Tuesday, 24 April 2018


Killynure League 1 Race

On this day:

1965 The Beatles were number one with Ticket to Ride
1997 R Kelly believed he could fly and...
1974 Terry Jacks had a hopeful, Seasons in the Sun number one... we had one day last week... surely there are more to come?

On this day... today, despite some mechanical issues on the new mean machine, Vaughan led a small, but committed band of merry men and ladies up and down the undulating Killynure Road/ torture chamber.

Welcome back Mark, Emma and Geraldine for their first TT outings of the year, and to Desi after his recent marshalling stint.

Vaughan P - 20:11
Mark H - 21:55
Frank S - 23:18
Geraldine S - 25:31*
Emma K - 25:33
Desi McH - 26:06

* following an independent VAR review, Geraldine's time was corrected from the initial post race time after a small accounting error!

Marshalling points today go to Gary, Conor P and Arthur.

Next week is Ballygowan to Killyinchy - please e-mail if you are available for marshalling.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Ballynahinch Out and Back


Marshal McHenry was in fine fettle, freely making up the course and rules on the spot. First the start was moved to the bus layby and then the rest time at the turnaround reduced to a paltry 2mins!

"Find the flask we're playin' fast and loose
(Oh, you're gonna see a shiver-shimmy-shake)
And all that jazz, and all that jazz"

- from the musical

It has been officially minuted that statistically the girls so far this season have a very poor record of starting on time.

As for the training session itself it was first time in history most people got negative splits, helped by a wicked little southerly.

Ita              20:28     18:55    39:23
Conor P    18:06      17:02    35:08
Steve B     19:00      16:30    35:30
Mark M      14:38      13:23   28:01
Vaughan    15:32      14:15   29:47
Mark H       17:01      15:21   32:22
Peter M      21:09      18:14   39:23
Sean          18:43       17:07   35:50

Thanks to time keepers Desi and Enda.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Killynure Kick Off

On this day:

- 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was signed

- 1935 Vaughan Williams 4th Symphony premiered in London

- 1967 A Man for All Seasons won best film Oscar

 - 2018...
There were seven men for this horrible spring season as the 2018 Lunchtime Legends Time Trial League got off to a damp and miserable start.

Vaughan led these merry men through wind... rain... and fog, home in a fantastic 20:40 given the conditions. Enda, Frank, Steve, Sean, Peter and Arthur all followed home shortly after in what can only be described as a "shocker" weather wise. (Other adjectives were available, we'll leave that to your imagination)

Special mention goes to Ita, the only lady to turn up - unfortunately she didn't quite make the starting line up on time, but did bravely ride the course anyway.

First volunteer points go to Desi and Gary - who will claim the end of season volunteer's prize?

The magnificent seven:

  • Vaughan Purnell     - 20:40
  • Enda Marron          - 23:20
  • Frank Sharkey        - 24:08
  • Steve Begley          - 24:15
  • Sean O'Hagan         - 25:37   
  • Peter McGuckin     - 27:31
  • Arthur McKenna    - 29:07
Well done to the new riders Sean and Arthur.

Earning volunteer points next week at the Ballynahinch TT are Enda, Desi and Frank. The meeting point is opposite Cyril Johnson's as normal. Please arrive early as the race WILL start at 18:45 sharp.


Sunday, 1 April 2018

The 10th April is coming around fast which is the first night of the time trial league for 2018. 

To help prepare the new members for the league, we are going to run a couple of tours around the main routes that are used. 

3rd April - 18:45 - we will lead a run along the Killynure route - this won't be timed, its just an opportunity for the new members to see the course before the first race on the 10th - meet at the Carryduff roundabout at 18:30
                             you will be shown the sign in location for the first event on the 10th. 

8th April - 10:00 - A group will take a longer run around the Temple and Carryduff routes - meet at the Carryduff roundabout at 10:00

15th April - 10:00 - another opportunity for newbies to see the routes with Conor Preshaw leading - again, Carryduff roundabout at 10:00


Entry Central
Keep your eyes posted over the next few days for Entry Central being opened to allow you to register and pay the entry fee. The fee is used to fund our summer social night and end of season awards dinner and prizes. 

Triathlon Ireland Membership. 
Please do remember to bring your TI cards with you. The TI membership provides us all with important insurance cover for these training events and as organisers we are required to be sure that you are adequately covered in the unlikely event of an accident. 

First race
Please arrive early for the first event to allow for registration and administration around capturing the TI information. 

Marshalls and Timekeepers
For most races, we will need two volunteers for marshalling and timekeeping. A rota will be drawn up for you to volunteer. We would ask that you volunteer for at least two events through the year

I look forward to seeing you all over the next week or so, 

Happy riding!

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.