Marshalling for the Rás Today! if you are available to marshall for an hour or two today then pop down to the Abbey Court Hotel at 1:00pm. Shane, Keith and a few more will be down there so meet up with them.
Tri an Mhí Half Ironman: The club had 4 representatives at this race which just happened to be the National Middle Distance Champs. Ger Kirby was first home for the club, finishing in 51st position just under the 5 hour mark at 4:58. Only 6 minutes behind was Eoin Woolley in 62nd position and a time of 5:04. Eoin Sheehan squeezed into the top 100 in this highly competitive field finishing in 99th in a time of 5:19. Anthony Sherlock continued his Full Ironman preparation by also completing this tough, hilly course. Well done to all that took part!
Spiddal Triathlon: Congrats to Sinead Devaney, John Ryan and Sheila Gregan who all took part in this sprint distance triathlon at the weekend. Sinead came 47th overall and was 4th female in just her first triathlon. John put in a good performance too finishing in 91st with Sheila not far behind in 97th.
Lake Swimming: The second club lake swim of the year took place on Sunday. The water was absolutely fine for this and most people completed the aquathon course ahead of Wednesday’s first club aquathon.
Saturday Club Cycle: The sun shone and the rain stayed away. It was ‘almost’ as nice as weather in Majorca. Fifteen brave souls turned up. We started out with a roll over from the Five Alley to Silvermines. From there we turned for Shalee where some sadists felt the need to cycle the hill twice. From there we headed up, up, up to Newport, Rearcross, Kilcommon and on to Carinney where we stopped to take a picture. It was here that Brian O’Neill realised he had not shaved his legs in a week. He was morto! Much to his dismay we took the picture anyway. All in all it was a great cycle. We covered 52 miles (58 miles for those who did Shalee twice).
Dromineer Aquathon: Make sure you keep this Wednesday evening free for the first race of the Dromineer Aquathon series. There is €10,000 worth of prizes to be won at the race, so it is not to be missed (that might be a slight exaggeration). The race starts at 7:00pm and the whole things should be over in less than an hour.
Run Racing: Darren Dunne claimed silver in the Intermediate Boys 3000m at Saturday’s AVIVA Munster Schools Track & Field Championships. Killian was also racing in the steeple chase but finished just outside the medals.
Bike Racing: 6 club members were in bike racing action this weekend. First up was the Crotty Cup in Kilmihil Co. Clare. This proved to be a very successful day for us with Kevin Sherlock winning the A4 race and Fathead getting up for 2nd place. This is a great result for the lads and is a reward for all the hard work they have been putting in on the bike over the last few months. Gary and Shane were also racing in the A1/A2/A3 race and Gary managed to finish in 4th place and with that secure the final points needed for an upgrade to the A2 category. On Sunday, Gary, Shane, Kenneth and Kevin M traveled to Dungarvan for a tough hilly race. Gary, Kevin and Kenneth all finished in the main bunches but just outside the points, while Shane crashed out early in the race.
Next-up: Limerick Summer League Tuesday, 30 mile roll over session on Thursday, Coachford Classic in Cork on Sunday