Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Killynure - Bike Run (27th April 2010)

Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him? I'd say that both are foolish, wouldn't you?
- Obi-Wan Kenobi

An apt quote for those that followed Pollock's lead and turned at some random stone pillar rather than the highly visible traffic cone 200m further uphill. This is arguably familiar territory for Pollock who is often spotted turning short in the shallow end of the swimming pool.

A bit of a miserable night weather-wise did not stop some 26 turning up for the first bike-run of the year. The bike course took the riders out and back on the Killynure Rd followed by a 2 mile run (for most). To date some 47 have now participated in the time trials.

The best tied running shoe laces of the night went to Tony McNulty with a beautiful Two-Loop Shoelace Knot. A case of art over sport and impressively McNulty still secured a foothold on the podium (of the elite long course).

On a bad note we had a nearby resident complain about people parking on/near his grass. On the Killynure course please park along Killynure Ave. Hopefully the resident is a cycling fan and will not take any further action.

Finally, "au revoir" to this years top female Emma who is moving Northward and will no longer make it down on a Tuesday night. That leaves a space for someone else to step up with the leather shoulder pads...

Long course (elite)
1 Paul Carroll 32.52
2 Vaughan Purnell 34.48
3 Tony McNulty 35.48
4 Brian Loughbridge 38.29
5 Jim Cooke 38.44
6 Kieran McVeigh 40.4
7 Emma Kerr 40.55
8 Peter McGuicken 41.19
9 Joanne Bingham 41.4
10 Ed Smith 42.14
11 Heather Bamford 42.45
12 Kate Smith 44.57
13 Karl King 45.03
14 Gareth Martin 46.28
15 Claire Burns 46.53
16 Barbara Brown 48
17 Donal Okane 48.29

Short course (numpty)
1 Johnny Hooper 34.49
2 Glen Pollock 35.45
3 Neville O'Neill 36.02
4 Bill Rafferty 38.21

-- Connor Reilly BIKE ONLY
-- John McManus BIKE ONLY
-- Michael McLernon BIKE ONLY
-- Niall McGee BIKE ONLY
-- Eddie Kierney BIKE ONLY

Timekeepers: Desi, Wes, Colm and Davy

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Drumbo Hill Climb (20th April 2010)

New course, new road signs and some new faces. The Drumbo Hill course is about 2 miles uphill with some tight gradients over the last 800m. No shortage of volunteers for timekeeping either.

PB's were awarded to everyone except for World Champ Desi who did some legendary time back in 1981 when bikes were heavier and the Drumbo Hill was a bit longer and steeper!

Thanks to everyone for not blocking any roads and giving cycling a good name for once.

No changes at the front from last week. Paul Carroll came home first and Emma was top female again. Not that I have any qualifications to judge but I would give man and woman of the hill to John McManus and Heather Bamford respectively. It is starting to look like McManus has got the edge on rival Glen Pollock who did not compete tonight due to a minor sniffle.

1 Paul Carroll 7.16
2 Vaughan Purnell 7.36
3 John McManus 7.46
4 Enda Marron 7.5
5 Neville O'Neill 7.58
6 Tony McNulty 8.01
7 Oscar Monroe 8.16
8 Bernard Mulv 8.17
9 Johnny Hooper 8.32
10 Connor Reilly 8.36
11 Desi McHenry 8.43
12 Marty Lennon 8.44
13 Colm Hanratty 8.45
14 Stephen McWill 8.46
15 David Morrisey 9.06
16 Emma Kerr 9.09
17 PJ McQuillan 9.14
18 Jim Cooke 9.21
19 Peter McGuicken 9.26
20 Clifford Rogers 9.29
21 Thomas O'Hagen 9.35
22 Tom Mitchell 9.44
23 Heather Bamford 10.33
24 Sarah Mescail 10.48
25 Claire Burns 10.5
26 Kate Smith 10.52

Timekeepers: Ed Smith, Wes Kettyle, Dave Lonnen and Glen Pollock.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Word on parking and safety

We are asking people to be aware that we are using public roads and to be mindful of other road users. The last thing we want is a bad name; you know what people are like about blocking public roads in this country. The two key times this will happen is at signon and at the end when everyone collapses in a drug like state of joy.

For Drumbo Hill climb there should be plenty of space to rest at the top of the climb and we will do the results down in car park opposite the church. Anybody driving to the TT should be parked here.

One other thing is to make sure you sign the waiver form and leave next of kin details. As responsible organisers we need this information.


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Killynure - League Race #3 (13th April 2010)

There was a great turnout of 33 riders this week for the tough out and back Killynure course. A big hello to all the first timers and a welcome back to all the stars of last year.

It was good to see so many of the ladies back this year. Top among them was Emma sporting a fashionable meshed bib and rock-n-roll leather shoulder pads. Obviously the Winter training is paying off.

The course record of 20.57 was broken by the top three riders. Enda managed to lose some of last weeks stodginess and got ahead of Vaughan. However, newcomer and Olympian triathlete Paul was well out ahead at the front.

I will try and get all your surnames for the results next week.

Next week is a hill climb, starting at the Homestead on the Hillhall Road. Please park down at the car park opposite the church and cycle up. Until then don't forget to eat plenty and crank up some ELO on the stereo.

1 Paul Carroll 20.08
2 Enda Marron 20.35
3 Vaughan Purnell 20.37
4 Mike Millar 21.34
5 John McManus 21.35
6 Glen Pollock 21.57
7 Neville O'Neill 22.26
8 Bernard Mulvihill 23.19
9 Brian Loughbridge 23.3
10 Jim Cooke 23.37
11 Colm Hanratty 23.41
12 Tony McNulty 23.48
13 Connor Reilly 23.57
14 David Morrisey 23.57
15 Emma Kerr 24.07
16 Bill Rafferty 24.11
17 Davy Calvert 24.18
18 Stephen McWilliams 24.2
19 PJ McQuillan 24.23
20 Peter McGuicken 24.45
21 Willie Noteman 25.01
22 Ricky Cowan 25.22
23 Alison McConnell 25.44
24 Ed Smith 25.55
25 Clifford Rogers 25.56
26 Maeve 26.11
27 Joanne Bingham 26.17
28 Katherine Bell 26.42
29 Kate Smith 26.46
30 Thomas O'Hagen 27.02
31 Heather Bamford 27.04
32 Claire Burns 28.52
33 Barbara Brown 29.16

Timekeepers: Desi and Wes

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Temple Garage - League Race #2 (6th April 2010)

The time trial season got under-way tonight after last week's cancellation due to the weather. Conditions were fine this week with the rain staying away and the wind dropping before the start.

Under the strict direction of Desi the first TT started promptly at 18:45. Riders went off in 1 minute intervals over the undulating 10.7 mile course. The course record for the Temple TT remained safe at 27.42.

At the front this week, Vaughan (I feel more comfortable referring to myself in the 3rd person) came home just ahead of Enda. Bad luck went to Tony McNulty who lost time when his chain came off. Keiran McVeigh in his first TT finished well clear of training buddy Ciaran (who also particularly enjoyed the extra few miles unintentionally thrown in on the cycle home). First lady home was Alison ahead of ironwoman Heather.

Next week is the infamous Killynure TT. Please try to be at the start around 18:30 for a 18:45 start.

1 Vaughan Purnell 27.55
2 Enda Marron 28.06
3 Glen Pollock 29.40
4 John McManus 29.44
5 Davy Calvert 30.50
6 Tony McNulty 30.56
7 Johnny Hooper 31.13
8 Connor Reilly 31.37
9 Colm Hanratty 32.14
10 Neville 32.37
11 Kieran McVeigh 33.33
12 Peter McGuicken 33.43
13 Ciaran Hanratty 34.32
14 Alison 34.44
15 Heather Bamford 36.16

Timekeepers: Desi & Wes

TT Training 2019

2019 Rules

You must have a TI licence (a training licence is sufficient), be a member of a triathlon club and have working front AND rear lights on your bike. Cycling helmets are also mandatory. For events marked (ATH) - this means it is an athletes TT, meaning that no TT equipment should be used, such as TT bikes, TT bars, aero helmets etc. You can of course turn up with TT equipment, however, you should be prepared for general teasing and mickey taking as the penalty for doing so!

As we are riding on public roads, the rules of the roads apply. The committee have notified the PSNI of our plans for the season; being seen and riding safely are of paramount importance - these events are very enjoyable and will improve your time trialling, but we should all stay safe when participating in them and we all have a responsibility to ensure that this happens.



27 - Titanic (Head to head final)

3 - Drumbo Hill Climb