Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Ballygowan - Killinchy (25th April 2017)

"By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes" 
 - Will Shakespeare

It certainly was a wicked wind that exercised the riders during the inaugural Ballygowan TT. However, the artic blue sky and smooth tarmacked roads all added to an enjoyable change of greenery scenery.

Sergeant major Marron continued his flying start to the season. And when Marron is happy then all cyclists everywhere are happy! Marron also found the energy to drill (panting) cadet Hazlett over the finish line.

Remember next week the start time changes to 7pm in order to try and let the outbound city traffic die down. For those of you who turn up late please aim for your usual 6:45pm start!


Mark Millar           21.27
Enda Marron           21.47
Vaughan Purnell       22.16
Conor Preshaw         24.18
Carl King             25.34
Desi                  26.55
Peter McG             27.34
Geraldine S           27.40
Heather B             28.40
Gary Hazlett          30.48

Thanks to the excellent time keepers Cathal and Emma S. Definitely the most proficient so far this season!

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.