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Alice Lynott

When did you first get into Triathlons?

 Summer 2011

What was your first?

 The Salmon Run Ballina

What has been your favourite event to date?

 The Humbert Challenge in Swinford. Small community event with an amazing sheltered lake swim. Great atmosphere at this event.

 What would your most important tip for anyone starting triathlons?

 Start with a small low key event and put some time and effort into buying the right runners for your gait to avoid injuries.

 What bike do you cycle?

 A Bottecchia

 What wetsuit do you wear?

 An entry level Orca 

 What sportsperson (across any sport) do you most admire?

 My first and favourite sports hero has got to be Eamonn Coughlan. He really inspired me as a kid. His 1983 World Championship Gold Medal win will stick in my memory forever!

 What other sports or hobbies do you partake in?

 Cinema and Reading

 What are your goals for the coming season?

 I would like to complete a half marathon in a decent time! And maybe try an Olympic distance tri but we’ll see how the training goes.

What do you believe to be your strongest attribute with regards to competition, and what area do you feel you could improve on the most?

 Strongest Attributes:  I enjoy participating and will always give it my best shot. My swimming is my best discipline and by far the one I enjoy the most. As for areas to improve – my cycling, my cycling and my cycling! On race day I can get a little nervous too which sometimes can be exhausting! 

 What are your favourite and least favourite training sessions?

 Although the swim sessions can be hard I enjoy them and always feel energised after them. I also really enjoy long, medium paced runs. Least favourite: if the weather is unfavourable the bike sessions can be a real endurance test.

What piece of training / racing gadgetry could you not do without?

 I’m not too big into the gadgets but my Sigma on the bike gives all the info I need.

 What one performance to date are you most proud of and why?

Probably finishing 4th last year in the Castlebar Sprint Triathlon – I was happy with my times. And also surviving a very difficult swim in Mullaghmore 2012.