Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Temple 2LAP (25th July 2017)

The Temple crossroads has a nice new tarmacked parking space; complete with all mod cons including a wall to lean person or bike against. Yet the TT riders are seemingly insisting on using the garage car park. From the next Temple outing time penalties will be issued for riders not using the new facilities!

A nice enough evening with some low Sun provided riders double the value with two laps of the Temple course. Geraldine Sharkey has now broken Mr Sharkey completely and there will no coming back for Frank this season. There is no doubting who the GC rider is and who the domestique is on the weekend cycle runs.

Post TT, Mr. Henry provided the light entertainment with a high tariff dismount performance which consisted of a head first launch from the road on to grass verge while bringing the bike with him. Thankfully only the McHenry ego was bruised. Disappointingly there is no video footage.

A BIG thanks to Peter from Melbourne, Australia, who came all the way to Ireland to cover for a lack of marshals. It was Only Natural (Crowded House reference) that Peter at least stood on the right side of the road which is the left side.


Vaughan      00:56:38
Enda         00:57:24
Conor P      01:01:12
Paul H       01:02:00
Desi         01:06:00
Geraldine    01:06:02
Frank        01:07:51
Peter McG    1 lap

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Killynure - league#7 (4th July 2017)

As we approach a well earned break in the middle TT calendar where we've had the Middle road diversion, the Pit stop at Ballygowan, and the disappearance of VP (missing persons report has been filed) to name a few it was nice to see a night at the TT pass off without incident - that was until Ms McConnell decided to walk the hills of Killynure after dropping a chain (there's always one). Mr Pollock also seemed to enjoy himself, rumoured to be venting any frustrations these days on kit suppliers via social media, the whinging was kept to a minimum.  

On a calm overcast evening Mark M and Peter M topped the board with only 9 seconds separating them followed by Enda in 3rd. Ali was the only lady representative on the night and takes the female honours.

Results below:
Mark M         18:47
Peter M         18:56
Enda             21:13
Glenn            23:39
Desi              24:49
Peter McG    24:59
Ali                 26:44
Gary             27:40
Thanks to Heather & Conor P for timekeeping

TT Training 2018

2018 News

There is no TT series planned for 2018. This is due to a drop in the numbers. Many years of blogs are left here for people to reminisce over past glories and good times.

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.