Tri Season Almost Over: With really only the Lost Sheep half Ironman left on the calendar, it is almost time for many of ye to take a well earned break. There are two end of season club events to do before we finally take our break. Cross country training will also continue every Monday and for those looking to cycle with the fast group in October you might need to work on your cycling over the next few weeks. Some people have already taken a break so ye can spend the rest of September taking it slow and building a base. For the rest of ye – plan to take a few weeks off and we will see ye again in October.
End Of Year Cycle: Is taking place next Sunday 8th. Click for more details.
Cross Country Training: Is on this evening at 6:15 in the CBS. The county race dates have been published on tipperaryathletics.com. That gives us 5 more weeks before the first race. If you haven’t started training for this yet then you need to start very soon. Try and make it to the CBS this evening if you can.
- Oct 6th, Sunday: Novice Cross Country Championships – Moyne.
- Oct 20th, Sunday: Intermediate Cross Country Championships – Clonmel.
- Nov 17th, Sunday: Novice “B” Cross Country Championships – Two Mile Borris.
- Dec 8th, Sunday: Senior Cross Country Championships – Dundrum.
Registration: Everyone wanting to race will need to register soon. We will be registering people from next week on.
Bike Racing: Kenneth Kennedy, Keith Butler, Dan Hogan, Sinnead Oakes, Eoin Woolley and Kevin Moyles were all in bike racing action in Kilmallock on Sunday. No points were scored on this occasion.
Mont Blanc Olympic Triathlon: Mike Browne came 26th overall. Mike finished this very tough triathlon in 2h 40mins, The race involved a 22.5km uphill section!
Brian Boru Triathlon: Well done to Ramon Rodriquez who finished in 62nd place at the Brian Boru triathlon on Sunday. Also racing was Cathal Donovan. Cathal finished in 94th place overall. Great stuff lads.
Hook or By Crook Triathlon: This sprint distance triathlon is part of Ireland’s National Series so more points were available to our club members. 7 club members made the trip down to Dunmore East in Waterford. Eoin O’Donoghue finished in 49th place in a time of 1:23:54. Sinnead Oakes was next home in 115th. Ross O’Meara put in another very strong performance finishing in 121st. Noel Daly finished in 205th with Majella Moyles close behind in 223rd place and Geraldine Kyne in 233rd. Sheila Gregan made a welcome return to the tri racing circuit finishing in 353rd.
Sinnead Oakes would like everyone to know – during the cycle segment of yesterdays race, chain came off front rings of Sinneads bike, while still competing, Sinnead managed to put chain back up on front ring without stopping and even without unclipping her shoes. She simple leaned down, picked up chain and placed back on ring (no photo proof). The club will be sending her a well deserved chocolate medal (or gold star) for her amazing bike maintenance skills.