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 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.