Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Carryduff - league#2 (19th April 2016)

A decent April evening greeted 19 riders for the first Carryduff TT of the year. Some regular faces with new skinny bodies made their first appearances of the season.

A few weeks ago, just before the start of the TT's, a recce ride of the courses took place. The intention was to show "newbies" the routes so no-one would get lost on a Tuesday night! Gary Hazlett attended this and completed the Killynure and Temple courses but skipped on the Carryduff course in favour of an Ulster Fry! Unfortunately this proved to be a costly breakfast when Gary missed the Ballygowan turn and ended up in historic Saintfield. By the time the cold realisation washed over Hazlett and course correction effected the damage was done.

Mechanical of the night went to Mr Rafferty whose chain jumped and got stuck between cassette and wheel.

Most frustrated of the night was Purnell who had plenty of time to carry out a road traffic survey while en route.

Although early in the season there are some potential candidates shaping up for the coveted award categories at prize giving!



Mark Kane          26:02
Mark Millar        27:28
Enda Marron        28:22
Gavin Browne       28:52
Ronan Kernan       29:59
Conor Preshaw      31:20
Fergal Sherry      31:34
Paul Hetherington  31:44
Stephen Begley     33:19
Desmond McHenry    33:29
Chris McKeown      35:09
Ramesh Rana        37:38
Peter McGuckin     37:51
Gary Hazlett       53:30
Bill Rafferty      DNF
Vaughan Purnell    SBT


Julie Stewart      34:03
Emma Wilson        35:02
Geraldine Sharkey  37:37

*SBT = Stuck Behind Tractor

Thanks to timekeepers Emma Kerr (first time without any disaster) and Pete Williamson.

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.