Sep
28
2017

Almost back…….

Well the break time is almost up and we are just over a week away now from the start of Winter training for the 2018 schedule!! We are in the process of finalising the club training and event calendar for the 10 weeks of training that will bring us up to the Christmas break and we are sure there will be something for everyone!! There are already a number of changes to the usual training on the horizon and we will give an update on this later in the week….so hang onto your hats for this one!!!!

IronMan Barcelona

One of the final big club triathlon events of the year is taking place this week over in Barcelona with a number of the clubs elder statesman making the non-cancelled Ryanair flight over to Spain for the IronMan distance event on Saturday. Good luck to Andy, Eoin, Keith, Shane and Sean over the course and hopefully the referendum election in the area on Sunday will not result in complete pub closure for the post-event pints!!!

Circuit Training

Although the official training for the club does not get under way for over a week, for those of you that are eager to get started the Monday night circuit sessions with Bertie Sherlock will be starting from this Monday 2nd October at 7pm in Nenagh Eire Ogs McDonagh Park hall. This session offers an hour of strength and conditioning work which is invaluable in the prevention of injury so you know where is the place to be on Monday evenings!!!

Wanted: Triathletes!!!!!!

A group of students in University of Limerick are looking for recruits to take part in a research intervention study titled “to investigate the effect of resistance training on triathlon performance indicators”

What is the project about?

It is a common opinion in current research that resistance training improves performance in endurance sport. Most of this research has focused on sports such as running and swimming. As triathlon is made up of swimming cycling and running this study aims to verify that resistance training improves triathlon performance.

What will the project involve?

Volunteers will be evenly and randomly assigned into two groups, the control group and the intervention group. Both groups will engage in a series of performance ‘time-trial’ like testing protocols both prior to and after the intervention period. These tests will be in swimming, cycle and running and will take place in the UL arena. To test swimming performance volunteers will complete an 800m individual time trial in the 50m swimming pool in the UL arena. To test cycling and running performance a ‘brick’ style test will be performed where volunteers will firstly do a 30-minute FTP (functional threshold power) test on a stationary watt bike, volunteers will then have two minutes to change into running shoes and complete a 6-minute run for maximum distance on the UL arena’s 225m indoor running track. The intervention group will then undergo an 8-week strength training protocol as well as continuing with their normal scheduled endurance training. The control group will solely continue their endurance training over the 8-week period and will not engage in any form of resistance training during the intervention period.  All participants will be given a training programme to follow for the course of the intervention. This is to ensure that all participants are doing similar training and that we can be sure what effect resistance training has on performance.

Who can take part?

We are looking for both male and female participants aged between 24 and 40. All participants must be competitive triathletes with a minimum of three years’ experience and be competing at a National series level. Participants must be currently not taking part in any resistance training or of previously used resistance training as part of their triathlon training.

What will you get if you take part?

All participants will receive performance testing in swimming cycling and running. Following the completion of the study all participants will be given individual feedback regarding their own performance in the tests which will allow possible training interventions from the athletes along with their coach. All participants will also be given feedback regarding the outcome of the study.

Contact:

Jack Molloy – 14149087@studentmail.ul.ie

Aichlinn O’Reilly – 14158221@studentmail.ul.ie

 

 

That is all for now but keep an eye on the facebook page and club website for an update on the Winter Training schedule later in the week!!!!!! 

 

Sep
10
2017

Season End

Weekly Update

That is officially a wrap for the 2017 season…..topped off by a choppy but successful End of Year swim and AGM. Thanks to everyone who attended the swim and for the input during the AGM. We will post an update on the main points from the meeting in due course and will get working on these for the coming season.

For now it is time to take a well earned break. There will be unofficial sessions ongoing during the month of September so keep an eye on the Viber group for this.

The 2 morning swims will continue and the Masters swimming resumes this week and as mentioned at the AGM we would encourage members to attend these swim sessions and get involved with the club.

 

We will return for Winter training in October and will put up the new training timetable when we have it finalised!

In the meantime if you are bored for an event you can take a look at the flier below for the “Trip to Tipp” charity event at the start of next month.

 

 

Have a good week out there!

Sep
4
2017

Summer Training – Week 9

Weekly Update

The final week of the current training season is here and will be topped off by a few events at the weekend. Try a tri 2 took place over the weekend down at the leisure centre was very well received. We hope that a number of ye will be able to attend the final events this weekend before we take an official break in preparation for next years season!!!!

 

Saturday 9th September: Tri Leader Course

Tri Leader Course: starts at 9am in Nenagh Abbey Court hotel

To date we have 1 confirmed club member who is willing to attend this one day session for the club that was specifically organised in town so that no travelling time was needed. As a club with both Senior and Junior elements and a small membership pool it is important that we have a number of members who have this qualification to cover the club for Indemnity and insurance purposes.

If there is anyone else who is available to take part on this could you let a member of the committee know as soon as possible so that this course will be able to go ahead.

 

 

More information can be found on the TI link below:

http://www.triathlonireland.com/Events/Events-Calendar-Non-Race-/TRI-Leader-Course-Tipperary.html

 

Saturday 2nd September: Try a tri 2

 

Around 40 people were up bright and early on Saturday morning for the second Try a tri offering. Weather conditions were almost ideal, apart from a bit of a headwind on the way out on the bike but no complaints were made on that one! Well done to all who took part and overall the event was very well received. As ever this event could not have taken place without the help of the few club members who were available on the day to marshal and help with the smooth running of the event. The “try a tri” format is an essential element for development of both the junior and senior clubs and is a starting point for many potential members so we thank all who were able to make this event possible and will again be looking to arrange similar events in the future.

 

Saturday 9th September: End of Year Swim

End of Year Swim: starts at 5:30 in Youghal.

We are expecting around 10-15 swimmers at this +/- IronMan Barcelona candidates?? As ever there are 2 swimming options with the overall finish at Garrykennedy. There will be people there in cars to drop your gear over to Garrykennedy. All you have to do is swim over, jump in the shower, get changed and back .

If anyone is not intending taking part in the swim but is willing to help out we have a spare kayak that requires a Kayak Captain to provide cover for the swimmers…..let a committee member know and come down and join in with us.

Saturday 9th September: Triathlon Club AGM

End of Year AGM: starts at 8pm: venue Una Powells

Following the swim we will be having our annual AGM. This year we will be having the AGM back in town in Una Powells in order to make it easier for members not taking part in the swim to attend.

We would hope that as many members as possible can attend this event as there have been a number of developments within the club over the past year and as ever we would like as many members as possible to come and play a role in the determining the aims and objectives of the club for the upcoming year. This is a pretty informal meeting and will not take too long but it is important that if you are free that you attend.

The club is more than just the committee and at committee level we would like to get the views and opinions of as many members as possible on further club development for the 2018 season.

In Triathlon terms we are a small club and so rely more heavily than other clubs on our members having an active role within the club so leaving the running of the club to the few on the committee is not a long-term viable option for us so we hope that the club will support this meeting! And as ever if you wish to have a more formal role within the club at committee level we are sure we can find something for you!!!!

As with our previous AGMs following the meeting there will be some food and a few drinks on offer for anyone interested…..another good reason to attend!!!!!

Any suggestions or issues that you may want to discuss regarding the club at this meeting then just let a member of the committee know. 

Weekly training

Swimming sessions: 2 morning sessions this week and in the run-up to the end of year swim we will be focusing on increasing distance swims.

Shorter versions for the novice lane will be supplied on the morning and will cover 1-1.5k.

 

 

  Tuesday 5th September  
   
Warm-up 4 x 50m f/c easy-stroke  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke                        (250m)  
  4 x 50m f/c easy-breath 4th  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke           x 2       (500m) 750m
   
Main-set 4 x 50m f/c build  
  1 x 50m b/c easy                         x 2       (500m)  
   
  1400m f/c breathe on 4th                         (1400m)  
   
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                    (100m) 2000m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 2950m

 

 

  Thursday 7th September  
   
Warm-up 4 x 50m f/c easy-stroke  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke                        (250m)  
  4 x 50m f/c easy-breath 4th  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke           x 2       (500m) 750m
   
Main-set 4 x 50m f/c build  
  1 x 50m b/c easy                         x 2       (500m)  
   
  1600m f/c breathe on 4th                         (1600m)  
   
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                    (100m) 2200m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 3150m

 

 

Running sessions: 2 The hill running sessions continue on Monday evenings meeting at Coum at 6.30pm and covering 8-10k.

 

The full weekly schedule:

Day Morning Evening
 Monday Hill Running: 6:15pm

Coum

Tuesday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Wednesday
Thursday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Friday
Saturday End of Year Swim: 

Youghalarra pier: 5.30pm

Club AGM: 

Una Powells: 8pm

Sunday 

 


 Have a good week out there!

Sep
2
2017

Try a tri 2 – Results

Try a tri 2 – The Results

 

Hello All Try a tri doers!!

Congratulations to all who took part this morning…..a set of fantastic times for both and Junior and Senior events.
We have put together the times as best we could but given the numbers involved we hope that we got everyone accurately…..apologies if there are any issues!!!
RACE NO Surname First name Swim Bike Run OVERALL
             
179 Chawke Cillian 00:02:40 00:12:13 00:04:12 00:19:05
178 O’Driscoll Oisin 00:02:45 00:12:20 00:04:05 00:19:10
191 Kirby Tom 00:02:35 00:13:29 00:04:21 00:20:25
183 O’Callaghan Liam 00:02:25 00:14:31 00:03:42 00:20:38
190 Kirby Grace 00:02:15 00:14:55 00:04:20 00:21:30
181 O’Dwyer Ellen 00:02:50 00:15:57 00:04:28 00:23:15
174 Ryan Muireann 00:02:45 00:15:39 00:05:26 00:23:50
177 O’Driscoll Oilleog 00:02:50 00:16:54 00:04:36 00:24:20
199 Ryan Thomas 00:03:15 00:17:54 00:04:13 00:25:22
176 McGonagle Bronagh 00:03:00 00:18:08 00:04:22 00:25:30
198 Ryan Catherine 00:03:10 00:18:05 00:05:09 00:26:24
193 Boland Niamh 00:02:50 00:19:50 00:04:14 00:26:54
180 O’Dwyer Anna 00:03:35 00:19:05 00:04:14 00:26:54
194 Mulrooney Grace 00:04:00 00:17:15 00:05:45 00:27:00
195 Mulrooney Ella 00:04:10 00:21:53 00:05:02 00:31:05
182 Cleary Niamh 00:05:10 00:26:10 00:06:35 00:37:55
170 Corbett Ella 00:04:30 00:25:40 00:14:20 00:44:30
             
             
150 Slattery Gerald 00:06:10 00:23:26 00:13:06 00:42:42
157 Tynan Sinead 00:06:45 00:22:51 00:13:49 00:43:25
153 Spillane Bernadette 00:06:20 00:23:16 00:14:07 00:43:43
151 AMIGO RELAY 00:05:00 00:24:30 00:14:40 00:44:10
161 O’Meara Sinead 00:07:45 00:22:15 00:14:30 00:44:30
171 Neville Oran 00:04:05 00:26:16 00:14:44 00:45:05
196 Kyne Michael 00:07:10 00:24:02 00:15:08 00:46:20
175 Cleary/Graham RELAY 00:03:58 00:25:12 00:17:45 00:46:55
165 Percy William 00:08:55 00:23:21 00:14:49 00:47:05
168 Dore Michael 00:04:55 00:26:05 00:16:10 00:47:10
169 O’farrell Caoimhe 00:04:30 00:25:35 00:17:23 00:47:28
197 Kyne Darragh 00:06:40 00:23:23 00:18:27 00:48:30
152 Ryan Rena 00:05:00 00:24:36 00:18:58 00:48:34
160 O’Meara Aoife 00:07:15 00:25:41 00:16:58 00:49:54
75 Ryan Colin 00:05:45 00:29:05 00:15:40 00:50:30
184 Kelly Mairead 00:07:50 00:26:55 00:17:10 00:51:55
164 Ryan Tony 00:09:15 00:23:01 00:20:19 00:52:35
167 Dore Emily 00:04:40 00:38:50 00:19:33 01:03:03
166 Kearney-Power Hannah 00:05:15 00:38:18 00:19:30 01:03:03
172 Neville Aisling 00:05:20 00:38:12 00:19:58 01:03:30
             
163 Moore Grainne 00:08:10 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00
192 Boland Eleanor 00:03:50 00:21:20 00:00:00 00:00:00
             
The Nenagh Triathlon Club committee would like to thank all of ye for making the effort to attend this event and make it the success it was. We have some photos on the event which we will get uploaded as soon as possible!
If this was a taste of triathlon that you enjoyed then we would ask you to consider joining up with the club for the 2018 season……we will be taking an official break for a few weeks but will be back fighting for both our Junior and Senior club in October…..you can keep updated on our website or on facebook (like and follow us!!) where you can see our weekly bulletins and training schedules!!
www.nenaghtriathlonclub.com
https://www.facebook.com/nenaghtriathlonclub/
Again a big thanks from all at Nenagh triathlon club!!!

 

 

Aug
28
2017

Summer Training – Week 8

Weekly Update

Only 2 weeks left in the official season before we all can take a well deserved break….apart from the Barcelona crew…….We know that we have not being going mad with the reports on the actions and feats of our members over the last 2 months but this is something we will rectify in the final reports of the year never fear!!!!!

Again a reminder about the forthcoming events over the next few weeks so if you are free to help out, attend or take part in any or all then please do……ask not what your triathlon club can do for you but what you can do for your triathlon club and all that!!!!!

Saturday 2nd September: Try a tri 2

Try a tri 2: starts at 9am in Nenagh Leisure Centre

For our novice and junior members we will be running “Try a tri 2”. This will be starting at Nenagh Leisure centre at 9am and is free to enter for anyone who wishes to take part.

For those who took part in the “try a tri” event in June an application form was included with the pack and this can be dropped to the Leisure centre or to any committee member.

If you do not have an application form all you need to do is send on the relevant details (Name; Address; DOB; Mobile; Estimated swim time for 250m) and send this on the our email at nenaghtriathlonclub@gmail.com

As ever we will need the help of a few marshals on the day to help with the Juniors on the course and for traffic etc. so if anyone is free for about 90min on Saturday morning to help out it would be really appreciated and you can let a member of the committee know or put your name on the Viber group.

Saturday 9th September: Tri Leader Course

Tri Leader Course: starts at 9am in Nenagh Abbey Court hotel

As part of the ongoing club development the club have been awarded a Coaching and development grant from Tipperary Sports Partnership and this has been allocated in order to provide a Tri Leader course that will be held in Nenagh. The TRI Leader course is the first step on the TI coaching ladder but it is also aimed at those who help out at sessions and events. At the moment the club have very few members with sufficient qualifications to organise sessions and so this course is vital for the development of both the club and Junior club.

This qualification is the first step in the process of becoming a qualified triathlon coach (to date the club only has one TI qualified coach) and is required for those helping running the club in general.

The cost of the course is covered and it is all undertaken in one day, so with it on our own doorstep we would hope that a number of members  will take the opportunity to attend and help further club development (we are hoping a minimum 6-8 will come or the course will not be able to go ahead).

More information can be found on the TI link below and just let a member of the committee know if you can attend.

http://www.triathlonireland.com/Events/Events-Calendar-Non-Race-/TRI-Leader-Course-Tipperary.html

Saturday 9th September: End of Year Swim

End of Year Swim: starts at 5:30 in Youghal.

We are expecting around 10-15 swimmers at this +/- IronMan Barcelona candidates?? As ever there are 2 swimming options with the overall finish at Garrykennedy. There will be people there in cars to drop your gear over to Garrykennedy. All you have to do is swim over, jump in the shower, get changed and head into the pub for pints.

If someone has a kayak or boat available on the day to provide cover for the swimmers then let a committee member know and come down and join in with us.

Saturday 9th September: Triathlon Club AGM

End of Year AGM: starts at 8pm: venue TBC

Following the swim we will be having our annual AGM and will get back when we have confirmed a venue for this. We would hope that as many members as possible can attend this event as there have been a number of developments within the club over the past year and as ever we would like as many members as possible to come and play a role in the determining the aims and objectives of the club for the upcoming year. This is a pretty informal meeting and will not take too long but it is important that if you are free that you attend.

The club is more than just the committee and at committee level we would like to get the views and opinions of as many members as possible on further club development for the 2018 season.

In Triathlon terms we are a small club and so rely more heavily than other clubs on our members having an active role within the club so leaving the running of the club to the few on the committee is not a long-term viable option for us so we hope that the club will support this meeting! And as ever if you wish to have a more formal role within the club at committee level we are sure we can find something for you!!!!

As with our previous AGMs following the meeting there will be some food and a few drinks on offer for anyone interested…..another good reason to attend!!!!!

Any suggestions or issues that you may want to discuss regarding the club at this meeting then just let a member of the committee know. 

Weekly training

Swimming sessions: 2 morning sessions this week and in the run-up to the end of year swim we will be focusing on increasing distance swims.

Shorter versions for the novice lane will be supplied on the morning and will cover 1-1.5k.

 

 

  Tuesday 29th August  
   
Warm-up 4 x 50m f/c easy-stroke  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke                        (250m)  
  4 x 50m f/c easy-breath 4th  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke           x 2       (500m) 750m
   
Main-set 4 x 50m f/c build  
  1 x 50m b/c easy                         x 2       (500m)  
   
  800m f/c breathe on 4th                         (800m)  
   
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                    (100m) 1400m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 2350m

 

 

 

  Thursday 31st August  
   
Warm-up 4 x 50m f/c easy-stroke  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke                        (250m)  
  4 x 50m f/c easy-breath 4th  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke           x 2       (500m) 750m
   
Main-set 4 x 50m f/c build  
  1 x 50m b/c easy                         x 2       (500m)  
   
  1000m f/c breathe on 4th                         (1000m)  
   
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                    (100m) 1600m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 2550m

 

 

Running sessions: 2 The hill running sessions continue on Monday evenings meeting at Coum at 6.30pm and covering 8-10k.

 

The full weekly schedule:

Day Morning Evening
 Monday Hill Running: 6:30pm

Coum

Tuesday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Wednesday
Thursday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Friday
Saturday
Sunday  Sunday Swim: 6pm

Youghalarra pier

 


 Have a good week out there!

Aug
22
2017

Club End of Year Events

It is that time of year when we begin to pack up shop and take a few well earned weeks rest before starting up again for next season. As ever we will mark this with our AGM and the infamous end of year swim. In addition, again for our junior and novice members we will be running “Try a tri 2” and details on all these can be found below.

Saturday 2nd September: Try a tri 2

 

Try a tri 2: starts at 9am in Nenagh Leisure Centre

For our novice and junior members we will be running “Try a tri 2”. This will be starting at Nenagh Leisure centre at 9am and is free to enter for anyone who wishes to take part.

For those who took part in the “try a tri” event in June an application form was included with the pack and this can be dropped to the Leisure centre or to any committee member.

If you do not have an application form all you need to do is send on the relevant details (Name; Address; DOB; Mobile; Estimated swim time for 250m) and send this on the our email at info@nenaghtriathlonclub.com.

As ever we will need the help of a few marshals on the day to help with the Juniors on the course and for traffic etc. so if anyone is free for about 90min on Saturday morning to help out it would be really appreciated and you can let a member of the committee know or put your name on the Viber group.

Saturday 9th September: Tri Leader Course

Tri Leader Course: starts at 9am in Nenagh Abbey Court hotel

As part of the ongoing club development the club have been awarded a Coaching and development grant from Tipperary Sports Partnership and this has been allocated in order to provide a Tri Leader course that will be held in Nenagh. The TRI Leader course is the first step on the TI coaching ladder but it is also aimed at those who help out at sessions and events. At the moment the club have very few members with sufficient qualifications to organise sessions and so this course is vital for the development of both the club and Junior club.

This qualification is the first step in the process of becoming a qualified triathlon coach (to date the club only has one TI qualified coach) and is required for those helping running the club in general.

The cost of the course is covered and it is all undertaken in one day, so with it on our own doorstep we would hope that a number of members  will take the opportunity to attend and help further club development (we are hoping a minimum 6-8 will come or the course will not be able to go ahead).

More information can be found on the TI link below and just let a member of the committee know if you can attend.

http://www.triathlonireland.com/Events/Events-Calendar-Non-Race-/TRI-Leader-Course-Tipperary.html

Saturday 9th September: End of Year Swim

End of Year Swim: starts at 5:30 in Youghal.

We are expecting around 10-15 swimmers at this +/- IronMan Barcelona candidates?? As ever there are 2 swimming options with the overall finish at Garrykennedy. There will be people there in cars to drop your gear over to Garrykennedy. All you have to do is swim over, jump in the shower, get changed and head into the pub for pints.

If someone has a kayak or boat available on the day to provide cover for the swimmers then let a committee member know and come down and join in with us.

Saturday 9th September: Triathlon Club AGM

End of Year AGM: starts at 8pm: venue TBC

Following the swim we will be having our annual AGM and will get back when we have confirmed a venue for this. We would hope that as many members as possible can attend this event as there have been a number of developments within the club over the past year and as ever we would like as many members as possible to come and play a role in the determining the aims and objectives of the club for the upcoming year. This is a pretty informal meeting and will not take too long but it is important that if you are free that you attend.

The club is more than just the committee and at committee level we would like to get the views and opinions of as many members as possible on further club development for the 2018 season.

In Triathlon terms we are a small club and so rely more heavily than other clubs on our members having an active role within the club so leaving the running of the club to the few on the committee is not a long-term viable option for us so we hope that the club will support this meeting! And as ever if you wish to have a more formal role within the club at committee level we are sure we can find something for you!!!!

 

As with our previous AGMs following the meeting there will be some food and a few drinks on offer for anyone interested…..another good reason to attend!!!!!

 

Any suggestions or issues that you may want to discuss regarding the club at this meeting then just let a member of the committee know. 

 

 

 

Aug
20
2017

Summer Training – Week 7

Weekly Update

The official sessions are beginning to tail off and a well deserved break is now well on the horizon!!

 

Weekly training

Swimming sessions: 2 morning sessions this week.  Tuesday morning will be a technique set while Thursday is a high intensity short interval set.

Shorter versions for the novice lane will be supplied on the morning and will cover 1-1.5k.

 

 

  Tuesday 22nd August  
   
Warm-up 25m r.arm/l.arm/catch/full  
  25m full stroke on return  (200m)  
  1 x 50m b/c                                   x 3  
  750m
   
Main-set 2 x 100m f/c drill 1  
  2 x 100m f/c drill 2                   x 3             (1200m)  
   
  4 x 50m f / c  
  2 x 50m b / c                                               (300m)  
   
  3 x 50m  f/c kick  
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                      (350m) 1850m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 2800m

 

 

  Thursday 24th August  
   
Warm-up 300m f/c descending set  
  every 4th length b/c  
  breathe every 4th stroke  
  750m
   
Main-set 4 x 50m f/c build  
  1 x 50m b/c easy                                    (250m)  
   
  4 x 100m f/c on 1:20  
  4 x 50m f/c on 40s  
  1min rec                                    x 3            (1800m)  
   
  4 x 50m f/c recovery  
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                   (250m)  
   
  2300m
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 3250m

 

 

Running sessions: 2 The hill running sessions continue on Monday evenings meeting at Coum at 6.30pm and covering 8-10k.

The full weekly schedule:

Day Morning Evening
 Monday Hill Running: 6:30pm

Coum

Tuesday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Wednesday
Thursday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Friday
Saturday
Sunday  Sunday Swim: 6pm

Youghalarra pier

 


 Have a good week out there!

Aug
15
2017

New Nenagh CC Website

This will be the final Nenagh CC post on the Nenagh Triathlon Club website. It has been great while it lasted but we have been asked to move on to pastures new so that’s just what we did. We have built a brand new Nenagh CC branded website, so if you want to keep up to date with what is happening with our cycling club then pop over to the URL shown below.

On a more personal note……… between the old website and the current Nenagh Triathlon Club website I have written close on 1600 updates spanning over 10 years. I have enjoyed my time doing this and like to think that I have led the way in how club websites can communicate with members (club websites weren’t always like this especially back in 2007 when very few clubs had a website and Facebook wasn’t an option). I always put in the effort to make each update readable and entertaining and made sure to highlight the many achievements of our club members over the years. It takes up an extraordinary amount of time for very little appreciation. I think the struggles of the current triathlon committee with the website reflect how tough a job it is. I will continue writing for the Nenagh CC website but my time on this website has come to an end.

Seeing thousands of people reading our race blogs and reports was always the payback. Having some random guy coming up and saying they enjoy reading the website, even though they have nothing to do with the club, was always cool. Giving everyone in the club their few minutes of fame in a race report was rewarding too as well as watching the club expand from nothing to something.

All good things come to and end and we wish the Tri Club all the best in the future.

Word of advice in the future: you need to give people a reason to read a website.

Keep up to date with Nenagh CC @ http://www.nenaghcc.com/

 

Aug
14
2017

Nenagh CC Updates

Just two weeks left of official club training before we take our end of season break. We hope everyone can try to make themselves available to attend the End of Year Cycle on Saturday week – details of that are below. This week we hope to have a brand new club website going live. We are just in the process of making it all pretty at the moment (takes a lot of photoshopping with yere ugly mugs!). Will Killackey was the only one in racing action over the weekend and he almost got up into the points in Navan. This coming week is also a big one for two club members who are heading to Ironman Copenhagen. Best of luck to both lads in Denmark.

Training

  • Tuesday: club cycle at 6:30 from Stereame
  • Thursday: club cycle at 6:30 from Stereame
  • Saturday: club cycle at 9:00 from the hotel
    • Racing – Wexford 2 Day – Big 2 days for Will Rymer – no excuses!
  • Sunday: club cycle at 8:00 from Tescos
    • Racing: Club Rothaíochta Classic, Shannon – separate A3 and A4 races.

Late training updates – are posted to our Nenagh CC Facebook

End of Year Cycle

Date: Saturday, August 26th

Meet: at the Abbey Court Hotel at 8:00

Route: we are going to finish the year with what has become the classic Nenagh CC training route – the Lake. This route has traditionally been where all the hard effort has been put in on the bike that has brought us quite a bit of success in a few short years. We will only be taking it handy on this spin though; nobody will be left behind so come out and try it with us. One group will be heading home early via Killaloe while another will head for a few extra miles over to Daly’s Cross – building up a thirst for the Club Night Out!

Coffee Stop: the food is on us! As a thank you from the club for all the effort put in throughout the year we will be picking up the bill at the foodstop in Tuamgraney.

Also that evening – we have our Club AGM and Club Night Out. We will give further details of this next week.

Thinking of joining the club?

Tip: Use the next 6 weeks to get yourself up to speed. Build up the distance and speed you travel gradually each week and come join us when we return to action in October. It will be much easier for you if you have a little ground work done first. It will also make you more confident and with that, more likely to succeed.

Club Website

Check back during the week to see our brand new website. It will focused specifically on Nenagh CC activities and branded as such. It has been great to be part of the Nenagh Triathlon Club website for the last 3 years but I think we are grown up enough now to go it alone, we have no doubt outstayed our welcome. I blame Kenneth who turned the place into a pigsty.

Weekend Racing

Will Killackey raced up in Navan on Saturday and Sunday. It’s great to see such enthusiasm and he was almost rewarded for his efforts. The weekend didn’t get off to a great start with a puncture on Saturday forcing him to retire from the race early. On Sunday things went much better. Here is how Will thought it went “Had a good race, legs felt good, sat about half way back for first few laps and moved up front for the last lap, was in the front 4 or 5 bikes for the last few km, was well positioned, sprint came early and found myself with no wheel in front of me for last 500m, rolled in about 11th…very disappointed” So close, yet so far. The big result is only around the corner though so keep plugging away. You could yet be promoted before the season is over!

Tri Tyrone Half Ironman: Also, a belated well done to club member Eoin Buckley on completing the Tri Tyrone Half Ironman race. Eoin has improved hugely over the last few years and finished well up in the results. He looks quite relieved to be crossing the finish line!

Aug
13
2017

Summer Training – Week 6

Weekly Update

The official sessions are beginning to tail off and a well deserved break is now well on the horizon!!

 

Weekly training

Swimming sessions: 2 morning sessions this week.  Tuesday morning will be a distance swim while Thursday is a short interval set.

Shorter versions for the novice lane will be supplied on the morning and will cover 1-1.5k.

 

 

  Tuesday 15th August  
   
Warm-up 4 x 50m f/c easy-stroke  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke                        (250m)  
  4 x 50m f/c easy-breath 4th  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke           x 2       (500m) 750m
   
Main-set 4 x 50m f/c build  
  1 x 50m b/c easy                         x 2       (500m)  
   
  500m f/c breathe on 4th                         (500m)  
   
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                    (100m) 1100m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 2050m

 

 

  Thursday 17th August  
   
Warm-up 200m f/c easy-stroke  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke  
  200m f/c breathe on 4th  
  1 x 50m b/c easy-stroke 500m
   
Main-set 1 x 200m f/c  
  5 x 100m f/c  
  3 x 50m f/c  
  1 x 50m b/c easy                     x 3            (2700m)  
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                      (100m) 2800m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 3500m
   

 

Running sessions: 2 The hill running sessions continue on Monday evenings meeting at Coum at 6.30pm and covering 8-10k.

The full weekly schedule:

Day Morning Evening
 Monday Hill Running: 6:30pm

Coum

Tuesday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Wednesday
Thursday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Friday
Saturday Saturday cycle 9.00am

 

Sunday  Sunday Swim: 6pm

Youghalarra pier

 


 Have a good week out there!

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