Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Carryduff - league#12 (29th August 2017)

Mark Millar              27:03
Mark Hanna            30:53
Carl King                  33:21
Frank                        33:44
Paul Hetherington    33:49
Geraldine                34:15
Desi                         34:35
Peter McG              35:15
Steve Begley          DNF

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Killinchy news (22nd August 2017)

Update (Wed 23rd morning):
Cracked rib, very sore shoulder, bruises, cuts and grazes.
Ali will live to fight another day.
We wish her a speedy recovery.

Unfortunately the Ballygowan/Killinchy TT had to be abandoned when Ali was hit by a car pulling out of a side road.

Ali was naturally in a state of shock and had pain around the shoulder area.

Currently she is at the hospital being checked out and there will be an update here when there is more information.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Temple - league#10 (15th August 2017)

It was very much the case of localised weather with sections of the Temple course bone dry and other sections slippery wet.

A small bunch met at the Temple roundabout car park with the exception of Mr McGuckin who didn't read the last email and turned up in Ballygowen. Right location, just a week early.

Mr S, locked and loaded, turned the tables on seasons nemesis Mrs S, with a hard earned 9 second victory. The relief from Mr S was most palpable to all at the finish line (by the white Temple sign).

Last but not least, Kiwi's skinsuit stitching seems to be trying to hold on until the end of the season, and he gets a some sympathy for having the Hilly 125 in the legs.

There's only 3 TTs left this season; when they are done they are done and "winter is coming"!


Mark Millar     25:23
Vaughan         27:02
Conor McG       28:19
Frank S         30:51
Geraldine S     31:00
Carl King       31:36

Thanks to Gary for time keeping.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Killinchy - league#9

A beautiful sunny evening for the non-graveled, non road-worked route from Ballygowan to Killinchy.  Everyone arrived on time apart from the four who didn't. Not to name shame anyone but to be fair Carl probably started at 4.30 this afternoon getting into his shiny skin fusion one piece.  
Certain people seemed very keen to put their two cents in regarding the order of the start list. The rule is fastest first! This writers rhetorical question is if your told you're not good enough to be the first starter does it motivate you to train harder or do you just accept that's your permanent position lower down the echelons?  Sometimes though its just because certain people, (you know  who you are Glen and Conor P), simply want to chase certain other people!  

Vaughan           21.56
Conor McG      22.54
Glen                  24.07
Conor P            24.22
Carl                    24.57
Steve B             25.25
Paul H               25.27
Geraldine         25.50
Ali                      26.15
Peter McG        26.41
Frank                 27.05

Thanks to time keeper and guest blogger Emma K.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Temple - league#8

With the weather being so temperamental today it would have put a lot of people off doing anything this evening. Ten hardy souls showed up however, ten people who know that in years to come they won’t remember the nights spent in front of the tv but they’ll remember the simple joy of racing their friends on the Temple lap. They’ll remember the dread as they get out of work on a Tuesday knowing what’s ahead of them, the deliberation over what’s best to eat beforehand, the mild panic that they’ll miss the sign on. Then they will recall that sometimes it was the best night of the week, that the outfit was more important than the fuel, and sure it never started on time anyway. The LLTT is as much about the people as it is about the time. To everyone who shows up each week and gives it their all - here’s to you!

And here’s your results…

Mark Millar     25.30
Vaughan           27.44
Steve Begley    29.56
Conor P            30.04
Ali                    32.32
Peter McG        33.07
Desi                  33.32
Ita                     33.53
Gary                 36.13
Heather            36.36

Thanks to Paul for time keeping.

Thanks to guest blog from Emma K.

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.



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