May
6
2014

Club Notes

Training today: Limerick Summer League for the racing cyclists. There also might be a lake swim this evening. The weather isn’t looking great so we will update our Facebook page later today with further news.

Nenagh Cycling ClubNenagh CC Juniors – Racing: the 2nd race of our junior cycling league takes place this Thursday at 4:30pm at the 5 Alley Pub. Juniors should make their own way out there after school. Make sure to be careful on your bike cycling out to the start line. Obey the rules of the road at all time. Make sure your bike is in good working order – wheels pumped up, brakes checked etc. Bring a helmet. We will give full race details at the start line. We aim to be finished by 6:00pm.

Nenagh CC Juniors – Training: will be on this Saturday at 2:30pm in the CBS. Spread the word.

Dromineer Aquathon Race 1: takes place tomorrow at 7:00. As this is the first aquathon of the season we will all start together and you have permission to go as slow as you want. The first race is more of a training run. Inexperienced swimmers should swim pier to pier so that you are never our of your depth. Wetsuits are compulsory. If it is your first time getting into a wetsuit then you should also swim pier to pier. Swimming out to the buoy and back is for experienced swimmers only!! Gain experience by attending club lake swims each week. This is an ideal opportunity for you to practice your transition skills.

Routes: 650m swim followed by a 5km run.

Weekend Racing: there were no triathlons on this weekend but we still had plenty of club members in racing action. If you were racing and weren’t mentioned in the results then text Shane to let him know.

  • Kanturk 3 Day: This 3 day stage race is one of the biggest events on the Cycling Ireland calendar for A2/A3/A4 cyclists. A team of 6 from Nenagh CC entered the race with Gary Scully, Shane Scully, Kenneth Kennedy and Alan Loftus starting in the A2/A3 race and Con Kennedy and Eoin Woolley entering the A4 race. Both race involved 3 road race stages and 1 time trial.

In the A2/A3 race Gary and Shane managed to get into a threatening 7 man breakaway on day 1 but were caught 2 miles before the finish of the 62 mile stage. A win in the first stage would have put the lads in a great position for the overall win but it was not to be. With the rest of the stages finishing in bunch sprints (with our lads safely in the bunch each day) it all boiled down to how well you did in the TT to decide your final place. In the end, Shane finished in 17th position, Gary was 20th and Kenneth was 35th with Alan pulling out through injury on Day 4. These final positions were good enough to secure 3rd team overall in the competition. This was Kenneth’s first stage race since being promoted to the A3 ranks and it was great to see him finishing safely in the bunch each day and well up on the GC at the end – if he had a TT bike he would have been much higher.

In the A4 race we had a lot of success. Con Kennedy finished 5th overall. He put in a great TT effort on Day 2, where he also finished 5th, to put him in a good place overall. Finishing 5th overall should see Con receiving the 6 remaining points he needed to win promotion to the A3 category. Well done Con on this achievement! Eoin Woolley also had a successful race. Eoin finished in 8th on Day 1 and 10th on Day 2 and picked up points for both. This puts Eoin very close to promotion to the A3 ranks. Eoin finished 19th overall.

  • Great Limerick Run: the club had 8 runners taking part in this event. There were 3 distances to choose from – in the 6 mile race, three of our club newbies Jenny, Paula and Catriona completed their 1st ever 6 mile road race. The 3 girls ran the event in under an hour. This is a great achievement by the girls and just shows what everyone is capable of if they put in the work. Also competing was Barry Creamer who ran very well finishing in a time of 42 minutes. In the half marathon race, David Sheahan, Eddie Tucker and Martin Farrell were running for the club. David ran very well as usual and finished in a time of 1:25. This was good enough for 28th overall. Eddie finished in a good time of 1:32 (82nd overall). Martin Farrell will be delighted with his 1:48 for this tough distance. In the marathon, the club were represented by Majella Moyles who finished under the 4 hour mark in a great time of 3:54.

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