The Bank Holiday Weekend is over. We hope you had a good one and made the most of the good weather. The club have plenty of events for you to focus on this weekend so the sooner you get back into the rhythm of training the better!
Training today: for most it is a day off. Some people are running, swimming or cycling but there is no official club session. For the racing cyclists you have the option of going into the Limerick Summer League this evening. A group will be cycling out from Nenagh (Stereame Car Park) at 6:10pm SHARP.
Dromineer Duathlon – Race 4: the final Dromineer Duathlon takes place tomorrow in Dromineer at 7:00pm. The weather should be decent for this so we will be expecting a large turnout. This will be your final chance to beat your PB for the course. The time keeper will be there from between 6:30 onwards so if you need to start early then that is fine. We would like to base it on a loose handicap system but if you need to go early then that is fine. Handicaps will be on the website tomorrow.
Leisure Cycle: it was great to see so many of our female members out on their bikes on Monday. Judging by the picture it looks like a few hills were thrown in to test the group. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves at least!
Lake Swim: The first lake swim of the year took place in Youghal yesterday evening. The water was still a little chilly but you get used to it. The lake swim will return to its usual Sunday slot at 6:00pm next weekend. Check out the video of the Stallion getting into the water in Youghal for the first time this year (click in the bottom left corner to play).
Ladies Night Out: The Nenagh Gardaí were onto the club about the behaviour of our female club members over the weekend. In future, the girls are not allowed out on the town again on their own!! The photo below was taken before the trail of destruction was left. Tut tut!!
- Rás an Laois: 6 club members took part in this race on Sunday. Kenneth Kennedy and Kevin Sherlock were taking part in the A3 race. Keith, Andy and Con were in the A4 race and Anita Egan made a welcome return to the women’s race. All 6 club members performed well on the day with everyone finishing well up in the end. Kenneth Kennedy stole the show on this occasion by winning the A3 race after getting himself in a break of 3 with former triathlon club member Dan Hogan in that break. Kenneth pushed the pace along nicely and had enough in the tank at the end to take first place in only his second every A3 race. It won’t be too long before Kenneth reaches the A1/A2 category.
- Rás Mumhan: The club was able to enter a team of 6 into this 4 day stage race in Kerry. This is one of Ireland’s toughest races, attracting the best teams from Ireland and plenty of teams from abroad too. This type of race is a real step up from your everyday Sunday open race and so it proved for our team. Gary Scully, Simon Ryan, Vinny Gleeson, Shane Scully, Alan Loftus and Bob Murray all took part in the race. Simon, Gary, Shane and Vinny all finished the race. Each member of the team had their fair share of hard luck stories, lucky escapes, strong finishes and brutal finishes, but it is fair to say that each finished tired and more motivated than ever to keep improving over the coming weeks and months.
- Kilmallock Hub Tour: Noel Kennedy and Sinnead Oakes took part in the Kilmallock Hub Tour over the weekend.