Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Carryduff Ballygowan - League#11 (21st Aug 2012)

The thunder showers thankfully passed before the 18:45 start time. The sign on took place at the usual picnic table in the layby to the sonic backdrop of the Foo Fighters pumping it out from the Boucher Road.

A hypersonic Lowry turned in a lightning quick time becoming the first of the fairer sex this century to dip under 30 mins for the Carryduff quadrangle course. In the battle of the Emmas it was the Sharkey one was was fastest on the night. It should be mentioned that Miss Kerr did however improve on last weeks performance. In the battle of the Aislings it was the Allum one who came out top. However Miss Trainor was undoubtedly still recovering from the Groomsport Half at the weekend.

It was good to see Matt 'Predator' Allum back after several weeks illness. Meanwhile Johnny Boylan continues to play the game of TT bluffaroo by obviously holding back in training and saving it for race day! Come to think of it that sounds quite a good idea.

Top of the penalty board this week was Hooperman and Mark Millar for blatant drafting between Ballygowan and Moneyreagh. As Master Yoda would say "named and shamed, you are!".


1 Judith Lowry      29:55
2 Emma Sharkey      34:02
3 Emma Kerr         34:47
4 Aisling Allum     35:07
5 Aisling Trainor   36:25

1 Vaughan Purnell   28:04
2 Peter Morrison    28:38
3 Mark Millar       29:02
4 Enda Marron       29:13
5 Dave Lonnen       29:22
6 Jonny Hooper      30:22
7 Desi McHenry      30:45
8 Matt Allum        30:54
9 Shane Quinn       31:23
10 Glen Pollock     31:24
11 Mark Heron       31:25
12 Johnny Boylan    32:42
13 Wes Kettyle      33:02
14 Karl King        33:25
15 Frank Sharkey    33:28
16 Peter McGuickan  33:38
17 Johnny Megarry   33:55
18 Michael Davis    34:51

Thanks to time keeper 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.