Author Archives: Colm Breathnach

Summer Solstice

Seeing as this is as good as it gets, for daylight hours at least, it was worth getting in an early morning swim in Dunmore East. However any thoughts of a crisp clear morning were soon dashed. Driving out to … Continue reading

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Cork Distance Camp – Epilogue

Well, I got through the week and managed to cram in 115K in total. Tough going, but got there in the end. It’s designed to wear you down and then hit you with two big swims at the end, just … Continue reading

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Cork Distance Camp

Once a year, about June / July, the legend that is Ned Denison holds the Cork Distance Week. This is 9 days ( yes a week is 9 days here) of two swims per day, averaging about 2 hours per … Continue reading

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Too hot, too cold !

What a difference a change in wind direction makes. For the last few weeks we’ve had mainly northerly-ish winds resulting in below average air temps and general coolness. Today we have southerly winds and general warmness. I’ve had some swims … Continue reading

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Feeling blue?

Today’s swim was brought to you by the colour blue and the number “lots”. Blue, as in blue jellyfish, one of the nastier jellies we have around here. And lots as in about 20 or 30 in my 1200m lap. … Continue reading

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As good as it gets

In complete contrast to last Thursday, here is a shot from this mornings swim in Tramore. Sunshine, remember that? The only thing in common was the water temp, up a smidge on last week and now officially up to 9 … Continue reading

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The sun always shines on TV.

But not always in the real world. Here is a picture from this mornings swim, cold, rain, fog. Very enticing…..

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