Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Temple - league#12 (26th Aug 2014)

Last of the summer at Temple.  

The late comer, named and shamed, this week is Peter McGuckin. We even spelled his name correctly so there was no chance of mistaken identity. 

There seems to be a slew of bike injuries in the last week or two for some TT regulars. Gavin Browne had a very nasty spill during the Inishowen 100 resulting in many stitches and a broken vertebrae. Mark Millar broke a collar bone when a spectator stepped out during a 70.3 in Europe. Wishing them both a speedy recovery. 



Judith Lonnen  29:54
Emma Kerr      31:45
Ali McConnell  32:50

Paul Carroll     24:45
Vaughan Purnell  25:50
Enda Marron      26:53
Steve Begley     30:39
Steven Smartt    32:08
Peter McGuckin   33:30
Carl King        34:49

Big thanks to sole timekeeper Bill tonight.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Carryduff - league#11 (19th August 2014)

The last TT on the Carryduff circuit this season and it was dry and windy conditions.

At the sign-on it looked very much like it was "ladies night" since the girls outnumbered the boys. Not that this is necessarily surprising in itself except for the fact that the usual tardy ladies all turned up in good time. To protect their anonymity we can only mention one appears to have a custom range of sports clothing and the other has taken to wearing calf compression sleeves.

There was no talk about carbon frames or disc wheels. The conversation quickly fixed on important things such as hair style. It turns out there is a serious hair condition in cycling called "Helmet Forehead" which is closely related to "Helmet Hair". This is no joke and can affect men as well. Messrs McHenry and McGreevy both had the extreme form of "Helmet Forehead" which resulted in evental loss of head hair. However there is still hope. Researchers have found in clinical trials that placing cucumber slices between the forehead and helmet will prevent the problem occurring. Even better is that the cucumber slices can then form the filling of a tasty post race sandwich - no need to add salt.

Next week is the Drumbo Hill climb. Meet at the Drumbeg car park and then make way up to the homestead.



Judith Lonnen    31:50
Emma Kerr        34:50
Julie Stewart    35:07
Ali McConnell    35:10
Heather Bamford  36:42
Jenny McCreedy   36:59

Paul Carroll       27:18
Vaughan Purnell    28:45
Dave Lonnen        30:50
Mark Hanna         31:09
Desi McHenry       32:36
Paul Hetherington  33:23
Carl King          34:23
Stephen Smartt     34:44
Peter McGuicken    35:05

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Temple 2LAP (12th Aug 2014)

At 1700 hours things were not looking good for the Temple 2 lap TT. However, a few prayers to the gods and the rain cleared, leaving a cool evening and calm conditions. Five hardy souls took to the start-line.
Meanwhile time-keepers Ali and Glen drank copious amounts of coffee and munched on tray brakes - triathletes in training!
First home was Paul Carroll in an excellent time of 52.53, followed by the ever improving Matt McKirbbin. Emma, dedicated as ever, flew the flag for the girls.
At the off Glen was admiring Emma's rear view as she disappeared into the distance! He can thoroughly recommend the light she uses - the Lezyne Micro Drive Rear LED. This had excellent visibility from at least 500m back. It costs £25, is charged with an integral USB charging stick (no cables) and gets rave reviews on Wiggle.
Ali & Glen
                 Lap 1          Total
Emma K     32.57          1.12.02
Paul C        25.45          52.53
Matt McK    27.50          57.37
Mark H       30.17          60.52
Peter McG  33.52           71.32

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Killynure - league#10 (5th Aug 2014)

When the cats are away the mice will play....good work!


Judith              22.09
Emma                23.26


Michael Sinton      20.27
Mark Hanna          21.19
Steve Begley        22.38
Paul Hetherington   23.19
Stephen Smartt      24.19
Peter McGuckin      24.43
Carl King           25.33


TT Training 2019

2019 Rules

You must have a TI licence (a training licence is sufficient), be a member of a triathlon club and have working front AND rear lights on your bike. Cycling helmets are also mandatory. For events marked (ATH) - this means it is an athletes TT, meaning that no TT equipment should be used, such as TT bikes, TT bars, aero helmets etc. You can of course turn up with TT equipment, however, you should be prepared for general teasing and mickey taking as the penalty for doing so!

As we are riding on public roads, the rules of the roads apply. The committee have notified the PSNI of our plans for the season; being seen and riding safely are of paramount importance - these events are very enjoyable and will improve your time trialling, but we should all stay safe when participating in them and we all have a responsibility to ensure that this happens.



27 - Titanic (Head to head final)

3 - Drumbo Hill Climb