Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Carryduff - Ballygowan Bike Run (17th August 2010)

First of all, a warm welcome back to Emma Kerr, fresh from her first Ironman race in Germany last month. Emma has been working in Stroke City these past few months and is now back practising dentistry in civilisation.

Before I dissect the results further, there are a few competitors who deserve a mention. Davy Calvert arrived with his runner’s in his three years-old daughters rucksack. This was a rather eye-catching pink polka dot ‘Peppa Pig’ design that matched Davy’s pink cycle-jersey. Davy informed me that he likes to wear pink and I’m sure you will agree that it suits him. I think he is angling to get into the ladies league and considering the results he has been posting recently, I don’t blame him.

Jim Cooke once again managed to make the headlines as he slipped on the wrong runner’s in transition and completed the run in Niall Magee’s trainers. He informed me afterwards that they felt a little tight but he persevered. However, Niall posted a DNF and gallantly declared that it was his lack of BRICK session’s that made him suffer and not Jim’s rancid trainer’s.

Performance of the night goes to Judith Lowry, with a highly impressive second fastest run overall behind the ever impressive Paul Carroll. On Monday evening I drove past Judith as she was on a training run and the rain was bouncing off the pavement. Hardcore. Lesson for us all here - if you want to beat your rivals, take a leaf out of Judith’s book and get out there regardless of the elements.

With the triathlon season now extended until Sunday 19th September with the Portaferry race making a welcome return, there appears to be an appetite for the TT’s to continue until 14th September. Desi, Vaughan, Wes and I will discuss if this is possible, taking into consideration the evenings drawing in and allowing sufficient time to get home before it is dark.

Thanks to John McManus, Connor Reilly, Claire Burns and the ever present Dave Lonnen for timekeeping.

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Ladies race: Bike Time / Finish Time

Judith Lowry 33.18 / 45.32
Emma Kerr 35.05 / 49.12
Ali McConnell 35.00 / 49.51
Heather Bamford 35.34 / 51.11
Aisling Trainor 36.56 / 52.46
Anne Mageean 40.00 / 56.57

Gent’s race: Bike Time / Finish Time

1. Paul Carroll 28.15 / 39.20
2. Stephen McWilliams 29.30 / 43.35
3. Neville O’Neill 30.47 / 43.52
4. Johnny Hooper 32.21 / 44.22
5. Oscar Monroe 32.21 / 44.57

6. Glen Pollock 31.46 / 45.58
7. Jim Cooke 32.48 / 46.20
8. Bill Rafferty 32.55 / 46.32
9. Davy Calvert 31.55 / 46.55
10. Stephen Smart 35.45 / 48.38
11. Gareth Martin 32.03 / 49.03
12. Carl King 33.30 / 50.28
13. Jon Reilly 34.52 / 51.50
14. Desi McHenry 30.30 / -
15. David Morrissey 31.04 / -
16. Wes Kettyle 32.23 / -
17. Niall Magee 32.40 / (DNF due to Jim Cooke)

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Temple, Saintfield 2 Laps (10 August 2010)

The sun was out tonight and so where some 28 riders for twice round the Temple - Saintfield route. Great to see first timer Matthew Allum perform so well with a flyer of a first lap and a second lap to match clinching him third place, even if he didn't know where the finish was!
Welcome back to Emma Kerr who finished second women clearly her time in Derry hasn't affected her performance on the bike.

Well done to all 28 riders good to see you all still recording good times coming towards the end of the season. Next week its a bike run in Carryduff so don't forget your trainers!

N.B. First time listed is the first lap split and the second time is the overall time for your second lap time minus the first lap split from your finishing time.


1 Paul Carroll 27:00 | 54:28
2 Stephen McWilliams 28:00 | 56:43
3 Matthew Allum 28:23 | 58:14
4 John McManus 28:30 | 58:35
5 Colm Hanratty 29:15 | 59:43

6 Neville O'Neill 29:04 | 60:19
7 Clifford Rodgers 29:42 | 60:43
8 Jim Cooke 29:45 | 60:57
9 Tony McNulty 30:05 | 60:59
10 Wes Kettyle 30:35 | 62:26
11 Nial Magee 31:14 | 63:45
12 Gareth Martin 31:01 | 64:17
13 Connor Reilly 31:59 | 64:47
14 Kieran Hanratty 31:43 | 64:56
15 Kieran McVeigh 33:24 | 66:13
16 Michael McLernon 31:52 | 66:35
17 Judith Lawry 32:30 | 66:54
18 Peter McGuckin 33:26 | 67:22
19 Emma Kerr 32:52 | 67:46
20 Ed Smith 34:02 | 68.16
21 John Reilly 32:42 | 68:42
22 Karl King 33:22 | 69:00
23 Ricky Cowan 34:10 | 69.17
24 Willie Noltman 33:12 | 69.56
25 Stephen Smart 33:53 | 70:28
26 Maeve Cahill 35:00 | 72:50
27 Clare Burns 36:30 | 75:59
DNF. Anne Magean 38:05 | DNF

Thanks to time keepers Dave, Marty and Kate (Me) - There where some tricky calculations to be done tonight!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Killynure Road League Race 12 (3rd August 2010)

Those of you logging in to read the usual well thought out and entertaining comments of Mr Vaughan Purnell will be disappointed, Vaughan is stateside having the holiday of a lifetime so this week its just results.

Congratulations to Paul Carroll and Emma Bamford our men's and ladies race winners.


1 Paul Carroll 19.17
2 Stephen McWilliams 20.21
3 John McManus 20:54
4 Clifford Rodgers 21.56
5 Niall Magee 22:13

6 Jonny Hooper 22.15
7 Wes Kettyle 22.24
8 Davy Calvert 22.35
9 Connor Reilly 23.11
10 Kieran McVeigh 23.26
11 Michael Harkin 23.29
12 Ricky Cowan 23.35
13 Ed Smith 23:43
14 Peter McGuickan 24.12
15 Emma Bamford 24.17
16 Heather Bamford 24.33
17 Ali McConnell 24.42
18 Emma Sharkey 24.43
19 Stephen Smart 24.57
20 Aisling Trainor 26.26
21 Kate Finn 27.14
22 Anne Mageean 29.06

Thanks to the time keepers: Dave, Judith, Maeve and Willie

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.