Well done everyone, you have made it through January! Last week was a bit of a wash out (freeze out would be more accurate!), so hopefully the temps start to pick up a little bit soon and we can all get back to training. We have another full week of training and the last race of the Winter Warrior Cup to look forward to this week so get out there and put the work in.
Training: It’s important to start off the week well. Try and get to Bertie’s circuit training class and then double up the training on Tuesday with swimming at 6:40am and turbo at 7:30pm. Numbers have been a little bit down for our Tuesday training sessions so if you can make it then do. Training by yourself for the entire year is hard. Join in with the club when possible and things will be easier.
Winter Warrior’s Cup – Race 3: The 3rd and final race of the series takes place this coming Saturday. With the bike racing season starting the following weekend it is important to use these club races to get up to speed, for bigger races to come. They are also a great laugh too and you will get a good buzz from doing it.
The course for the last race will be a little different. Instead of adding hills (original plan), we are just going to lengthen the race. This time the race start will be brought back to Nenagh. This will add an extra 10km to the route. We expect the race to start around 10:30 from the Lisbunny Industrial Estate (just past the pool). You can meet us there or take part in the warm up which will leave Nenagh at 9:00am.
Handicaps will be adjusted to reflect the added distance. Juniors will be given a very large headstart so ye don’t need to start pushing it until the way home. Juniors should just turn up in Nenagh at 10:30am. The pace of the 1st men’s group will be slower next week as we will be taking 2 or 3 of the strong lads that were pushing the pace last week out of that group and into the scratch group – therefore, the handicap will be bigger for this group. The aim will be to bring all the groups together somewhere between Moneygall and Toom.
Nenagh CC Juniors: there is turbo training for everyone on Tuesday at 6:00am in the complex. The girls and boys that are attending this session regularly are really starting to get strong on the bike, so don’t miss out. This Saturday, there will be junior training starting at the CBS at 2:30pm. If you haven’t been out with the club in a while then now is the time to start back. For the older juniors we would like ye to attend the Winter Warriors Cup – the race start in Nenagh at 10:30am on Saturday.
Thursday after school cycling will be resuming in early February. We will keep you up to date as to when that will begin. Remember, if you want to be a success in cycling you need to put time in on the saddle. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday training (every 2nd week), is the minimum needed to have a decent racing season next year. If you want to be the best then you need to aim higher and do more. Getting to the top level of sport is not easy. How much do you want it?!
Mizen to Malin update: things are starting to fall into place for this big cycling challenge. We have nailed down a date and over night plans. Take a look at the details and give serious thought to joining us on this trip. Cycling challenges like these are the things that stay in your memory for years to come so don’t miss out. We have around 20 confirmed entries so far and can cater for 30 or so. Provisionally commit to the cycle tour by texting your name to Majella 087-6618801
- 3 days of cycling – 150 miles a day. Scenic route.
- Dates: Late bus down to Mizen on Thursday July 23rd – Cycling on Fri 24th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th – Bus home on Mon 27th
- 4 nights away – staying in Mizen, Lahinch, Ballina and Malin
- Two support vehicles
Kilkee Accommodation: traditionally the club have always stayed down for a night out in Kilkee after the Hell of the West triathlon. We are once again planning on booking some accommodation for the club. Text Majella 087-6618801 if you are planning on staying down for the night and need accommodation. Accommodation books out quickly so we need to book soon
Insurance: just another reminder that you should have your insurance for the year sorted at this stage. Buy Triathlon Ireland or Cycling Ireland insurance on their websites. Club membership does not cover you for traiing or racing, you need to also have insurance.
East Munster Schools Cross Country: congratulations to Darren Dunne who got back to winning ways after a few months out with various injuries. Darren won the Senior Boys race for the Nenagh CBS on Friday. Aaron Duggan also took part in the race finishing in 33rd. Tom O’Meara finished 33rd in the Inter Boys race. Christopher O’Meara came 60th in the junior boys race with Calvin O’Brien finishing in 84th. Great stuff lads. Cross country running is seriously tough so be happy with your race!