Today’s Training: the Limerick Summer League is on this evening at 7:00pm. Other club members (that have Cycling Ireland insurance) sometimes join up with the Wheelers outside Moynans for an easier spin. We will be hoping to get a regular open water swim going on Tuesday evenings – if anyone wants to take charge of this then let the club know – text Shane 0872605743.
New training session on the club timetable: in order to help people prepare for the Nenagh Run Fest (www.nenaghrunfest.com or find us on Facebook) the club are going to start a longer distance run on Friday evenings at 6:15pm – starting this coming Friday, June 6th. The route we select will have various turn around points so it will cater for anyone that wants to do 5km, 8km, 12km or even 16km. Start by targeting the 5km route and build your fitness up till you are managing the longer ones. This training session is open to everyone.
Club Events this week:
- Dromineer Triathlon – Race 1: The race we have all been waiting for is here! The ‘big one’, where inter-club scores are settled, will take place this coming Wednesday evening at 6:45pm SHARP. We expect everyone to attend if possible. This is a great chance for you to improve your race tactics and get ready for the Lough Derg Sprint and Kilkee. This race is open to people from outside the club as well so come along if you want – the cost is free and we would be delighted to have you there. There will be no handicap start for the first race. For those that need to start earlier – the time keeper will be out at 6:20 to time you – be ready then and you can start early.
- Nenagh Summer League: takes place on Thursday at 7:00pm. For triathletes there will be 4 or 5 of us running off the bike so feel free to join us after the cycle.
Nenagh CC Juniors: we have a busy week of training and racing ahead for our junior cyclists.
- Junior Summer League: this will take place this Thursday, June 5th. As there is no school, the start time will be a little earlier than normal. This race will start at 2:00pm. There is a choice of two distances – 28km and 16km. Juniors from other clubs are more than welcome to join us for this race. Cost: €2.
- Saturday training: takes place this Saturday at 2:30pm in the CBS. This is open to all juniors. We would love to see some new juniors joining us – sure what else would you be doing for the next 3 months of holidays – you might as well go cycling with us!
- Sunday Race: are any of our juniors brave enough to start taking on other clubs yet? Who will be our first junior racer? The senior team are heading down to Cobh in Cork for the Leahy Cup this Sunday. Before the senior race are the junior races: U/12, U/14, and U/16. We want to enter people in each category. Shane, Gary and Kenneth are heading down in the ‘team bus’ so we can give you a lift and we will also supply you with a jersey for the race. All you need to do is to pedal as fast as you can. The distances are very similar to what we practice in the Junior Summer League. Text Shane if you want to go – (087)2605743. To work out which age group you are in just subtract the year you were born from 2014 e.g. you were born in 2000: 2014 – 2000 = 14 = U/14. The racing starts at 10:30.
- U12: 11.20 am 3.2km X 2 Laps = 6.4km
- U14: 11.55 am 3.2km X 5 Laps = 16km
- U16: 12.30 pm 3.2km X 8 Lap = 25.6km
- U12: 11.20 am 3.2km X 2 Laps = 6.4km
- Olympic: this race was part of Ireland’s National Series so there were points available to all entrants. There were 5 Nenagh club members on the start line. Eoin O’Donoghue put in a great first race of the season to finish 38th out of 650 starters. Next home was Eoin Woolley in 91st, Ramon Rodriquez in 338th, Johnny Meagher in 452nd and Mark Dillon in 586th. Good stuff lads. It’s great to have our first club points on the board!
- Sprint: we had 5 entrants into this event. First home for the club was Darren Dunne who finished in 7th place in what was a tough field. Eoin Buckley put in a good performance finishing in 73rd. Olivia Cahalan and Carly Nevin were both taking part in their first open water triathlon. Although nervous at the start they both got through it with Olivia 68th and Carly 160th in the women’s event. Great stuff everyone!
- Nenagh CC: Rás Dhun na NGall: Gary Scully has put in a storming performance at one of Ireland’s toughest stage races. He finished the 4 stage race in 3rd overall, with a 3rd place finish on stage 3 and a huge stage win on the final day up to the top of Glengesh (after pretty much a solo breakaway). This super result means Gary has earned promotion from the A2 category to A1.That leaves the club with two A1 riders already this season.
- Nenagh CC: Deenside Cup race, Kilkenny: Graham Prendergast continued his fine for at this race, finishing 2nd in the A4 race against a very large field! Graham is very close to promotion after this race as he now lies on 8 points and is just two points away from securing promotion to A3. Con Kennedy was also racing for the club in Kilkenny. He was making his A3 debut and performed very well, finishing high up in the group finish at the end.
- Tralee kingdom alliance: Sinnead Oakes and Noel Kennedy attended the Tralee kingdom alliance sportive over the weekend.