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The 2014 Beast of Ballyhoura was the inaugural race for Team #TriHarder, here is the bio that Captain Mike wrote-up for us:

 

#26 Team Tri Harder

Mike Casey O’Shea – Former rower, chocolate hob nob junkie and Team Captain.  Did a couple of long distance triathlons before venturing off road in 2012 to survive the Beast. Has since ditched the TT bike for a hard tail and when not splashing about in lakes, can be found falling off his bike on the Bart Simpson trail in Cratloe Woods.  Responsible for bike mechanics and race tactics
Kate Harrison – Horse trainer and road runner.  Ventured off road this year to win a Mountain Marathon and has since embraced the bike trails in preparation for her first multi sport experience.  She likes to jump in at the deep end! .  Also likes to wrestle trees while cycling and never stops smiling. Kate is the real power in the team and will be responsible for keeping the boys on their toes when the going gets tough.
Sean Conroy aka AmphKingWest – Runner, twitterathlete and gear junkie. Sean will leave no stone unturned to find ways of gearing up and fuelling up for his first Beast.  Coffee and butter anyone?!  Mr Motivator for the team and is the man with the endurance to stay strong to the end, provided he doesn’t fall asleep!  Responsible for backing up the team navigation decisions with old man wisdom!
Warren Swords – Mountain runner and lead Navigator.  Trusted with the small job of finding the CPs.  Has lots of experience running up and down hills and finding his way but this is his first Beast.  No task is too daunting for Mr Cool and wannabe triathlete. Warren will provide the calm decision making while Sean searches for missing cliff shots in his socks 🙂
How true his words were! 🙂