5km Run Series: starts this evening at 7:00pm. Run as fast as you want. Try and be there a few mins early.
Kilkee ‘Hell of the West’: the big race on the Irish triathlon calendar is coming up this Saturday and as per usual the club will be well represented at this race.
- One Day License: don’t forget that if you don’t have a Triathlon Ireland license then you will need to purchase a one day license. The final day to purchase is tomorrow at midnight.
- Relay Team: Runner Required: Mary Donnellan is looking for a runner for her relay team for Kilkee this Saturday. The run is 10km and you don’t need to be a world beater! They are entering for the fun of it, so if you want to experience Ireland’s best triathlon then get in contact with Mary 0863994584. Update: too late – team now full!
Nenagh CC Juniors: reminder that there is training tomorrow at 2:00pm at the Five Alley.
Junior Summer League Race Report (better late than never)
What an exciting race! It went right down to the wire!
Seven up and coming youngsters took on the 28km course today. The improvement in bike handling was obvious from the get go, everybody glued to a wheel to gain the benefit of slipstream. Conor Adams and Calvin O’Brien bravely upped their race distance today, showing off their ever improving fitness levels. They shared wheels, both sharing the efforts at the front, fighting the wind. Anita also chipped in to help keep the boys out in the lead till after the halfway mark at the Birdhill roundabout. Great effort from the lads considering they are the youngest in the field!
Tom O’Meara and James Ryan worked super effectively together. They were doing “1 minute” turns at the front each which gave them steady progress. They were joined by the motoring scratch group just before Birdhill. They joined this group and held in as long as they could!! Brave efforts indeed. Good to see Tom’s condition returning after his injury and what a performance by James in his first race to Birdhill and back, chapeau! as they say in cycling circles…. (hats off to you).
Our scratch group consisted of our now seasoned performers Sean O’Neill, Conor Brennan and fast improving Conor Hough. They rolled over very steadily till they gobbled up the earlier groups. Moving into the last two mile it was Conor Hough who made the first attack. He jumped away from the two boys, however, he soon realised that the two lads managed to hold his wheel. The pace remained high and the sprint seemed inevitable. Conor Brennan dug deep but couldn’t match the burst of speed produced by Sean. Sean took it, followed by Conor Brennan and then by Conor Hough. Very impressive and exciting finish. No surprise that the course record fell as well. Well done lads, great to see the progress in such a short period of time, junior tour of Ireland here we come!!!