We are getting to that stage of the season when the effort of getting up on cold and wet mornings to take to the roads or pool, or struggling to get off the couch to listen to Keith or Paul roaring up at the run sessions will all be more than worth it!!! Yes….triathlon season is almost fully upon us and from June on it will be full race attack mode!!!
If any of ye have been looking at the season calendar, and even when it comes to our own race ye will be be well aware of the vast number of different events on in various locations each weekend, giving at times a very crampy feel to the calendar.
In order to help with the struggle of choosing races, we have taken a look at the calendar and have made our own mini version of events that we would like to prioritise as a club. To make the racing process as social and enjoyable as is possible when coupled with a few hours of rewarding torture it is important that we can organise to get as many members as possible attending the same races together.
The races chosen are between a mix of the old reliables such as “Hell of the West” and local favourites including “Loughrea” and “Castleconnell”, and also including a number of newer National Series events in order to meet the quota of races for those interested in NS points (while also trying to fit in Saturday events where possible for some people who will remain nameless!!).
At committee level we would hope that when going through the calendar that ye can prioritise these events and so enhance the social aspect. The local Scully Camper van will be heading to most of the events and if interest is high for some we can see about organising pooled transport or a bus.
With the timetable so cramped and with so many races on it is important we are seen to be attending events as a team, as other clubs have asked for support for their event and in return we are looking for theirs for our own Lough Derg Sprint.
So when your sitting down at some point to see what you might like to do then take a look at our race calendar and see what you can fit in with us!
|Triathlon Race Calendar|
|Sun 5th||Up the Creek Tri (NS)||Kilrush|
|Sat 11th||Boruman Tri / Try a tri||Killaloe / Nenagh|
|Sat 18th||Hook or by Crook||Waterford|
|Sat 25th||Hell of the West (NS)||Kilkee|
|Sun 3rd||KTC Sprint||Kilkenny|
|Sat 9th||Lough Derg Sprint||Dromineer|
|Sun 31st||Loughrea Sprint (NS)||Loughrea|
|Sat 13th||Caroline Kearney Tri (NS)||Westmeath|
|Sat 20th||World End Tri||Castleconnell|
|Sun 28th||Dublin Tri (NS)||Dublin|
Hook or by Crook