The weather was much improved this week for race 4 of our time trial series. This led to a number of new pbs being set. Numbers were slightly down on normal, with only one woman brave enough to turn up! 14 fellas also took part so there was plenty of friendly rivalry at the start line. With plenty of buns, biscuits and cake at the finish line there was a clear incentive to finish quickly.
Surely Seán Gleeson was first home so????
Not quite, but he did go faster than he has ever done before! As usual Seán and Dan were the only two tough guys that opted for the long one. One of the star performers of the series so far has been Dan Hogan and he didn’t disappoint again this week. Dan lowered his PB for the 4th week in a row, finishing in a great time of 53:23. Seán also raced well and just missed out on breaking the 1 hour mark for the first time. Gary, Shane (Tom & Jerry) and Kevin took on the new 6 mile route. They were using this as practice for the upcoming Kanturk 3 Day which starts on Saturday and contains a 5 mile TT. Shane was fastest on this route clocking a time of 13:20.
Over the 14 mile route there were a number of fast times with Hugh Flannery setting his fastest time of the year with a 35:14. Mikey Brown, Eoin O’Donoghue, Charlie Hogan and Brian Maloney all smashed their PBs for the course. Sinnead was the fastest woman and she managed to dip under the 40 minute barrier for the first time. 5 lads took on the 9 mile route and once again it was Darren Dunne who set the fastest time of 25:27. Mikey O’Dwyer, Ken Hassett, Barry Creamer and Cathal Donovan all set pbs on the course.
All the course records still stand but not for much longer I would guess.
Click here to >> view results from race 4
Next Time Trial: we will once again be taking a break from the TTs for a week or two.
Next Thursday: We will be starting our roll over sessions from Nenagh – Roscrea – Nenagh. The first one will be at a slower tempo so you are advised not to miss it.
Next Cycle: Saturday morning May 4th @9:00 from the pool. Route: Nenagh – Latteragh – Seanins Hill – Toomevara – Dunkerrin – Cloughjordan – Borrisokane – Ballinderry – Coolbawn – Puckane – Nenagh = 57 miles
** Warning – if you are taking part in the saturday cycle make sure to park in the Abbey Court Hotel