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 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.