Feb
3
2014

Club Notes

When will this weather ever go away?!!! Fair play to everyone for keeping going over the last two months. It sure hasn’t been easy. The good days will eventually come so do your best till then.

Circuit Training: is on this evening at 7:00pm in the complex.

Club Events: thanks to everyone that rang or text to let us know that they are willing to help out with the organisation of our new upcoming events. We will be getting in contact with ye soon to organise things.

Duathlons: Club members should try to target a duathlon or two in February. It will give you a good idea of where you are with your training and it will also be a good workout and give you the motivation to train harder. There are plenty of duathlons on around the country at the moment. The one event we would like to see you all at is the:

  • Dromineer Duathlon: takes place on Feb 15th. The first Dromineer duathlon of this season is not taken very seriously. Most will take it easy and use it as a handy brick training session. We will be on the usual course with a starting 5km run to the usual turn around point, a 19km bike to the Borrisokane roundabout and a final 2km run to the top of the hill and back.

County Novice Road Race: Takes place this Sunday in Moyne. The women’s race starts at 12:30 with the men’s starting shortly after. The club is sending a strong team to compete at this race with Gary Scully hoping to win the event. In the team event, Gary, Andy Mcloughlin, Keith Butler and David Sheahan have a great chance of winning the cup for the first time in years. I am not sure what others lads are heading down to this. Once again it looks like we won’t have a women’s team in this event. If you want to race on Sunday then let one of the lads know

Rás Mumhan Stage: The bike racing team are heading down to Kerry this Saturday to cycle one of the routes in this year’s Rás Mumhan. There are 6 big climbs and 5 hours of cycling ahead of the lads. It is sure to be a good, tough test. Hopefully the storms stay away. This means that next Saturday’s club cycle will be just one group. The experienced cyclists will make sure it is organised properly.

Nenagh CC: our second order of gear is almost here. We hope to have it available this week and will let ye all know when we have it on this website. Gear will be collected from Kevin Sherlock.

  • Racing Team Cycle Sunday: 9 racing club members took on the lake challenge on Sunday. This was our toughest training session yet as we look to get ready for the upcoming racing season. 4.5 hours of cycling with 3 of those hours consisting of rolling over, left everyone very depleted (as Sean G would say). The final climb over Coum was a killer but somehow our dead legs got us up and over the top. We have one more hard cycle next Saturday and then the season begins. Keep training hard. That goes for the rest of our club too!!!!
  • Membership: There are a number of members that have almost fully renewed but either need to tick some more boxes in their members section or pay the final fee to complete the transaction. Try and get it done this week if you want any chance of getting your license out soon.
  • Rás fundraising: a donate button for our rás fundraising efforts is now accessible in the right hand navigation —>

Racing Results:

Fingal Duathlon: Eoin Woolley was the first club member in racing action this year when he took part in the Fingal Duathlon on the weekend. Eoin finished in 19th position overall in a time of 1:26 for the 5.37km run, 20km bike, 3.3km run event.

Eoin, clearly not racing hard enough if he needs that much gear!!!

eoin-woolley

 

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