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Welcome to Open water training NTC
did you enjoy that swim session ?

Triathlon - floating starts, sighting, turning, swimming alongside another swimmer, getting stopped in your tracks, feeling puffed out .... no wall to push off or hold on to, no standing up ... (well for some anyways). All Exciting stuff.

Tonight's circuit was 2 x 280m if you went around the buoys / T's plus the other swim sets.

This why we train, this is why kick drills and 'chicken wings' fist drills and floating starts and buoys and no standing and sprints and ..: and ..... and and .:.....:.: all work.. they get you race ready.
Brilliant swim makes for a brilliant bike, run, finish line smile and fourth event celebration 🎉

OPEN WATER be ready

Crooked lake Triathlon entries open Saturday
First lake swim 2nd May
Aquathlon series race 1 10th May
Try-a-Tri 14th May
Top of the Mourne triathlon July 2017

All on your doorstep. Enjoy 🎪

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Helen McnameeThanks to all! Brilliant session

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David BurkeFew red cards no names

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Siobhan Ladd GreerGreat session tonight - well worthwhile!

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Seamus Loughrana brillant training sesssion ! thanks to all the coachs

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Motor cycle marshals contact Orla directly if you are interested

From: Orla Nugent <orla@triathlonireland.com>
Sent: 30 March 2017 16:35
Subject: Triathlon Ireland Motorcycle Official Course

Dear Race Organisers,

I am pleased to announce that Triathlon Ireland will be running a Motorcycle Official course on the 22nd April in the Mullingar Park Hotel

The course is designed to inform motorcyclists about triathlon, introduce them to the rules of the sport with particular focus on the cycling disciple, safety and how to impose penalties for rules breaches. The course also provides an introduction to advanced motorcycling and the "System of Motorcycle Control" used by all advanced riders and Class one police motorcyclists. All tutors are fully accredited RoSPA Advanced Instructors.

We appreciate if you could advise motorcyclists on your race organisation team or club that the course is taking place. Please be advised that places are limited and participants can contact orla@triathlonireland.com to register.

Kind regards,
Orla Nugent
Programme Executive
orla@triathlonireland.com

TRIATHLON IRELAND
Unit 2E, Glencormack Business Park
Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow,
A98 A6F9, Ireland.
www.triathlonireland.com
Phone: +353 (0) 1 2741032
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This week's member profile is Sean McDonnell

Background

As a child I was never really into sports and it wasn't until I was in my early teens that I started to get involved in sport (Gaelic & Soccer) and when I did eventually get involved in sport, I found myself in the position which required the most speed and endurance on a football field ... A Goalkeeper ! Although at the time this position very much suited me as there was nothing I dreaded more than running for a period of time greater than 20 seconds. For the vast majority of my footballing career, my athletic ability was very much bottom of the pile in every team I was involved in. So for me my first experience of any form of endurance sport was in the form of Triathlon.

When and why did you start triathlon?

I started Triathlon in 2015 with Crooked Lake Triathlon being my first, I originally signed up to the Camlough Triathlon as a means of motivation for myself to return from a Ligament injury I had sustained to my ankle while training for my local football club Forkhill. With the injury came rehab work which involved some running which as mentioned above was not one of my favourite pastimes. So in order to force me to complete the running required for rehab from my injury, I took the plunge to step out of my comfort zone and sign up for something I knew I would not complete without putting in the required work.

What is your favorite event to date?

It's very hard to pick a favourite event, I would have to say Camlough's Crooked Lake Triathlon as there's always a great atmosphere/competitiveness to the event as the majority of competitors who compete in this event are from the local area so there's always a bit of craic along with that extra bit of desire to have a good performance and claim bragging rights/avoid a slagging for another year ! Although I don't have massive experience of racing this event I've always enjoyed spectating the event for over 10 years with my dad Ciaron being a regular on the start line over the years, he hasn't amassed many accolades over his sporting career but he's somehow managed to complete the event every year (excluding 2016 due to race being cancelled with works on the lake ) since its inauguration back in 2004 along with a only a handful of others, unfortunately we missed out on it last year due to the works on the lake, but I look forward to racing it again this year on 3rd June !

What are your goals for this year?

This year I don't have many specific goals, the main aim for this year is to try develop myself further as a Triathlete and gain another year of good training and experience. I'd also like to race both National Championships Sprint/Olympic Distance this year along with the Age Group World Championships in Rotterdam this September, where I look forward to representing both Newry Triathlon Club and Ireland in the 20-24 age group along side my club mates Finbar Mc Grady & Peter Mc Conville.

What's your favorite Tri distance?

I honestly don't think I can answer that question at this stage as I still have to compete at the longer distances which could be a bit down the line yet. So hopefully I'll still be racing in another 10-15 years to be able to answer that question, but for the minute I'll stick to the shorter distances.

What's your favorite Tri discipline?

It changes day to day ! I really don't have a favourite, I really enjoy training for all disciplines and couldn't pick one over the other. It really helps prevent boredom in your training when your training a different discipline all the time which helps keep the motivation high.

What does Newry Triathlon Club mean to you?

Joining Newry Tri Club is the single best thing any person who is interested in getting into triathlon or any of the disciplines involved in triathlon could do. It's a great supportive network of people who've got a wealth of experience and knowledge in the sport, whether your a complete beginner or advanced triathlete, there'll always be something to learn or someone to give you advice. That's were Newry Tri club thrive.
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Newry Triathlon ClubGood man Sean, great read. Best of luck with everything this year

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Roisin MclornanBrilliant read Sean , 2017 is going to be an exciting year for you and good luck for the world championships in Rotterdam ! That is a real inspirational read for people your age to get into Triathlon.

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Maria ByrneGreat read Sean. It's great to train with you- well swimming anyway. No chance of keeping up with you on bike or run. Flying! Good luck this year.

7 hours ago   ·  2
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Ciaran RodgersGood read Sean, great to have you in the club. Just need to be careful about your choice of doctor 😀

6 hours ago   ·  3
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Orlagh McDonald McGoldrickA great read Sean! Best of luck this year....no bother to you.

16 hours ago   ·  2
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Stephen BoyleWell done Sean. You've achieved amazing results in a very short time. A fantastic role model for NTC.

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Sinead YoungSuch modesty from a lovely guy! You are an excellent role model Sean x

17 hours ago   ·  2
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Judith CampbellClass read Sean, congratulations and best of luck in the season ahead! 🏊🚴🏃🏽‍♀️😆

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Siobhan Ladd GreerGreat read Sean Mc Donnell - I'll be joining you in Rotterdam! Crooked Lake 2015 was my first full sprint triathlon!

15 hours ago   ·  2
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Peter Mc ConvilleEnjoyed that Sean Mc Donnell, you're a great athlete and sound guy!

13 hours ago   ·  4
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Sean Mc DonnellThanks very much everyone, look forward to racing alongside you's throughout the year !

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Seamus LoughranExcellent read Sean.Your defiantly going places!!! Fare play to u

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Niall KingKept er lit sean 😆

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