Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Temple - Twice Round (28th April 2009)

Two laps of the Temple-Saintfield circuit made a great workout for the old legs. The wise riders would have saved a bit on the hills on the first time around. Three people got under the hour including Paul McGuire on his first outing.

Unfortunately Sean punctured on the first lap just after the Saintfield roundabout (which i hope everyone went around and didn't take the shortcut). The valve broke on his spare tube forcing him to fix the puncture with glue and a patch. Better happening on a Tue night than in a race.

It is noted that many people chose to drive tonight - I wonder why?

On a personal note I most apologize if i am asking everyone what gears they are running. One month ago strange numbers like 50/34 and 12-25 mean't nothing to me but lately i can think of little else. Also, perhaps I should have brought my rope to give a Desi a tow up the hills (I'm sure I'll pay for that comment).

Good to see Johnny got the message and didn't turn up in his Jimmy Saville outfit!

Next week we are going to the TT on the Portaferry Road run by the Ards club. Expect to see proper cyclists!


1 Enda Marron 56.02
2 Paul McGuire 59.08
3 Vaughan Purnell 59.49
4 Neil Masterson 61.52
5 Damien Ennetta 62.02
6 Glen Pollock 62.23
7 Desi McHenry 63.04
8 B Loughbridge 64.05
9 John McManus 64.43
10 Pat O'Hare 64.49
11 Johnny Davis 65.22
12 PJ McQuillan 65.36
13 Peter Hanvey 66.06
14 Maeve Cahill 66.23
15 John O'Neil 66.3
16 Peter McGuicken 67.49
17 Willie Noteman 67.54
18 Davy Calvert 68.17
19 Nial Magee 68.29
20 Alan Bates 69.54
21 Joanne Bingham 71.38
22 Emma Kerr 72.28
23 Carl King 74.25
24 Ian Campbell 75.03
25 H Bamford 75.14
DNF Sean Bradley

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Carryduff - Ballygowan 2UP (21th April 2009)

Surprisingly most people started and ended as a pair with the exception of Johnny and Martina! The statisticians' among you will be beside yourselves comparing individual performances with 2UP performances.

The top 3 pairs for this 2UP will get a small prize at the end of the series.

Did Desi use his rope and who was towing who is the question?

Where did Johnny get them warmup jogging bottoms - he cuts a figure like a fit Simon Callow? Or perhaps he thought it was fancy dress and came as Jimmy Saville!

(Check out the photo's)

1. Enda Marron + Damien Eannetta - 30:56
2. Pat O'Hare + Vaughan Purnell - 31:56
3. Peter McGuicken + Bill Rafferty - 32:05
4. Desi McHenry + Sean Bradley - 32:08
5. Maeve Cahill + Colm Hanratty - 32:58
6. Glen Pollock + Ed Smith - 33:24
7. J Boylan + Gerry O'Neil - 33:44
8. Edward Kearney + Ricky Cowan - 33:59
8. Alan Bates + Emma Kerr - 33:59
10. Kate Smith + Niall Magee - 35:37
11. PJ McQuillan + Maeve Savage - 36:06
12. M Barr + Brian Loughbridge - 36:16
13. Martina Elliot + Johnny Davis - 40:57

Photos (21st April)

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Race 3 Results (14th April 2009)

Good conditions and everybody on time for the Temple start! Enda is now officially the man to beat, comfortably winning a second week in a row. Two weeks ago we had Glen grinning like a chesire cat and Desi looking down at his feet. Tonight the roles were somewhat reversed. This was repeated in many similar battles the whole way down the field.

I must raise my hand and admit a mistake! Despite having done the course before and being responsible for drawing the map I managed to miss the turn and took a nice wee trip to Ballynahinch garage. Also worthy of a mention is Wes who completed the course despite breaking his collar bone two weeks ago (good thing we don't test for Ibrofen). Finally, a welcome back to the triathletes' from Olympia after a weeks warm weather training.

Next week promises to be a bit of fun with the 2UP; it could be the start or end of some beautiful relationships.
- Vaughan


1. Enda Marron - 27:42
2. Eamon Hill - 29:00
3. Desi McHenry - 29:51
4. Glen Pollock - 30:10
5. Edward Kearney - 30:27
6. Gerry O'Neill - 30:33
7. Colm Hanratty - 30:45
8. Tony McNulty - 31:05
9. Bill Rafferty - 31:22
10. Pat O'Hare - 31:24
11. John McManus - 31:39
12. Wes Kettyle - 31:40
13. Joseph McKay - 31:55
14. Vaughan Purnell - 32:06
16. Peter Hanvey - 32:38
17. Willie Noteman - 32:45
18. Alan Bates - 32:48
19. Davy Calvert - 33:22
20. Niall Magee - 33:27
21. Peter McGuicken - 33:33
22. Ricky Cowan - 34:55
23. Stephen Smartt - 35:13
24. Emma Kerr - 35:29
25. Maeve Savage - 35:49
26. Joanne Bingham - 36:12
27. Connor Reilly - 40:16
DNF - Neville O'Neil

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Race 2 Results (7th April 2009)

Throw in some rain, a bit of a headwind and make the out-and-back course hilly and we have the first Killynure TT! Well done to everyone for braving the weather and turning up on time (except one person - you know who you are)! Thanks also to this weeks time keepers, Desi and Wes. Just on a safety note please keep your bikes and yourselves off the middle of the road at the start and end of the races. Alright, results below:

1. Enda Marron - 20:57
2. Vaughan Purnell - 23:07
3. Glen Pollock - 23:44
4. Edward Kearney - 24:23
5. Joseph McKay - 24:31
6. Brian Loughbridge - 24:40
7. Neil Masterson - 24:53
8. Peter Hanvey - 25:02
9. Colm Hanratty - 25:14
10. John McManus - 25:30
11. Marty Lennon - 25:44
12. Alan Bates - 25:49
13. Peter McGuicken - 26:09
14. Maeve Cahill - 26:21
15. Davy Calvert - 26:41
16. Bill Rafferty - 26:57
17. Johnny Hooper - 27:30
18. Emma Kerr - 27:45
19. Ricky Cowan - 28:11
20. Kate Smith - 28:44
21. Maeve Savage - 28:58
22. Alison McConnell 29:17
22. Heather Bamford - 29:34
23. Martina Elliot - 30:12

TT Training 2018

2018 News

There is no TT series planned for 2018. This is due to a drop in the numbers. Many years of blogs are left here for people to reminisce over past glories and good times.

What's it all about?

The TT league is a series of training events for triathletes from local Triathlon Ireland affiliated clubs. These are timed sessions, not races, and there are a number of different events that reflect a fun element. The organisers are all volunteers. In June there is a BBQ and in October there is a prize giving evening.

Entry Requirements
Participants must have a current Triathlon Ireland license (either associate or full membership) - no exceptions. Participants must be a member of a Triathlon Ireland club.

Riders must have a working red rear light on their bike and sign a disclaimer before each event.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost however there is a suggested donation, which can made at the start of the season, of £30 to cover running costs.

When and where are the events?

The calendar can be viewed at the bottom of this page. The TTs take place on Tue nights at either 18:45 PM or 19:00 PM sharp from various locations - please see links for maps on this page.

In the event of having to cancel an event a note will be put on this website between 5PM and 6PM on the day of the event. One reason for cancelling would be because of bad weather.

What is the League?
The league is a series of 12 individual TTs with a competitor's best 6 results counting. There will be a separate league for the boys and girls.

Time keeping and marshaling duties?
Marshaling and time keeping duties are shared each week between the competitors.

Legal stuff
Competitors must show their Triathlon Ireland license, sign a waiver form and provide next-of-kin details before being allowed to join in. The TI membership covers public liability for any who are found to be negligent in their duty to other particapants and as such cause personal or property damage. TI also covers for members for 25,000 euro in the event of death or disability following an accidental injury.