Monday, 30 July 2018

Temple 24th July

First night back after the summer break brought 5 competitors to Temple. It even prompted a welcome guest appearance from Conor McG who showed off his skills with a super sub 27 minute time. Mark G put in a great effort to hold off the improving Peter McG and Emma K. Leeanne just missed out on the sub 40 minute mark but is still showing solid improvement race by race.

Conor McG 26:58
Mark G - 32:35
Peter McG - 32:54
Emma K - 33:19
Leanne S - 40:22

Next week is a rerun of the new route at the harbour estate.

Thanks to Conor P for the timekeeping duties.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Harbour Estate 3rd July

A great evening for racing on a quiet road made for time trialling. A flat course which can be hit with fairly strong headwinds. As it happened the weather was near perfect with just a small breeze to slow down the riders on the way out.

The course was a variation of last years course, a little longer, coming in just over 20km.. Last year, Conor Preshaw was crowned King of the Heron Road loops.. this year, Conor Preshaw is still the reigning Harbour course champ, supported on the podium by Desi and Emma.

Leeanne oversaw proceedings and took charge of the stop watch.

Conor "Harbour King" Preshaw 33:57
Desi "Father of the house" McHenry 36:46
Emma "Harbour Queen" Kerr 36:58
Naomi "the newest legend" Broughton 37:03
Sean "the Mechanic" O'Hagan 37:23 (small mechanical to deal with)
Mark "the Quiet Man" Gormley 37:27
Peter "the Bionic Man" McGuckin 39:48
Gary "the Sweeper" Hazlett 41:04

Next race Temple, 24th July - Conor P to marshal.

TTs for the remainder of the season

Following our meeting at the mid summer barbecue, some riders felt that the Carryduff TT was becoming more busy and less safe. For now, we have dropped it from the calendar and will review again for next year.

There are a couple of changes therefore to the original schedule - all the sates and venues are listed below.

Schedule for the remainder of the season

24th July - Temple
31st July - Harbour Estate
7th August - Killinchy
14th August - Killynure
21st August - Temple
28th August - Killinchy
4th September - Drumbo

Conor P has volunteered for the race at Temple on Tuesday.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Killynure TT 26th June

A fine nights racing expertly marshalled by Desi and Mark G.

Vaughan again showed his class with a sub 20 minute effort, with Enda following closely behind. Peter again proved that a mid season operation wasn't going to keep him down for long and is heading back to his best again.

There may be Emma's in different clubs, but there is only one Emma K in our little band of TTers, finishing an impressive third overall and the first woman, while Leeanne continued her steady improvement with a sub 30 minute effort.

Next weeks race is at the Harbour Estate and will start at 7:15 to allow for the call centre traffic to disperse. The route is slightly different from last year, so pay attention to Leeanne's instructions at the start.

Just a reminder, bring along your TI licence as we need to make a note that everyone is properly covered.

Vaughan 19:28
Enda 20:34
Emma K 24:06
Peter McG 26:25
Gary 27:29
Leeanne 29:56

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.



27 - Titanic (Head to head final)

3 - Drumbo Hill Climb