Shannon Connolly

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Triathlon Coach.

Where Do You Live?

Armagh, Northern Ireland.

What Is Your Preferred Discipline?


How Long Have You Been Competing In Triathlons?

Since 2008.

When Did You First Get Involved In Triathlons?

Whilst studying Sport Science degree at university I got involved in triathlons.

Achievements In Triathlon

  • 3rd position in the 2010 European Triathlon Championships
  • Representing Ireland in the 2010 World Triathlon Championships

What Teams Have You Represented In The Triathlon World?

  • Ireland Age Group Triathlon Team 2009 (European Championships)
  • 2010 (European and World Championships)
  • Queens University Belfast Triathlon Team

What One Piece Of Advice Would You Give To Someone New To Triathlons?

Train smart!! A lot of people that are new to triathlon training do too much, and this over training can lead to poor training, illness, and injury. Get advice from triathletes and coaches that are experienced, and most importantly have fun!! Triathlon is a fantastic sport to get involved in, and is an amazing opportunity and to get fit, meet new people and reach you goals!

What Do You Think Are The Key Characteristics That Make For A Great Triathlete?

Hard working, disciplined, dedicated, motivated, and perseverance!!



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