Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Temple Bike&Run (29th June 2010)

The first ever Temple Bike&Run comprised of the normal Temple TT course followed by a run. The run was measured somewhere between 1.77 and 2 miles and made for a great triathlon training session. Many found themselves fighting off cramp at the start of the run and starting out with helmets and jackets still on. However nobody put on anybody else's running shoes which was the main thing.

Johnny Hooper finished in a strong second place to Paul Carroll despite his chain jumping off. Good to see the "Hooperman" back wearing the aero helmet. What was up with the dirty hand prints on his shorts though?

The good thing about the TTs each week are the battles that happen throughout the field. Tonight it was Ciaran Hanratty who came out top with a pretty big win over Kieran McVeigh.

The master of the timed warmup, where you arrive at the start with seconds to spare, must be Stephen McWilliams. McWilliams just now needs to fine tune the tying of his shoelaces and he will be one to watch.


1 Paul Carroll 37.33
2 Johnny Hooper 39.26
3 Neville O'Neill 40.16
4 Colm Hanratty 42.03
5 Eddie Kierney 42.24
6 Stephen McWilliams 42.32
7 Clifford Rogers 43.21
8 Ciaran Hanratty 43.28
9 Connor Reilly 43.49
10 Kieran McVeigh 44.44
11 Ed Smith 45.33
12 Gareth Martin 45.5
13 Michael Harrin 45.53
14 Ricky Cowan 47.49
15 Emma Bamford 50.3
16 Kate Smith 53.1
17 David Morrisey 55.06
-- Peter McGuicken dnf
-- Willie Noteman dnf

Thanks as always to this weeks time keepers: Dave, Alison and Vaughan

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Carryduff - League Race #9 (22nd June 2010)

First up apologies to Enda Marron who was announced as coming in second place. How did we we doubt him? An error with the time offsets resulted in the last few people on the time-sheet being 30 seconds *slower* than thought. The impact of this was that Enda narrowly beat Paul and Wes hammered the tri-suited Phil Boyd.

It was good to see Dave Lonnen giving up the time keeping and taking part in his first TT of the year. Also making their debut in 2010 was "monster" cyclist Maeve Savage who was third lady home.

The mechanical this week went to Glen Pollock with a broken spoke in the rear wheel after just 3 miles.

Welcome back Kate. Kate was fresh back from honeymooning and maybe looking a little too fresh at the end. Kate gets a pass just for this week.

Finally there were silently voiced reports of drafting happening on the course! This will need monitored and guilty culprits named and shamed at the prize giving. Hopefully no sporting heroes reputations will be ruined.


1 Enda Marron 28.26
2 Paul Carroll 28.42
3 John McManus 29.48
4 Neville O'Neill 30.22
5 Desi McHenry 30.31
6 Dave Lonnen 31.23
7 Jim Cooke 31.5
8 Stephen McWilliams 31.56
9 Wes Kettyle 32
10 PJ McQuillan 32.01
11 Colm Hanratty 32.13
12 Clifford Rogers 32.17
13 Davy Calvert 32.2
14 Johnny Hooper 32.22
15 Bernard Mulvihill 32.24
16 Phil Boyd 33
17 Kevin McCormick 33.36
18 Karl King 33.42
19 Peter McGuicken 33.48
20 Ed Smith 34.06
21 Alison McConnell 34.11
22 Ciaran Hanratty 34.18
23 Judith Lowry 34.29
24 Maeve Savage 34.39
25 Ricky Cowan 34.42
26 Michael McLernon 34.46
27 Connor Reilly 35.07
28 Joanne Bingham 36.11
29 Heather Bamford 36.17
30 Kate Smith 38.28
31 Claire Burns 39.18
-- Glen Pollock DNF

Timekeepers: Vaughan and David Morrisey

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Road works

The course for the TT on the 22nd June has been changed to Carryduff.

This is due to loose gravel and road works on Killynure.

The changed course will still count as a league race.

See you all there for 6:45 start at the layby. Pass the word around.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Temple Garage - League Race #8 (15th June 2010)

Good weather conditions created some close and fast times. Worthy of mention is Olympian triathlete Ali McConnell who dug deep and earned herself a PB.

Gareth Martin finally got the aero bars on his hybrid bike and took about 4 minutes off his last Temple TT time. It sounds like the bars will be staying.

The biggest mistake of the night was made by Jim Cooke turning up without a helmet. Luckily he was able to borrow a helmet and even luckier his head was able to squeeze into it!

"Slippery eel" award of the night went to Ricky Cowen OBE (On Bike Every-week) who got out of time keeping once again. I suppose if one turns up in ones battle gear then one is probably expecting to race, isn't one?


1 Enda Marron 27.01
2 Paul Carroll 27.06
3 John McManus 28.16
4 Stephen McWilliams 29.24
5 Desi McHenry 29.47
6 Glen Pollock 30.13
7 Colm Hanratty 30.17
8 Johnny Hooper 30.23
9 Bill Rafferty 30.3
10 Jim Cooke 30.34
11 Clifford Rogers 30.42
12 David Morrisey 30.42
13 Davy Calvert 31.02
14 Gareth Martin 31.22
15 Kevin McCormick 31.24
16 Karl King 32.15
17 Kieran McVeigh 32.26
18 Jon Reilly 32.35
19 Ed Smith 32.43
20 Ciaran Hanratty 32.46
21 Alison McConnell 33
22 Ricky Cowan 33.01
23 Willie Noteman 33.43
24 Stephen Smart 34.02
25 Heather Bamford 34.54

Timekeeping: Dave and Neville

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Carryduff - League Race #7 (8th June 2010)

It was hit and miss if the TT would run or not because of the forecast of heavy rain. The organisers held firm, calling the Rain God's bluff, and got away with a damp night with a bit of headwind between Saintfield and Ballygowan.

Glen Pollock tried without success to beat Ironman McHenry (again) but neither of them noticed the new-and-improved Neville O'Neill sneak past to take the third spot. This could just be the confidence boosting result that O'Neill has been looking for!

A loose aero bar laid McManus's plans of glory to waste. Limping in at the end he was given plenty of mechanical solutions including double sided sticky tape and fast drying cement.

Disclaimer: No use of timing chip technology was used in producing the following results.

1 Enda Marron 29.21
2 Vaughan Purnell 29.32
3 Neville O'Neill 31.45
4 Desi McHenry 31.56
5 Glen Pollock 32.02
6 Johnny Hooper 32.42
7 Bill Rafferty 32.48
8 Bernard Mulvihill 33.3
9 David Morrisey 33.41
10 Alison McConnell 34.51
11 John McManus 35.31
12 Karl King 35.38
13 Ricky Cowan 35.38
14 Heather Bamford 37.06

Thanks to the timekeepers Paul and PJ.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Carryduff 2UP (1st June 2010)

The first 2UP of the year and a lovely June evening to boot. Teams were selected at random with faster riders deliberately paired with slower riders. The only rule is that both riders must finish together.

There must have been happy sunbeams raining down from the sky because there were no groans of displeasure at the pairings, all teams finished with the same riders as they started with and there were no big blow out arguments! With new friendships forged along the road 2UPs get no more beautiful.

It is the same course next week (without the niceties). Will the slower riders match their 2UP time?


1 Enda & PJ 29.4
2 Desi & Phil B 29.49
3 Paul & Colm 30.27
4 Glen & Jon R 31.07
5 Stephen & Davy C 31.31
6 Bernard & Ricky 31.39
7 Vaughan & Karl 31.41
8 John McMan & Kieran McV 31.54
9 Neville & Brian Lockkeepers 31.56
10 Wes & Emma B 32.05
11 Kevin & David 33.32
12 Jim & Garth 35.1
13 Bill & Claire 35.5

Thanks to timekeepers: Judith, Dave and Tony

TT Training 2018

2018 News

The TT 2018 series is currently in a planning stage.

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.