Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Carryduff - League#2 (21st April 2015)

A perfect dry and bright evening for the first time out on the Carryduff course in 2015. The TT started on time with the riders going out in 30 second intervals.

Recently retired Dave Lonnen who has all day free (just joking) still managed to be late. Luckily he fitted nicely into the end of the results with his time bell ringing through to the finish.

Due to popular demand [not really] here is an adapted cycling joke you will be chortling about until next week.

Mr. Kane and Mr. Browne of Team Kaners decide one day to have a go at tandem biking. Both metrosexual guys they immediately shop for cycle clothing to match the tandem bike before considering the seating arrangements. Kane, the lighter of of the pair and excellent at steering opted for the front seat. The back seat was then left for Browne; always the back of the pantomime horse. 

First day out Kane and Browne head straight to Drumbo Hill to have a go at the classic, end of season, TT hill climb. "Jeepers, that was a tough climb" said Kane, leaning over, breathing hard. "That climb was so hard, and we were going so slow, I thought we were never going to make it." 

 "Yeah, good thing I kept the brakes on," said Browne, "or we'd have slid all the way back down!"

Results

Sunglasses on ladies
Emma Kerr                34:52
Joanne Bingham           36:03

Hair combed back boys
Mark Kane                25:42
Mark Millar              27:11
Vaughan Purnell          27:52
Neville O'Neil           27:59
Neil Weir                28:18
Gavin Browne             28:45
Michael Sinton           29:02
Mark Hanna               29:20
Enda Marron              29:29
Bill Rafferty            30:47
Andrew McMurray          31:38
Glen Pollock             31:46
David Morrissey          32:10
Conor Preshaw            33:11
Paul Hetherington        33:12
Steve Begley             33:30
Conor McGandy            34:04
Desi McHenry             34:36
Peter McGuicken          34:39
Andrew McCormac          34:40
Dave Lonnen              34:43

Thanks to Claire and Peter Morrison for timekeeping.

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.