We are now into the final week of official club training for the 2016 season. As it’s the final week we will have our End of Year Cycle on Saturday – route details are given below. There were just 3 club members racing last weekend so you can read about how they did below too.
- Tuesday: club cycle at 6:30 from Stereame, Bring lights + Hi Vis – we will aim to finish on the main road as it is getting pretty dull after 8:30.
- Thursday: club cycle at 6:30 from Stereame
- Saturday: End of Year Cycle – starts at 8:00am from the hotel. More details below.
- Sunday: Racing – Kilmallock / not sure if there will be a Sunday spin – depends on the amount of drink consumed in Garrykennedy on Saturday night.
End of Year Cycle, AGM + Club Night Out
When: Sat, August 27th @ 8:00am at the hotel.
Route: We will be heading over towards Kinnitty for this one. Everyone knows that route is a long and tough one so we will need an early start. There will be short cut options available for everyone but we hope to have everyone together as much as possible.
Food Stop: we will be pulling into the service station in Birr for food on the way home. The club will be paying for food (within reason Seán Gleeson!!), as a way of saying thanks for all the support throughout the season.
Night Out & AGM: takes place in Garrykennedy from around 8:00 onwards. If you are feeling super fit then join the tri club for their end of year swim. at 5:30. Tis a great way of building up a thirst for a few pints. The AGM will be short and sweet. We will take a look back at the successes and failures of the year and talk about plans for 2017.
Shannon, Co. Clare: Keith Butler and Eamon Hartnett were in racing action in Shannon on a wet and miserable Sunday morning. Both lads did well but had no luck getting into the points. In the A3 race, Eamon got himself into the winning break of the day. There were 5 or 6 in the break but Eamon got jumped by others in the break near the end. The break split and Eamon ended up getting absorbed once again by the bunch and thats where he would finish. In the A4 race, Keith was well placed coming into the final sprint for 2nd place. But as is the norm, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man showed his soft side by losing ground when the going got tough. He finished in 14th and went home empty handed once again.
National Youth Champs, Kanturk: Daniel Yon Hin finished the season off well with a strong performances in the 3 races in Kanturk. Racing conditions on Saturday were awful with stormy conditions on the course. First up was an 8km TT straight into a headwind. It was tough going but Daniel pushed a nice pace the whole way in an event he doesn’t like too much. He finished in 18th out of the 32 starters in the U/14 race. Next up was a criterium. Daniel finished 14th in what was a bunch finish at the end. On Sunday, there was a road race and Daniel finished in 17th. He didn’t quite make it into the medals at any of the events but it has still been a great first real season of racing.