Fiona Duffy

Fiona Duffy

Tough Guy & Ironman-in-Training!

I’m a middle aged mum of two – and journalist – determined to a) stave off old age and creaking joints and b) show my children that anything is possible. I was the archetypal clumsy, chubby, ‘useless at PE’, ‘last on sports day’ child at school. Since taking up running 13 years ago I’ve completed seven marathons – just failing to beat my goal of 3.30 by a whisker. (My best time was 3.30 and 27 seconds… the costliest loo stop ever).

Moving on, I discovered the joys of triathlon. I’ve completed various sprint events, one Olympic distance, and a Half Ironman. I now have my sights set on Ironman UK 2014 and will be updating this blog regularly as an incentive.

Another event on my to-do list was Tough Guy. I completed both the summer and winter events as research for an article in Runner’s World magazine – to see which one was truly harder. You can read the article on this blog. The results might surprise you…

I still can’t sprint for toffee but I can ‘plod on’ for ever. And it’s the ‘getting there’ that counts.

I work from home as a freelance journalist – writing for publications including the Daily Mirror, Express, Mail, Sunday Express magazine, Prima, Woman, Runner’s World and Triathlon Plus.

Thanks for reading!


2 thoughts on “Fiona Duffy

  1. Mark Lawlor

    Wow Fiona ! You’ve completed more marathons than iv had hot dinners. I look forward to trying to keep up with your training blog. Go tuffy,go tuffy,go tuffy…..

  2. Michele O'Connor

    You can do it Duffy Moon! (Even if you are as mad as a box of frogs! 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride followed by a marathon?! I’m exhausted just writing that!). I’m in awe of your drive and determination. Go, girl!


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