It proved to be a great weekend for training and racing. Plenty of miles were clocked up by everyone. It has been so long since we have had decent weather, we were all mad keen to get out on the road. There were big turnouts at our Saturday training spin and we had success on the racing front too = great weekend.
Final week in April – Training
- Tuesday – Triathlon club tt league or Limerick Summer League
- Thursday – Nenagh Summer League. Gooig at 7:00. Text Kenneth if you can marshal
- Saturday – club spin at 9:00 from hotel.
- Weekend racing – its a bank holiday weekend so that means stage racing – 6 club members are heading up to the Ballinrobe 3 Day which starts on Saturday. We should also have some competitors at the Kanturk 3 Day. Best of luck!
- Weekend leisure cycle – we also hear there is a group heading down to Kerry for some tough hilly cycling next weekend. Enjoy it!
An Post Rás update: with just 4 weeks to go to the start of the Rás our rás team is understandably very nervous. We are all training as hard as possible but we won’t know if we have done enough until we get going. The regular updates on Stickybottle about all the big teams that will be at the rás is making us question our sanity. We will have the most inexperienced team at the rás. With our one rás finisher, Gary Scully, having pulled out, that means all 5 of us that are currently due to take part have never finished a rás before. This could be embarrassing!
The next big obstacle in the way is the Ballinrobe 3 Day. All 5 of us will be racing up there. We need to be competitive in the race if we are to stand any chance of finishing a rás. With that in mind we are heading up to Ballinrobe looking for some sort of result. Hopefully we will all perform well there and come back with a more positive outlook. After Ballinrobe we will have a Rás team meeting where we will analyse where we are at and focus fully on the big race ahead.
Thanks to everyone for all the support so far. Whether its financial help, attending our Summer League, helping with marshaling or just coming out and cycling with us, we definitely wouldn’t be able to take on this task without the help of the club. You have just 4 more weeks to put up with us!
Clear blue skies greeted the club for our Saturday spin. It is great see the standard of cycling so high in the club. Finishing a 120km cycle is no bother to people now and our bunch is getting very tidy on the road. We have come a long way! Don’t think John Ryan will be too happy with the 2nd photo!
Currow, Co. Kerry: 4 club members travelled down to Currow for the Drumm Cup. There was youth and senior racing on the event schedule so we were hopinh for some success. Once again Daniel Yon Hin provided that success. Daniel came 5th in the U/14 race
Here is what coach Ronan O’Driscoll had to say….
“Daniel got on the right side of an early spilt in the U/14 race and the group of 8 stayed away for the rest of the race with Daniel sprinting well for a fine 5th and a place in the prizes. After a bad start, Odie managed to work his way up the field to finish 16th. Well done to both lads keep up the good work.”
In the senior race we had two cyclists in the A3 race. Tommy Hanrahan and Matty Kennedy have both been cycling very well of late and hopes were high of some points being scored. The two lads worked well together in the bunch and with the finish line just 15m away Tommy Hanrahan suffered a mechanical while leading the bunch sprint for 5th place (4 finished in a break ahead). This was terrible luck and knocked Tommy down to 11th place. Matty finished in the bunch after working hard to help Tommy get in a great position.