Liquid motion is a triathlon club based in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland. All new members are welcome. New members can sign up here.
Salmon Run 2013
The Salmon Run 2013 will start at 18:30 on the 6th July, further information here
Triathlon Ireland license is required to participate in race.
Salmon Run 2012Salmon run results 2012
Footage from Salmon Run 2011
We arrived in lanzarote on thur 2 days before Ironman,first impressions was the strong winds,got bike togeather went for a spin ,everything ok.
Got a taxi to club la santa on fri morn to register, its 27 km from porta del carmen the start of Ironman, got that done,sorted out different bags, went to tranisition,countdown on.
Was up @3-30am on morn of Ironman ,had breakfast headed to start,felt calm,said goodbye to family an friends they wished me luck,took my place @swim start. Then we were off, stayed @ middle of pack,there was a lot of elbows legs ,mayhem everyone fighting for position,goggles ended up on top of my head,didnt panic got stuck ,first split 44 min this was going well,second time round wavered off course ,weak right hand crossing,thought of steven ,corrected myself got going, 94 min delighted, great to have other swimmers coming out behind you instead of being last.
I thought this could be a good day, into tranisition less than 10 min, a steady enough start, the wind was apparent from the start,first test fire mountains,a rough road with a headwind, creeping along headed twords la santa, helped by gradient and wind. Next on to haria a long climb with wind on our faces,then a fast decent, last big climb mirador del rio, another long steep climb,that murders the quads, then onto porto del carmen,last 20 k wasent too bad,gave the legs a chance to recover, downhill mostly with a few drags, my legs were battered and torn at this stage,i thought this run wil be 5 hrs plus, into tranisition 7 hrs , less than 8 min,ok i thought nice an easy ,thinking of what paul said, rembemer asking Jake my son was David far ahead, competive as always, i didnt hear what he said, not to worry , 1k,2k,5k, jeaus legs werent too bad,the quads were looseing up, first 10k i was enjoying this,i had trained hard for this,i was totally focused, an living in the moment. Took no gels until 10k, poured water on myself @ every aid station, advice from steven, then on to 20k steady enough,Jake told me david was 5min ahead, meet with david @ 22k he was suffering ,we all were, wished him well kept going, 30k was on the ropes but still moving forward,then onto to last 5k, 12-28 i thought i can break 13 hrs, got a surge from somewhere ,head down plodding along, i had tracked 2 runners all the way,they kept me going,lost them in last 5k, then 2k to go i thought no this isent about time anymore,i wanted to enjoy it,take it all in the applause,family and friends ,the irish flags, Jan,Feb,March,all the hard yards, that brought me to this moment,it felt good,hugged my wife family an friends,crossed the line with my son Jake,13.04.07 .
This only scrathes the surface of my lanzarote experiance, there is so many people 2 thank,Brenden for his tips on swimming,Pauline for her chats and friendly face @7 in the morning,Steven for all his help and advice,Orla for everything she done for us,Eamon for the bike case,Michael Hopkins who helped me so much, there is so many Simon for bike fitting,James for creams, for everyone that texted me wishing me well, there is so many.
A special thanks to paul, who gave of his time to help us in any way he could,especially for his ,bike to run plans ,i would not have achieved what i did but for his help,and advice, i will be forever in his debt.
To my training buddy david ,a big thanks for all the time we spent togeather,the chats ,the coffe an buns, the good an bad days,for listening to me talking shit most of the time,David showed true Ironman spirit,while things didnt go his way on the run,he grinded it out, the true code of Ironman is never quit.
Last but not least to my wife maggie a huge thanks,for all the healthy dinners, and letting me take time to do this, to my fan club Jake,Jean and Ollie,Carmel,Mary and Pauric,Peter and Cindy,thank you.
Signing up for Ironman is massive,the time that goes into it,it is more than about swimming,cycling.running,the months in the gym,the streching,the dreaded plank,the foam roller,healthy eating, staying away from the booze.
Every Ironman is special, but Lanzarote is something else, the swim a joy,the bike brutal,hills,wind, cross winds,heat,bad roads,danger,oh ya did i mention hills ,the run course i loved,10k out,10k back,5k shorter loops, for anyone thinking of doing an Ironman Lanzarote is the true test.
For the moment Ironman talk is banned in my house,if i go again it will b Lan... and i know i will have to give body an soul.
The inaugural Frank Kelly 5k milk run/walk will take place on the 28th of july at 2pm.You can enter on the day for 10euro or at run ireland.com.Registration will be at castleconnor community centre from 12 to 1.30pm on the day of the race.Should be a great family day out,lots of food after the race, hope to see as many liquidmotion members there as possible.For more info go to our facebook page. thanks
Gortnor Abbey Triathlon is on next Saturday the 18th of May. Entry is still open and will be for this week. Try and get entries in before the day - it makes the organisation a bit easier. Some entries will be taken on the day. If there are any questions call 096 31194 between 9 and 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the Facebook page Gortnor Abbey Triathlon.
Gortnor Abbey Triathlon - Saturday 3 weeks. Entries and fee can be dropped in to Morans Shoes on Pearse Street if that's more convenient for anyone. Otherwise post to Joe Moran, Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo. Well done to all Liquid Motion members who competed in the Castlebar Triathlon today.