Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Drumbo Hill Climb (3rd Sep 2013)

The TT season closed out with a double ascent of Drumbo Hill. Mike Millar carefully counted the riders off in 1 minute intervals which gave him plenty of time to check out everyones gear and cycling shoes in particular.

This is then an apt time to thank our sponsor McConvey Cycles. Having sponsorship adds to the overall TT series and allows us to have a prizegiving night at the end of season. Please try and visit their shop on Ormeau Avenue, mention the TT league and have a look around. For advice on anything feel free to ask for Mike.

Back to the TT and everyone returned to the second start in time. Almost! The exception was Miss Trainor who spent overlong enjoying the view of Belfast Hills.

Mark Kane impressed overall once more, moving off the line with a cleat click-in smoother than Mark Millar's legs.

Congratulations to Christen McMaster on a maiden TT victory. The Olympian triathlete pipped Miss Kerr from Invictus with two equally gauged precision climbs.

A big well done to all riders this season and thanks for sharing the Tue night duties. There have been plenty of great performances and lots of competition between the various groups that form throughout the field. Keep a look out for details on the upcoming prizegiving night.

Results

Boys
Paul Carroll        07:32    07:43    15:15
Mark Millar         07:45    08:14    15:59
Gavin Browne        08:03    08:27    16:30
Glen Pollock        08:34    08:34    17:08
Wes Kettyle         08:40    08:51    17:31
Steve Begley        08:47    08:49    17:36
Bill Rafferty       08:57    09:13    18:10
Paul Hetherington   09:10    09:27    18:37
Desi McHenry        09:35    09:36    19:11
Peter McGuicken     10:18    10:31    20:49
           

Girls           
                
Christen McMaster    09:44    09:44    19:28
Emma Kerr            09:46    09:52    19:38
Aisling Trainor      10:00    10:05    20:05
           
           
Special guest           
            
Mark Kane           06:39    06:56    13:35


Thanks to timekeepers Enda, Mike Millar and Vaughan.

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.