Brittas Bay Blitz

Both Derrick and Garrett continued their build towards Ironman Florida in November with a third and fourth placing respectively at the Sporting Proud Brittas Bay Triathlon. This was an olympic distance tri with a 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run. Although much shorter than the Ironman distance it is still a great training session. Thankfully the weather held up and the swim went ahead, 2 of the previous 3 years the swim has had to be cancelled. A good bike and run course with a couple of rollers on the coast road seemed to sap some legs leading to […]

Ciaran disappears in Gorey

The coast guard helicopter was called out yesterday on the approach to Gorey as Ciaran Furlong disappeared down a crater in the road. Ciaran went straight over the bars hitting the ground heavily ala Jens Voigt. Thankfully only cuts and other abrasions to his Colnago were sustained and Ciaran is ok too, he broke the bikes fall. Seriously though, Ciaran was very lucky as he was in the group at the time and it could have been a lot worse. In the course of the crash Ciaran sustained bad cuts and bruising and more worringly injuries to his face. Thankfully […]