Aviva Irish Schools’ XC Champs: Killian Cullagh and Darren Dunne represented the club and their schools at the recent All Ireland cross country event up in Belfast. Both lads were in the intermediate boys race and both performed extremely well. Killian finished in 8th place with Darren one position behind in 9th. This fine result means that both lads have qualified to represent Ireland in two weeks time in Wales. This is a fine achievement and is the result of plenty of hard training over the last few months and years.
Fastnet Duathlon, Schull: Congratulations to Sinnead Oakes for coming home in 2nd place in the women’s race. The race distance were 5km run, 16 Km cycle, and 3km run and Sinnead finished 29th overall.
Saturday Cycle Speed: Warning: The purpose of the Saturday morning spin is not to go as fast as you can and try to drop everyone. This is supposed to be a controlled cycle with speeds that suit new comers to the club. People are not supposed to be left behind. From now on the bunch is going to revert back to a controlled pace: target = between 17 – 18 mph on a flat course. If you find that this pace is too slow then organise your own cycle or go out with the club racing group. People who want to drive on the pace are not welcome at the triathlon club cycle. The bike racing group would be delighted to have ye.
If for some reason bike racing team lads join up with the normal triathlon club cycle then you lads especially should not drive on the pace. This cycle is not for you. You are guests at their cycle and should follow their rules or don’t go at all. For any bike racing lads looking to drive on the pace then go to a race on Saturday instead and use up your energy there.
Cycle as a group or don’t come cycling at all. Comprende?!
Dromineer Duathlon Race 3: The 3rd race of our world renowned Dromineer Duathlon series takes place this Saturday, March 16th. These races have been very well attended so far and we hope to make this one the biggest yet. If you haven’t taken part in one so far then it’s about time you got up off your arse and did one! These races are ideal preparation for the triathlon season ahead. We hope to see ye all there.
Bike Racing Team: Everyone on the bike racing team was in racing action over the weekend. First up was a race on Saturday in Clonard, Co. Meath. Kevin S, Andy, Gary and Shane went to this race. All 4 finished in the bunch but didn’t score points in the final bunch sprint. On Sunday, the team made the short trip into Caherconlish in Limerick. The race took place in terrible conditions with wind, rain and freezing temperatures making racing very hard. Eamon, Gary and Shane took part in the A3 race but had no luck on the day. Things were different in the A4 race where Kevin Moyles and Hugh Flannery both scored points for the club, thereby continuing the club’s fantastic run of form where points have been secured every weekend to date. Kevin Moyles got himself into a winning breakaway at the half way mark and pushed hard to the end to secure a 3rd place. Hugh Flannery finished in 5th as he finished strongly at the front of the chasing bunch. Well done to both lads. Keith, Andy, Kevin S, Kenneth and Mike B also took part in the race.
Eoin Woolley and Sinnead Oakes were also in bike racing action representing the North Tipp Wheelers. Sinnead took part in her first ever bike race in Caherconlish while Eoin too part in the bike race in Loughrea. Well done to both.
Next up: Carrick Wheelers Cup, March 17th
North Tipp Sprint Marshalls: Text Cliodhna 0872938847 if you can marshall at the North Tipp Sprint. Club members are expected to help out.
Kilkee Accommodation: Text Mary 0863994584 if you want to book accommodation in Kilkee for the Hell of the West triathlon.
Swimming: 1 on 1 stroke work:
Text 0872605743 to book. Cost €5. For club members only.
Tuesday: 9:00 – 9:45pm VA
Wednesday: 12:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 6:00, 9:15 – 9:30 VA
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:15 VA, 3:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 6:00
Friday: 8:15 – 3:00, 8:00 – 8:45 VA
Saturday: 4:00 – 8:00pm VA