Club Notes

So what does the club have in store for you this weekend…..continue reading to find out…

Weekend Training

Saturday Cycle: cycle will leave hotel at 8:00am. Route this weekend is….

Nenagh CC Juniors: training from CBS at 2:30pm.

Sunday Cycle: group will meet in Tesco car park at 8:00am, route will be decided on the morning. Not long more to the M2M challenge, so try and get in another long cycle.

Sunday Swim: will meet at 6:00pm Youghal.

Weekend Racing

Triathlon: It is looking quiet on the triathlon front this weekend, with no suitable race taking place for our members.

Racing: The senior men and women will be in racing action this weekend. Our men will be heading to Tralee, for the Manor West GP race. While our women’s team will be taking the road to Co. Meath for the Moynalty Grand Prix race. Best of luck to you all. It goes without saying, a race report is always welcome….along with photos.

Dromineer Triathlon Report

We had a good gang out last night in Dromineer, 27 heads braved the event in some form or another including 4 juniors. Conditions weren’t as nice as they have been in the past few weeks. The lake was choppy and the wind was a nice “treat” for all on the bikes. Our juniors did a super job with Ciara Sherlock and Emily O’Keeffe doing a Cycle-Run in super times and Odhran O’Driscoll and Daniel Yon Hin doing the full Duathlon. Great to see the Juniors getting involved in the Duathlon side of the Club.

We had a mixed bag after that with people doing everything from Triathlons to Duathlons/Aquathons to singular events. Will Rymer, Dan and Charlie Hogan led up the charge doing a TT on the bikes. Dan was 1st home is a very fast time of 27.41. 8 people did a Duathlon (mostly) and we had 13 do the full Triathlon.

1st man home in the Triathlon was Richard Chapman from Limerick Tri Club who flew around the course followed closely by Derek Bowen.

Well done to everyone that came down and took part. Great to see so many out.

 Nenagh Summer League: Race 13

By Calvin O’Brien

There was a good turnout at the race so I thought we wouldn’t get far without being caught but I was very wrong. Nine of us took off from Gooig, four juniors and five seniors. We were given a nine minute handicap from the second group. We rolled out at an easy pace through Birdhill with the wind on our back and kept a good pace all the way to the roundabout at Nenagh. We didn’t see any group until a mile or so after The Five Alley so we tried to pick up the pace until after we had passed the hills. Kevin kept a good lookout to see if the other group were catching up but they were nowhere in sight. We kept our speed going as we passed The Round Hill when the group tore in two, slowing us down. The group merged together soon after and we kept going.

When we neared the ramp, Kevin and Christy tried to make a breakaway but I was able to catch onto their wheel. We were able to see the other groups catching up to us. Kevin had tired himself trying to keep the group going and was not able to keep going so it was up to Christy and I to keep going, but it was not enough because soon after, we seen people speeding past us. Christy began to get away from me and the end was near. I knew if I wanted to beat him I’d have to put a strong effort in so I sprinted to catch up to him but he was able to cut me off and beat me by inches! I was wrecked but happy because we were able to keep away from all of the groups for so long and I hope we’ll be able to keep away like that next time!

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