Mar
7
2013

Club Notes

40 Marshals: In order to make this years North Tipp Sprint Triathlon a roaring success, we require the help of all club members and their extended families and friends to marshal for the event. If you are competing in the event and are a club member please make sure to organise a substitute for you to Marshal. We must have 40 in order to cover all critical locations. No one wants to face the wrath of a triathlete who inadvertantly went the wrong way to due insufficient marshals!! You must text Cliodhna on 0872938847 ASAP so we can compile a list and allocate people their positions. There are still many jobs to be completed so a speedy response is required!!

Kilkee Accomodation: Accomodation for this years away triathlon “Hell of the West” in Kilkee has been sourced. The demand for houses in Kilkee Bay for this popular weekend is stronger than preceding years and we have been lucky enough to source a few houses/appartments to accomodate club members, but I must have names of those who require a bed and for how many nights ASAP! It will be approximately €40 for one night and €80 for 2 nights per person. Spaces are limited and the names I have by Monday morning will be the final number and I will book the accommodation accordingly. If you do not contact me I will assume you are organising your own accommodation. Please text Mary on 0863994584 with you details and nights required.

Kilkee Registration: The total cost for registration for Kilkee comes to €63.72 (€60 + booking fee of €3.72). Shane is rounding it up to €64 (additional hassle fee), if that doesn’t suit then register yourself in future! Try and pay up asap.

Mar
5
2013

Club Notes

Circuit training: we have come to that time of year when we must say adios to Bertie Sherlock and his circuit training class. The club would like to thank Bertie for the work he has put in over the last 6 months.

Monday Running: will return on the 18th of March in the CBS. The start time for this will be 6:30. That means that there will be no official club training next Monday the 11th.

Tuesday & Thursday morning swims: stop being so lazy and get out of your bed for these! The first triathlon is on in one month’s time and we can’t have ye all embarrassing the club on the national circuit.

Swimming: 1 on 1  stroke work:

Text 0872605743 to book. Cost €5. For club members only.

Tuesday: 9:00 – 9:45pm VA
Wednesday: 12:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 6:00, 9:15 – 9:30 VA
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:15 VA, 3:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 6:00
Friday: 8:15 –  3:00, 8:00 – 8:45 VA
Saturday: 4:00 – 8:00pm VA

Bike racing: 5 club members were in bike racing action this weekend. There were two races on this weekend:

  • Mick Lally Memorial Race in Co. Meath: Gary, Shane and Kevin Sherlock all took part in this race. The flat course meant the chances of a bunch sprint were high. In the end, the A4 race and the A3 race both ended in sprint finishes but no points were scored as our lads just can’t sprint fast enough.
  • Cycling Pursuits Cup, Broadford: Gary, Shane, Kenneth and Kevin Moyles made their way down to this race. The course for this was very hilly but we were in luck as Gary Scully managed to secure an excellent 2nd place overall. With 5 mile to go it looked as if Gary could claim the victory but his one man breakaway was reeled in just before the line. The other club members had less fortune as Shane punctured out early in the race and Kenneth and Kevin failed to get in the prizes in the final bunch sprint of a very competitive A4 race.

Next up, is Rás Luimní which takes place in Caherconlish on Sunday, March 10th. Try your best to be there.

 

Mar
1
2013

Kilkee Entry

So how many of ye got in?

Last year we had close to 30 people taking part in the event either individually or in relays. This year we hope to do even better. If you missed out on registration today then don’t worry as there is another entry date coming up on March 27th at 8:00pm

Relay entries will reopen at 12:00 but should take a little while to sell out. If you are in doubt about doing it individually then enter as a relay team. There are always plenty of club members looking to get on a team. Enter now, find teammates later. If you did a relay last year then enter as an individual this year!!

Tip: registration normally opens earlier via the Active Europe website. For example, this morning the registration opened 10 mins early at 7:50am and Shane had 8 club members entered before 7:55pm. If you are badly stuck and can’t get to a computer at that time then you can ask Shane to enter for you.

Feb
28
2013

Club Away Triathlon

Like last summer, we hope to make the Hell of the West Triathlon our away race this summer. It takes place on June 29th. This was very successful last year with Shane coming second. Registration opens tomorrow morning at 8am and again on the 27th of March at 8pm. If you want to ease yourself into it maybe gather a relay team this year with the hope of completing it fully next year. It is a great weekend away that’s full of entertainment!!

Registration will be available via the Limerick triathlon website or Facebook page. As usual they are using Active Europe so if you have your details already saved on that you will make the entry process quicker for yourself.

 

Feb
26
2013

Club Notes

Table quiz: has been postponed until Friday the 22nd of March to allow Shane to study a bit more for it as he has had a few poor performances at previous quizzes!!

Joe Duffy: is hosting one of his “Local Heroes” radio shows this Friday in Killaloe/Ballina in the Lakeside Hotel. Nenagh Triathlon were contacted by RTE to see if any of our members or members families would like to attend! They advise that people should arrive around 12:30 to get a seat and that the show would be over by 3pm. Prizes and laughter is guaranteed!

Saturday Cycle Routes:

Triathlon club cycle: Nenagh – Riverstown – Birr – Shinrone – Cloughjordan – Nenagh (45 miles)

Bike racing team: We will be doing around 50 miles. This is still a compulsary cycle. We want people continuing to show up to this. It is too early in the season to be taking multiple rest days. Only miss it if you have a good excuse.

Swimming: 1 on 1  stroke work

Text 0872605743 to book

Wednesday: 12:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 6:00, 9:15 – 9:30 VA
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:15 VA, 3:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 6:00
Friday: 8:15 –  3:00 VA
Saturday: 4:00 – 8:00pm VA

Feb
24
2013

Bike Racing

Another mixed day for our bike racing lads today. 9 club members attended a race in Loughrea. There was a separate A4 race which was 55km long and a combined A1/A2/A3 race which was 85km long. Hugh, Kenneth, Kevin M, Kevin S, Keith and Andy took part in the A4 race. Gary, Shane and Eamon took part in the A3 race.

Unluckily, we had four more down in crashes this week. Gary was taken down for the second time in two races in the A3/A2/A1 race and Hugh, Kenneth, Keven M and Keith’s luck ran out this week as they came down in the A4 race. That’s our whole team down on the floor at least once now and they have the bruises and broken bones to show for it. It’s not the best advertisement for cycling but spirits are still high and next week brings another challenge.

On a brighter note, Shane managed to get into a 6 man breakaway that stayed away to the finish line. Shane used his fine finishing sprint to finish last of the breakaway group, but still picked up points for the club and the 6th place prize. Shane and Hugh just missed out on the KOM prizes too with both lads coming in 2nd. Kevin Sherlock was unlucky not to pick up points in the A4 race as he came home in 8th place overall, with points going for the top 6.

Eoin Woolley was also racing today for the North Tipp Wheelers. He took part in the Lacey Cup down in Tralee and put in another solid performance.

Next up: is a hilly one in Broadford, Co. Limerick.

Feb
23
2013

Dromineer Duathlon Race 2

Well done to everyone for braving the cold morning to take part in the second of our four Duathlon Race Series. 23 club members turned up for the race, of the six women that started only two completed it. The morning was cold, which resulted in a number of cyclists needing a helping hand to get their helmets off due to cold fingers. A few club members got a helping hand from their better half. (The club did discuss as to whether penalty minutes be added on to certain club members overall time. It was decided to oversee it on this occasion!)

The winner of the handicapped race was Stephen Hegarty who finished in a time of 1:06:10. In 2nd place was Eoin O’Donoghue in a time of 1:10:55 and in 3rd place was Andy McLoughlin in a time of 1:15:45. The fastest flat time was recorded by Darren Dunne in a time of 58:50. In 2nd place was Andy McLoughlin in a time of 59:45 and in 3rd place was Ronan O’Driscol and Stephen Hegarty in a time of 1:04:10.

Thanks to everyone for participating and thanks again to Mary for timing it. Thanks also to Gill for providing the lovely baked goods! Click on the link below for the results. Place your mouse over the flat times for the splits.

Drom-duathlon-2013

Feb
19
2013

Club Notes

Dromineer Duathlon: Race 2

The 2013 duathlon season is in full swing with races taking place all over the country. It is no different here in Nenagh. The second of our Dromineer Duathlons takes place this Saturday and we hope that all our club members can support this. If you have never done anything like this before then don’t worry, we don’t take it all that serious. All you really need is a bike, helmet, runners, shorts (with padding for comfort on the bike), t-shirt and a little bit of courage. It will begin at 9.30, so try to be there about 10 mins earlier to get you and your bike ready.

The race will be the usual distance: 5km run, 19km bike, 2km run and the cost is free. There will be tea, coffee and food available at the end.

Saturday cycle: will not be going ahead due to the duathlon on this Saturday.

Last Saturday’s cycle: 18 club members completed the 52 mile round trip cycle last Saturday. It was great to see such a big turnout. We had the pleasure of a few of the DMG race team cyclists join us. It was the day before their debut race. Were they looking for a handy cycle or some moral support?… Temperatures were quite mild on the day, (a lot of stripping of layers took place before start of cycle), however the wind was strong. The route from Nenagh to Roscrea was a hard warm up against an easterly wind, with the most challenging section between Roscrea and Borrisoleigh. On the homeward section, we had a welcoming tail wind. The speed picked up from Borrisoleigh, which helped to gain an average speed of 17mph.

Table Quiz: The North Tipp Wheelers are holding a table quiz in the Dapp Inn this Friday the 22nd at 9pm. Great entertainment and prizes are promised.

Bike racing team:

  • The Team DMG launch night takes place this Friday, Feb 22nd at the Abbey Court Hotel. Attendance is compulsory. Things are set to kick off at 8:00pm. Arrive early.
  • The bike racing team will be cycling as per usual at 9:00am on Saturday from the swimming pool.
  • The next race on the calendar is the Lacey Cup in Tralee on Sunday. Registration closes at 11:30am and the race pulls out at 11:45. The distance is 75km, with two decent size hills in it. Lifts to the race will be organised on Friday evening.

Turbo: These sessions will continue on Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:30pm in the running complex until the clocks go forward at the end of March. With the racing season now started, getting those tough mid week cycles in is very important. Once the clocks go forward we will be out on the road on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. There will be tough rolling over sessions and time trial leagues to look forward too!

Swimming: 1 on 1  stroke work

This will be resuming this week – text 0872605743 to book

Wednesday: 12:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 6:00, 9:15 – 9:30 VA
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:15 VA, 3:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 6:00
Friday: 8:15 –  3:00 VA
Saturday: 4:00 – 8:00pm VA