Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Drumbo Hill Climb (6th Sep 2016)

The Rumble in the Jungle; maybe not, but the humidity was distinctly tropical.

The Drumbo (not Dumbo, who is an elephant that can fly) Hill always provides an entertaining way to wrap up the TT training sessions. Bike choices, gearing choices, track starts, water bottles being chucked left, right and centre! All under the tutelage of McHenry.

With a 20min turnaround the times for both ascents were pretty consistent from everyone. The only negative split came from the experienced Carl King (who was wearing somebody else this week).

Detoriorating wardrobe of the night goes to Mr. McGuicken. It was brought to light by Miss Stewart that McGuicken is well due a new pair of cycling shorts. In fairness though, 30 years out of a pair of shorts is not bad!


Mark Kane        06:34  06:40  13:14
Paul Carroll     07:18  07:22  14:40
Mark Millar      07:19  07:32  14:51
Richard          07:35  07:42  15:17
Vaughan          07:49  07:56  15:45
Pete Williamson  07:55  08:10  16:05
Ronan            07:58  08:13  16:11
Frank            08:31  08:32  17:03
Steve            08:41  08:42  17:23
Mark Hanna       08:34  09:00  17:34*
Paul H           08:43  08:57  17:40
Glen             08:56  09:08  18:04
Ramesh           09:32  09:18  18:50
Geraldine        09:36  09:57  19:33
Peter McG        09:43  09:58  19:41
Julie            10:13  10:33  20:46
Carl             11:21  11:01  22:22

* hard done by Ali who was chatting and missed Mark's start countdown

Thanks to timekeepers Desi and Ali.

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.



27 - Titanic (Head to head final)

3 - Drumbo Hill Climb