Mar
19
2015

Club Notes

Big weekend of sporting action coming up so be prepared!

Training:

Saturday cycle: we are taking on the Broadford route this weekend. Older juniors should tag along for half the cycle and take it easy, as you are racing on Sunday and we expect a good performance in Loughrea!!! We will all meet up at 9:00am at the Hotel. The usual interval sessions will be thrown in to liven things up.

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Sunday cycle: meet at Tescos at 8:00am. If you are doing Mizen to Malin then you need to be getting your ass to both the saturday and Sunday cycles. You need miles in the legs. Wishful thinking won’t get you through the 3 long days.

Racing:

We are likely to have a record amount of club members racing this weekend, with our women, men and youths all in racing action. It looks like around 20 club members could be lining up in search of glory.

Youth Racing: the first youth race of the year takes place on Sunday in Loughrea. There is an U/12, U/14 and U/16 race on the program and we are expecting up to 10 on the start line at this race. If you are a youth racer then make it your business to attend. Send Kevin a text if you are going and if you need a lift. If your parents are driving and have room in the car please let Kevin know 086-860211. Make sure to bring your race licence and race numbers. If you need jersey send Kevin a text. We will be meeting in Bamba square at 7.50am Sunday then leaving Nenagh at 8.

Women’s Racing: our women’s team are heading to Carlow on Sunday for a tough race over a hilly 80km course. Sinnead, Sinead and Majella will be looking to continue on the good early season form.

Men’s Racing: it looks like the men’s team will be targeting two different races with some heading for the hills in Carlow and others heading the short distance up to Loughrea. The aim will be the same for both teams – bring home as man points as possible.

Race Results:

St. Patrick’s Day race in Carrick on Suir: 5 club members were in racing action down in Carrick-on-Suir on Tuesday. In the A3 race Kenneth Kennedy, Matty Kennedy, Ronan Costelloe and Emmet Murphy were on the start line. The A3 race was a long one and quite hilly so it was tough enough just to stay with the bunch. Our lads had no problem doing this but neither of the lads made it into the winning breakaway on the day. A crash near the end caused a premature end to the racing but it didn’t affect the result in the A3 race. It did however force the A4 race to be neutralised. In this race, Keith Butler was going well for the club but no points were to be gained as the race was abandoned. Better luck next time.

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