Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Killinchy TT 12th June

Great to see a good turnout this evening despite the late change of venue. The events of the weekend have focused minds somewhat and there is a consensus that we need to review how we run the TTs from a safety point view to ensure that we all are able to continue this great event as safe a manner as possible.

It was agreed that we will go ahead with the group ride as planned next week followed by the barbecue at Desi's house. If all riders could give a thought to how we can improve upon our own safety between now and then, we can discuss the best way forward as a group. If you can't make the BBQ, then please email though all ideas, regardless of how outlandish they may seem to Gary beforehand.

Vaughan and Enda continue to be the Hamilton and Vettel of the TT world with two blistering times with a mere 20 seconds between them. A similar battle is developing between Frank, Steve and Desi all finishing with a minute of each other with Frank shading it this week.

Leeanne mentioned she joined so that she could improve, which is the main reason that we exist, apart from the friendly rivalry of course, and improve she did, taking over a minute from her first journey from Ballygowan to Killinchy! Well done Leeane :)

Vaughan - 21:12
Enda - 21:32
Frank - 25:00
Steve - 25:12
Desi - 25:47
Emma - 26:35
Mark - 26:43
Peter - 28:18
Leeanne - 32:08

Earning marshall points this week were Glen and Gary.

Next week, the group ride will start at 6:45pm at the Carryduff lay-by, followed by the BBQ at Desi's place.


Monday, 11 June 2018

Change of venue for 12th June TT

Folks

Following the tragic incident at the weekend where our own Mark Millar was seriously injured, we have decided to change the venue of tomorrows race to the Ballygowan to Killinchy route.There are a number of reasons for this, its is a quieter stretch of road and a shorter race. 

Following the race we ask that as many as people meet afterwards in the Ivanhoe (opposite the reservoir) to have a meeting to review how we run our races and see if there is anything else we can do to improve our safety procedures. 

What has happened to Mark is truly shocking and could so easily happen to any of us. Our sport is fast and can be dangerous, given the other road users and their attitude to cyclists, whether that be aggression or neglect. Its important that we have a full review of what we are doing as we don't want anything like this to happen any of us. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark and his family at this challenging time and we wish him a speedy recovery.  

Kind regards and I hope to see many of you tomorrow to have your say about our league. 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Temple 5th June

As the weather continues to hold up, the racing just keeps getting hotter. Whether its on the new flying machines such as Desi, Vaughan and Mark G are sporting these day, or previous years' legends making the first appearances of the year, the competition is hotting up with PBs being made all over the place.

Vaughan was the leading light this evening, followed closely by the improving Enda, with Glen completing the podium.

A special mention goes out to our very own Captain Fantasic, Peter McG, sailing around just a few weeks after surgery, a startling effort by any standards.

Peter McG - 37:19
Vaughan P - 26:30
Enda M - 27:14
Glen P - 30:53
Mark G - 33:13
Gary H - 36:17
Desi McH - 32:10
Paul H - 31:12

Many thanks to Mark Millar and Steve Begley for the timekeeping.

Next week is the 2 lap version of Temple and Glen has volunteered to watch over proceedings.

Note: Watch out for an email asking you to respond to a Survey Monkey questionnaire. The mid summer ride is on the 19th June and we need to get an idea of numbers for the group ride and BBQ, so please complete the short form.

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.