Nenagh 5km Run Series: continues this evening at 7:00pm at the Vocational School. This evenings event is a time prediction challenge. Everyone starts together and the person who finishes the closest to their predicted time is the winner.
If you can marshal/time keep at this event then let Shane know – 0872605743.
Nenagh CC Seniors: Racing Tralee GP: 3 senior members of Nenagh CC made the trip down to Tralee for another tough bike race. Con Kennedy and Kenneth Kennedy took part in the A3 race with both failing to finish due to mechanicals. Con was going very well at the time so will be disappointed with how things ended up in this combined A1, A2, A3 race. In the separate A4 race, Matty Kennedy was on the start line and produced another good performance on this hilly circuit. Matty finished in the bunch for the 2nd time in two weeks and is adapting to racing very well.
Nenagh Summer League: Race report
There were 31 cyclists on the start line last Thursday for our weekly summer league race. That meant we had 3 groups with a 5 minute and 1:30 minute gap between them. The first group was quite large and they made this count by staying away for a very long time. In previous weeks this group would be caught close to the half way point but as the other two groups approached the Nenagh roundabout the first group still had a sizable lead.
The back two groups came together at Mulrooney’s garage and both groups worked well together as they knew they had to work hard to catch the bunch ahead. There were plenty of people rolling through as everyone looked to do their bit. Without this teamwork the front group would have stayed away. It wasn’t to be though as all 3 groups came together on the downhill section near Kilmastulla.
The pace of the bunch slowed down quite a bit at this stage as those in the back groups looked to rest up before the final uphill battle. The last 1.5 hill is a killer so you need to have plenty of energy in reserve for it. The previous week, the bunch stayed together to the top and it came down to a final 200m sprint. That wasn’t to be this week as Shane Scully pushed it hard from the bottom in an effort to string it out up the hill. As the metres ticked by, the bunch got smaller and smaller. By the 1km mark at the bridge there was just Shane and Daniel Bresnan left. As they approached the finish line Daniel came around Shane to take the victory.
Next race: tomorrow at 7:00pm (just 4 races left!!). Let Shane know if you are around to marshal.