Dromineer Triathlon: Race 5 – The final race of our Dromineer Triathlon Series will take place On Wednesday, Aug 14th at 7:00pm in Dromineer. This is your final chance to break your PB for the course. At this stage of the year you should be at your fittest so times should be fast for this one. This time last year almost everyone put in a PB time on the course so this year should be no different. We hope to get a good turn out for this one so try and prioritise it on your calendar.
Training Update: With many in our club finished up for the year and many people on holidays it is time for a revamp of the training timetable. Typically at the end of the year things start to wind down and we end up taking a full break in September before returning to action at the start of October. This year will be no different, but as always, try and keep things going until the finish dates. You will get your rest in September!
Monday: Running – 6:15pm – The Monday run session in the CBS will not be stopping this year as some people will be targeting the XC season and it’s important that we keep one official club run session going. If you are doing XC then you need to keep on running through Sept.
Tuesday: Swimming – 6:30am (preparation for end of year swim – morning swims will stop for a few weeks after Sept 14th)
Wednesday: Nothing – apart from next week’s final club triathlon
Thursday: Swimming – 6:30am (up until Sept 14th)
Friday: Nothing (official Friday runs will be stopping after tomorrow – there is nothing stopping people from organising their own run groups)
Saturday: Early morning cycle (up until Sept 14th)
Sunday: Lake swim 6:00 (up until Sept 14th)
World Transplant Games: Congratulations to Sheila Gregan on winning two medals at the recent World Transplant Games in Durban, South Africa. Sheila took the Gold medal in the virtual triathlon event and a Bronze medal in the 400m freestyle event. Sheila was part of the Irish team that won 12 Gold, 10 Silver and 12 Bronze medals.
Loughrea Triathlon: There was a large club presence at the nearby Loughrea sprint distance triathlon on Sunday. This was a National Series event so there were plenty of points on offer for our club teams. The weather was great on the day and the race itself was well organised. The Nenagh triathlon club didn’t do to badly either!
First home for the club was Darren Dunne. Darren secured his first ever National Series podium finish with an excellent final time of 1:01, beating many of Ireland’s top triathletes on the way. This result just goes to show you what is possible with a bit of hard work and commitment. In the men’s race, Eoin Wooley was next home for the club in a time of 1:10 with Eoin Sheehan just behind in 1:11. Only two minutes separated Ronan Walshe, Ross O’Meara and Sean Gleeson with John Ryan just a little bit further back.
In the women’s race, Sinnead Oakes was first home for the club in 16th place. Sinnead was held up on the bike course by a crash (and was penalised for unclipping her helmet early – tut, tut!!!) so didn’t quite finish as high as she has done all season. Next home was Geraldine Kyne with Sinead Devanney (who also received a time penalty!!!) not far behind. Una Doherty and and Cathriona Treacy were both taking part in their first ever triathlons. Both girls put in great efforts and managed to finish the race without too much bother.