Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Temple Brick (31st May 2011)

This brick session comprised the regular Temple TT bike course followed by a 2 mile run. Conditions were dry with a light wind.

The results below show some interesting stats and it's clear to see where peoples strengths and weaknesses are. No need to mention Dave Lonnen or Enda Marron here.

One quick fashion update: Neville, always a dedicated follower of fashion, has followed Eamon's lead and now has a pair of black calfy things!


Tigresses

Bike Run Total

1 Ali McConnell 33:20 (1) 14:48 (2) 48:08
2 Angela Burns 35:26 (2) 12:48 (1) 48:14


Tigers
     
1 Paul Carroll 26:23 (1) 10:44 (1) 37:07
2 Eamon Hill 26:56 (2) 11:57 (4) 38:53
3 Vaughan Purnell 27:44 (4) 12:36 (8) 40:20
4 Matt Allum 28:33 (5) 12:10 (5) 40:43
5 Colm Hanratty 29:05 (6) 12:42 (9) 41:47
6 Enda Marron 27:10 (3) 15:16 (22) 42:26
7 Dave Lonnen 30:47 (14) 11:41 (2) 42:28
8 Neville O'Neill 29:40 (8) 13:07 (12) 42:47
9 Marty Lennon 30:25 (9) 12:34 (6) 42:59
10 Desi McHenry 29:33 (7) 13:42 (15) 43:15
11 Johnny Boylan 31:44 (18) 11:53 (3) 43:37
12 Bill Rafferty 30:48 (15) 13:02 (11) 43:50
13 Clifford Rodgers 30:28 (10) 13:23 (13) 43:51
14 Glen Pollock 30:34 (11) 14:12 (16) 44:46
15 Kieran McVeigh 30:42 (13) 14:25 (17) 45:07
16 Davy Calvert 30:55 (16) 14:44 (20) 45:39
17 Alan Laverty 33:20 (22) 12:35 (7) 45:55
18 Brian Clockwatcher 31:41 (17) 14:27 (18) 46:08
19 Niall Magee 30:40 (12) 15:29 (23) 46:09
20 David Morrisey 32:05 (19) 14:55 (21) 47:00
21 Andrew McMurray 34:22 (23) 13:00 (10) 47:22
22 Peter McGuicken 33:06 (21) 14:30 (19) 47:36
23 Karl King 32:10 (20) 15:40 (24) 47:50
24 Tom Mitchell 34:54 (24) 13:40 (14) 48:34
25 Kevin Allen 35:55 (25) 15:57 (25) 51:52
-- Mike Lyons DNF (puncture)


Timkeepers: Thomas O'Hagan, Stephen McWilliams, Aisling Trainor and Peter (qubtri)

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Drumbo Hill Climb (24th May 2011)

The Drumbo Hill climbs for 2.1 miles from the Homestead. This year the climb was double trouble with the riders starting their second climb exactly 30 mins after their first start.



All times were very consistent with some negative splits. Forget fancy bikes, those that could clip-in first time going uphill were off to a good start. This is different from jumping the starters countdown which a certain person was guilty of. A super-injunction has been taken out to protect this rider but I'm sure we will all know who it is before next Tuesday.

Best excuse of the night, could it be Ed's puncture or Clifford's rubbing back brake? Well, spare a thought for Vaughan who, first to head out, encountered a road full of dairy cows crossing fields (on the steepest part of the hill as well).



On the fashion side Ali was sporting a new top she bought with a winners voucher from last years TT awards night. Guest rider Mike Millar obviously dresses "always prepared to cycle" because he appeared to have his full cycling gear on under his clothes despite initially turning up to spectate! Eamon was not wearing his white calfy things this week.

Spice Girls

1 Judith 08:40 08:51 17:31
2 Alison 09:46 09:59 19:45
3 Angela 10:27 10:24 20:51
4 Aisling 10:52 11:00 21:52


Spice Boyz
          
1 Paul Carroll 07:33 07:30 15:03
2 Mike Millar 07:37 07:35 15:12
3 Michael L 07:43 07:47 15:30
4 Vaughan 07:47 07:46 15:33
4 Stephen McW 07:45 07:48 15:33
6 Enda 08:03 08:00 16:03
7 Eamon 08:21 08:18 16:39
8 Neville 08:16 08:24 16:40
9 Niall McI 08:37 08:31 17:08
10 Shane 09:02 08:57 17:59
11 Thomas O'H 09:03 09:04 18:07
12 Paul Trainor 09:01 09:44 18:45
13 Peter McG 09:28 09:30 18:58
14 Karl 12:01 10:38 22:39
15 Ed 09:51 DNF
16 Clifford 11:46 DNF


Timekeepers: Desi, David M, Emma and Kieran McV

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Killynure - League Race #6 (17th May 2011)

The Killynure TT marked the halfway point of the league. Conditions were dry with a moderate crosswind.

Gareth selfishly entertained the ladies while they waited on the start ramp by teasing them with glimpses of his ripped torso. Or so they at least imagined since the ripped torso was hidden under under a mat of shaggy hair.

After the bursleque was out of the way the TT started off proper. In the girls league Lowry stormed to another victory and Bingham made a very good return in 3rd place after being away for a few weeks.

In the boys league Enda took the comeback special King role and the honours. Two other fast improving notables were Michael Lyons and Kieran McVeigh both who have been moving steadily though the positions each week.

Next week is a hill climb at Drumbo. Please park at the car park by Drumbeg bridge. The format is starting from the Homestead, race to the top before returning to the Homestead at a leisurely pace. Then, exactly 30 mins after your first start you do the climb again. The two climb times will be combined to give a total. Confused; you will be!

Results

Chicks


1 Judith 23.08
2 Emma 24.46
3 Joanne 25.11
4 Angela 25.21
5 Heather 25.5
6 Aisling 26.05
7 Claire 27.05


Dudes


1 Enda 20.13
2 Stephen McW 20.2
3 Vaughan 20.28
4 Matt 20.56
5 Michael 21.09
6 Neville 21.3
7 Kieran 22.03
8 David M 22.08
9 Johnny F 22.24
10 Niall 22.4
11 Dave L 22.44
12 Colm 22.46
13 Johnny B 22.49
14 Glen 22.5
15 Wes 22.51
16 Desi 23.11
17 Shane 23.13
18 Davy C 23.17
19 Niall M 23.19
20 Paul T 23.51
21 Thomas O'H 23.54
22 Gareth 24.14
23 Karl 24.22
24 Ed 24.33
25 Willie 24.58
26 Andrew 25.36
27 Peter K 27.02
28 Patrick 29.11


Timekeepers: Clifford, Eamon, Paul C and Ella.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Temple - Saintfield League Race #5 (10th May 2011)

A big turnout at Temple garage for the fifth league race of the season. The conditions were not bad and it stayed dry with a mild headwind.

The previous course record of 26.39 set by Paul Carroll last year fell to Stephen McWilliams.

Fashion risk of the night must go to Eamon Hill for daring to wear white calf warmer "things". It was remarked upon how the white set his leg tan off nicely.

There was no surprise to see Edward Smith post a respectable time for a 60 year old grandad. In Edward's own words from Monday night's Belfast Telegraph: "I would say I'm quite to very fit"! Obviously Edward was misquoted and wanted to say "I am well fit" [read with a Catherine Tate voice]. There does seem extra room for improvement in the TT if the great coach could only control his libido.

Controversy flared after the TT over alleged drafting by Bill Rafferty. Riders are reminded that this year the draft zone is now 10 metres. Bill remained silent and would not comment without his lawyer present.

Many people seemed to leave quite quickly after they had finished. Was this due to a rush home to watch episode 1 of the Apprentice or has McHenry delivered one too many oratories?

Too many excellent performances to mention so that wraps that; you know who you are.

Notice: The QUB Lake swims start this Sunday.


1 Emma 32.5
2 Teresa 33.25
3 Heather 34.01
4 Maeve 34.1
5 Angela 34.14
6 Aisling 34.48
7 Caroline 35.14
8 Ann 35.37
9 Patricia 42.1

1 Stephen McW 26.12
2 Eamon 26.31
3 Paul C 26.38
4 Vaughan 27
5 Hooperman 27.08
6 Enda 27.21
7 Neville 27.47
8 Matt 27.58
9 Michael L 28.27
10 Clifford 28.51
11 Adam 29.1
12 Desi 29.2
13 David 29.4
14 Bill 29.44
15 Kieran 30.1
16 Niall 30.1
17 Johnny the Fox 30.17
18 Davy C 31.1
19 Jon 31.11
20 Glen 31.13
21 Shane 31.34
22 Johnny B 31.44
23 Karl 31.52
24 Greg 31.53
25 Gareth 31.58
26 Brian Lakemidge 32.17
27 Ed 32.49
28 Peter 33.12
29 Kevin 37.29
30 Patrick 39.59


Timekeepers: Tom and Garett

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Carryduff - Ballygowan League Race #4 (3rd May 2011)

The sign on area around the picnic table could have been easily mistaken for a zoo enclosure full of struting duck-billed platypuses. Indeed, it was the night for the pointy aero helmet.

Top girl was Lowry who arrived early for the first time ever although there was no time bonus awarded for that. Behind Lowry, only 30 secounds separated Bamford Junior, McConnell and Savage.

Most dehyrated award of the night went to Neville O'Neill who apparently cramped in his car on the way up to the TT.

Welcome back to Glen Pollock after a knee-op who has been doing alot of time keeping and was able to take part tonight.

As you know there is a BBQ planned for the 21st June. Please have a think about if you are intending to go as the organisers will be asking for numbers in the next week or two. Partners are welcome.


Results

Duchesses

1 Judith Lowry 33.17
2 Emma Bamford 35
3 Ali McConnell 35.22
4 Maeve Savage 35.3
5 Heather Bamford 36.25
6 Aisling Trainor 36.59
7 Anne Duffy 37.51
8 Patricia Quinn 46.2
- Claire Burns dnf

Dukes
  
1 Eamon Hill 28.42
2 Vaughan Purnell 28.45
3 Enda Marron 29.09
4 Matt Allum 29.4
5 Michael Lyons 30.23
6 Colm Hanratty 30.3
7 Thomas Leitch 30.43
8 Adam Heamford 31.31
9 Desi McHenry 31.33
10 David Morrisey 31.41
11 Clifford Rodgers 31.43
12 Tony McNulty 31.45
13 Johnny the Fox 32.07
14 Eoin Bradley 32.1
15 Bill Rafferty 32.35
16 Niall Magee 32.37
17 Glen Pollock 32.41
18 Johnny Boylan 32.45
19 Kieran McVeigh 33.07
20 Niall Mc????? 33.19
21 Garrett 34.16
22 Alan 34.59
23 Ed Smith 35.18
23 Dave Lonnen 35.18
25 Brian Laughalot 35.59
26 Peter McGuicken 36.41
27 Kevin Allen 39.25
- Neville O'Neill dnf


Thanks to Timekeepers: Jon, Karl and Angela

TT Training 2017

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.