Training today: lovely weather for a run! Meet ye all up at the CBS track at 6:15pm. This evenings run will be an easier run to help people recover after Kilkee.
- Nenagh 5km run series – run 2: takes place on Wednesday at 7:00pm at the Vocational School.
- Nenagh Summer League: continues on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm.
Nenagh CC Juniors:
- Updates: check out our new junior facebook page for updates on junior activities >> click here
- Thursday race: the next round of our junior summer league takes place this Thursday at 2:00pm at the Five Alley
- Saturday Training: is on this Saturday at 2:30pm in the CBS
All eyes were on one race this weekend…………
‘Hell of the West’ Triathlon: Congratulations to the big crowd from the club that took part in this year’s Hell of the West triathlon in Kilkee on Saturday. This race was very competitive this year as it was also the National Championships. Most of our team did very well on the day. The weather conditions were quite favourable this year, meaning times in general were a little faster. However, the weather doesn’t account for the huge improvements in time made by so many. The club had a record turn out with 35 club members in attendance – 25 men and 4 women + 6 in relays.
In the men’s race the star performer for the club was Eoin Woolley who finished in 61st place overall. His finishing time of 2:19 was a huge leap forward for Eoin and is a just reward for the effort he has put in. Shane Scully was the highest finisher for the club, but was very disappointed with his race (read Shane’s race report). He scraped into the top 10, finishing in 10th in a time of 2:08. Michael Browne set a new pb of 2:16 as well and bagged himself a top 50 finish (49th). Eoin O’Donoghue was next home in 111th in 2:23. Cian McCormack finished in 154th in a time of 2:27. Derek Bowen finished in 182nd in 2:29. Ronan O’Driscoll finished in 215th in 2:30. Edward O’Meara finished in 370th in 2:39. Ronan Walshe finished in 375th in 2:40. Paul Nevin finished in 402nd in 2:41. Ken Hassett finished in 407th in 2:42. Sean Gleeson finished in 473rd in 2:46. Noel Daly finished in 487th in 2:46. Ramon Rodriquez finished in 488th in 2:46. Brian McLoughlin finished in 537th in 2:48. Jerry O’Mahoney finished in 548th in 2:49. Anthony Sherlock had to deal with a puncture on the bike and still set a huge new pb as he finished in 566th in 2:50. Martin Farrell finished in 591st in 2:51. Austin Bradshaw finished in 637th in 2:54. John Meagher finished in 687th in 2:58. Colm Glynn finished in 717th in 3:00. Barry Creamer finished in 752nd in 3:03. JP Gilmartin finished in 770th in 3:05. John Ryan finished in 859th in 3:20.
In the women’s race, Sinnead Oakes was making a welcome return to racing action for the club. She wasn’t overly happy with how her race went but finishing 29th in the National Champs while focusing on Ironman training is not bad at all. Also taking a break from Ironman training was Majella Moyles. She raced very well finishing in 79th and set a good pb well under the 3 hour mark in 2:52. Geraldine Kyne also dipped under the 3 hour barrier finishing in 2:59 and that was good enough for 108th in the women’s event. Sheila Gregan was our final female competitor and she finished in 182nd in a time of 3:42.
In the relay event, Maeve Ryan’s team consisting of Maeve, Dan Hogan and Will Rymer finished in 7th place overall in a time of 2:27. Mary Donnellan’s team, consisting of herself, Anita Egan and Sinéad Lee finished in 39th in a time of 3:00. Great stuff out of everyone down in Kilkee. Keep up the good work. Remember the season doesn’t end in June, pick another race on the TI calendar and sign up for it soon.