Club Gear

Come and get it! We've teamed up with Triathlon Ireland to save you bundles of money and get you looking your very best this tri season! 

Just click on this link to be brought to the TI website where you can buy all sorts of 3D branded goodies. They have everything from tri-suits to socks, to running gear (for those of you looking to transition into one discipline). All delivered straight to your door, no need to wait.

The good news doesn't stop there though. To encourage you to don the orange and black the club will subsidize the purchase of club gear! Check out the table at the bottom of this page for details of the exact discount.

To avail of this offer you must be a current member.

Email your  order confirmation to us at with the subject line 'Club Gear Discount'  and we will pass on the saving to you.




Inter Club TT

Tritanium Triathlon Club has been in contact and is organising an inter-club TT series starting on Sunday 25th March. This is open to every body to participate in. The aim is that this will become a regular event not run by a particular club, but rather shared between a few

It is over a 16km one way route ( easy cycle/cool down on the way back)

This is a great way to set yourself a benchmark at the start of the year and mark your progress as you continue. Its up to you how seriously or not you take this. 

While some of the club will be in Carlow for the first one I hope to see some of you joining me for the others



The Inter Club TT League will take place on the following dates (provisional):

Sunday 25th March – First Rider off at 12:00 noon

Sunday 29th April – First Rider off at 12:00 noon

Tuesday 15th May – First Rider off at 7:15pm

Tuesday 19th June – First Rider off at 7:15pm

Tuesday 17th July – First Rider off at 7:15pm (*Also Club Champs)

Tuesday 21st August – First Rider off at 7:15pm



  1. Hard Shell Helmets are compulsory.
  2. All Riders must sign on at the designated point, which closes 15 minutes before race start time, sharp.
  3. Only riders with a Triathlon Ireland license and who are registered with one of the participating clubs may take part.
  4. All riders will be on the matrix to marshal a time trial, if you are unable to make the date it is up to the rider to provide a suitable replacement. If you do not marshal there will be an automatic 12 MONTH BAN.
  5. Any rider caught or found to be intentionally littering, either on their way to the race, at the start line or during the race will be banned from the league for 12 months.
  6. Any abuse to fellow riders, officials or the public will result in instant dismissal from the TT/League & the committee will meet to decide appropriate disciplinary action.
  7. You must try and leave the finish line area as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to locals, as well as clear space for any riders that are following you.
  8. Riders must obey the rules of the road and officials at all times.
  9. No cameras or recording equipment is to be used or displayed on any rider or bike.
  10. Points are awarded to the top 6 finishes in each category (1st = 11, 2nd = 10, 3rd = 9, 4th = 8, 5th = 7, 6th = 6)
  11. Any rider who completes the Time Trial or marshals is awarded 5 points.
  12. A rider’s best 4 events out of the 6 will count for points towards the league title.
  13. The committee’s decision is final.

Club Training Weekend 23rd - 25th March 2018 -BOOKINGS CLOSED


The cost will be €130.

This booking form will be the only way to secure your place. Book early - max 70 spaces available. 

Closing date for sign up is Monday 12th March or when we reach max capacity.

This weekend is great value and is subsidised by the club. So what do you get for €130:

- 2 nights b&b, 2 lunches & dinners in the Seven Oaks Hotel
- organised group cycle to/from Carlow - groups based on ability
- pilates instruction
- coached run session with Andy Kinane
- coached swim session with Tim Downing - all levels
- Plus our special guest speaker Feargal Sommerville, Open water Channel swimmer, Ice Mile...
Please note:
- massage will also be available
- you must be a paid 3D member 2018 to attend this weekend
- option to drive/carpool/get train if you want to enjoy the non cycling elements of the weekend.
- all cyclists must attend 3 club spins in advance, with just 6 weeks to go now is the ideal time to start putting in some Winter miles.

If you have any queries please contact

- Ciaran Fitzgibbon re any concerns over cycle ability and accommodation queries


Fingers crossed on the weather, 3D Abu!


Tri Leaders course

As discussed at the AGM we are trying to organise a specific Tri Leaders course just for our members but require a certain number to commit to be able to do this.
If its something you are interested in please just fill out the form by clicking on the image below so that we can see how many we have. If you have questions about it please email us at (put 'Tri Leaders' in the subject line)

3D Open Night

What are your goals for 2018? 

Do you want to get fit, meet new people, and join one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland?

On 20 January 2018 3D are hosting an open night in the Black Sheep Pub on Capel St. at 7.30pm. Come meet current club members and hear about their stories and learn about what's involved in training for your first triathlon. We are an inclusive club open to everyone from those who have never done a triathlon before to those seasoned veterans looking towards Kona, or even just a podium!

Why not spend a few hours enjoying some food, craft beer, and chatting about all things triathlon with some people who like to train hard and relax harder! 

e-mail if you have any questions or would like more information! 


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New Year, New Training Block

With the start of the new year come s the new training block

Our first session of 2018 is pm Saturday 6th January with a run in Phoenix Park followed by a group cycles on Sunday with the emphasis firmly on coffee stops!!

Check the calendar for details.

For this block we will be running swims on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Belvedere and Santry

Midweek runs will be on Tuesdays 

Improve your efficiency, power and resistance to injury with our Strength and Conditioning classes which happen every Thursday night at 7:30 in Scoil Bharra, with Mark from Absolute Fitness. This is suitable for everyone fro newbies to elites

This is followed by a group turbo session at 8:30. The turbo sessions are member-led and suitable for all ( they are also completely free!!!). The club has a limited number of turbos available for hire so just contact us at if you want to get your hands on one.

If you have any queries about any of this just drop us a line


Come and Get it! Club Memberships!

Now that it's December 1, it's time to renew your membership to the greatest triathlon club on Earth* Triathlon Ireland have now opened up their annual membership (here). For insurance purposes, you MUST hold a valid TI license in order to train with us! There are several different membership options to choose from including training licenses for those of you who would prefer the camaraderie of training without the pressure of competing to a full race license. If you do go the training license option, you can purchase a 1 day race license from TI if you choose to race. When you purchase your new Race/Training/Joint membership, don't forget to join 3D!

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This year TI has teamed up with Swim Ireland to offer a joint Race License plus a Swim Ireland membership for €80.  The SI membership allows you to take part in specific open water swims without having to buy an additional membership. In 2017 we had a few members of 3D taking part in the open water swims to great success (Dee Tully and Carmel Farrell, I'm lookin' at you!).

If you have any questions please e-mail

*the above statement that 3D is the best triathlon club on Earth may or may not represent the viewpoints of every one else on Earth.

12 Pubs of Christmas

It's that time of year again where we spread tidings of good comfort and joy...and punish our guessed it, it's the 12 Pubs of Christmas time! This year we're starting just off of Baggot St. at McGrattan's Cafe Bar (see the handy Google Map below) at 5.45 pm on Saturday 9 December. We'll make our way down Baggot Street onto Stephen's Green and finally onto George's Street. See the full list of pubs and approximate timings below. On the day, we'll also be posting in the Facebook Group to let everyone know where we are! We are recommending people do NOT wear ugly Christmas jumpers/romper suits/the like (we will of course make an exception for El Capitan who must wear a festive romper). In terms of mid-session food, we'll be passing Grafton Street so there is the opportunity for Burger King/McDonalds or there is a noodle bar just beside the Hairy Lemon. Nollaig Shona everyone, can't wait to see you all there!

  • 5.45 McGrattan's
  • 6.15 Toner's
  • 6.45 Doheny & Nesbitt
  • 7.15 Reilley's
  • 7.45 Foley's
  • 8.15 O'Donoghues
  • 9.00 Sinnott's
  • 9.30 Harry's on the Green
  • 10.00 Hairy Lemon
  • 10.30 Capitol
  • 11.00 Hogan's
  • 11.30 Market Bar




Bike Fitting

Mark your calendars! Bike fit day is 27 January 2018!

We are organising a bike fit day on Saturday 27 Jan (pending required numbers) with Aidan Hammond of Bike Fitting Ireland. Details of what occurs is below. If you want to take part (NOT are you interested) add your name to the Club web site page ( Places will be on a first come first served basis and we require a minimum of 7 bikes and the maximum limit is 14.

Location will be local, probably Cabra.

Any other questions contact Thomas Duffy at or via the 3D Facebook group.

Cost is 70e for a road bike 85e for a TT bike or road bike with TT bars. 40e for a 2nd bike on the day.

What to Expect:

Each rider gets a full hour. 30 mins with Michelle (Physical Therapist, Level 2 Cycling Ireland Coach and Tutor and former international rider) who checks their core and flexibility, measures them up, and goes through their cycling and injury history and goals.

They then spend 30 mins with Aidan on the turbo where he checks hip movements, knee angles, torso angles and arm and hand position when cycling, and he will do a couple of simple tests with them on the bike. Aidan makes whatever changes are needed, each rider is emailed a sheet with their bike measurements before and after and any recommendations. Aidan will also check shoe and cleat set up. He will also bring stems, cleats and saddles with him if a rider wants them on the day at a basic cost.


 Photo by mel-nik/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by mel-nik/iStock / Getty Images

Kona Kountdown

With the Ironman World Championships mere days away, all eyes are on Kona, Hawaii and our intrepid three: 

  • Alan Kenny (#1734)
  • Andy Kinane (#1736)
  • Kevin Gilleece (#1707)

We're pretty sure that there has never been an Irish Club that had three of its members attend the world championships in the same year, so make sure you have your athlete tracker app installed on your phone (Ironman do ones for Android and iOS and there are also several good third part apps out there too)

If our calculations are correct the lads should be starting at 18:05 Irish time (07:05 in Hawaii)

To watch live you either need to actually be there ( Maire and Grace have decided to take that option) or watch on Red Bull TV (also available in tablets and phones)

Just qualifying for Kona is a massive achievement so we are all massively proud of the lads and will be roaring for them from the other side of the planet!

3D Abú!!


Want an insight into what makes The Speedy Ones so speedy? Click the button 



Hi All,

The 3D Triathlon Club Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for October 20th at 7:30pm and will be held in the downstairs room of The Stags Head Bar, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2.

All members new and old are very welcome to attend and we would encourage as many of you as possible to do so.

An agenda will be circulated in advance and there will be an opportunity for all members in attendance to present any other business they wish for discussion and to ask questions.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible in attendance.





Ironman Dublin 70.3 2017

The big day is nearly here! For the 20 club members ( that's right, 20!) doing the race its time to start thinking about packing your transition bag, giving your bike a quick once over and deciding where the post race refreshments are going to be.
So, I would like to wish the very best of luck to:

Martin McCaffery #118
Andy Kinane #147
Jason Corbett #225
Robert Nagy #226
Lukasz Szwed #423
Sameer Rane #424
Dean Savery #425
Simon Befort #426
Sean Rooney #427
Giannini Vito #428
Ronan Flynn #429
Peter McGoey #430
Thibaut Lust #431
Iwan Harmsen #432
Kevin Coughlan #433
Adrian Rutledge #434
Ian Devlin #435
Alan Dilleen #436
Karina Murray #738
Emma McMenamy #795

for the rest of mere mortals, we have our job to do as well, namely cheering, making lots of noise and making our presence felt on the course.
In other words 3D CORNER!
Location is shown on the attached image. By standing there we get to see everyone twice on each lap of the run.
Just to give you an idea of timing, the REALLY fast guys should be entering the park on their bikes roughly between 9:30 and 10:00, so Im planning on being there from about 10:00- 10:30 ( depending on how much of a lie-in I need on the day), but we can fine tune the schedule closer to the time.
So, grab everything orange that you can, feel free to bring something noisy (cowbells, rattles, your voice), prepare some healthy snacks and get ready to spend Sunday morning cheering on your clubmates and also several hundred total strangers.

3D Abu!!!

Club Time Trials

Everyone should be fully into their stride at this stage in the season so we are organising a few time trials so that everyone can see where they are. 

For those who did these last year this can be used to measure your progress.

For those new to the club or TTs, this is an opportunity to set a benchmark from which your progress can be measure.

The course is fairly flat, with two roundabouts to negotiate just outside Dunboyne. Please note that these are on open roads so rules of the road and basic common sense apply. 

Check out the training calendar for details of dates, times and location.

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Open Water Swimming Sessions

Now that the water is (marginally) warmer it is everyone s favorite time of the year - open water swimming season!!

This year these sessions will be lead by Carmel Farrell and Claire Jones

The first session will be on Monday 1st May  at 7pm at the 40 foot

The dates of the rest of the sessions are

Sunday 14th May - 2pm Ladies Shelter, Bull Wall,  Clontarf

Tuesday 23th May - 40 Foot, meet at 7:20 in the water at 7:30

Thursday 1st June

Tuesday 6th June

Tuesday 13th June

Sunday 18th June

Tuesday 4th July

Keep an eye on our Training Calendar  for updates on exact location and time.

Please also bear in mind that tides and weather can effect time and location so if in doubt just ask!!

These sessions are wetsuit mandatory. However, if you reckon you're made of sterner stuff, the Masters section of the club go swimming without wetsuits. 

If you have any questions just email 

Women in Tri Leadership roles

At this year's Triathlon Ireland AGM there was a seminar dedicated to discussing the topic of women in leadership roles in triathlon in Ireland.

The TI Board had noticed that excellent female participation levels of 35% do not translate into similar levels of female involvement in other areas of our sport.  For example only 10% of the board, club chairs and race organisers are female while the figures for TOs and coaches is 25%.

Jean Wallace and Derval Cromie attended the event on behalf of the club

Click the button below to read some of the notes that were taken.

If this is something you have ideas about, want to get involved directly in or think we could be doing things better we want to hear from you. Just email us at