Monday Run: The 2nd week of our Monday track running session takes place today. Some of ye might be tired after the weekend but try and make it up anyway if you can. You can take it easy and use it as a recovery session. Things kick off at 6:15pm in the CBS.
Early Morning Swims: swimming this Tuesday is on at 6:30am once again. Mikey O’Dwyer will be opening the pool early so a big thanks goes out to him for that.
Wednesday Evening Training: at the moment, we swim on Wednesday evenings. However, we will soon be organising some mid week racing in Dromineer. These races were very popular last year. The lake will soon be warm enough to swim in so we will be kicking off our triathlon and aquathon races – possibly in two weeks time.
Thursday TT3: The 3rd race in our TT series takes place this Thursday. You will have the usual choice of 3 routes. For those who can arrive early we will be pulling out of the pool at 6:15pm for a 10 mile warm-up. If you can’t make that then head straight to the start line at the hospital for 6:45pm.
North Tipp Sprint: The club had 16 entrants at this race. Well done Darren Dunne, Mikey O’Dwyer, Sinnead Oakes, Ronan O’Driscoll, Eoin O’Donoghue, Cliodhna McGrath, Ross O’Meara, Noel Daly, Sinead Kennedy, Anthony Kennedy, Geraldine Kyne, Derek Gilmartin, JP Gilmartin, PJ Brett, Maeve Gleeson, and Ramon Rodriquez. The North Tipp Sprint is the first race of the National Series so we should be right up there near the top of the standings. Next up is the Joey Hannon Triathlon in Limerick which takes place next weekend.
We had a record number of marshalls at this race. This helped to make sure everything ran smoothly during the day. The race couldn’t take place without the help of our volunteers so pat yereselves on the back for a job well done. We would like to thank our race sponsors Tipperary Water and A Sportsman Dream. We would also like to thank the staff of the Nenagh Swimming Pool, the Nenagh CBS, the Gardaí, the North Tipp Wheelers, the Nenagh Swimming Club, and the Order of Malta for their considerable help on the day.
Our big race is over and done with now so its time for you to be selfish and focus on your own individual seasons. Check out the Triathlon Ireland race calender and sign up for National Series races today.
Phyllis took some great photos of the Nenagh club members during the race. Click to view >>
The 3 girls before the swim start.
Club Night Out: There was a big turn out for the post race club night out. Keith put in a stellar performance as usual, winning the dance competition with ease for the 3rd year in a row. Derek Gilmartin won the moan-a-lot award this year, in his acceptance speech he said “the club put on a great race, but…….”. The club would like to thank everyone for turning up. The next club night out will be after Kilkee so get your permission slips ready for that one.
Visit Nenagh Classic: The club had a large presence at the local bike race yesterday. This event was a big success for the race organisers and they deserve congratulations for that. On the racing front, the club were represented by Hugh Flannery, Kenneth Kennedy, Andy McLoughlin, Kevin Sherlock, Eoin Woolley, Sinnead Oakes, Julie White, Dan Hogan and Ross O’Meara in the A4 race. We had plenty of success in this race with Hugh Flannery just getting pipped for the win as he finished in 2nd place. Dan Hogan had a fantastic race as well finishing on the podium in 3rd place in what was his first race. We also picked up a KOM prize when Kenneth Kennedy used his 0% body fat to good effect to climb up Portroe hill the fastest. Well done to all 3 lads for the wins and well done to everyone else for taking part and finishing this tough race.
In the A3 category, the club had 2 members in racing action. Gary Scully,Kevin Moyles and Eamon Hartnett were racing alongside 30 of Ireland’s top juniors and that meant one word = pain. In the end Gary was unlucky not to score in this race. He finished in 12th in the small chase bunch that was chasing down the solo breakaway winner Eddie Dunbar. If Gary had a sprint he might have got onto the podium but it wasn’t meant to be. If someone could loan Gary a sprint for the next day he would be much obliged. The club had no representative in the A1/A2 race as Shane Scully chickened out! Plenty of our friends in the North Tipp Wheelers were racing as well and we would like to say well done to them too. The more people racing from Nenagh the better.