The Ennis Triathlon Club was formed in 2009 to support multi-sport athletes in the Clare region, especially those interested in getting involved in duathlons or triathlons for the first time. Everyone is welcome to get involved, whether you train once a week or twice a day. If you have any questions or queries, please email info -at- ennistriclub -dot- com.
Latest Club News
After 3 weeks Rory's time it still ahead despite a superb effort by Ray this week. Who can beat it ????
The course is also a segment on Strava of if any one wants to virtually compete. http://www.strava.com/segments/ennis-tri-tt-course-4342545
The club Championship is beginning to take shape as a number of members have three races under their belt. Paul Horan and Aoife Fennell both have substantial leads but some of the clubs high scorers still have just one championship race complete.
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Chasing 5 Hours
2012 was my first year in triathlon and I learnt a lot very fast about the sport. It's taken a few years for me to get the time to compete in this sport but now I'm completely hooked! When I joined ETC I had very little biking and swimming done. I had done some half and one full marathon with my own way of training! Last years main goal was the Galway Ironman 70.3 in September. I was happy with the result of 5hrs 24mins. Also very happy to get...
Doubt, Disappointment & Delight
The 6 weeks between the National Duathlon and the National Middle Distance Champs was a testing time for me, both physically and mentally. I had spoken with Eamonn and Pat and the aims were clear. We were going to have to work through races if we aim to peak in the middle to end of the summer. When you chat about these things its clear the reasons why we need to do this, but...
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Results are in for the first TT. The route was from the crossroads in Barefield, at line where road surface changes, to the roundabout in Crusheen and back. I make it 13.4K but if anyone got something different from their GPS please let me know.
Weather was dry and cool with a stiff 20km/h breeze from the WSW. Conditions were not optimal and some people even reckoned there was a headwind both out and back!
First Triathlon for Becky...and is first Woman home in the sprint!!
Beckys First Tri!
To say I was nervous was an understatement! I began packing the day before my first tri as if I was off on holidays for 2 weeks! I didn't get much sleep the night before the race, all the helpful tips from Fiona, Alison, Paddy, Lisa etc etc going through my mind. Before I knew it, it was race day, I set off with plenty of time to spare; I was unsure where I was going and my sense of direction...
Paddy Quinn 2013 so far………………….Till April anyway!!
2012 ended bitter sweet, with a dream race in DCT, 5th over all and then down to Kenmare to realise “uh oh, what’s up? why am I not flying it like 2 weeks ago”. So I left Kenmare in a hurry, to start my end of season feast on Beer, Pizza, Pic & Mix. Did I enjoy it you ask?? By hell did I enjoy it.. 7lbs up in 2 weeks. Ya that’s pretty much it 2 weeks off total training and 4 weeks off formal...