I better get the spelling and grammar right in this post as there are a lot of grammar nazis in our club!!
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November Training: The past month has seen a surge in the amount of people training with the club. Everyone should give themselves a pat on the back for making the effort to get fit and attend training sessions. The miles you put in during these winter months will determine how well you do in the summer.
December plans: Official club training will stop for two weeks over Christmas as Santa Keith and his helper elves (Scullys) will be busy. We plan on finishing up on Saturday 21st with our final club cycle of 2014. That means you have just 3 weeks to get your body in shape to handle the abuse it’s going to take over Christmas!
- Christmas present: because we are such a nice and generous club we will be offering everyone free entry to our last circuit training class of the year on Monday, December 15th.
- Pool closing for 3 months: from Friday, December 20th – so get in as many swims as you can. We will be organising early morning swims in the Nenagh river as a replacement or maybe not.
- Club Night Out: takes place on Saturday, December 14th in Rockys. We want to see a big crowd there. We especially want to see the prize winners there – if you did well in a race during the year while representing the club then make sure you are there. Plenty of free pints will be given out on the night.
- Some sort of club event: to justify having pints at our club night out we will be organising some sort of event for people to do. Majella Moyles is thinking up of something. I imagine it will have something to do with baking.
- Christmas Day Run: The annual 4 mile Christmas Day Run will once again be taking place this year, starting from the CBS at 11:00am. This is a charity fun run with as many walkers as runners. This event is very well supported each year and we hope to see plenty of our club members there on Christmas morning. Andy McLoughlin has been installed as the early favourite for the race, with Jimmy Ryan being the only man that could possibly stop him!
Junior Cycling: This will be taking place next Saturday. Full details will be available on this website later this evening.
Cycling Gear: We have a final design and prices for you. There are two types of kit – elite and pro. Both are very good quality. If you are not planning on doing bike racing next year then the elite level jersey is more than good enough. That jersey would even be fine for racing if you want. There is an option of a more expensive one if you want. The choice is yours:
- Price – Jersey: Elite: €50 Pro €75
- Price – Shorts: Elite: €58 Pro €85
- Winter Jackets: Elite: €110 Pro €140
We would like people to pay for the jersey or shorts they want soon, if possible. Kevin will be collecting the money tomorrow at circuit training and at turbo on Tuesday. You don’t have to pay for it all at once – a deposit will do and you can pay the remainder when you get your gear.
Birdhill Turkey Run: There was a very large turn-out from our club members at this running race on Sunday, with 22 people taking part in one of the 3 available events. The weather was perfect for racing today and we must congratulate the race organising committee for putting on a great event.
- Half marathon – 12 club members took on the big one and it was a highly successful outing for the club. A number of our members set impressive PBs on the day and Gary Scully managed to win the event for the club in a time of 1:15:37. We can’t ask for much more than that! First home for the club in the women’s race was Sinnead Oakes who finished in a new PB of 1:35:58 which was good enough for 9th place in the women’s race. The other finishers for the club were Shane Scully 5th 1:18 (click to read his race report), Andy McLoughlin 13th 1:24:06, David Sheehan 15th 1:24:40, Keith Butler 16th 1:24:48, Dan Hogan 19th 1:29:05, Eoin Sheehan 29th 1:33:32, Majella Moyles 55th 1:41:03, Margaret Hogan 98th 1:54:49, Ramon Rodriguez 104th 1:55:57, and Mary Callanan 122nd 2:03:33.
- 10k – 7 club members took part in this tough hilly 10km. Eoin Woolley was the top performer for the club in the men’s race finishing in 10th. Cliodhna Mcgrath and Gillian Mounsey was first women home for the club crossing over the line together in 84th and 85th place. Also competing were Barry Creamer 36th, John Meaghar 70th, Eoin O’Connor 103rd, Geraldine Kyne 143rd, David Moore 148th, Donnacha Floyd 154th.
- 5k – 3 club members took part in this one – Ali Kirby 26th, Geraldine Manning 28th and David Kyne 41st.
Cyclo Cross: Kevin Sherlock and Kenneth Kennedy took part in the latest round of the Fixx cycle cross league in Dublin. Both found the race tough but enjoyable. This was Kenneth’s first time taking part, while Kevin is almost a vet at this stage. No prizes won on this occasion but plenty of new bike handling and first aid/bandaging skills learned.
It feels strange writing a race results report that doesn’t include Darren Dunne or Killian. They must be slacking off!
Why would ye not let Ramon into the line?
They say black is very slimming
I would like to see the photo 3 seconds later!