We have two big weeks ahead of us. All club eyes should be focused on our upcoming Lough Derg Sprint triathlon this coming Saturday. After that the focus switches towards our Mizen to Malin challenge. A lot of work has gone into both so it will be great to finally get these two things over and done with!
Training: *** change to Monday running – as the Nenagh CBS is closed, we are planning on doing a timed 5km run instead. We will all meet up at the Vocational school at 6:30 and do a 2 mile warm-up. At 7:00pm we will then do the 5km route we use for the run series. If you want to improve your triathlon run times then this is perfect for doing that.
There will be no Dromineer event this Wednesday. save your energy for the big one on Saturday!!
Lough Derg Sprint
- Marshals needed – we need about 20 more marshals for this so make sure to contact Maeve asap – (087)9602234
- Course set-up – people needed on Friday to get everything set-up. We need people early in the day and late in the day so pop down if you can.
- Post race refreshments – time to get baking. Everyone should try and bring something with them to the race e.g. sandwiches, wraps, buns, cakes, sweets, water, coke etc.
Mizen to Malin: just two weeks to go. It will be over and done with before you know it!
- Route update – we have added the plan for Saturday >> download here
Results: check how fast you went last Wednesday >> download results
2 Provinces Lanesboro triathlon: Darren Dunne produced the goods at this sprint distance triathlon on Saturday. Darren won this event with a 2 minute lead to Kevin Keane in 2nd place. Darren led the race from start to finish and finished in a time of 1:00:40. Also racing were Stephen Greene and Bill O’Brien. Bill O’Brien continues to improve and he finished in 41st place in a time of 1:16. Stephen Greene biked strongly to finish in 66th.
Lee Swim – congrats to committee member Maeve Ryan on winning the women’s race at the Lee swim on Saturday. Maeve also finished in 3rd overall. Great result!
Mondello Bike Race: our junior cyclists made the trip up to Mondello park for the latest round of youth racing. The open route and windy conditions made for a very tough race, with the bunches being split wide open. Racing for the club were Daniel Yon Hin, Odhran O’Driscoll, Calvin O’Brien, Christopher O’Meara, Emily O’Keeffe and Ciara Sherlock. Hopefully we will have a report soon for the website.
There was also a senior race in Mondello. Kevin Sherlock continued his cycling renaissance here and finished well in the bunch.
Tralee GP: the latest round of the men’s National League took place today and we had two entries in the main A1/A2 race – Shane Scully and Emmet Murphy. Shane currently lies in 14th place in the league so a good result here could have put him close to a top 10 finish. This was Emmet’s first league race so it would be interesting to see how he got on, especially as the hilly course suited the short arses a bit more. The race involved 8 laps of a course with a 3km hill, with the first ascent of the hill coming immediately after the start. This led to a lot of people getting in trouble. Shane managed to get himself into a breakaway of 8 after the first ascent. This breakaway worked well and were still out front at the half way point although there were only 6 now remaining. Unfortunately that number reduced to 5 as Shane punctured and that was his race over. Emmet Was having a strong race behind. He was getting over the hills well and finished inside the top 20 in his first league race. Great stuff Emmet!
We also had a club member racing in the A3 race – Ronan Costelloe. Ronan rode strongly throughout but missed the break of the day that contained a whos who of Nenagh Summer League participants. Ronan finished well up in the bunch but out of the points on this occasion.
Meath GP: Sinnead Oakes went up to Meath for the latest womens race. Unfortunately due to low numbers that women’s race was merged with the men’s A3 race. This was always going to prove tough for the ladies and after putting in a tough ride on Saturday I am sure this is the last thing Sinnead would have wanted.