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."

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.