* The route for this Saturdays Cycle is: (more hilly!)
Nenagh – Toomevara – Dolla – Silvermines – Shallee Cross – Newport – Birdhill – Nenagh (45 miles)
Both Killian and Darren took part in the School East Munster cross country races this week. Killian came 2nd and Darren came 4th! At least someone in the club is racing this winter!
The club have re-organised the table quiz for March 22nd. Everyone’s support would be greatly appreciated so save the date!!
Numbers are looking good for the clubs Saturday morning cycle. We had 13 members take on the route from Nenagh to Roscrea. The morning was very cold, wet and mucky however the wind was favourable. Heading towards Roscrea if felt more like a cross wind, and on the return journey we had a welcoming tail wind. A number of cyclists picked up the speed coming into Toomevara and managed to maintain it until Nenagh. The average speed was in excess of 17mph.
During the week we will be putting up the dates for the clubs duathlon series. These races will be held in Dromineer. Also, we will post the routes for the Saturday cycles for the next few weeks.
Bike racing team: All our members that are planning on cycling with Team DMG should try and get their Cycling Ireland license paid for this week. With only 4 weeks to the first race of the season you need to get this fully sorted soon. This week’s Saturday cycle saw 11 club members starting out on the A3 route. The pace was lively for the 64 miles and there were plenty of tired bodies by the finish. Next week, we will be back on the N7 again as we take on the Moneygall – Roscrea – Nenagh chain gang route. As usual there will be a Sunday spin around the lake. Try your best to make at least one of those cycles.
Turbo: These sessions continue to take place on Tuesday and thursday evenings at 7:30pm in the running complex. The intensity has increased for these so if you are looking to improve your cycling and get ready for the racing then try to make them.
Running: Our Friday evening run sessions are proving to be very popular at the moment. There are upwards of 20 running each Friday starting from the CBS school ay 6:15. If you are looking to improve your running then why not join us?
The route for this Saturdays cycle is:
Nenagh – Toomevara – Moneygal – Dunkerrin (28 mls) – Roscrea – Nenagh
We are taking a safer route as the weather is forecasted to be below freezing. If the time of the cycle needs to be changed due to these conditions a text message will be sent out.
** Lost Helmet: Somebody left their helmet (black, red, BBB) behind in the pool car park last Saturday. Text Shane to get it back 0872605743.
Circuit Training: starts again this evening at 7:00pm in the running complex.
Tues & Thurs Morning Swimming: These are back on so stop being so lazy and get down to them.
Triathlon Cycle Group: There was a very large group out last Saturday for the morning cycle to Dunkerrin, Shinrone and back to Nenagh. There were a few new faces there so we hope ye enjoyed it.
Next Saturday: Nenagh – Birdhill (27 mls) On this route you have two choices from Birdhill
1) Birdhill – Ballina – Portroe – Nenagh (30.5 mls)
2) Birdhill – Dalys Cross (35.5 mls) – Castleconnell – O’Briens Bridge – Ballina – Portroe – Nenagh (45 mls)
Bike Racing Team: Good spins this weekend. We had 9 out for the first tough-ish one of the year on Saturday. Thanks to everyone for making an effort to be there. We will be continuing the same Saturday training pattern until the start of the racing season in February so try and commit to the remaining 5 weeks and you should be up to speed by then.
Next Saturday: we will be on the Limerick side of the N7. We will give the Limerick chain gang route a go from Daly’s Cross into the 5 Alley roundabout and back out to Birdhill.
Chain Reaction Cycles: have a pretty good sale on at the moment on bike components. If your bike is in a state from winter cycling then check out their website >> Bike Components Sale
New Years Resolution: Why not decide to get fit and do a triathlon this summer?
Running: Is back on tomorrow at 6:15 starting from the CBS.
Triathlon Group: Here is the route for this Saturday: Nenagh – Toomevara – Moneygall – Dunkerrin (28ml) – Roscrea (38mls) – Shinrone (via Monastery Road) – Cloughjordan – Nenagh(41.5mls).
Bike Racing Group: It was great to see everyone out last Tuesday for the easy lake cycle. This Saturday will be a little tougher. We are going to up the intensity a little as we build towards the start of the cycling season in February. It is important that you don’t miss these sessions. The more you miss the further behind you will go. The cycle will start at 9:00 from the pool. The total distance is 57 mile – this includes 25 rolling over from Moneygall on.
Route: Nenagh > Dolla > Templederry > Borrisoleigh > Moneygall > Roscrea > Moneygall > Toomevara > Nenagh
1 on 1 coaching: Bad news – the coach will be busy for the month of January so won’t be able to take any lessons until February. We know that’s a pain in the arse but there is nothing we can do about it!
The club would like to wish everyone a happy New Year. We hope to see ye back at training soon.
Triathlon Training: will be resuming again with our evening swim on Wednesday, Jan 2nd. Don’t worry we will take it easy on everyone on the first day back! The usual training time table will be followed in January as we prepare for the upcoming 2013 racing season. Make it your New Year’s Resolution to get stuck into training in January. You will feel all the better for it.
Bike racing team: We will be starting back on Tuesday, Jan 1st with a handy trip around the lake. This cycle will start at 9:00am from Melrose. This will be an easy cycle to get rid of the post Christmas hangover. It will help to get us ready for the increase in intensity that will be seen throughout January. Try your best to be there.
There is a table quiz on in Rocky’s this Friday Dec 28th starting at 8:30pm. It is being run by a club member so it would be great if club members could support it. All proceeds go to help
the Keith Butler Gastric Band Fund autistic and Down Syndrome children. €20 per table + raffle.
What a shite day for cycling. That was easily the most miserable cycle of the year. It is not often that we cut a cycle short but all we could manage today was 50 miles. Morale had fallen life threateningly low and Hugh Flannery was in danger of getting sucked into the blackhole that was forming over our group. Wise heads prevailed and we bailed out of the cycle early, ready to fight another day. That day is…….tomorrow.
Tomorrow is looking like a much better day. So if you feel up for a long cycle then we are meeting at the pool at 9:00am (18/19 mph).