Club Notes

Today’s Training: run at 6:15 at the CBS

Nenagh CC Juniors: training will be enjoying a training break two weeks while ye are all on your Easter holidays. We will resume again once school starts back. Enjoy your holidays but try to get out on the bike as much as possible over the next two weeks. 4 of our juniors (Seán, Aaron, Tadhg and Calvin) conquered the hill known as Seáníns on Saturday without walking. That is one tough hill. Are you tough enough to do it? Give it a go, but as always cycle safely on the roads!!!

Senior Training: there is no rest for the seniors! The weather is looking decent this week so you better make use of it. As always there are plenty of events and training sessions to attend, starting with running this evening. This week sees the return of the Limerick Summer League for our racing cyclists. The two big club events are:

  • 2nd Round of the TT League: Wednesday at 7:00pm, another chance to go quicker or longer!
  • Nenagh Summer League: Thursday at 7:00pm, can you hold on a little further this week?

Dromineer Duathlon – Race 4: the 4th and final race of the Dromineer Duathlon series takes place next Wednesday. It is your final chance to set a new PB. This event will be handicapped and because of that we are going to bring the start time back to 6:30. This means that the fastest people will be starting at around 7:00pm. Don’t worry if 6:30 is too early or late, just turn up when you can and we will time you. The timekeeper will be there from 6:15 onwards.

Racing: it was a quiet enough week on the racing front with just one race to focus on:

  • Visit Nenagh Classic: there was a strong turn out from the club at our local bike race on Sunday. We had club members in all of the men’s races so it made for an interesting race. In the A4 race we had 6 participants, with Keith Butler doing the best in the end. Keith finished in 7th place overall. The Nenagh CC team worked hard throughout the race with most finishing in the bunch and many also finishing inside the top 20. In the A3 race, Kenneth Kennedy lined up on the A3 start line for the first time since his promotion from A4. You couldn’t pick a much harder race to start off in but Kenneth stuck with the bunch easily enough until a puncture in the 2nd half of the race brought his efforts to a premature stop. Nenagh CC had 4 cyclists in the main A1/A2 race. At 100 miles in length this race was always going to be a very tough one. With only a small percentage of the original field finishing it shows you how tough it is. In the end, we had 3 finishers and Gary Scully was the best placed, finishing inside the top 30 but outside the prizes. Well done to everyone that took part and thanks to all the people who came down to support us. The club would also like to congratulate the organisers of this very enjoyable and well run event.

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