It’s a bank holiday weekend coming up so that means we should be getting an extra days training in on the bike. However, with the North Tipp Sprint on Saturday, our routine is going to be disrupted a little. On the racing scene, best of luck to Eamon Hartnett who begins Rás Mumhan today. Rás an Laois is a good option for any A3 or A4 rider in the club looking to race. We have had good results there in the pass so hopefully that will continue.
Rás Mumhan: this is a 4 day stage race. It is seriously tough and very few from the club have actually completed this event. You are up against the best riders in Ireland and plenty of great cyclists from further afield. It is a big achievement in itself, getting yourself to the standard required to be even able to start with a legitimate chance of finishing it within the time limits. Gary Scully, Shane Scully, Kenneth Kennedy, Mike Browne, Dan Hogan and Simon Ryan have all completed the race as Nenagh CC members. Even though Nenagh CC don’t have a team in the race this year, we will still be watching the results to see if we can add another team member to the list of finishers. Best of luck Eamon!!!
Training Updates: the best place to get the most up to date info on training is via our NEW Facebook page or through Viber (Nenagh CC), ask Will Rymer to add you if you don’t have a clue how to do this.
We won’t have an official club cycle on Saturday because of the need to marshal at the North Tipp Sprint. The tri club are still looking for marshals so if any more Nenagh CC members are available let Shane or Kenneth know soon. If you want to cycle on Saturday then organise something via Viber. There will be a small group heading out in the afternoon after the triathlon is over. No doubt there will be some going out very early too, if that suits.
Training: new start time of 7:30 at Tescos.
Route: we will head back to the extended lake route this week. All those looking to do La Marmotte should try to finish the full cycle. Usual stop in Scariff. Finish via Newport, Shalee, Dolla.
Racing: Rás an Laois
If you are on the hunt for points then make sure to go to this race. Sure even Keith nearly scored at this race one year and as we say in the club – ‘if Keith can do it, anyone can do it’.
Bank Holiday Monday
Time & Location: we will leave this to those on Viber to decide. Between those that are tired, those that were drinking, those that are racing, and those that just want to take the day off and relax, we are better off leaving it late to call this.