Athlete of the Year & Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr on staying injury-free

Almost three months of training has passed now since a great summer for both myself and Irish athletics, and the intensity is starting to ramp up! I’m able to put in a hard effort on a consistent basis, without risk of the body breaking down, as it is accustomed to the training and increased workload. Olympian & Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr drops into Affidea ExpressCare The real work is only starting to kick in now…

Olympian & Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr named Athlete of the Year

Thanks to bringing home the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the European Championships in Berlin in August, Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr was honoured with the Athlete of the Year accolade at the 2018 Irish Life National Athletics Awards, in addition to Track and Field Athlete of the Year, alongside a host of other worthy recipients.  Thomas was also Athlete of the Year in 2016, on the back of his fourth place finish at…

Olympian & Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr drops into Affidea ExpressCare

Just been in for a tour of the new @AffideaIreland Expresscare in Tallaght and was very impressed and also surprised it’s not busier! For those that don’t know – it’s a drop in service if you have an accident, broken arm, anything, and they aim to have you done within the hour! — Thomas Barr (@TomBarr247) October 2, 2018 It was a pleasure to have you Thomas, thanks for stopping by. Our #AffideaFamily staff and…

Affidea Ambassador Thomas ‘WunderBarr’ in The Munster Express

Fantastic achievement from @TomBarr247 ! Such a great role model for all aspiring athletes at every level. #NeverGiveUp https://t.co/hooYYZdnbf — Barry Downes (@DownesBarry) August 10, 2018 It’s been our pleasure Thomas, you’re an inspiration to us all 🤩 #AffideaAmbassador #AffideaFamily https://t.co/uHAJz7FD3Y — Affidea Ireland (@AffideaIreland) August 11, 2018

Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr makes history at the European Championships!

History was made in Berlin last night as Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr claimed Ireland’s first ever medal in a men’s sprint event at the European Championships. The Waterford athlete raced to a bronze in his best time since the 2016 Olympics, but he has now gone one better in a season’s best time of 48.31 seconds, from lane eight too, which Thomas described as like running with the blinkers on. He made the race his own from the…

Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr wins 8th consecutive title at the Irish Life Health National Championships

A week after running his season’s best, Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr had the perfect send off to the European Championships in Berlin by setting a championship record of 49.56 to take his 8th straight 400m hurdles title at the Irish Life Health National Championships. Thomas is coming into form at just the right time, having set a new 200 metres personal best at the Cork City Sports International Athletics Meeting and lowering his season’s best even…

Waterford Olympian & Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr is on a roll!

Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr set a new 200 metres personal best at the 67th annual Cork City Sports International Athletics Meeting on July 16. Featuring the world’s top athletes, leading Irish athletes included Thomas, Phil Healy, Ciara Mageean, Paul Byrne and Sean Tobin, with the men’s 200m one to watch. It was a difficult task as last year’s 100m and 200m champion, Sean McClean from the USA, was back to defend his titles, up against…

‘We’re back baby!’ Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr clocks season’s best in 400m hurdles victory

Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr produced a sensational finish to win the 400m hurdles in a season’s best time at a meeting in Lucerne on Monday. The Waterford man clocked up an incredible time of 49.10 to claim the victory ahead of America’s Teejay Holmes (49.20) and Shawn Rowe of Jamaica (49.27). It was a superb performance from the 25-year-old in which he gradually moved up to fifth on the home straight before taking on the rest of…

Athlete & Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr on accessing speedy treatment

Thomas Barr knows better than anyone how pushing your body to its limits can lead it to break down, so having easy access to speedy treatment can make all the difference. Scans have been an integral part in aiding his physiotherapist to diagnose injuries, such as recurring hip pain and discomfort which he suffered with for over 4 years, until an MRI and MRA scan at Affidea showed it was due to a labral tear…

Barr-ing bad luck a European medal is within his grasp – Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr in Fast Running

Thomas Barr is revelling as a full-time athlete and has his sights on a medal at the European Championships this summer, writes Niall Hugh in Fast Running. He never even imagined he would even be an Olympian, but since that unforgettable fourth-place finish, just 0.05 off bronze, at the Rio Olympics in 2016, Thomas Barr’s life has been transformed and he now finds himself as the poster boy of athletics in Ireland, that youngsters and…

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