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 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.