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"!

Results

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 2017

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.