Spring into Action!

Now that the clocks have jumped forward an hour, its time for us to spring into the new training schedule! I can’t guarantee Darren’s sets will get any easier, but im hopeful that the weather might entice us all out in the evenings after the glorious week we just had!

So what’s changed? The swims will stay the same until the lake warms up a little more! Looking forward to that first trip and the expletives!!!

Monday: we will start the CBS run sets this Monday, April 1st. This is not an April fools joke! This starts at the usual time of 7:00pm.

Tuesday: beginner friendly cycle, suitable for all levels. Leaving at 6:45pm sharp from nenagh leisure centre. We are aiming to head in the direction of Moneygall and hoping to be back around 8pm. Please make sure you have high-vis gear or bike lights.

Wednesday: is still a free evening for the next few weeks, until we start the Nenagh 5K run series mid April.

Thursday: we are looking at what we can put on of a Thursday evening we will let ye know mid April. For now its free.

Weekends: Saturday morning cycle still continues. See updates on viber.


We are only 5 weeks away from the north tipp sprint so if you plan on doing it please get registering and organising your marshal replacement.


The club wishes Paula O’Dwyer a speedy recovery due to a broken foot. Dont worry Paula, im sure Darren will have some lovely sets for you to return to when you are back in action. We know a good doctor who can supervise ya!




Winning Season

Limerick Triathlon held their first race of the season on Sunday with their annual duathlon. We had a good few Nenagh folk spin over to the race.

Darren Dunne was the first man home, which means those torturous plans he sends onto us must work! Well done Darren!

Sinead Oaks was also third woman home so congrats to her. She might be away in the west with Trilakes in Galway but we still have some claim over her!

Well done to everyone else that competed.

Shannon Region Open Water Swim League is back! The Lough Derg Challenge features again so check out the below link to hear about all the details.

By the end of the month we are hoping to put in an order for gear. We are also looking at getting some cycling jackets. Once we have a sample we will let ye know.

Reminder to spread the word that the NTS and LDS are open for entries. LDS has also got a Try-a-Tri option.




IRONMAN 70.3 Dún Laoghaire Tri Club evening is being held this month if anyone is interested.

Date: March 14th , 2019

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Wheelworx Bike & Triathlon Store, Lucan, Dublin.







The evening will be an opportunity for athletes to hear more about IRONMAN 70.3 Dún Laoghaire and:

  • Get first-hand insight from the Race Director, including details on the course.
  • Ask questions ahead of this year’s event.
  • Learn about the NEW TriClub benefits for registered members.
  • Talk to surprise special guests.

The evening is FREE to attend and open to anyone interested in the event, regardless of whether they are entered or not.

Non club members are also welcome to join.

Save a spot and register your attendance here –

For more information please write to


Try Tri and Tri again!!

With all this mild weather you’d be tempted to dip the toes into youghal…..!! If not, then we will stick to the warmer waters in the pool. Saturday cycles are still going strong with a few intermittent showers scuppering the schedule now and then. As for the running, the Dromin Rd has wear patterns from all the feet pounding the pavement. So what’s it all for?

Triathlon season is no longer 6 months away! The North Tipp Sprint is in sight with just 2 months to go but there are plenty of duathlons underway before then such as Ennis this Sunday.

Nenagh Triathlon Club is proud to be part of a new, exciting triathlon race series in 2019: The Tri Munster League. The Lough Derg Sprint will be one of nine select races in the league. The league is open to athletes registered to an affiliated Triathlon Ireland club only. Points will be awarded for finishing (based on race distance) as well as your finishing place.

Your top four races to score. Cash prizes will be awarded at the end of the league to the top 3 male and top 3 female points scorers as well as the top male and top female age group (10 year groups) points scorer.

Additionally there will be a Club Cup trophy presented to the Club with the most points taken from their top four athletes (two male, two female).

Both the LDS and NTS are both open to enter so get registering!


Let me (Mary) know if you want to order gear. I am also looking into some cycling gear, will let ye know when I get more info.

Ill have prices once I know the final order.



We are Live!

Its been a while since our last post, but people have been training away and doing their best to attend the club sessions. The schedule hasn’t changed so with the longer evenings creeping in we look forward to seeing some new faces and some of the old faces that must have been in hibernation! The daffodils are out so that’s a sure sign that we should be in full swing!

If you have paid your membership and have not received an email from Darren Dunne with the schedule, please let me (Mary) know and ill ensure he has you on his magic list!

If anyone is interested in ordering gear please let me know. See if you can try on someone else’s to ensure you get the size right. They come from Portugal and the tend to be on the small side!

If you see a committee member over the next week or three can you give them your Kilkee entry money please. The accommodation search is still on!

The NTS is live on the Triathlon Ireland website. If any club member would like to enter please make sure you have someone to fill your spot on the marshal list.

Below is a list of upcoming local runs for people to aim for. There will be plenty of action to choose from over the coming months with the roads within and outside of the county alive with various races.

24th Feb – Templemore 4 Mile

14th April – Killea 10 Mile & 5km

17th April – Loughmore 7.5km

22nd April – Borrisoleigh Mile

24th April – Cahir Run4Fun race

1st May – Dundrum 5km

5th May – Limerick Half Marathon

10th May – More Abbey Milers 4 Mile (Galbally)

12th May – Clonmel 10km

17th May – Poulmucka 5 Mile

21st May Templemore 5km

23rd May – Fethard 4 Mile

24th May – Touraneena 5km

31st May – Ballyskenach 5km

31st May – Carrick-on-Suir  Mile

3rd June – Moyne 10km

8th June – Clonmel 5km

14th June – Michael Cahill 5km (Ballingarry)

20th June – Dave Fogarty 4 Mile (Thurles)

23rd June NENAGH

25th June – Borrisoleigh 5km

3rd July – Dundrum 10km

6th July – Cahir Half Marathon

12th July – Clerihan 5 Mile

19th July – Canon Hayes 5km (Tipp Town)

26th July – Piltown 10km

28th July – Ballynonty 10 Mile

1st Aug – Clogheen 5km

25th Aug – Boston Scientific Half Marathon (Clonmel)

30th Aug – Moycarkey Coolcroo Road Races



We’re Back!

We’re back!!! And with a bang hopefully….. So if you haven’t ventured out since Christmas then you could ease yourself back this weekend before the official start date of Monday Jan 14th.

There will be a cycle tomorrow morning at 9am from the leisure centre. There will also be a hill run up Coum on Sunday morning at 10am. Meet at the yellow bridge at 9:40 if you don’t know where to drive to.

Then the real torture officially starts on Monday. The usual plan applies, see below.


Please let me (Mary) know if you plan on doing Hell of the West this year on June 29th and if you require accommodation. I need to know ASAP.


If anyone requires gear let me know. A payment will be required at time of order.

Ring of Clare:

There are a few people signed up for the Ring of Clare on July 27th if anyone else wants to sign up. There are limited spaces. Google it and it will bring you to the link.

CBS run:

The annual CBS 10k and 5 K run takes place on Sunday January 27th at 11am. Registration is at 10am.


We are into our second training semester so if you have managed to sneak through the first semester with none please make sure to cover yourself by logging onto Triathlon Ireland and signing up.


John will send out the much anticipated text looking for names for the next round of Tuesday spinning sessions. It will be the same as the last time where registered members will be accepted on a first come first served basis. He loves creating a bit of suspense!



Day Morning Evening
Monday Run at 7pm Dromin Rd
Tuesday 6:30am swim  

Spinning at 7pm leisure centre.

Masters swim at 8pm




Rest Day




6:30am swim


Interval run 7pm Dromin Rd




6:30am masters swim






Sunday Hill run at 10am




Happy Christmas

Wishing all our club members a very Happy Christmas and a swim/run/cycle filled new year!

For anyone who cant sit still and face another box of roses there is a 5k and 10k run on St.Stephens Day in the Silvermines organised by the GAA club and NJ’s fitness group. Both cost €10 and €20 per family. All proceeds go to support “Run for Josie” in association with Seamus Hennessey effort to raise €200,000 for Pieta House in memory of his mother Josie. Please try enter online in advance using the link below, to allow for smooth operation on the day.

VENUE- Silvermines gaa complex Dolla.

TIMINGS- Sign waiver 10-10.20am. 5k/10k  start 10.30am. There will also be an option to walk/jog any distance you desire on the track. Cost -donation of your choice.

On Christmas Day there is the annual Christmas Day run in the CBS at 11am. Its a 3 mile road run open to walkers and cyclists! There will be a bucket collection for Nenagh Day Care Centre with spot prizes available.

Then on New Years Day Duharra Camogie Club have a 5K run/walk at 11am with registration at 10:15am.

Official club training starts back on January 14th. Enjoy the break!



Only one week until we get to tell Santy what our wish list is! Make sure to be in Una’s for 9pm next Saturday to be first in line! Clever has kindly offered pre-Unas drinks and nibbles so please let him know if you will be attending his house.

We only have 2 weeks of training left before turkey day so make sure to get out while you physically can! And don’t forget the savings you put away for membership! Thank you to everyone who has paid already.

Dublin City Marathon

For anyone interested in doing the Dublin city marathon next year Nenagh triathlon club will be running a training plan program. The plan will be a 16 week program following a 4 hour marathon pace. This will be suitable for anyone planning on running a time between 3hr 40min and 4hr 20min. If you have never ran this distance before and are wondering how to gauge if this plan is suitable for you, you would need to be able to run a 10k comfortably in 55 minutes.

The plan will consist of between 4 and 5 runs a week with the long run on Sunday mornings. The Sunday run will be between 10 and 20 miles. The weekday runs will be between 6 and 9 miles. The reason why we are giving so much notice is because entry for DCM is filling up fast. Last year it sold out in June but as this is the 40th anniversary it is expected to sell out in the early part of the New Year.

If you are interested in doing this event next year all you need to do now is register and attend the club running sessions. They will give you a good base for when the real training starts. If anyone wants to know more information about the plans for the marathon training just ask John Meagher at any of the club runs.

Masters Gala

The masters have their Gala on Tuesday at 8pm. This was great fun last year so please try and support it. With 50 and 100m sprints the pain will be over quickly!



Nearly There

Still looking for the Christmas ready body?? Then you have 4 weeks of running the roads, swimming lengths and cycling hills to get it! Speaking of said silly season, the club Christmas party is booked for December 15th. The venue is Una’s, specifically the kitchen, from 9 till 11 with finger food included. There is word of pre-drinks in Millersbrook but you need to contact the club social secretary for the secret password to gain entry!

The usual schedule continues until the break. Monday run at 7pm meeting on Dromin Rd where we do a few loops of the 3K so its suited for all abilities.

Tuesday has the morning swim at 6:30. That evening we still have spinning at 7 with a run off the bikes. All spin bikes are gone but you can bring your own bike and turbo. The masters swim is after that at 8.

Thursdays run at 7 on Dromin Rd is still on that 1k stretch.

Saturdays cycle is getting rave reviews, mainly restaurant and coffee shop reviews!! Worth a few torturous hills either way especially going by the brunches that are seen as a reward after the spin!

Sundays hill run up Coum has been supported by god as the weather has been picture perfect since it started. Well worth a trot up the hill on a clear sunny morning.

Membership: Thanks to everyone that has signed up for the club membership. For anyone that signs up as a couple please let me (Mary) know so I can manually add the second person. For the remainder of people who have yet to sign up, please make this a priority. We are over 6 weeks into training so its only fair to everyone that you are signed up and covered from an insurance perspective. Also, all our training sets are given to us by Darren, and now that he is a grown up, he isn’t free!



Join The Fun

Dare I say it but…… its only 7 weeks until the man in red falls down our chimney! And I don’t mean a drunk Keith Butler! This means you could have 7 weeks of swimming, running and cycling if you are just new to the club or have been quietly watching our viber messages and facebook posts from afar! The weather has been more or less on our side so don’t let that scare you off.

Our runs continue to get good numbers on Mondays and Thursdays. Remember, these suit all levels as they involve loops on Mondays and then the 1k stretch on Dromin Rd on Thursdays.

I think people need louder alarms for the morning swims at 6:30am! Remember that the masters swim has changed to a Tuesday night at 8pm. Our spin and run session will remain on a Tuesday evening at 7pm. Keep an eye out on viber for updates about the second set of 5 weeks on this.

Saturday morning cycles have had a very important common denominator…… coffee stops! We do encourage everyone to give it a go. Even if you only stay with the main bunch for a little while, its something to improve on every week.

Party time: Our social secretary Clever Ryan will be in touch with the Christmas party date and location as soon as he has sourced his santa outfit! Get your wish list ready for his knee!

Membership: I don’t want to be hounding people but I cant stress the importance of membership enough. Not only is it for your safety but its for the clubs too. This insurance covers us all. We have a total of 9 members signed up. I know we usually have 10 times that so please try and allocate some of you Christmas bonus cheque to it!

Well Done: Huge well done to all our members who completed the Dublin City Marathon. There were whispers of an ambulance buggy and nurses kicking fellas out of the tent, but I’m sure that’s not true! If anyone knows of any local road races coming up let us know and we will try and get a group to go.

NTS: We have been approved for the North Tipp Sprint to host the Intervarsity National Championships on Saturday May 4th 2019 along side our normal sprint race. This will be great to get the NTS back on everyone’s “to-do” list and being on a bank holiday will make for a great weekend.