Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Annahilt (29th July 2014)

I would like to begin by quoting form the minutes of the pre-season meeting on 25th March 2014

Punctuality was discussed. Riders should be present to sign on between 6:30 and 6:40pm.

The TT starts sharp at 6:45pm. Anyone running late and not going to make it for 6:40pm should not bother and do their own thing for that week. We agree that TOUGH LOVE rules


Therefore in reality there were actually only six starters this evening, as some notorious timing recidivists (Ms Kerr clearly chief amongst them with Mrs Lonnen as her right-hand woman) were spared the aforementioned tough love and allowed to compete. Excuses for this lateness varied but mostly centered on the distance to the start at Annahilt – although clearly the geographic location at Annahilt is not subject to seasonal variations or temperature fluctuations and therefore if adequate time is allowed a prompt appearance for sign-on should not prove to be an insurmountable problem. There were, however some more novel excuses, with Judith’s mechanical tinkerings providing some amusement to the time-keepers and allowing her to start, and indeed set a new course record, as did Vaughan in the men’s category (Resplendent – is that the right word? – in Trisuit and arm-warmers!)

There were a number of excuses floating about that failed to be as amusing as Judith’s with Enda having undertaken a slightly overcooked 120km warm-up that morning ahead of the TT and was at pains to mention so (He tried to compensate by pumping his tyres up to 130psi+!). One man who always gives of his best and never is one for excuses is Peter McGuckin, who was in “classic” model on a much-admired Reynolds 653 frame, complete with down-tube shifters….none of this fancy STI malarkey, never mind aero-frames and bar end shifters! Much admired that is until 27 metres into the course he managed to un-ship the chain (Clearly too much power when shifting onto the big ring!) and stop for running repairs!

Timekeepers and Marshalls were plentiful this evening (although not available for mechanical support!) with Marshalls available at each turn and two time-keepers….nice to see everyone doing their turn for the Time Trial League.

-Gavin

Results

Femme Fatales

Judith Lonnen                22.44
Ali McConnell               25.19
Emma Kerr                   25.30
Jenny McCready           26.18

Men of Mystery

Vaughan Purnell              20.25
Enda Marron                  21.10
Chris McNevison            21.13
Mark Hanna                   23.35
Paul Hetherington            24.14
Peter McGuckian            26.00


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Temple - league#9 (22nd July 2014)

Glorious weather for another Temple TT. The sun glinting off the lake at the sweeping banked left turn was a sight to inspire any tired legs.

Ali McConnell took the honours this week in the female category. It was noted that Miss Kerr in second place might have been faster had she not coasted down the hills.

Performance of the night goes to Gavin Browne who got a satisfying PB - is there any other type?

Finally, some lyrics to help Enda whose cycling has been going through a perceived rough patch this season:

"The line it is drawn
And the curse it is cast
The slow one now

Will later be fast
 

As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'
 

And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'  "

-Dylan 1963

Results

Girls
Ali Mconnell      00:32:16
Emma Kerr         00:32:22
Jenny McCready    00:32:49

Boys
Mark Kane         00:23:26
Gavin Browne      00:26:14
Vaughan Purnell   00:26:19
Enda Marron       00:27:02
Bill Rafferty     00:29:06
Steve Begley      00:30:12
Steven Smartt     00:31:39
Conor Preshaw     00:31:52

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Carryduff - league#8 (8th July 2014)

Girls

Judith           31.20
Emma          34.58

Boys

Mark Kane          25.52
Mark Millar          26.30
Paul Carroll          27.09
Peter Morrison     27.11
Enda Marron        28.49
Michael Sinton      29.09
Chris McNev        30.07
Bill Rafferty           31.03
Dave Lonnen         31.41
Dessie McHenry   32.08
Conor Preshaw     34.11
Peter McGuckin    34.42

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Temple 2LAP (2nd July 2014)

Most concise report to date from Cormac:

Temperature: 18 C
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 6.214mph (N)
 
"People cycled round in circles for a while"


Boys


Name               Lap 1   Lap 2       Finish
Mark Millar 00:24:51 00:26:18 00:51:09
Paul Carroll 00:25:35 00:26:05 00:51:40
Peter Morrison 00:25:59 00:27:30 00:53:29
Michael Sinton 00:27:07 00:28:34 00:55:41
Neville O'Neill 00:27:08 00:29:18 00:56:26
Mark Hanna 00:28:55 00:30:37 00:59:32
Desi McHenry 00:29:59 00:30:47 01:00:46
Peter McGuckin 00:33:12 00:35:40 01:08:52
Carl King 00:34:50 00:38:11 01:13:01
Stephen Smartt 00:32:13 00:43:33 01:15:46




Girls





Judith Lowry 00:29:13 00:30:46 00:59:59
Emma Kerr 00:32:39 00:34:43 01:07:22
Jenny McCready 00:34:12 00:35:40 01:09:52




1 Lappers





Bill Rafferty 00:28:34

Ali McConnell 00:32:33
Claire McLernon 00:32:34
       

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.