Goals and Races for 2017

2016 was a great year for so many reasons, both personally and in sporting side of things. The birth of George and moving house were the two biggest things to happen in 2016 but sport kept me on my feet. I completed my second half ironman and got a PB at 10km, 10 mile, half marathon and full marathon distance. I had set out targets for the year and I broke all those as well as finishing on the podium in the Lee Swim, which was very much unexpected. November and December were a write off after picking up an injury in the build up to the Dublin Marathon which meant I didn’t reach my distance goals in swimming and cycling but with life being so hectic a bit of time off was probably a good thing.

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Late in 2016 I signed up for Challenge Roth which would be my first full distance race. But due to family commitments it made sense to take a step back and reevaluate. Instead I will work my calendar around 2 half distance races in Ireland and many other smaller races. The provisional plan can be seen below but I have also set myself some goals.

PB in 5km (best 19:10), 10km (40:43) and half marathon (1:34:26)
Reach 1000km running, 2500km cycling, 120km swimming. This would be an increase on both swimming and cycling and shorter running (with no marathon planned)

Half distance – July 8th Hardman Half in Waterville Kerry; September 16th Lost Sheep Kenmare Kerry
Olympic Distance – March 25th TRI:122 Lanzorote; August 27th Dublin City Tri; September 2nd Dungarvan Triathlon Waterford
Sprint –  June 17th Monkstown Cork; August 12th Blackwater Tri Cork; September 30th Moby Dick Tri
Aquathlon – July 12th Blackwater Aquathlon Cork

Half Marathon – June 4th Cork; Aug 13th Dublin RNR, October 15th Lisbon RnR
Many many other smaller races which I will report on via Instagram.

Lee Swim – July 22nd