Training today: it looks like its going to be another great evening, so make the most of it. Limerick Summer League this evening at 7:00pm at Gooig or join up with the Wheelers at 6:00pm from Moynans. There will probably be a few in the lake later too – check Facebook later for an update on this.
Lough Derg Sprint T-Shirts: have just been delivered. Shane has them so if any of our club members ordered one then hunt him down for it.
Ironman Kalmar: the club still have 8 members looking to take part in Ironman Kalmar in 5 weeks time. The training is quite tough at this stage with long hours being put in. As a general health warning do not approach one of our future Iron men and women unawares – that would be like approaching a grizzly bear in the forest. It won’t end well. 5 more weeks of grumpiness is all that’s left so tough it out till then!!
Currency conversion: for those going to Kalmar you should be thinking about getting your Euros converted to Krona very soon as it takes some time for the banks to get their hands on that currency.
Nenagh Summer League: There are 5 more weeks left of the Nenagh Summer League 2014. We will be finishing it up on August 7th. That gives you 5 more chances to stay with the bunch right to the very end. To get through 5 more weeks we will need 15 more marshals. If you haven’t marshalled at a race yet then try your best to do just that – pick a date to marshal that suits you 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, 7th, and send Shane a text. He is looking to have marshals sorted for each date by the end of the week. Please don’t just leave it to others to do – volunteer one more time.
Results from last Thursday: there were 34 cyclists in last week’s race, with the gaps at 5 mins and 2 mins. The first bunch did very well this week and managed to stay away from the chase bunches for most of the race. When it all came together there were a few break away attempts but nothing stuck. This led to a large bunch turning at Birdhill togther for the final climb to the finish. To make things tougher – we moved the finish back another 500m. That meant there was 1500m of climbing. It also meant that there was less attacking on the hill as the finish was just too far away from the top. Turning the final corner, there were 15 cyclists remaining in the bunch. This led to a great sprint.
In the end, it was hard to tell the winner. There was one call for Tommy Hanrahan and one call for Seán Yelverton so we are putting this down as a draw. It was a little easier to call the rest with Daniel Bresnan in 3rd, Ken Costelloe in 4th and Kenneth Kennedy in 5th.
1. Tommy Hanrahan / Seán Yelverton
3. Daniel Bresnan
4. Ken Costelloe
5. Kenneth Kennedy