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 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.