While many of us are kicking back and relaxing, there are still an eager few out training and racing for the club.
Club Training: resumes Saturday, October 3rd.
Rás na mBan: preparations continue for Nenagh CC’s debut in this international women’s event. The club were delighted to welcome Orwell Wheeler’s Monica Marconi down for a cycle with the club this weekend. Monica will be joining Nenagh CC as a guest rider for Rás na mBan. She will bring some much needed experience to the group and we wish her and the rest of our girls all the best in 10 days time.
Read Darren Dunne’s – Dublin City Triathlon Race Report
Another Club Wedding: this time it is the turn of Stephen Hegarty and Úna O’Doherty to walk down the aisle. The wedding takes place next Wednesday and everyone in the club wishes them all the best on their big day!
Ras Cill Mocheallog: 4 club members were in racing action in Limerick today. In the A4 race, Keith Butler was making his big comeback. Keith has always been the nearly man in cycling and today was no different, as he nearly got in the points here too. Keith raced well throughout and was looking good on the home straight but got passed out by a few close to the line and had to settle for 11th.
In the A3 race, the club had a strong team in the shape of Kenneth Kennedy, Mikey Browne and Ronan Costelloe. Each of the 3 lads is well capable of winning the race. Not for the first time, misfortune hit Kenneth Kennedy as he punctured out of the race when on a breakaway attempt. The race itself was a tough, aggressive one with a high average speed. Coming to the finish line, Mikey got himself up the road with a few others as the bunch was strung out. He finished in 9th place and gained his first A3 points in the process. The bunch came in a few seconds later. It was good to see Ronan back in an A3 bunch but he just didn’t have it in the legs on this occasion.
World’s End Triathlon: 7 club members made the short trip into Castleconnell in Limerick for this sprint distance triathlon. Brian McLoughlin was first home for the club finishing in 43rd in a time of 1:15:26. Next was Eddie O’Meara in 46th place in a time of 1:15:41; Eddie lost valuable time due to extra wind resistance on the bike (see helmet below). Bill O’Brien finished in 60th in a time of 1:17:02. Ramon Rodriquez was next home in 71st in a time of 1:17:58. Barry Creamer finished in 76th in a time of 1:18:15. John Ryan finished in 170th in a time of 1:30. Derek Bowen finished in 197th in a time of 1:36; looks like it was a swim, bike, walk for Derek!!
UPCC Charity Cycle: it was great to see club members making the trip over to Upperchurch to support this tour. From the photos I spotted Con Kennedy, Noel Kennedy, John Gleeson and Sheila Gregan. Great stuff!!