Jun
10
2017

Nenagh Summer League: Race 10 Report

For the second week in a row rain put a dampener on the Summer League. Thankfully we have a lot of committed guys turning up each Thursday, eager to get a good workout no matter how much thunder and torrential rainfall there is!! We won’t know ourselves when the sun comes back out for race 11. At least we got a chance to test out the new route on wet roads and it all went swimmingly.


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There were 2 bunches on the road with a handicap time of 3.5 mins. The scratch bunch worked very well together all the way into the Nenagh roundabout. The tailwind meant the average pace was very high to there. The two bunches merged just after the nursery oon the way back to Birdhill. Given the increased length of the league race, this was a little too early so we will adjust the handicap a little for next week. This did mean that the proper racing could start nice and early and first off the front was Peter Leahy in a repeat of last week’s heroic effort.

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Breaking first and early seems to be the best tactic for getting away these days as everyone is looking at each other, unsure what to do. Before you know it, a big gap has opened and Peter was away. Back behind the bunch was quite negative with everyone in full on chase down mode of all future break away attempts. Con Kennedy did manage to get away with Ronan Costelloe and they worked well together to stay away from the bunch until Birdhill.

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The bunch caught Con but Peter was now almost out of sight up ahead. To save face, the bunch started to work together to see if they could reel him in. They pushed on hard and dropped many quite a few cyclists from the bunch but they couldn’t catch Peter, who would go on to take an easy victory on the flat 1km run in to Ballyhane. An average pace of over 43km per hour just go to show you the quality of his ride. Back behind, the final bunch sprint was won by Limerick CC’s Dave Bourke who took second overall and in 3rd was Nenagh CC’s Benny Delaney.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the race.

The new route seems to be working well and it gives us a little longer in the saddle. We are going to have the same route next week before we tweak it a little more for week 12.

Thanks to our marshals – Bertie Sherlock, Sinead Kennedy, Gillian Mounsey and Jurgen Simpson who did a fine job marshaling the new route. Next week, the marshalls will be Sinead Kennedy, Will Rymer and William Killackey.

Finish Videos

Jun
9
2017

Weekend Cycling

Looks like sunshine and showers for the weekend. The high temps mean it shouldn’t be too bad for cycling. All eyes this week are on the Wicklow 200. We have a big group heading up there on the Sunday. Denis Allen is off representing Munster in Scotland and we all wish him the best of luck at that. Hopefully we will have a few racing at races in Tuam and Newbridge this weekend too.

Saturday

Meet: at 9:00 at the hotel.

Route: with the Wicklow 200 coming up on Sunday we will keep this spin close to home so people can turn off early if needs be. It’s a flat route with a hill top finish at the end. Depending on numbers, we hop to have two groups on the road and the racing group will go up Killeen as well so as to give a sizable head start to Group 1.

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Sunday

Training: meet at 7:30 at Tescos. We will be doing the extended lake route. Depending on numbers and weather we might head to Roscrea first and roll from there to Scariff. Sounds delightful!

Racing: a few from the club are either heading to Tuam or Newbridge this weekend. Check out Viber for more info on Saturday evening. Both races have A1/A2, A3 and A4 races.

Sportive: Wicklow 200 – John Gleeson is back in charge of the Sportive group. We need a wily gran fondo vet in charge of this one. Kenneth just wasn’t up to the task. Think there might still be places left if anyone is interested in tagging along. Best of luck to everyone that takes on this tough challenge. The Sportive takes you over 7 or 8 big climbs in the Wicklow Mountains. Perfect training for La Marmotte.

Jun
7
2017

Dromineer Series – Results

Dromineer Series – Triathlon 1

Conditions looked to be very bad at around 4pm but it improved considerably and the lake was extremely calm by the time 7pm came. The first official triathlon of the season is up and running and there are plenty more to come over the next few weeks!!!!

Name Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Overall
TRIATHLON  
750m – 19k – 5k  
Gary Scully 00:09:50 00:01:10 00:30:10 00:00:50 00:18:40 01:00:40
Shane Scully 00:09:40 00:01:30 00:30:00 00:00:50 00:18:40 01:00:40
Paul Walsh 00:13:10 00:03:00 00:34:20 00:01:00 00:21:20 01:12:50
Seamus Duggan 00:14:50 00:01:50 00:31:50 00:00:40 00:19:20 01:08:30
Ger Carey 00:15:40 00:03:40 00:44:40 00:01:00 00:32:00 01:37:00
Eoin Buckley 00:13:00 00:02:20 00:33:10 00:00:50 00:20:05 01:09:25
James Sheehan 00:17:10 00:04:10 00:42:40 00:01:00 00:22:20 01:27:20
Yvonne Sheehan 00:18:30 x x x x 00:18:30
Clever Ryan 00:14:20 00:02:40 00:39:40 00:01:10 00:30:30 01:28:20
Mark Crawford 00:13:20 00:02:10 00:33:20 00:00:40 00:24:40 01:14:10
Stephen Greene 00:15:40 00:02:00 00:32:30 00:00:30 00:22:00 01:12:40
Barry Creamer 0:12:50 00:33:50 00:24:00 01:10:00
Eddie O’Meara 0:12:50 00:33:50 00:24:00 01:10:00
 
DUATHLON  
Eddie Hynes 00:08:20 00:00:40 00:41:20 00:00:30 00:22:20 01:13:10
Carmel Finn 00:10:10 00:01:20 00:42:00 00:00:30 00:29:20 01:23:20
Charlotte Jones 00:09:00 00:00:40 00:28:40 00:02:00 00:26:10 01:06:30
 
19K Cycle  
Charlie Hogan x x 00:29:00 x x 00:29:00
Dan Hogan x x 00:29:00 x x 00:29:00
 

Thanks to all who turned up and we will do it all again next week as part of the run up to the Lough Derg sprint!!!!

Jun
5
2017

Nenagh CC Updates

The long weekend was used for some long cycles and a little bit of racing too. Up in Donegal, the Nenagh CC team of Mike, Matty and Kevin all got through Rás Dhun na nGall without too much trouble. 12 club members popped down to Kerry for a change of scenery with Kenneth Kennedy now taking over from John Gleeson as the Sportive Leader. We all wish him well in his new role. We also had a newcomer to the club who is scaring the bejaysus out of some of the top dogs. Feels a bit like Ivan Drago out of Rocky 4 joining the club. Finally, the search for Denis Allen is over. He was found alive and well. Thanks to all for helping with the search.

Training

  • Tuesday – club hilly cycle – Meet at 6:30 at Stereame. Distance is typically 50 – 60km.
  • ThursdayNenagh Summer LeagueNEW ROUTE – 7:00 at Gooig.
  • Saturday – Main Club Cycle – start at 9:00 from the hotel
  • Sunday – club long distance cycle – starts at 7:30 at Tescos.
    • Wicklow 200 – think we have 6 or 7 heading up to this one.
    • Racing – events in Newbridge and Tuam, both have A1/A2 + A3 + A4 races.

La Marmotte: just 3 weeks to go now before we all fly over to France for the big event of the club year. Another important training weekend is coming up with the Wicklow 200 to be done. For those staying closer to home we might try a few big cycles ourselves. There are just 3 weekends left so try to make the most of them. You will be thankful for all the training when we get over there!

Weekend Racing

Rás Dhun na nGall: All eyes were on Donegal this weekend to see how are team would do over the 3 days of this stage race. Mike Browne was returning to this race 2 years after he first took part. He is a different rider now than he was then and was in with a legitimate shot of a stage win or top 10 finish. This was Matty and Kevin’s first time doing this tough race so they were focusing more on surviving. On stage 1, the 3 boys all finished in the bunch roughly a minute down on a small breakaway. Stage 2 was a hill TT and the boys did well at this, with Mike jumping into the top 20 after it and the other two not far behind.

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Stage 3 saw the lads finish safely in the bunch again. It was proving hard to get into breaks but the lads were at the front of the race a lot all the same. In the final gallop it looked like Mike got 10th place and with that secured some A2 points. The final stage was the hilliest and toughest. Mike and Matty both came to the foot of the final climb at Glengesh in the main bunch. They battled well up the hill and finished well up. In the end Mike finished 1 place out of the points in 16th overall with Matty in and Kevin in. Even though Kevin got distanced towards the end of the last stage, this still represents a big jump forward in performance for him. Congrats to all 3.

Thanks to Bertie for driving the team car and supporting the Nenagh CC team all weekend.

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Ring of Kerry Cycle Report

Saturday saw the club take on the ‘Ring of Kerry’, whilst the forecast was poor for the morning there was hope that it would improve as the day went on. The clubs premiere sportive riders led by its ‘Men of the Ras’ departed at 6am and were ready for action in Killarney by 8am.

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The Ring of Kerry is a counter-clockwise loop of the 170km Iveragh peninsula, taking in some of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal scenery, and some of its poorest drivers! The weather picked up pretty early save a quick shower at the start and we were blessed with sunshine for most of the day. Kenneth got some great business ideas, noticing the ‘pet a goat – €5’ signs in Kilorglin.

As a club we have been pushing harder and further each week with the training for La Marmotte, so it was no surprise that we pushed through the normal food stop in Caherciveen and pressed on for a quick photo opportunity at Waterville and then on to Sneem. Sneem was the spot for lunch after 115km and a quick refill with toasted sandwiches and tea. The road to Kenmare brought a pleasant change in conditions with a strong tailwind, seeing the average pace beginning to rise. Turning left in Kenmare for Molls Gap, anyone who had done the Mizen to Malin trip a couple of years ago suddenly started to get a sense of familiarity, we were nearly home.

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The climb and descent of Molls gap were taken a little more sprightly sensing the finish line was near, and there was still plenty of energy in the tank. Everyone arrived back to Killarney in two groups about 5 minutes apart after a minor mechanical. We covered the 170km in 5:47, at 29.2kmh, and also managed a top score of three near misses and one shouting match with a jeep. Great day out all in all, and Gary can now check the Ring of Kerry off of his bucket list. Doesn’t matter how many times you have done the Ras, as he says himself when you tell the public you are a cyclist they always ask if you have done the Ring of Kerry. Presumably if you haven’t you mustn’t be much of a cyclist.

Man of the match has to go to Kenneth whose transformation from respected athlete to sportive rider is impressive.

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Jun
5
2017

Spring Training – Week 9

Weekly Update

2 of the biggest weeks of the year from a club perspective are upon us with the fast approaching “try a tri” and Lough Derg triathlon Sprint / Try a tri. Add to this the weekly training sessions, the Dromineer series, and the large number of races being attended by members at weekends in preparation for Kilkee and Sligo…it is safe to say that things are pretty hectic at the moment…….long may it continue!

The Couch to “try a tri” preparation series finished last week and we hope all who attended gained something from it and are confident about the “try a tri” at the weekend.

And most importantly….a warning is being served to all members…..Nenagh Triathlon club have recruited a Race-spy to monitor and record racing activity…..no longer will you feel safe sneaking off on a Sunday morning to do a quick Sprint distance or pretend to be sick while you are away at a National series event…..this year you will be caught….and we will be dishing all the dirt in the weekly report…..the first of such as can be seen below!!!

Race Report

A busy weekend of triathlon races throughout the country over the long weekend. There was a choice of different distances from Try a Tri to Double Olympic… a triathlon to suit all abilities.

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It was a warm day with interval showers on Saturday, when seven of our club members travelled to Athy for the claimed fastest triathlon race course in Ireland. In the Double Olympic triathlon the club was represented by Eoin O’Donoghue and Shane Scully. Eoin completed the tri in an impressive time of 4:45:53, finishing in 30th place overall. Shane did extremely well, completing the 80km cycle in the fastest split of the day in 2:05:50, and third fastest swim time, however it was unfortunate that he did not complete the race.

In the Olympic distance triathlon, we had five members representing the club. First male home for the club was David Molamphy in a great time of 2:43:59. First female home was Yvonne Sheehan in 3:24:41. The rest of the crew to complete the triathlon were James Sheehan 2:52:43, Carmel Finn 3:26:50 and Ger Carey 3:38:45. Well done guys!!

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Up the Creek (National Series)

It was into the West on Sunday, as three of our club members took on the Sprint, National Series Triathlon in Kilrush. It was a challenging, exciting race, which made it most enjoyable. First to cross the finish line for the club was Eoin Woolley in a super time of 1:15:22, with Ronan O’Driscoll coming in within sight, in a time of 1:17:54. Colm Glynn also did well completing race in 1:27:35

Lions Club “Try a tri” June 10th

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This week sees the second running of the Lions club / Nenagh Triathlon club “Try a tri” so a reminder that entry forms can be found in various outlets around the town or you can enter online using the link below. The event is open to all ages as long as you can cover the distance of the 3 disciplines:

  • Swim 300m – Bike 10k – Run 3k

Entries will be accepted all week and can be dropped into A Sportmans Dream or submitted online. There will be limited entries also taken on the day. The action all gets under way at 10am on Saturday morning in Nenagh Leisure Centre.

All proceeds for this event go to charity so it a win-win for the local community!!

http://www.runireland.com/

As ever if you are free on Saturday morning to come down and marshal or to cheer on the competitors then please do show your support. Anyone able to marshal or help out can let the committee know on the Viber group.

 

Lough Derg Sprint / Try a tri 2017

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It is now less than 2 weeks to go to the Lough Derg Triathlon and as we have said before it is a very crowded weekend again on the TI calendar so the committee have been busy at work trying to make the event viable….but we still need you help to like / share the final posts we are releasing on the event so that we can try and maximise the publicity for this triathlon.  We hope that as many members as possible can do the event and if possible bring someone to do the event or to help with the marshal side of things.

More information on the event can be found by clicking the link below.

Lough Derg Sprint

Again we are taking names for Marshals and to those who have volunteered already we appreciate your continued support. For anyone else who is available that morning and not taking part (we are still a few marshals short) then if you can let a committee member know on the Viber group that would be great!

Dromineer Series

The Dromineer series continues this week and officially we are back in the water with the first triathlon of the year. We will of course offer all the other disciplines and events similar to the previous weeks so if you do not intend on getting in the lake and would like to take part in some part then we can most certainly accommodate you!

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The action will get underway at 7pm sharp so make sure you are out well in time to get your bike set-up etc. Anyone wanting to do the legs individually is more than welcome to do so and the full range of sessions on offer is listed below…..or any variation of this you would like!!!!

  • Open Water swim: 750m / 300m (pier to pier)
  • Cycling time trial: 10k / 15k / 19k
  • Run: 2k / 3k / 5k
  • Aquathon: 300m / 750m (swim) – 2k / 3k / 5k (run)
  • Duathlon: 2k – 19k – 5k
  • Triathlon: 750m – 19k – 5k

Club Group Triathlon – Hazelwood Sligo

The committee are still collecting money for the trip to Sligo for the Hazelwood National Series event and the price for this trip will be €50 per person (same price for 1 or 2 nights) so for those going if you can give the money to a committee member at some stage!

 

Upcoming Event

 Ballinree

A great course and just out the road…..if you are free this is a great session to attend!!

 

Weekly training

The main sessions to try and make during the week is our Wednesday evening Dromineer series sessions.

We are going to continue with our group cycle on Tuesday and with the Couch to “Try a tri” group completed we will look to have 2 groups on the road or 1 bigger group that splits at some point. This will be discussed on Tuesday evening and a plan for the next few weeks will be made on it.

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

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

  Tuesday 6th June  
   
Warm-up 300m f/c descending set  
  every 4th length b/c  
  breathe every 4th stroke  
  750m
   
Main-set 2 x 400m f/c  
  1 x 200m f/c                            x 2              (2000m)  
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                      (100m)  
  2100m
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 3050m
   
  Thursday 8th June  
   
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

Running session: Due to the Bank Holiday weekend and with a lot of people away racing there will be no running session this week……back again for the last couple of track sessions next Monday!!!

 

The full weekly schedule:

Day Morning Evening
 Monday
Tuesday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Bike Session: 6:30pm

Leisure Centre

Wednesday Dromineer series: 7pm

Dromineer Front pier

Thursday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Cycling league: 7:00pm

Gooig.

Friday Fri swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Saturday “Try a Tri”: 10am

Nenagh Leisure Centre

Sunday  Sunday Swim: 6pm

Youghalarra pier

 


 Have a good week out there!

Jun
2
2017

Weekend Cycling

The club is embarking on a trip down to Kerry this weekend in preparation for the trip over to France in just under 4 weeks time. This means that the normal club Saturday cycle will not be going ahead. We will be back on Sunday for some more big mileage. On the racing side of things, all eyes will be on Mike, Matty and Kevin up in Donegal this weekend as they battle the tough 3 day stage race that is Rás Dhun na nGall. Best of luck to all 3 lads plus Bertie senior in the support car!

Racing: Rás Dhun na nGall.

This stage race takes place over 3 days and consists of 4 stages. It all kicks off this evening and our 3 entrants are already making their way up to Donegal for this evening’s start. This race is always highly competitive and features many top juniors who are getting ready for the Junior Tour. To get a result up in the hills of Donegal is never easy, but we have had success up their in the past and we are sure we can replicate that success again this year.

The team is Mike Browne, Kevin Sherlock and Matty Kennedy and they are supported by Bertie Sherlock in the team car behind. We will update Facebook and Viber after each stage so check those out. The first stage is a short 53km loop that starts this evening. This is followed by a hill TT on Saturday morning and 90km loop on Saturday evening. It all finishes with a 99km stage which features a hill top finish on top of Glengesh. Sounds delightful!

Training: if you are one of the 15 riders heading over to the Marmotte with us in a little under 4 weeks time then you really need to get out on your bike for a long time this weekend or you are going to suffer badly in France. There are two big cycles to choose from:

Saturday: trip to Kerry

Normal club Saturday cycle is cancelled

Details: this trip is open to all club members and we encourage as many as possible to go. It won’t be a race so you should all be able for it. Everyone is meeting in Birdhill at 6:00am in the morning and carpooling down. The aim is to be on the road for 8:00 in Killarney. The proposed route looks like being the Ring of Kerry which is 180km. There will be a food stop during the cycle. The weather looks like being sunny but with a few heavy showers so dress appropriately. If you have any questions then put them up on the Nenagh CC Viber page.

Sunday: lake cycle

Details: meet at 7:30 at Tescos. We will be aiming for a long one as usual on Sunday but I would imagine with so many people doing 180km on Saturday we will probably take a shorter route than usual around the lake. A final call will be made that morning depending on who turns up and in what condition they are.

Tuesday Spin – Our Tuesday cyclists are getting in plenty of hill climbing

Jun
2
2017

Nenagh Summer League: Race 9 Report

It was a pretty miserable evening for cycling on Thursday for the latest round of the Summer League. We didn’t expect many on the start line but were pleasantly surprised that there was still enough there for 3 groups on the road. The plan was to trial a new longer version of the league but we altered the new route a little to take into account the wet conditions. We added in the new hill at Ballyhane but finished the race before the descent into Birdhill (we will save that for drier conditions next week!).


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The handicaps this week were 0, 3 and 5 but it wasn’t long at all before the back two bunches had merged. They came together on Kilmastulla Hill and thankfully everyone, made it to the top without getting dumped out the back. At the turn around point there wasn’t much distance between the first group and back group and they would soon come together after the Five Alley.

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Peter Leahy was first to go on a break. Unfortunately for him he was left out alone with others fearful or unable to join him up the road. Many of the top cyclists that normally attend the league were either missing today or resting up and that led to a slightly negative race. Again, what we are trying to develop here is a race of break after break, not chase down after chase down. Your thinking should always be “how do I get myself into that winning break” not “I better not let them get away from the bunch”.

Amazingly, Peter stayed out front the whole way back to Birdhill. Instead of turning onto the ramp, Peter and the bunch behind went straight through and over to Ballyhane. Here, they swung left onto drag that brought them up to the roundabout on the Birdhill road. The nature of the race changed here with a number using the hill as a springboard to get up to Peter. Turning on the roundabout towards the finish, there were 4 now out ahead, with the bunch strung out behind as the hill caused a lot of damage.

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Video of the chase at Yellowbridge

Coming to the line, it was Peter that got up for the win with Daniel Yon Hin in 2nd place and Derek Cullen in 3rd place. Thanks to everyone that showed up on such a poor evening for cycling. Let’s hope for better next week!

Finish Video

New route: feedback about the new route was mostly positive but there were some issues needing to be addressed too. Next week, we hope to do the full length of this route. After that we will alternate the route used again so as to keep things fresh.

Thanks to our marshals Sinead, Matty and Shane for helping out. Next week, the marshalls will be Gillian Mounsey, Sinead Kennedy and Jurgen Simpson.

Up Next: Nenagh Summer League Race 10 – next Thursday, May 25th.

May
31
2017

Dromineer Series – Results

Dromineer Series

Dry but increasingly blustery conditions for the second in this years Dromineer series. It did not stop the committed massses who gathered at the front car-park in Dromineer to take to the lake and roads!

 

 

Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run 2 Overall
 
Duathlon  
Deirdre Finn 00:08:45 00:00:45 00:42:15 00:00:30 00:23:05 01:15:20
Loretto Duggan 00:09:35 00:01:10 00:44:55 00:01:20 00:26:05 01:23:05
Eddie Hynes 00:08:00 00:01:00 00:42:00 00:00:40 00:23:35 01:15:15
Barry Creamer 00:08:30 00:00:40 00:36:20 00:01:00 00:25:25 01:11:55
David Sheahan 00:07:20 00:00:40 00:33:00 00:00:30 00:07:45 00:49:15
 
Triathlon  
Clever Ryan 00:17:10 00:02:30 00:40:00 00:01:00 00:31:50 01:32:30
Ronan O’Driscoll 00:12:15 00:01:10 00:33:15 00:00:20 00:20:10 01:07:10
David Molamphy 00:13:20 00:02:10 00:42:20 00:00:30 00:24:10 01:22:30
Sheila Gregan 00:16:30 00:03:00 00:36:20 00:01:20 00:14:20 01:11:30
James Sheehan 00:16:40 00:04:10 00:39:40 00:00:45 00:23:55 01:25:10
Yvonne Sheehan 00:17:30 00:03:00 00:43:00 00:00:40 00:26:10 01:30:20
Shane Scully 00:09:10 00:01:10 00:29:50 00:00:30 00:19:45 01:00:25
Eoin Woolley 00:12:20 00:01:10 00:17:50 00:01:00 00:08:25 00:40:45
 
Swim  
Andy McLoughlin 00:12:00 x x x x 00:12:00
Sinead Lee 00:19:00 x x x x 00:19:00
Denis Ryan 00:14:20 x x x x 00:14:20
 
Swim – Run  
Carmel Finn 00:19:00 00:04:30 x x 00:32:30 00:56:00
Faye Molamphy 00:10:00 00:02:00 x x 00:02:20 00:14:20
Ger Carey 00:16:30 00:03:30 x x 00:36:00 00:56:00
 
19k Cycle  
Charlie Hogan x x 00:29:30 x x 00:29:30
 

 

Thanks to all who turned up and we will do it all again next week as part of the run up to the Lough Derg sprint!!!!

May
28
2017

Nenagh CC Updates

The month of May has almost passed. The Rás is over and we have more or less reached the mid-point in the season. There is usually a little bit of a lull in the calendar after the rás but that is no reason for throwing in the racing towel. The 2nd half of the season can be a little bit easier in terms of point collecting so there is still plenty to aim for. For those targeting La Marmotte, June is a big month. You need to get used to spending long hours on the bike. We certainly did that this weekend with some big spins on Saturday and Sunday. We also had lads in racing action in Wexford and Clonmel. No points scored but we were still competitive all the same.

Training

  • Tuesday – club hilly cycle – Meet at 6:30 at Stereame. Distance is typically 40 – 50km.
    • newbies – the tri club are running a cycling training session on Tuesday from the hotel at 6:30 which would be very suitable for those newer to cycling. It would act as a good stepping stone towards being able to handle the speeds of the main Nenagh CC cycles. They have 3 different ability groups to choose from depending on your experience.
  • ThursdayNenagh Summer LeagueNEW ROUTE – 7:00 at Gooig.
  • FridayRás Dun na nGall – we should have a strong team at this big 3 day event.
  • Saturday – Main Club Cycle – start at 9:00 from the hotel
    • trip to Killarney – the Marmotte crew are putting plans in place for a trip to Kerry on Saturday. The aim is to do a long distance with plenty of climbing. The group will aim to be down in Killarney at 8:00am. Check out Viber for more details. All are welcome.
  • Sunday – club long distance cycle – starts at 7:30 at Tescos.

Summer League Route Change: for those that didn’t spot this in the Summer League Race 8 report – we are planning on shaking things up with regards the summer league route. Over the next few weeks we are hoping to make the route longer and tougher. The first route we plan on tackling is shown below. It is 5 miles longer and contains an extra hill plus a flat sprint finish.

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Summer League Marshal Timetable: we will be publishing the timetable for June and July on the website on Tuesday. If you cannot marshal for some strange reason then please let us know so we can keep you off the list. Plenty of club members didn’t marshal in the first 2 months so they will be included this month. Others might have to marshal a 2nd time. I think we might take a week off, the week of La Marmotte. The league finished at the end of July so this will be the final timetable. Thanks for all the help with this over the last few weeks!

Weekend Racing

Barrow GP: Eamon Hartnett put the disappointment of the Rás behind him by getting stuck straight back into racing. He took part in this A1/A2 race down in Wexford and finished in the bunch. It was a lumpy route consisting of 6 laps and 120km. He got himself involved in one short lived breakaway and was happy with his effort.

Clonmel 3 stage event: Con Kennedy and Chris Spelman took part in this A3 and A4 race. The races consisted of 2 short road races and a hill tt. Chris was feeling sick all day but still put in some decent performances to finish just outside the top 10 in the A4 race . Con Kennedy was making a welcome return to racing after an injury plagued season. He had a solid outing too and finished in 18th overall.

Saturday & Sunday Spins: Saturday saw torrential rain falling all morning and that led to the cancellation of the club spin. 8 club members had luckily decided to head to the Tour de Conamara and they had pretty decent weather up there. The Tour proved to be a tough one with a tough wind to navigate as well as some mechanicals for the Newtown posse. The lads all worked hard together with Peter Moynan from the Wheelers and made good time.

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On Sunday we had a fine turnout for our early morning long distance spin. 16 cyclists set off from Nenagh. Today’s spin was our longest yet, in preparation for La Marmotte, with most people clocking over 170km by the end. We weren’t hanging around either with an average speed of over 33km/hour. Will Rymer was certainly glad to see the shop in Scariff after the group rolled pretty hard for 2.5 hours from Roscrea. I wonder what the dentist would say about his food choices though! It was no surprise to see serial long spin dodger/excuse maker Keith Butler disappearing out the back before the end. James Skehan also suffered badly in the freezing cold temps today, he forgot his winter jacket and paid dearly for that mistake.

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May
28
2017

Spring Training – Week 8

Weekly Update

We are now approaching a couple of big weeks for the club. The Dromineer series is back in full swing and will continue each Wednesday for the coming month so try and get down if you can! We are now 2 weeks away from the “Try a tri 2017” and 3 weeks from the Lough Derg Sprint, so if you are planning to do any of these events we would ask you to get your entries in as soon as possible so to help us in the running of these events!

This week sees the last of our preparation “Couch to Try a tri” sessions…we will be out again this week so it will be the last chance to get some specific training in for the upcoming triathlons so if you know anyone who might be interested in attending then let them know and bring them up!!!!

Dromineer Series

The Dromineer series kicked off with a bang last week and will offer more of the same this week. We will cover all disciplines and formats again so there is something to offer everyone so if you know anyone who would be interested in taking part in any part of the session then bring them out!!!!

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The action will get underway at 7pm sharp so make sure you are out well in time to get your bike set-up etc. Anyone wanting to do the legs individually is more than welcome to do so and the full range of sessions on offer is listed below…..or any variation of this you would like!!!!

  • Open Water swim: 750m / 300m (pier to pier)
  • Cycling time trial: 10k / 15k / 19k
  • Run: 2k / 3k / 5k
  • Aquathon: 300m / 750m (swim) – 2k / 3k / 5k (run)
  • Duathlon: 2k – 19k – 5k
  • Triathlon: 750m – 19k – 5k

Club Group Triathlon – Hazelwood Sligo

A small reminder regarding the the trip to Sligo for the Hazelwood National Series event and the price for this trip will be €50 per person (same price for 1 or 2 nights) so for those going if you can give the money to a committee member at some stage!

Couch to “Try a tri”

We are at the final week of our preparatory course for the Try a tri so if you know anyone that wants to come to any of the sessions then let them know.

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Lions Club “Try a tri” June 10th

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The “Try a tri” itself is 2 weeks away so a reminder that entry forms can be found in various outlets around the town or you can enter online using the link below. The event is open to all ages as long as you can cover the distance of the 3 disciplines:

  • Swim 300m – Bike 10k – Run 3k

All proceeds for this event go to charity so it a win-win for the local community!!

http://www.runireland.com/

Lough Derg Sprint / Try a tri 2017

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Again a reminder the Lough Derg sprint is now only 3 weeks away so if you can like / share any of the posts that are released on the event so that we can try and maximise the publicity for this triathlon.  We hope that as many members as possible can do the event and if possible bring someone to do the event or to help with the marshal side of things.

More information on the event can be found by clicking the link below.

Lough Derg Sprint

 

For all the events coming up if you are not looking to take part we will need volunteers to help marshal on both Saturdays. We will post on this later but if you can make yourself available to help on either or both of these weekends that would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Weekly training

Again the big change to the weekly training is the return of the Wednesday Dromineer series sessions.

As ever we will be continuing with our group cycle on Tuesday and again hope to have 3 groups on the road….so if you are free then please come out and support this group cycle.

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

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

 

 

  Tuesday 30th May  
   
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 5 x 100m f/c  
  4 x 50m f/c  
  1 x 50m b/c easy                     x 3            (2250m)  
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                      (100m) 2350m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 3050m
   


 

  Thursday 1st June
 
   
Warm-up 300m f/c descending set  
  every 4th length b/c  
  breathe every 4th stroke  
  750m
   
Main-set 2 x 100m f/c kick (f)  
  3 x 200m f/c power  
  2 x 100m f/c power            x 2                  (2000m)  
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                       (100m) 2100m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 3050m

 

 

 

Running session: The run session this week will be a middle distance repeat set….novice set also available for anyone who wants to come up and join us for the first time!!!!!

  Monday 29th May  
   
Warm-up 15min easy 3000m
   
Main-set 1 x 50m build  
  1 x 50m drill                                     x 4    (800m)  
   
  3 x 800m  / 90 sec rec  
  1 x 400m / 60 sec rec                   x 2       (5600m)  
   
Novice 2 x 800m / 90 sec rec  
  2 x 400m / 60 sec rec                   x 2       (4800m)  
  6400m
   
Cool-down 800m easy 800m
   
TOTAL 10200m

The full weekly schedule:

Day Morning Evening
 Monday Run session: 6:30pm

Nenagh CBS

Tuesday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Bike Session: 6:30pm

Leisure Centre

Wednesday Dromineer series: 7pm

Dromineer Front pier

Thursday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Cycling league: 7:00pm

Gooig.

Friday Fri swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Saturday Saturday cycle: 9am

Abbey Court hotel

Sunday  Sunday Swim: 6pm

Youghalarra pier

 


 Have a good week out there!