Aileen Flynn during the Ironman World Championship race in Kona, Hawaii.

Aileen Flynn competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii last month – writing a diary for The Irish Times along the way. Now that the(...)

A strong core helps keep the rest of your body in good shape while running.

As with any type of exercise or training it is important to be mindful of keeping our joints healthy. Therefore, the right kind of strength and flexib(...)

A boiled egg makes an excellent mid-morning snack.

When training or increasing your overall level of exercise, it is really important to alter your food intake accordingly. A healthy, well-fuelled bod(...)

“Any time I am slack with my recovery food, I pay for it the next day.”

Training for a triathlon takes time . . . a lot of time. During the week, there are morning swim sessions and evening run or bike sessions. At the wee(...)

It is worth putting the hours into bike training as the running leg of triathlon will be easier if the legs and lungs are strong from biking. File photograph: Getty Images

The benefits of staying fit and active include not only our physical health but also our mental health and can be a rewarding and enjoyable part of li(...)

I couldn’t swim starting out, and needed to borrow a bike for my first race, but the reward and sense of personal achievement on crossing the line for my first race was special. Photograph: iStock

Training for triathlon gives me such a buzz. I discovered this sport of swimming, cycling and running in 2008 and haven’t looked back. I work full tim(...)

The  VHI Swiftcare centre at Dundum, Dublin. The VHI has decided to restrict use of its  clinics to its own members

It was convenient while it lasted, but families across the State will only have limited access to VHI Swiftcare clinics from September. Operating in D(...)

Michael Byrne (84) from  Co Carlow became critically unwell following elective surgery at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin

An elderly man died nine days after surgery for bowel cancer after he developed complications that doctors could not explain, an inquest has heard. M(...)

Two months before turning 40, I competed in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. If someone had suggested to me seven years earlier that I would(...)

The house on the Orlagh estate has  a floor area of 1,608sq m  and includes 31 bedrooms

A former Augustinian novitiate and retreat centre on almost 100 acres at Old Court Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, is expected to be used either as a m(...)

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