May
1
2017

Spring Training – Week 4

Weekly Update

A busy week with a number of events on over the Bank Holiday weekend so well done to all who attended the events over the last week. This is the last week of the time trial and Run series for this season so we hope to end on a high so if the limbs are still able we hope to see you there!

Great Limerick Run

A number of club members made the short trip into Limerick to take part in this years run which is getting bigger by the year. Well done to all the lads who did the half marathon; Shane, Gary, Keith, Andy, John, Eddie, James, and Yvonne and Sheila who did the 10k route on the day….if we have missed anyone on the list apologies for that!

Joey Hannon 2017

In the post North Tipp sprint hussle the annual Joey Hannon in Limerick sneaked past us but we caught it in the end and even got pictorial evidence. Well done to Darren and Ramon who represented the club at this one (Darren just happened to win the Sprint event but told no one!).

joey

Club Training weekend – Lahinch

Lahinch weekend_2017

Again we are trying to organise this club training weekend and will make a call on it this week based on numbers so if you intend on heading can you let Paul know asap so we can see if it is a runner or not.

 

Lough Derg Sprint / Try a tri 2017

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Our second TI event the Lough Derg sprint is only 7 weeks away now!! This year in order to make the event more beginner friendly we are introducing a “Try a tri” component with a pier to pier swim and reduced bike and run legs…..something to offer to all levels!

Similar to last year this event finds itself on a very busy weekend on the TI calendar so will again need a bit of selling and for this we again will need input from club members. 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

Couch to “Try a tri”

Just a reminder about the previous post that we are organising a 4 week preparation session for the 2 try a tri events in June so if you know anyone who would be interested then let them know!

Couch to try a tri

Time trial series

The last of the current time trial series takes place on Tuesday so again try and make it if you are free and support this club event! Start time as ever 6.30 at Nenagh Leisure centre for sign on.

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Run series

The last of the run series events will take place this Wednesday from 7pm at Nenagh College and will be back to the normal format with the usual time prediction and spot prize at the end, so if you are free come out and support this event!

Run_series_2017

Weekly training

Monday running session

This is a bank holiday weekend and as a number of our regulars were running in the Great Limerick run we will hold off on an official session for the week….back to normal next Monday though!

Swimming sessions: 2 morning sessions this week.  Tuesday morning will be a stroke development set while Thursday is a distance set.

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

 

  Tuesday 2nd May  
   
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 4th May  
   
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)  
   
  1300m f/c breathe on 4th                         (1300m)  
   
   
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                    (100m) 1900m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 2850m

 

 

Running session: No official run this week given most lads did the Great Limerick Run…regular session back next week.

 

The full weekly schedule:

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

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Time Trial: 6:30pm

Leisure Centre

Wednesday Run series: 7:00pm

Nenagh College

Wed swim: 8:00pm

Leisure Centre

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 cycle: TBC 

 


 Have a good week out there!

 
Apr
29
2017

Nenagh Summer League: Race 4 Report

This week’s league race saw the first breakaway win of the year. With the quality of rider in attendance you would think that breakaway wins would be more common but surprisingly the opposite can be the case. The racing can be a little negative with many of the bunch just content to reel back in break after break instead of trying to get in breaks of their own. It’s still great fun though trying to get away even if it is mission impossible, although if you can get a strong group of lads out front together they can stay away and that was proved today.

There were 3 groups on the road but a smaller scratch bunch than usual meant that the handicaps were reduced a little down to 0, 4 and 5.5. The weather on the evening was pretty cold so each group were eager to get started so as to warm-up. The shorter gap between the last 2 groups meant that they were within sight of each other early. The full gap was closed at the Yellowbridge on the way out to Nenagh. The scratch group didn’t want the pace to drop so they kept driving it through in pursuit of the first group up the road.

At the turn-around point it was clear that all 3 bunches would merge soon so it would be everyone for themselves once that happened. The chase pack caught group 1 at the nursing home and immediately an attack was put in by Denis Allen. He was joined by Peter Leahy, Mike Browne, Shane Scully and Matty Kennedy. This was a strong group and they started working together quickly. This made it hard for others to jump across. Plenty of riders tried but this first break would prove to be the winning break away of the day.

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A chase group of Darren Dunne, Donnchadh Floyd, Ian O’Halloran and one other would tried to get across but they just couldn’t make it. They would be absorbed by the bunch and would have to try and work with that bunch to close the gap. Up ahead, the break were increasing their lead with each rider sharing the workload equally.

Coming down the hill before Birdhill, it was clear that they wouldn’t be caught. This was great for the 4 Nenagh CC riders in the break but not so great for Peter from Upperchurch. The plotting and scheming from the Nenagh CC lads was just underway when Peter put in a break to try to split the rest. This was a good move but he was closed down. From then until the finish in Birdhill he had to react to multiple breaks off the front. Most of them he closed down but turning onto the ramp towards the finish Mike and Shane had both managed to get up the road and Denis and Matty were able to go around Peter for a final 1,2,3,4 finish for Nenagh CC, with Mike 1st, Shane 2nd, Denis 3rd and Matty 4th.

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Thanks to our marshals Bertie, John, Gary and Pat for helping out. Next week the marshals will be Matty Kennedy, Sinead Kennedy and Will Rymer. If any of ye have a problem making it then let us know early so we can find replacements.

Up Next: Nenagh Summer League Race 5 – next Thursday, May 4th.

Remains of the Bunch Finish Video



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Apr
29
2017

Couch to “Try-a-tri”

The club are running 4 weeks of preparation sessions for the upcoming “Try a tri” events in June. Sessions will go ahead subject to adequate interest so spread the word to anyone who may be interested!!!

Couch to try a tri

 

 

 
Apr
28
2017

Weekend Cycling

It’s a bank holiday weekend so let’s use this opportunity to get some decent mileage in the legs. To do that, we will need the weather to play ball and early indications are that some of the mornings might not be that great, fingers crossed they will be fine. I would still imagine all 3 cycles will go ahead but check Viber/Facebook each morning  for any last-minute change of plans or routes. The Kanturk 3 Day is the big race on the calendar this weekend but we would also hope that some of our members would make the trip to Wexford for the one day race down there on Sunday.

Saturday Cycle

Racing: Kanturk 3 day starts. Best of luck to any club members taking part.

Training

Start: 9:00 at the hotel

Route: we will be heading on our regular knock inducing cycle route tomorrow. I don’t what it is about this one but multiple deaths are recorded each time we do this route. We will head to Roscrea, Templemore, Thurles, Kilcommon, Dolla and back to Nenagh. Group splits will occur in Roscrea.

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Sunday Cycle

Racing: Frank O’Rourke Memorial, Wexford. Separate A2, A3, A4 races.

Training

Start: 7:30 at Tescos

Route: we will be doing the extended lake route for this.

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Monday Cycle – think we might go long for this one.

Start: 7:30 at the hotel.

Route: this will be a long one but we will try and keep a decent pace so that we get back home for 1:00pm. The direction we head for this might change depending on the wind. We will be heading down to Cashel for this one. We will stop for 15 minutes somewhere around the 100km mark.

cashel-cycle-route

 
Apr
26
2017

Run Series 3/4 – Results

Run Series Results

We are going backwards with the weather and tonight was dry but cold….the worst possible temperature to have people waiting around for the beat the clock format! However, times are getting really tight to predictions and we had some great scrambling at the finish line over both the 3k and 5k routes.

Winners of the spot prize on the night for most accurate predictions were Loretto Duggan in the 5k and Maebh Carey  in the 3k so well done both!!!

Next week will the last in the current series and will be back to the original mass start format so its last chance saloon in terms of recording a time for this years event!!!!

Name Dist Predict Actual Difference
Loretto Duggan 5k 22:50 22:49 0:01
Paula O’Dwyer 5k 27:50 28:00 0:10
Patricia Butler 5k 20:50 20:35 0:15
Ger Carey 5k 28:01 27:44 0:17
Noel Daly 5k 21:00 20:43 0:17
James Ryan 5k 18:20 18:02 0:18
Mary Donnellan 5k 30:00 30:22 0:22
Barry Creamer 5k 21:00 20:43 0:22
Micheal Kyne 5k 27:08 26:43 0:25
David Molamphy 5k 22:00 22:30 0:30
Eoin Woolley 5k 18:30 19:00 0:30
Deirdre Finn 5k 21:00 20:25 0:35
John Meagher 5k 21:00 20:09 0:51
Cliodhna McGrath 5k 22:00 23:20 1:20
Geraldine Kyne 5k 28:00 26:35 1:25
Stephen Greene 5k 20:30 22:00 1:30
Sinead Lee 5k 23:00 25:15 2:15
Margaret Hogan 5k 27:30 25:15 2:15
Eddie O’Meara 5k 25:00 22:15 2:45
 
Maebh Carey 3k 16:50 16:50 0:00
Conor Kirby 3k 12:00 11:56 0:04
Alfredo Gonzalez 3k 15:35 15:25 0:10
Huanoz Shou 3k 14:00 13:50 0:10
Jaime MacVeigh 3k 15:50 15:40 0:10
Faye Molamphy 3k 17:00 19:00 2:00
Audrey McNamara 3k 17:00 19:00 2:00
Stephen McNamara 3k 27:00 22:00 5:00
 

Thanks to our Marshals on the night for doing the course and times.

Hope to see ye all again next week!!!!

 
Apr
25
2017

Time trial series 3/4 – Results

Time Trial Series

A very cold evening and with a massive shower right before the kick-off meant that it was a small but brave field attending the third in the TT series. Well done to all who braved the elements and were dry but cold at the finish!

Next week is the last in the current series so if you want to get a time down for this year then get out for this final chance!!!!

Thanks to all who made the effort to attend and to the master photographer Will Rymer for catching the action on camera!

Name Distance Time
 
Chris Spellman 20k 34:03
John Meagher 20k 39:05
Eddie O’Meara 20k 39:53
Ronan O’Driscoll 20k 40:10
Ken Hassett 20k 42:23
Odie O’Driscoll 20k 42:30
 Brenda Ryan 20k  45:00
Conor Kirby 10k 19:45
Aoise Wycherley 10k 27:50
Una Wycherley 10k 27:50
Aoife Duggan 10k 31:30
Robert Duggan 10k 28:35
 
Lauren 3.5k 23:30
 

See ye all next week!

 
Apr
24
2017

Spring Training – Week 3

Weekly Update

The sessions are coming thick and fast and we are already at the half way point of our time trial and run series, which means that the Dromineer Series is not too far away so keep up the good work!! A couple of updates on the season to mention first however!

Club Training weekend – Lahinch

Lahinch weekend_2017

In a continuation to the previous post just a gentle reminder of our plan to head to Lahinch as final club preparation for the open water season…….details above and on the previous post but as ever we cannot organise such events without the participation of club members so if you intend on heading can you let Paul know asap so we can see if it is a runner or not.

Sligo Triathlon 2017

Again just a reminder that we still have a few vacant spots on this club trip away, including race entry and overnight stay so it is still not too late to get in on the action. If a few want to come together to go up as a relay we would be also able to accommodate this so just let Paul know.

Lough Derg Sprint / Try a tri 2017

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Our second TI event the Lough Derg sprint is only 8 weeks away now!! This year in order to make the event more beginner friendly we are introducing a “Try a tri” component with a pier to pier swim and reduced bike and run legs…..something to offer to all levels!

Similar to last year this event finds itself on a very busy weekend on the TI calendar so will again need a bit of selling and for this we again will need input from club members. 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.

As a club it is important that we can offer both a pool-based and open-water event to promote the club within the region so any help from members with this is greatly appreciated!!

We have a number of promotion flyers for the event remaining so if anyone attending races would be able to give some out at registration or anything to help promote entries that would be great!!!!!

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

Lough Derg Sprint

 

Tralee Masters Swimming Gala

Well done to all members of the Masters / Triathlon club who were in Tralee on Saturday for this Masters gala. By the end of the day the lads seemed to be weighed down by the medal haul and this has been a really promising debut season for the club so well done to all!!!!

Time trial series

The time trial series continues on Tuesday and we have only 2 more in the current series so again try and make it if you are free and support this club event! Start time as ever 6.30 at Nenagh Leisure centre for sign on.

TT_2017

Run series

The third in our run series events will take place this Wednesday from 7pm at Nenagh College and will be a reverse time-trial beat the clock with the usual time prediction and spot prize at the end, so if you are free come out and support this event!

Run_series_2017

Weekly training

We are well into the Spring series events and following this into May we will have the return of the Dromineer series and in preparation for the upcoming “Try a tri” in Nenagh and Dromineer we will be organising a 4-week preparation program for each of the events but more on this later in the week!

Monday running session

This is a bank holiday weekend but as the majority have trained their way through it we will skip the tradition and have a run on the Bank Holiday Monday. It wont be too strenuous and will be a slight add-on to last weeks set.

Swimming sessions: 2 morning sessions this week.  Tuesday morning will be a power 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 25th April  
   
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)  
  8 x 100m f/c power           x 2                  (2000m)  
   
  2 x 100m f/c  
  4 x 25m f/c sprint                                       (300m) 2300m
   
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 3250m


 

  Thursday 27th April  
   
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)  
   
  3 x 100m f/c on 1:20  
  2 x 50m f/c on 40s  
  1min rec                                    x 3            (1200m)  
   
  1 x 50m f/c kick  
  1 x 50m  b/c  
  2 x 25m f/c sprint  
  1 x 50m f/c recovery                x 2          (400m) 1850m
   
Cool-down 200m f/c easy 200m
   
TOTAL 2800m

 

Running session: The Monday run session will be a  800m interval repeat session with a shorter novice set on offer.

 

  Monday 24th April  
   
Warm-up 15min easy 3000m
   
Main-set 1 x 50m build  
  1 x 50m drill                                     x 4    (800m)  
   
  2 x 800m  / 90 sec rec  
  1 x 400m / 60 sec rec                   x 2       (4000m)  
   
Novice 1 x 800m / 90 sec rec  
  2 x 400m / 60 sec rec                   x 2       (3200m)  
  4800m
   
Cool-down 800m easy 800m
   
TOTAL 8400m

 

The full weekly schedule:

Day Morning Evening
 Monday Monday run: 6:30pm

Nenagh CBS

Tuesday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Time Trial: 6:30pm

Leisure Centre

Wednesday Run series: 7:00pm

Nenagh College

Wed swim: 8:00pm

Leisure Centre

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 cycle: TBC 

 


 Have a good week out there!

 
Apr
23
2017

Nenagh CC Updates

It was a busy weekend for the club with plenty of members racing down in Kerry. We aren’t having much luck getting into the points so far this year as we drew another blank down in Currow. The results will come, we just need to keep working hard. Back closer to home, club members were training hard as usual and making the best of the fine weather. La Marmotte is scaring the bejaysus out of everyone at this stage so plenty of miles are being cycled. Some colder weather is predicted for next week so get out on the bike when you can.

Training

  • Tuesday: 2 options
    • option 1 – club ‘hill focused’ cycle starting at 6:30 from Stereame
    • option 2 – tri club TT league – 6:30 at the leisure centre (2 weeks left)
  • Thursday: Nenagh Summer League Race 4 – 7:00 at Gooig.
  • Saturday: main club spin – 9:00 at the hotel.
    • Racing: start of the Kanturk 3 Day
  • Sunday: club cycle – 7:30 at Tescos
    • Racing: Frank O’Rourke Memorial Race Wexford – separate A2, A3, A4 races.
  • Monday: long cycle will be organised via Viber

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Tanning infraction: Will has identified a number of tan offenders in the club. Donnchadh and An Púca Bán have fallen foul of the fashion police and will need to undergo some treatment before rejoining the bunch. Their ghostly, pale white legs are putting everyone off cycling, with a number of cyclists saying it is putting them off their food too. It is only a matter of time before the glare off their legs causes a crash. Thanks Will for this fashion update.

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Summer League Marshals: Gary Scully, Pat Reddan, John Gleeson.

Saturday & Sunday Cycles: with people going to the Munster match, people at galas and people resting up for Sunday racing, we had a smaller bunch than usual for our main Saturday spin. There were 15 souls out on what was a fine morning for cycling. The chosen route usually provides a tough test as it includes a hill top finish up Dolla at the end. As usual, by the time we got to Dolla we had lost half the starters already! What we learned today was that 6 is the magic number for calling ‘clear’ on the road. Donnchadh is starting to bring the pain and Eoin Buckley’s confirmation bike is still going strong, but he might need to invest in an adult bike soon. On Sunday, we once again made our way around the lake. People are adapting well to the new extended route, with the evergreen John Gleeson leading the charge for even more miles at the end.

Weekend Racing: Currow, Co. Kerry

In the U/12 race, Aoise Wycherly was taking part in her first race of the year. Unfortunately she was very sick at the start of the race and could only manage half of the race before pulling out. Fair play to her for even starting. That was very brave indeed!

In the A1/A2 race, Mike Browne was our sole representative. This race always proves to be very aggressive and it splits to bits very early. Mike made sure that he was prepared for this and managed to get into the 2nd breakaway group on the road. Unfortunately, they never managed to chase down the front group so he didn’t get into the points, but it was still a fine performance all the same.

mike

In the A3 race, we had 4 lads well capable of doing well in the race. Denis Allen has been improving a lot of late but his race was over after only 3k when his rear mech broke. That left Tommy Hanrahan, Kevin Sherlock and Jurgen Simpson still in the hunt. Tommy got himself involved in the break of the day. He stayed away for two laps but couldn’t hold on to the break all the way to the finish line and eventually finished in the bunch. Kevin and Jurgen came to the line in the bunch too but found it hard to find gaps in the bunch to get up into the points.

a3

In the A4 race, Chris Spelman was hunting for more points. He lasted the distance fine but lost out in the final sprint. He felt he went too far into the red on the little rise before the finish line and just didn’t have the power to get to the line in the top 10.

chris

Rás Dún na nGall: a few club members are entering this race. If interested in heading up to Donegal for this 3 day stage race then get in contact with Kevin Sherlock on Viber. This is a hard stage race that makes for an ideal target. This will get you motivated.

Mid-Week Race: Criterium – Wednesday, April 26th – our friends in the Greenmount Cycling Academy in Limerick are organising a criterium in the Limerick Race Course. There are points on offer at this mid-week race so if you have nothing better to do, then tag along.

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Apr
22
2017

Nenagh Summer League: Race 3 Report

The latest round of the Nenagh Summer league took place on Thursday and it was another home win with Tommy Hanrahan from Nenagh CC getting up the hill the fastest. There was another fine turn out at the race even though a lot of the Nenagh CC regulars were missing with a club wedding to attend (congrats to Shane and Michelle!). It was great to see Shane Scully taking his marshaling duties so seriously. He was decked out in a 3 piece suit and brought a lot of gravitas to the job. He has raised the bar for marshaling at the Summer League; others should take note.

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There were 3 groups on the road. The standard of all 3 groups is very good so the handicaps are kept quite small at 0, 4 and 6. For a long time it actually looked like group 1 were going to stay away. They worked really well together on the way out and still had a fine lead coming into the hill at the Yellowbridge. This is where it all seemed to fall apart though and the bunch behind closed the large gap quickly and swept group 1 up on the downhill before Birdhill.

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race4

race5


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The gap between groups 2 and 3 was 2 minutes but this handicap was eliminated very early into the race. It seemed like group 2 were holding back just a little and not working as hard as they could. The now combined continue to work but the speed wasn’t quite as high as usual. After the turnaround point the bunch hit a slight head wind and this led to a further drop in pace. At this stage some cyclists were getting frustrated and they started breaking from the bunch. Will Rymer, Donnchadh Floyd, Peter Leahy, Ronan Costelloe, Ian O’Halloran, Mike Browne and Tommy Hanrahan all found themselves out front for a while but they were all reeled back in.

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race7

race8

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Coming into Birdhill, the 3 groups were altogether and now it was down to who had the most left in the tank to win the sprint. Tommy Hanrahan went one place better than last week by winning the sprint to the line ahead of Paul Kennedy from Newcastle West CC and a Limerick CC rider in 3rd, with Daniel Yon Hin the first junior across the line and 4th overall.

finish

Team Competition: just for a bit of fun we are going to run a club competition for the duration of the league. This might encourage a little bit of teamwork on the road. If you finish in the top 3 you get points for your club. Points are 1st – 3, 2nd – 2, 3rd – 1. We will give prizes to the 3 top clubs at the end of the series. So far, only 3 teams have scored.

1st – Nenagh CC 11

2nd – Newcastle West CC 5

3rd – Limerick CC 2

Finish Line Video

Thanks to our marshals Bertie, Shane and Clifford for helping out. Next week the marshals will be John Gleeson, Pat Reddan, and Gary Scully. If any of ye have a problem making it then let us know early so we can find replacements.

Up Next: Nenagh Summer League Race 4 – next Thursday, April 27th.

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Apr
21
2017

Weekend Cycling

We are already over half way through April. Two months of the racing season is already over (but still 5 months left). Big stage races have come and gone (but plenty still to come). Our La Marmotte challenge edges ever closer – I don’ think some people understand how tough a day this is – it will be about 11 hours in the saddle and most of that will be climbing huge mountains – there is also a time limit! This is the time of year when we really need to be working hard. Luckily for you, the weather should be decent this weekend. Will (the club’s cycling fashion expert) has noticed that the tanning in the club needs improvement so try to work on that as much as possible. If you need any tanning tips then call Will’s Fashion Hotline.

Saturday: starts at 9:00am from the hotel.

Route: we will be heading to Toom, Silvermines, Birdhill, Daly’s Cross, O’Brien’s Bridge, Birdhill and back to the top of Dolla. This is a hill top finish route, where we roll hard for most of the cycle and finish hard up to the top of Dolla. It is recovery from there all the way back to town. The groups will split in Toomevara with the race group pushing on ahead. They must cycle Killeen hill at the start too. This will be a long rolling session so make sure to pace it right. The good thing about this route is that it is never too far from Nenagh so if you run out of energy then turn and head for home. Do try your best to make it to the final hill challenge.

dolla-hill-route-finish

Sunday

Training: meet at Tescos at 7:30am

Route: we will be doing the extended lake route. If it doesn’t rain then we will definitely need to be adding in the extra hills at the end (Shalee and Dolla).

Racing: the Drumm Cup in Currow, Co. Kerry is the local Munster race. This is a flat route with a little rise at near the finish.

  • 1pm A1/A2 Feature Event – 108.5km – Almost 7 laps – 6 to go at the first crossing of the finish line.
  • 1.02pm A3 Race – 77.5km – Almost 5 laps – 4 to go at the first crossing of the finish line
  • 1.04pm A4 Race – 62km – Almost 4 laps – 3 to go at the first crossing of the finish line. Note The A4 race is going to be a handicap race as follows (only 1 prize list with unplaced ladies prizes); Ladies and Masters Over 50 A4 Riders Veteran A4 Riders Remainder of A4 Riders. This handicap will be in the region of 45 secs to 60 secs depending on the size of each group

Waller Cup: is the race in Leinster. This has a separate A2 race. Strave of the route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2212417