Sorry about the lateness of the club notes going live; it was back to reality for me after just two weeks holiday. God I have it tough.
Bit late now, but running was back on this evening at 6:15 on the CBS track!
Our Wednesday events are going to start back next week – April 22nd. Unfortunately this usually means that we say goodbye to the Wednesday evening swim.
Lake swimming: in two or three weeks time a few of us will be getting in the lake on Sundays so that will make up for the loss of the Wednesday swim. You have two weeks to find yourself a wetsuit. Until then, try and make one of our two morning swims.
Wetsuits: if anyone is selling a wetsuit then let the club know. We have had a few people enquiring about getting one second hand if possible.
Tuesday Cycling: tomorrow is the start of the Limerick Summer League. The format is the same as our own race. There will probably be a group cycling out from town at 6:00pm or meet out at Birdhill at 6:40. Race starts at 7:00pm. For those looking to really improve their cycling this year – try and make it to the summer leagues on Tuesday and Thursday and then combine that with a big weekend and you will soon be flying it. Cycling on all other days can be as easy as you want!
Leisure group – in previous years members from our club have teamed up with the Wheelers Tuesday spin. You might want to do that or consider getting a group together yourselves and head out.
Next 2 mid week events
Dromineer Duathlon: next Wednesday April 22nd, Starting at 6:45pm out in Dromineer.The course will consist of a 5km run, 19km bike and a 2km run.
Time Trial League: Wednesday 29th at 7:00pm. Choice of a 10 mile, 14 mile or 19 mile hilly route. This race is open to both seniors and juniors. Time trialing is extremely important for triathlons for obvious reasons. This is not a Nenagh CC specific session it is primarily for the triathletes.
We need decent numbers to support the mid week events or they will be cancelled.As always in the club we cater for demand. If people don’t want to do something then it is cancelled. A lot of people have been asking for more triathlon stuff so here you go! See you next Wednesday.
Nenagh CC Juniors: we had a few juniors racing in Fermoy this week – read the report below
Tuesday Training – A new outdoor training session starts tomorrow at 6:00pm at the Abbey Court Hotel. Ronan O’Driscoll and Kevin Sherlock will be in charge of this one.
plus the usual – Thursday Training – at 4:20pm at the CBS + Saturday Training – at 2:30pm at the CBS
Broadford 2 Day: I am sure most of ye have heard by now that our girls did wonderfully well down in Broadford over the weekend. Sinnead managed to get 2nd place on the podium and Rachel was top 10. They have put up a post about the race, with some photos too. Make sure to go onto Facebook to congratulate them!
A3 race: Emmet Murphy did the club proud down in Fermoy on Sunday finishing in 4th place. It was horrible weather for racing but Emmet didn’t let that phase him as he put in a serious sprint finish to bag his first A3 points of the season. I am sure it won’t be long before he is promoted up to where he belongs.
A4 race: The club had 3 members in this race. Keith ‘Michelin Man’ Butler did best for the club but once again missed out barely on getting in the points. Keith was well placed all day but, in what was a dodgy enough finishing sprint, he was badly hampered and could only finish 12th. Brian O’Neill’s run of bad luck continues with another DNF to his name. This time his chain bust during the race. The man is flying it but not getting a chance to show it! Derek Bowen was also racing. His average cadence of 43 must be a new record for racing? Derek cycled well all day but couldn’t quite get up into the points in the sprint.
U/12: Ciara Sherlock took part this race. This was Ciara’s 2nd ever race and she continues to improve quickly. At this young age it is every girl and boy for themselves with no bunch ever forming. Ciara battled away and can be very happy with another top finish and strong performance.
U/14: Daniel Yon Hin and Odhran O’Driscoll wore the club jerseys in this event. Like the U/12 race, this race was completely strung out. The boys put in a superb effort and finished well. Competing against boys a year older than you is never easy!
U/16: Seán O’Neill and Calvin O’Brien made it to the start line here. Calvin is first year U/16 so just using these races to gain experience. Calvin kept pushing to the line and put in a great effort. The performance of the day came from Seán O’Neill who showed that he is really becoming an excellent cyclist. The weather didn’t scare him off this time and we were lucky for that as Seán stuck in the bunch the whole way to the line and sprinted well in the bunch to secure a top 10 finish.
Slowly but surely our cyclists are starting to get close to the standard required. Always remember – we are a young club and most of the cyclists you are competing against have been cycling for many more years than you. Keep putting in the hard work and good things will come!!
Kildangan Centenery Cycle: there was a decent turn out from the club to support this cycle (although the weather scared one or two soft lads off, but I won’t name names). Kenneth Kennedy finished on the podium and managed to bag the final points needed to get promotion to the A1 division. Well done Kenneth!
Ladies team at Broadford
Seán mixing it with the best
Odhran in the U/14 race – just like his father – letting others do the work for him!!
Emmet in the A3 sprint finish
A happy Keith Butler crossing the finish line in Fermoy
The real slim shady