Alcatraz photos
10th June Potts, Cave Take Top Spots At Escape From Alcatraz. Swim similar to Portaferry but easier though colder
9th June Camlough Crooked Lake Sprint Triathlon
7th June How To Tap Into Fat For Your Fuel
5th June Where Does Passion Come From?
4th June Cycling Nutrition ? Coca Cola
3rd June Armstrong backs up at 70.3 Honu, Hawaii
2nd June trilimits results
30th May How To Improve Your Lactate Clearance Rate
29th May 3D Calf and Soleus Stretches
28th May The Science Behind Lactate Threshold Testing
27th May Galway Triathlon results
26th May Insights into Great Running Posture
25th May Fast on a budget
24th May Usain Bolt Running Form: Sprinting & Easy Running
23rd May Running injuries avoid them
21st May 70.3 Austria Emiear Mullan 9th
Mr Armstrong wins his first 70.3 half ironman
19th May Bryan McCrystal 9th at Europes hardest Ironman ?
16th May Specialized trivent shoes update
12th May Ironman Mallorca 70.3 Donal Mahon and Trudy Brown both qualify for world Championships in Las Vegas Sept 2012
8th May Ironman Mallorca 70.3 12th May 2012
7th May Tough, Tough Day in St. Croix
4th May The 2012 Cycling Tour Of The Glens Sunday 6th May 100 or 200km
3rd May 11 Ways to Achieve a Healthier Life
2nd May 70.3 Ironman no 3 for Lance Armstrong at St Croix
1st May Pre ride bike check
30th Apr ETU Duathlon Championship results
28th Apr Beware The Weekend Binge
25th Apr Portaferry Triathlon 10am 12th August 50 early entries@ £30 normal price £40 link on home page
Ulster Cancer Foundation charity entry for fundraisers who raise £100 is £15.
20th Apr Running faster secrets
18th Apr Lance to Race St. Croix 70.3
15th Apr Tristar Mallorca 111 results Mullan wins again Trudy Brown 6th Bryan McCrystal 9th
Kerry Spears Peninsula 2nd overall in 555 event.
12th Apr Ironman marathon analysis
9th Apr. Tyre choices
8th Apr. building strength and stability
30th Mar Running myths ?
29th Mar How To Avoid A Spring Injury
28th Mar Carbohydrates
27th Mar Open Water swimming
26th Mar Alexander and Steffen take inaugural Ironman Melbourne
Real Triathlon members Aekin and Bell win off road Duathlon
25th Mar Fatty Diet May Cause Ncells-growth.html ew Brain Cells to Sprout
23rd Mar Interview: Rachel Joyce To Ride Cervelo P5
21st Mar Which Grain is the Best Source for Protein, Essential Amino Acids, BCAA and Arginine?
20th Mar Optimizing all Road Riding Positions
19th Mar 11 Keys for a Successful Marathon
17th Mar Happy St Patricks day !
16th Mar The Five Most Common Run Form Mistakes
14th Mar Tri 247 Newsletter
13th Mar How To Clear Your Life Of Non-Essential Tasks
12th Mar Setting Up A Road Bike For Triathlon
10th Mar Why fast pedaling makes cyclists more efficient
8th Mar Get the right bike set up
7th Mar Triathlon taper tactics
6th Mar Perfect pedal stroke ?
5th Mar Henning and Australia's Butterfield win Abu Dhabi Triathlon 3k, 200k & 20k
2nd Mar Can running make you smarter?
25th Feb Duathlon wins for Anne Paul & Adam Spears at Cookstown (results page)
24th Feb Trail running
22nd Feb Central Governor confidence
21st Feb Ironman champ: Train your brain, then your body
20th Feb How to Optimize Your Economy
New studys find what most triathletes already know: Triathlons are addictive
17th Feb Bevan Docherty profile
16th Feb Strength Training: Benefits for Endurance Athletes
15th Feb The Truth About Treadmills
14th Feb Magnesium This essential mineral does more for you than you might think
13th Feb Lava Magazine
12th Feb Q&A: Measuring Aerobic Endurance Progress
7th Feb 10 mins of core strenght per day
6th Feb Run Workouts for Triathletes: Breaking Down Long Runs
5th Feb Inside Triathlon Archives: No Fear Mark Allen.
3rd Feb Return on Investment Series, Part II: The Swim
2nd Feb Return on Investment Applied to Triathlon Training, Part I - Introduction
1st Feb Swimming: The Axis
31st Jan How Will The Final U.S. Olympic Triathlon Spots Be Decided?
29thJan Tri bike choice & fitting guide Long and low, short and narrow from 08
27th Jan Helen Jenkins Blogs About The Olympic Lead-up
26th Jan Running Lessons
25th Jan Training Tip: Hill Repeats on the Bike
24th Jan Chrissie Wellington's Motivation tips
23rd Jan Vanhoenacker and Swallow reign in South Africa
22nd Jan Trilimits Duathlon
21st Jan Chrissie Wellington takes a break. The interview
17th Jan No Ironman for Chrissie in 2012
16th Jan Dirk Bockel joins new Leopard Trek Triathlon section
15th Jan Irish Pro cycle training data.
12th Jan Marathon runners don't face greater risk of Cardiac Arrest new study finds
8th Jan Testing tips
7th Jan 1st of the bike swim tips.
6th Jan Cyclist's Guide to Climbing Hills
5th Jan World’s First Intelligent Cycling Computer helps you achieve that… “Brazilian Butt?” http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/01/04/velocomp-world%e2%80%99s-first-intelligent-cycling-computer-you-can-have-brazilian-butt/#more-38588
4th Jan Saddle Theory: Part II
3rd Jan Get Low ?
2nd Jan The key to speed: building an injury resistant body
1st Jan Strangford 8.2 km trail run
1st Male Michael Hutchinson 35.38
1st Female Trudy Brown 37.48
1st Athletic Club Murlough AC
Strangford 4.1km trail run
1st Gary Stitt Ballymena & Ant
31st Dec Short Course Focused Repeats For Long Course Athletes: “PPTs”
22nd Dec Racing vs Training shoes explained
21st Dec Triathlon training and cortisol levels
20th Dec Leg strenght in the off season
19th Dec International male Triathlete of the Year - 2011
18th Dec Quote of the day "One man with courage makes a majority"
17th Dec 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship
16th Dec Racing Weight: The Benefits Of Eating A Big Breakfast
15th Dec Why your nutrition is as individual as you are
14th Dec Breakthrough in Regulating Fat Metabolism
13th Dec Chip timing provided by http://www.elitetiming.co.uk/index.html
What We Have Noticed: Cervelo, PocketToolX
12th Dec The Core Diet Challenge: Juicing Your Way Through the Holidays
11th Dec Castleward Trail race results added Results page.
11th Dec Breaking All the Rules at Runner's World
10th Dec How Chi Running Can Improve Your Stride
9th Dec 3 Tips for Training in the Cold
8th Dec Hardest Ironman Course? Easiest? RunTri's 25 Toughest Ironman Races
Bridgepoint To Take-Over Wiggle
5th Dec Age-Old Remedies Using White Tea, Witch Hazel and Rose May Be Beneficial
3rd Dec What Are Some Quick Swaps I Can Make To Improve My Diet?
1st Dec Top Workouts To Improve Your Swim This Winter
30th Nov Trail Running Tips
29th Nov Not-so-healthy health foods
Omega 3 again link to lower inflamation
28th Nov Comparing output & input by Joe Friel for Aerobic Endurance
Rest versus Not Training
27th Nov Barefoot running overview
26th Nov 2012 Cannondale slice tri bike
24th Nov The Fix racing & fashion
23rd Nov Principle of Specific Training
20th Nov ‘Monumental Reduction’ of Doping within Professional Cycling – CONI
19th Nov Effect of Fatigue on Landing Biomechanics following ACL Reconstruction Surgery
18th Nov What the pro bikers drink?
Advanced QUB weather station
15th Nov The ITU mixed relay, the beginning of the end?
14th Nov Energy Systems and VO2 Max
Finger Length Predicts Mental Toughness in Sport
12th Nov A Triathlete’s Guide to Overcoming Genetics
10th Nov Bicycle Chain Stretch Test & Results
8th Nov Individualization: Coaching Intensity
7th Nov Conquering Cold Weather Riding
6th Nov Biomechanics of running: From faulty movement patterns come injuries
4th Nov Tips for Successful Triathlon Training and Racing
3rd Nov Chris 'Macca' McCormack - punching hard
The late John Mcavoy with son David, a proud father and inspiration.
Along with Ron mcKnight, Peter Jack and Derek Patterson made up the founding Directors from NI of the Irish Triathlon Association LTD presently trading as Triathlon Ireland.
22nd Oct Chrissie Wellington's Kona race report - "Beyond my wildest dreams"
5th Oct Sat 8th Oct NI Relay Championships Victoria Park Belfast.
4th Oct Hawaii Ironman this weekend live video at www.ironman.com
15th Aug Message from Bob and Keith at www.trilimits.co.uk who just completed a triple Ironman !
A big thanks to everyone who sent messages over the 56hrs 41 min of Irelands toughest race the triple Ironman here in Cookstown and big thanks to all who came out and joint in on the very wet and windy laps.
5th Aug Top tips from world no 1 Macca
27th July Crawfordsburn Country Park training aqauthon Wed 10th August 7pm
750m swim & 5km trail run Registration from 6pm.
Crawfordsburn country park link
19th July Real Triathlon Club Aquathon 10th August Swim 750 metres Run 5 km.
18th July Preview of Belfast 24 hour running race Friday 22nd July :
11th July Peninsula Triathlon next Sunday 17th July Ballywalter CoDown, their 1st for 20 years
Race details and entry. http://kennethirvine.com/
Belfast Triathlon race information
Sunday 3rd July 12pm
Belfast Harbour Estate
Location Airport Road West
Holywood Exchange End
25th June Belfast Triathlon swim training
Belfast hosted the 1985 European Team relay championships won by the Dutch elite team of Barel, Koenders, Hellemans and Huls now we have an open water event on closed roads. a 1 lap 375 metre swim option is also available
Individual entry £25 and relay £36. Real Triathlon
9th June Real Triathlon Series points 1st 140, 2nd 120, 3rd 110, 4th 100, 5th 90,
6th 80, 7th 70, 8th 60, 9th 55, 10th 50 and all finishers 40.
3 races to count. 1st place £250 and sponsored 2012 entry.
8th June Belfast Triathlon Swim 750 metres cycle 22km and run 5km
Flat closed road circut in Belfast Harbour Estate The first ever open water Triathlon in Belfast. Entries available from 8pm today
7th June Cycling legend Graeme Obree, world hour record holder, world track champion and innovator will be awarding the prizes and starting the Triathlon
8th May RIP Tom Senior & Junior, May 2007
23rd Apr 4th June Dungannon Half Ironman www.trilimits.co.uk
24th Mar Strangford Triathlon & Duathlon Challenge announced. A new event, a new ratio a new adventure.
14th Mar Ballywalter Co.Down 17th July http://www.peninsulaseasprinttriathlon.com/
25th Jan Setanta tri Dundalk Duathlon series starts Sunday 29th Jan. 3.2k 16k 3.2k
16th Jan Glenarm Triathlon
Saturday 18th June 2011 1pm. Swim 500 m Cycle 24km and run 5km
Spectacular new event
Swim in Glenarm bay, Cycle on the famous A2 Coast Rd then a gradual climb on the A42 then descent back down to Glenarm.
Run in Glenarm
3rd Jan Forthcoming Duathlon series starts 30th Jan.
24th Dec 2010 Hawaii Ironman http://www.youtube.com/user/psyrixx#p/u/9/6BkcpSopGv0
23rd Dec Portaferry Triathlon date 27th August 2011
New swim route to Marina as per orginal race to finish in
Town centre. Swim 1.1km cycle 30km run 8km,
26th Nov Eimear Mullan interview on http://www.irishtriathlon.com/index.php/2010/11/eimear-mullans-report-from-the-ironman-70-3-world-championships/
21st Nov Chrissie sets new world record 8.36 @ Ironman Arizona. Partener Tom Lowe, former bronze medalists at euro duathlon 3rd in mens 8.11 behind Timo B and Ramus H.
28th Sept Portaferry action from our official Photographer
19th Sept Alistair Duffield 2010 Roe Valley winner & 09 Ireman champ wins the Portaferry Triathlon 20 years after competing the 1st one as a 17 year old in 2hr 01min 40secs. Alistair former elite Irish triathlete recently completed the UK Ironman in 10.17 and finished 20th in this years Belfast marathon in 2.42
Former Strangford resident Trudy Brown the only Irish athlete ever to represent Ireland at elite short and long course Triathlon and elite cycling wins her 44th Triathlon and her 6th victory this season finishing 11th overall in 2.13.50.
19th Sept Adam Speers and Rachel Hughes win the shorter race at Portaferry with local girls team Lauren Quinn, Melissa Cleary and Louise Gilmore winning the relay.
James Taylor and Charles Russell both Peninsula, fastest over 50's
4th Sept Some entrants times from today 1st Chris Speers 11.49, Trudy Brown 13.45, Desi McHenry 13.45, Julie Stewart 14.48,
Hollie Kirwan 15.15, Hamilton Coulter 16.15 , Paddy Heaney 16.50,
Brendan McNamara 17.20, Kathryn Bell 18.09, Andrew Hassard 18.20, David Calvert 18.20, Lauren Quinn 18.30, Ken Vance 18.45,
Mark Lennon 18.45, Neill Grainger 19.25,
Brian Kane 19.30, Jason Thompson 20.30, David MaConnell 20.30, Hugh Ross 20.30, Andy Bridge 20.35, Kevin MaGarthy 20.40,
Bright 16c. Choppy conditions and 39 finished. View from safety boat
The original Portaferry International Triathlon was organised by Desi McHenry and Neill Granger, both should be competing this year.
It was held 4 times from 1990 and was an ITU world Cup race. The 1st year the swim was at low tide approx 1.1km.
The other years at high tide approx 1.3km. Slack water lasts around 25 mins.
Irelands Garret McGarthy and Alison Hamilton two of Irelands greatest ever Triathletes won the first event.
ITU elite and Hawaii Ironman world pro champion Karen Smyers won in '91. World no1 Brad Bevan won the mens in 92.
Many of the worlds greatest Triathletes raced here including ITU and Ironman World Champion Greg Welch Robin Brew, Spencer Smith, Richard Hobson, Melisa Mantak and Carol Montgomery.
To promote the area, support charity and to celebrate 20 years, One of Irelands greatest races returns.
We are indebted to the orginal organisers letting us stage this event again and for the support of both Towns.