We have finally reached the end of the 2016 cycling season. Official training will be taking a break for a while so don’t expect any updates on the website. Most members will continue to do something but that will be organised on an informal basis via Viber. On the racing front, we had much success at the race in Kilmallock on Sunday. Finally, our Club AGM passed off without incident or brawling.
Off Season training: our training programme will restart on October 1st. We will have the usual mix of strength training, turbo sessions and Sat/Sun long cycles to do. Until then you can relax and put the feet up. It is important to recharge the batteries at the end of a long tough season. We want everyone back in October eager to get going again.
Training News for Newcomers to Nenagh CC
Get Up to Speed Cycle: will be starting on Sat, September 10th. The aim is to get our new cyclists building up their fitness in September so that making the jump into our main bunch cycles in October isn’t quite as tough. We will put more detailed plans about this online later in the week.
Bike Skills Session: we will also be running a bike skills session for 7 – 12 year olds in the CBS, starting on the Sat Sept 10th (after the Get Up to Speed Cycle).
Club AGM: our no nonsense club agm took place on Saturday out in Larkins. It took all of about 5 minutes to do. Welcome to the new committee members. We will have our first committee meeting closer to October when training will start back. We will formalise roles, tasks and plans for the year then.
Kilmallock: Denis Allen and Daniel Yon Hin produced the goods for the club at Sunday’s race in Limerick. The two boys have been going well in training so both of them finishing on the podium in their races was not a surprise. This will be the start of many good results over the next few years.
- U/14 race: Daniel finished 3rd in the 9.4 mile race.
- A1/A2 race: Mike Browne made a welcome return to racing on Sunday after fracturing his shoulder at the An Post Rás in June. He was a little bit rusty but raced well and managed to pick up the 2nd place A2 prize.
- A3 race: Denis Allen, Eamon Hartnett and Con Kennedy took part in this race. All 3 lads are going well so we were expecting a result. With 1 cyclist already up the road and no chasing coming from the pack, Denis kept attacking off the front. He finally got away with Limerick CCs Tom Shanahan plus three others. They never caught the leader but Denis and Tom managed to drop the rest. Denis took 3rd place in the end with Eamon Hartnett finishing in the bunch but out of the points.
- A4 race: Donnchadh Floyd and Patrick Yon Hin raced for Nenagh in this one. As per usual, the A4 race came down to a bunch finish but neither lad was in a spot to fight for the points at this one.
Last race of the season: Charleville 2 Day start next weekend.