Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Temple - league#12 (30th Aug 2016)

Dull weather conditions and some crosswinds featured in the last outing from Temple in 2016.

It was good to see the return of Mark Millar who has been recovering after a serious bike crash.

Mrs Sharkey continues her second half of the season dominance in the girls league. It will be interesting to see how the league results fall out of the spreadsheet when the magic formula is invoked. Mr. Sharkey of course can be very supportive from the comfort of 60 seconds (for the minute that is, which just happens to be 60 seconds!).

Fashioneer of the night goes to Carl King for matching those lycra reds so well with his bike. Who is he wearing!

"Time is inexorably ever moving onward; most important then is to consciously decide when to spend that time moving fast and when to pause for breath."
- Purnell (2016)



Geraldine Sharkey   32:25
Julie Stewart       32:35


Mark Kane           24:15
Paul Carroll        24:54
Mark Millar         25:40
Richard Graham      25:42
Peter Morrisson     26:24
Vaughan Purnell     26:28
Pete Williamson     26:45
Enda Marron         27:07
Glen Pollock        29:20
Paul Hetherington   29:35
Stephen Begley      30:45
Frank sharkey       31:23
Carl King           31:51
Desmond McHenry     32:15
Peter McGuckin      32:30
Ramesh Rana         32:39 

Thanks to Shane Quinn and Emma K for timekeeping duties.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Carryduff - league#11 (23rd Aug 2016)

Dull conditions for league numero eleven, which started from Carryduff at a little after 18:45.
A red alert signifying an exciting display of the aurora borealis over the Carryduff circuit sadly turned out to be a false alarm. The reason for the false red alert was local interference; a grass cutter of all things affected the manetograph at Lancaster University!

Good efforts all round for the now battle hardened riders.

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” 
- Arthur Conan Doyle (1896)

Emma Kerr            37:15
Ali McConnell        35:23
Geraldine Sharkey    34:28
Peter McGuckin       34:26
Desmond McHenry      34:05
Frank Sharkey        33:31
Stephen Begley       32:16
David Calvert        31:33
Paul Hetherington    31:10
Conor Preshaw        31:09
Glen Pollock         30:20
Enda Marron          28:38
Ronan Kernan         28:36
Vaughan Purnell      27:56
Richard Graham       27:42
Mark Kane            25:40 

Thanks to Peter Morrison and Shane Quinn for timekeeping.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Temple 2LAP (16th Aug 2016)

The last Temple 2LAP of the year took place on a pleasant summer evening.
All riders did the required 2 laps except for McHenry and Pollock. McHenry was allowed the excuse of getting used to pedaling under a normal heart rate rhythm. As for Pollock the prognosis seems to be a strong case of "pansyitis".

We would like to wish regular TT-er Mark Millar a speedy recovery. Mark was recently knocked off the bike by a car while out training and suffered some bad injuries. Mark will no doubt make a speedy recovery but still it was a nasty incident to be involved in. Get back soon.

If it's any consolation for Mark there is a great TV show on at the moment to watch while recovering.  The show is set in Rio and is about a film crew from the BBC following a number of athletes. The acting is first rate with plenty of "mild peril" thrown in to make things exciting!

"Well, my engine's overheating 
And I'm running out of gas 
I only got the two speeds and it's slow and fast." 
- Rory Gallagher

Mark Kane            00:23:56 00:25:15 00:49:11
Paul Carroll         00:25:55 00:27:15 00:53:10
Richard Graham       00:26:24 00:27:37 00:54:01
Vaughan Purnell      00:26:35 00:27:50 00:54:25
Peter Morrison       00:26:28 00:28:09 00:54:37
Paul Hetherington    00:29:33 00:31:02 01:00:35
Frank Sharkey        00:31:41 00:31:24 01:03:05
Peter McGuicken      00:32:02 00:34:32 01:06:34
Geraldine Sharkey    00:32:56 00:33:51 01:06:47
Carl King            00:33:15 00:34:25 01:07:40
Ali McConnell        00:33:33 00:34:25 01:07:58
Emma Kerr            00:33:30 00:34:54 01:08:24
Desi McHenry         00:33:52  
Glen Pollock         00:32:52  

Special note: the girls times were skewed by a tractor holding them up. There was much shyness about mentioning this at the end!

Thanks to Conor for timekeeping and who takes the award for the smallest writing ever.
 "It's a results sheet goddamnit, not a 1:25,000 map."

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Killynure - league#10 (9th August 2016)

Peter M       20:09
Mark H        22:27
Pete W        20:37
Conor P       22:15
Glen P        22:52
Enda M        21:38
Steve B       22:55
Frank S       22:48
Peter ?       24:38
Shane Q       24:53
Emma K        25:32
Geraldine S   24:54
Ramesh        24:09

Monday, 8 August 2016

Temple - League#9 (2nd Aug 2016)

For most this was the evening to post a relatively good time ….. on the Temple course. The weather Gods were kind and bestowed a calm, balmy sunny and pleasant evening, for all to bask and enjoy.

Many had taken the chance for a mid-season  rest and were now rearing to go….. and judging by the times, some were definitely feeling the better for it.
With Glen and Geraldine minding the times…….. the watch did not disappoint.  (……..Just saying like….)
And just to make it interesting a few ups and downs in the pecking order……..see for yerself below J
 -  Frank

Mark Kane                          23.55
Paul Carroll                         24.48
Mark Millar                         25.09
Peter Morrison                 26.03
Mark Hanna                       26.27
Pete Williamson               26.36
Conor Preshaw                 28.38
Davy Calvert                       29.32
Steve Begley                      29.57
Peter McGuckian             31.25
Ramesh Rana                     32.00
Karl King                               32.03
Shane Quinn                      32.58

Julie Stewart                      31.06
Ali McConnell                    32.40
Emma Kerr                          33.08

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.



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