Mar
13
2013

Club Table Quiz

The club have re-organised the table quiz for Friday the 22nd of March. Everyone’s support would be greatly appreciated. Start practicing your dingbats now!!

Mar
11
2013

Club Notes

Aviva Irish Schools’ XC Champs: Killian Cullagh and Darren Dunne represented the club and their schools at the recent All Ireland cross country event up in Belfast. Both lads were in the intermediate boys race and both performed extremely well. Killian finished in 8th place with Darren one position behind in 9th. This fine result means that both lads have qualified to represent Ireland in two weeks time in Wales. This is a fine achievement and is the result of plenty of hard training over the last few months and years.

Fastnet Duathlon, Schull: Congratulations to Sinnead Oakes for coming home in 2nd place in the women’s race. The race distance were 5km run, 16 Km cycle, and 3km run and Sinnead finished 29th overall.

Saturday Cycle Speed: Warning: The purpose of the Saturday morning spin is not to go as fast as you can and try to drop everyone. This is supposed to be a controlled cycle with speeds that suit new comers to the club. People are not supposed to be left behind. From now on the bunch is going to revert back to a controlled pace: target = between 17 – 18 mph on a flat course. If you find that this pace is too slow then organise your own cycle or go out with the club racing group. People who want to drive on the pace are not welcome at the triathlon club cycle. The bike racing group would be delighted to have ye.

If for some reason bike racing team lads join up with the normal triathlon club cycle then you lads especially should not drive on the pace. This cycle is not for you. You are guests at their cycle and should follow their rules or don’t go at all. For any bike racing lads looking to drive on the pace then go to a race on Saturday instead and use up your energy there.

Cycle as a group or don’t come cycling at all. Comprende?!

Dromineer Duathlon Race 3: The 3rd race of our world renowned Dromineer Duathlon series takes place this Saturday, March 16th. These races have been very well attended so far and we hope to make this one the biggest yet. If you haven’t taken part in one so far then it’s about time you got up off your arse and did one! These races are ideal preparation for the triathlon season ahead. We hope to see ye all there.

Bike Racing Team: Everyone on the bike racing team was in racing action over the weekend. First up was a race on Saturday in Clonard, Co. Meath. Kevin S, Andy, Gary and Shane went to this race. All 4 finished in the bunch but didn’t score points in the final bunch sprint. On Sunday, the team made the short trip into Caherconlish in Limerick. The race took place in terrible conditions with wind, rain and freezing temperatures making racing very hard. Eamon, Gary and Shane took part in the A3 race but had no luck on the day. Things were different in the A4 race where Kevin Moyles and Hugh Flannery both scored points for the club, thereby continuing the club’s fantastic run of form where points have been secured every weekend to date. Kevin Moyles got himself into a winning breakaway at the half way mark and pushed hard to the end to secure a 3rd place. Hugh Flannery finished in 5th as he finished strongly at the front of the chasing bunch. Well done to both lads. Keith, Andy, Kevin S, Kenneth and Mike B also took part in the race.

Eoin Woolley and Sinnead Oakes were also in bike racing action representing the North Tipp Wheelers. Sinnead took part in her first ever bike race in Caherconlish while Eoin too part in the bike race in Loughrea. Well done to both.

Next up: Carrick Wheelers Cup, March 17th

North Tipp Sprint Marshalls: Text Cliodhna 0872938847 if you can marshall at the North Tipp Sprint. Club members are expected to help out.

Kilkee Accommodation: Text Mary 0863994584 if you want to book accommodation in Kilkee for the Hell of the West triathlon.

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

Mar
8
2013

Saturday Club Cycle

The route for this Satruday’s cycle is:

Nenagh – Dolla – Silvermines – Shallee Hill – Newport – Birdhill – Yellowbridge – Coam Hill – Portroe – Nenagh

It is a total of 43 miles.

The route for Saturday the 23rd is: (Satruday the 16th is the 3rd Dromineer duathlon)

Nenagh – Latteragh – Seanins Hill – Toomevara – Moneygal – Armyhill – Borrisoleigh – Templederry – Dolla – Nenagh

It is a total of 45 miles.

 

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.