Today’s Training: running on the CBS track at 6:15pm.
New – Thursday Cycling: the Nenagh Summer League might be over for the year but we are still going to cycle on Thursday evenings. There will be a club cycle starting at 6:30 SHARP from the pool. This will be suitable for all senior and (older) junior club members.
Ironman: D-Day is almost here. Our 8 future iron men and women are taking it easy as they taper before the big race this coming Saturday. It will be a big weekend for the club and you will be able to track the progress of each club member via a link we will provide on this website. We hope to have give an insight article into how things have been going on the website this evening or tomorrow morning – so check back then.
Another Big Club Wedding: congrats to Mary and John who got married on Saturday. Plenty of club members had a good excuse this weekend to skip training. We expect to see ye all back early this week!
Nenagh CC Juniors: training might be over the summer but feel free to attend the senior cycles which take place on Thursdays and Saturdays. You still have the end of year cycle to target on August 23rd!! In racing news, 5 club members made the trip to Fermoy on Sunday for a race. You can read the race report below.
- ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup: Darren Dunne was competing at the elite junior level for Ireland once again over the weekend. He took part in the semi final race on Saturday but failed to qualify for the finals. Darren wasn’t very happy with his result on the day with a crash on the bike making any decent result impossible – Darren wants to assure Kenneth that the bike is OK! Disappointing results help you to bounce back stronger the next time. It’s great that Darren isn’t just happy with being there – he wants to be competitive. I am sure Darren has all the motivation he needs to come back stronger at the next elite level race.
- Nenagh CC Seniors: Peter Bane and Kenneth Kennedy made the trip down to Fermoy for the Dan O’Donovan Memorial cycling race. This was Peter’s first race of the season and although things didn’t go as well as he would have liked it is great to see him back competing. Kenneth Kennedy had a good race in the A3 bunch but his break away attempts came to nothing and he had to settle for a bucnh finish. Good to see ex-member Simon Ryan getting on the podium in the A1/A2 race!
- Nenagh CC Juniors: 5 hardy Juniors from Nenagh CC travelled to Fermoy today for the Dan O Donovan Memorial. It was going to be a tough day with over 70 underagers racing across three categories with well established teams such as Kanturk, Middleton & Fermoy heavily represented.
- In the U12 race we had Ryan Haskett, Alex Reynolds, Daniel Yonhin & Odhran Kelly-O’ Driscoll. It was a big field of 25 racers and and the pace was relentless from the start, heavy downpours made for treacherous conditions. Daniel managed to latch himself onto the back of the lead group and was going well but disaster was just around the corner. About 2 miles in Daniel touched wheels with another rider and they both came crashing down. A blown tyre and bent handlebars meant Daniels race was over and with blood streaming from a nasty gash on his knee had to retire to the comfort of the race commissaires car. Our remaining 3 riders battled hard in wet conditions but with such a strong field to contend with a place in the points was beyond them today. All 3 finished strongly flying up the hill to the finish line, first home for the club was Odhran with Ryan right behind him and Alex a couple of places further back. Well done guys.
- In the U14 race Calvin O Brien was our sole representative, again it was a big field of 25 racers with the attacks coming right from the off and again conditions were treacherous, a big crash took down 5 or 6 riders, luckily Calvin managed to avoid the chaos today and put in a big effort over two tough laps and finished well up the field. Well done Calvin.
The juniors can be very proud of their efforts today and throughout the year, remember that you only began training in April, most of the teams you are competing with were racing last season and have the benefit of a hard winters training behind them. Well done guys and keep up the hard work and you’ll be back stronger than ever next spring.
Donkey Dunne’s chicken legs covered in road rash or is that his arm?