Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Killynure - league#4 (30th May 2017)

Report card

Vaughan   A-
Could do better. Needs to work harder outside 
of the TT.

Conor M   A+
Continues to show progress. Well done!

Conor P   B+
Slipping behind some of his classmates. More 
focus required.

Frank     A-
A steady learner and able to stay ahead of 

Geraldine A+
Determined and hard worker. Keep it up.

Ali       B+
Easily distracted by outside temptations 
but a pleasant student.

Peter     A+
Cheery demeanor and adapts well to different 

Steve     B+
Shows flashes of brilliance. More consistency 

Desi      A- 
Excellent self achiever. Could listen to 
classmates more.

Note: there are no failures in the School of TT!


Vaughan Purnell     20:05
Conor McGandy       20:35
Conor Preshaw       22:01
Frank Sharkey       23:20
Geraldine Sharkey   23:40
Ali McConnell       24:40
Peter McGuckin      24:45
Steve Begley        24:49
Desi McHenry        25:06

Thanks to timekeepers Gary and Glen (who gave up his session at the last minute to marshal the turnaround).

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Carryduff - league#3 (16th May 2017)

Twas a fine evening in May
The farmers were making da hay
With some traffic on the roads
People rushing to their abodes
And de cyclists working to explodes.

Mark Hanna timed his warm up to perfection and demonstrated the value of spending an hour on rollers before the main burst.
(OK  some poetic licence here….maybe that why I put the verse in first)
He took the secondary honours for the session, pipping Enda and Cathal by seconds…to claim triathlete glory for the evening.

In the GC……Adam flew round the slightly windy circuit in 26.00 Flat,  putting Mark K off the top spot for the evening, but only by a whisper.

Talking about whispers….. Just last weekend in Belfast……

"A piece of the M1 and a piece of the Knock Dual carriageway were enjoying a drink in the Botanic Inn Pub,
and in walks a piece of red tarmac (probably from around the Belvoir to Shaw’s bridge road)
The bit of motorway whispers to the bit of Carriageway,
"Come on, lets drink up, before the trouble starts;  He’s a bit of a Cyclepath."



Adam Skeet                      26.00
Mark Kane                        26.05
Mark Millar                      27.22
Peter Morrison                27.37
Richard Graham              28.38
Mark Hanna                     29.33
Enda Marron                    29.37
Cathal Quinn                    29.38
Conor Preshaw                31.37
Carl King                            33.00
Paul Hetherington           33.20
Manus O’Reilly                 34.01
Geraldine Sharkey           34.11
Peter McGuckin               34.56

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Harbour Estate 6 laps (9th May 2017)

Six "hot" laps in the harbour estate

A nice change of scenery and a great training session that allowed no let up on the pedals. Unfortunately a new call centre had a shift change at 7pm resulting in one too many cars on the road - an unintended knock-on effect of lowering corporation tax! The butterfly effect in action!

victos viderent venerunt


Conor Preshaw     30:52
Carl King         31:58
Paul Hetherington 32:35
Manus O'Reilly    33:14
Peter McGuicken   33:36
Geraldine Sharkey 33:41
Frank Sharkey     33:45
Ali McConnell     34:27
Gary Hazlett      36:48

Thanks to time keepers Vaughan (on bells) and Glen.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

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