Two More Weeks to Go! not much further to go now before your Christmas break. Hang in there! Just 2 more gruelling circuit training sessions, 2 more tough turbos, 2 more painful runs, 6 more exhausting swims, 2 brutal Saturday morning club cycles and a partridge in a pear tree.
Club Night Out: the big event this week is a gruelling drinking marathon scheduled for next Saturday. I am not quite sure who the favourite for this will be? With pre-race favourite Seán ‘sure we only live once’ Gleeson missing in action the race is wide open. Kevin Sherlock will once again be favourite for the first man home (in his bed) – ‘out early, home early’ is his motto. Keith Butler is strong favourite for first to cry (he is not the jolly fat man everyone thinks he is). Mary Donellan will be busy this week getting the prizes together so make sure to gather up all your brownie points and cash them in for a night out in Rockys this Saturday.
Cycling: Last week was a great week for cycling in the club. Our new junior cycling program got off to a great start and we got to see the future cycling stars of Nenagh. Our senior cycle was once again well supported so in terms of cycling – things couldn’t be better.
Important Event: we want people to make themselves available for next Saturday’s cycle event. This is your warm-up before the club night out. Plans are still top secret at this stage and will be revelaed later in the week. I can say however that you will need a tent, flare gun, crossbow and first aid kit for what we have planned. The ability to make a fire in the wilderness is also a requirement. Bear O’Driscoll will be leading the expedition.
Running Races: Christmas is usually a great time for getting in a few running races. There are plenty to choose from. Check our the Run Ireland, Tipperary Athletics and Munster Running Blog websites for lists of races that are on over the Christmas and New Year. On St. Stephen’s day a large group from the club normally head down to Clonmel for their 4 mile road race, combine this with the ever popular Christmas Day run here in Nenagh and you will have plenty of things to keep you busy.
Ironman article: check out the Nenagh Guardian this Wednesday for an article on the 9 club members taking on the Ironman challenge next year.
Senior Cross Country: Three club members took part in the county senior cross country in Cashel on Sunday. Gary Scully, Shane Scully and Eoin Woolley performed well on the day finishing in 6th, 10th and 28th and that was good enough to finish in the silver medal position in the team competition. This was Eoin’s first senior cross country team medal and caps a very good cross country season where he competed in all 4 county events.
Junior & Schools Cross Country: Batman and Robin were once again in cross country action this week. First up was the County Tipperary Secondary Schools Cross Country, where Robin beat Batman to finish 1st in a sprint finish. Robin also lined up in the County Junior Cross Country in Cashel where he made it two victories in one week.
Cyclo Cross Action: Kevin Sherlock continued his cycle cross adventures on Sunday as he put in his best performance to date at the Fixx Cycle Cross league up in Dublin.