Gary Fegan

Loch Gu Loch Race Report

They say that God made the Earth in 6 days and on the 7th, once he’d had a decent practice, then made the Scottish Highlands. It was this fabulous venue that hosted the UK’s most challenging Swimrun event; Loch Gu Loch. The event covering 8km of cold water swims and 47km of mixed terrain running all set in the most …

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Rise of the Xtreme

There was a time where you could just enter Norseman, pay your money then turn up and race. Believe it or not, that used to be true of Kona, too. Norseman then turned into a limited number of entries and now it has become a lottery. As its popularity grew, a wider family of extreme triathlon, the equivalent of ultras …

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The Greatest Ironman Attempt

When Alex informed me of his plans to complete an Iron Distance Race in 2015 pulling his son Harrison around to raise funds and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, I not only offered my services but those of whole team if necessary. Alex was keen that someone from the 2012 Hertfordshire University Research Triathlon Study who undertook the 2013 Challenge …

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Review of 2014

So just before 2014 began, this website appeared. I was asked by the team “what’s the point?” I don’t think I’ve yet come up with a decent answer to that question. The original purpose was somewhere to put content that was appropriate to age groupers looking to move from the middle of the pack to Kona qualifier standard and to …

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Buccaneer Race Team Training Camp

Fancy a weekend’s training in the Lake District / Yorkshire Dales? You’ll tackle routes such as the Fred Whitton, Etape Du Dales as well as swim and run each day all for the price of zero* pence! The camp will run from Friday 1st May to Monday 4th May but you can chose to do as much or as little …

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Kona Pictures III

  A trip to Volcano national parkand then a trip to the observatory then a trip to the cloud forest meeting my mentor there a visit from a new friend meeting a hero down the expo   getting my kit ready pre-race a few race shots Post race BBQ with Adam, “Rad” Brad and Coach Scottie Letting Adam know where …

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Fegan’s 2014 Kona Race Report

The Kona WTC Ironman World Championships is so much more than just a race; it’s getting to the race that’s the biggest challenge for most. I’ve covered that before but the time leading up to the race has been fabulous. A fantastic break, amazing location, meeting up (albeit briefly) with people you’ve only conversed with via social media and the …

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Kona in pictures II

Time for some more holiday snaps Firstly we met up with our coach for the first time…       Watch out for that car Gary   Then there was the Underpants Run 2014  

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Kona in Pictures

I thought for those that haven’t yet made it across to the Big Island or those wishing they were back here to throw up a few picture. Ella and I are lucky enough to have rented a stunning villa 4 miles out of town down Alli Drive near the turnaround point for the first part of the run. It’s a …

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Fegan’s trip to the Big Dance

The big dance, WTC World Championships, in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii – qualifying for this race could be seen as the triathlon equivalent of the sub 3 hour marathon,  although unlike the 2:59:59 you never know what actual time you’ll need on the day to punch your ticket. For those with the ability, like a runner that …

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