Jul
20
2015

Club Notes

That is one big weekend for the club down, one more big weekend to go. The big story from last week was the Lough Derg Sprint which proved to be a great success, so thanks to our organiser in chief Maeve Ryan and her helper monkeys for getting the job done on that one. Now we only have the small matter of Mizen to Malin to get through. The fun never stops!

Training: Mizen to Malin is going to take many of our cyclists away from cycling training this week. We will make a final call later in the week as to whether the Nenagh Summer League and Saturday and Sunday cycles will go ahead.

Monday running session: will not be on today as the track is closed.

Mizen to Malin

Meeting: remember there is an M2M meeting this evening in Rocky’s at 7:00pm. If you have any questions for the organiser then this is your time to ask.

Training: all the hard work is done at this stage. You have permission to take it pretty easy for the next few days. Don’t rest fully though as we still have 4 more days to go. Get out and spin your legs nice and easy in the run up to the big day.

Bike maintenance: now is the time to make sure your bike is in good shape for the event. We want to minimise the number of mechanicals on the road.

Plan: the plan for the final days of M2M will be placed on the website this afternoon so check it out.

Weekend Racing

2015 Châteauroux ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup: Darren Dunne was in racing action abroad once again last Saturday. This time he was in France for another sprint distance triathlon. Darren was looking to bounce back after what he considered a poor performance at his last race in Irish colours. Once again this race took place in very hot conditions which made the going tough. Out of the 50 starters, Darren came home in 23rd position. Missing out on the front pack in the swim is all that is holding him back from a big result. Great going Darren!

Lough Derg Sprint: congratulations to all our club members that took part in this race on Saturday. We have reported on the race elsewhere on the site, so check it out. There are also plenty of photos and videos on the Facebook page.

Mullingar GP: this race proved to be the most successful outing for the girls yet. With a slight uphill finish it was Sinnead Oakes that managed to take the her first race win of the season. This is a great achievement for her and the team. To make things even more impressive, Sinead Kennedy managed her highest finish to date too, as she came home in 4th place. It is great to see all the hard work paying off.

 

Limerick Hill Climbing Champs: Emmet Murphy was in mid week racing action for the club. He took part and was victorious in the hill climb race last Wednesday in . Great stuff from this ‘non climber’.

 

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