Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Temple - league#5 (13th June 2017)

The first Post-election Temple TT

Mid-point - Week 11 out of a 21 week calendar…. where the rubber hits the road….

There was an early assembly at the usual spot in the filling station. With Ramesh, as MC calming the participants, while Geraldine was out doing a pre-course reccy (ok maybe not). She had decided to experiment, and park at the new roundabout, and let the excitement build before Desi couriered the sign-up sheet to get things moving.

Relaxed anticipation filled the pleasant, slightly balmy air, with little if any wind. Aficionados (from Mexico) said it was a perfect night for a TT. After the timekeepers had got the bike-sheep rounded up, signups complete and call out order ready, we noticed a svelte machine flying up the other side of the road. Looked uncannily like Mr Kiwi. On closer inspection one could see Carl in go-faster Onesie: a suit enough to make any man jealous…

Considered by some as a 4 way handicapped team event between D- Kaners, Café Velo and Olympian A & B. the teams were split to ensure no team tactics could be at play. In the end it was the mixed Olympian Mixed team of Heather, Gary and Desi that won the team tussle.

In other results, Neville had the standout performance just 1 sec off Mark K, and Mark Millar a close 3rd…and some strong performances further back. Besides the rumour that there was a new spectator out on the course, there was speculation that Glen, Vaughan and a few others met at the roundabout, and saw no one else and went home.(You were missed J)

Thanks to Ramesh and Geraldine for keeping us safe, and taking times….

Good night had by all.
Mark Kane             24.11
Neville O’Neill       24.12    
Mark Millar           24.38
Peter Morrison        24.49
Richard Graham        26.14
Mark Hanna            27.04
Enda Marron           27.12
Cathal Quinn          27.43
Conor Preshaw         28.58
Steve Begley          29.43
Carl King             30.23
Frank Sharkey         31.41
Peter McGuckin        32.53
Desi McHenry          34.15
Heather Bamford       35.13
Gary Hazlett          36.50
[Frank Sharkey]

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.