Monday, 20 August 2018

Killynure 14th August

Conor McGandy put in a super effort with a great time of 20:30 followed by Glen on 22:55. However, as good as they were, the real action was taking place just behind - could Emma finally pip Desi? That was the big question.

In short, she did... but she took her eyes of Peter who steamed past like a stealth bomber to take them both and take the third podium position. Emma, however, was not too despondent, as she was very happy to get the better of Desi. Mark was only a few seconds behind Desi, so there is the making of some very healthy competition among this group!

Conor McGandy - 20:30
Glen Pollock - 22:55
Peter McGuckin - 24:14
Emma Kerr - 24:32
Desi McHenry - 25:03
Mark Gormley: 25:23
Gary Hazlett: 27:21

Sean and Conor P shared the marshalling duties this week.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Killinchy 7th August

This was a night when there were more offers of timekeepers than ever! Glen did the honorable thing and allowed Emma K to race while he marshalled the turnaround.

Ramesh made a first racing appearance of the season, clocking an impressive 27:42.. there'll be more come as he finds his racing legs over the next few weeks!

Vaughan and Conor McG battled it out for gold with Sean completing the podium.

Vaughan P- 21:04
Conor McG - 21:32
Sean O - 24:46
Desi Mc - 25:15
Emma K - 25:40
Peter McG - 25:51
Ramesh R - 27:42

Will Conor close the gap on Vaughan? Will Enda return supercharged after his holiday? Will Desi keep Emma and Peter at bay? Will Ramesh make a second appearance of the season? Will the Sharkeys make a welcome appearance? All to be revealed at Killynure next week!

Thanks to Gary and Glen for marshalling. Sean O'Hagan and Conor Preshaw will cover Killynure.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Harbour Estate - 31st July

New faces, returning faces, 11 racers, 10 finishers... this time trial had a little bit of everything.

A huge welcome to new legends, Adam and Christine who both performed well on their first outing. A shout out also goes to Ramesh who is surely talking himself into a cycling return having turned up to help with the timekeeping!

Hanna and McGandy were the fastest two on the night, with Pollock completing the podium. McCormick did superbly on his first run finishing with an impressive 37:07 and Clarke, our other new legend proving that she's not here to make up the numbers with a time of 43:19.

Unfortunately, not everyone rode the course as it was meant to be ridden. Purnell gets the years first DNL - Did Not Listen.. imagine the surprise of McGandy and others, seeing Purnell coming down the Heron Road the wrong way.. its a pity as Purenll's time would surely have been in the mix on the podium.

Pan Hanna - 31:18
Pan McGandy - 31:56
Pan Pollock - 34:11
Pani Kerr - 35:52
Pani Broughton - 36:30
Pan McCormick - 37:07
Pan McGuckin -37:23
Pan Gormley - 37:25
Pani Clarke - 43:19
Pani Stewart - 46:44
Pan Purnell - DNL (27:36)

Gary kept time, supported by Bogdan and Ramesh - Looking forward to seeing you next week Ramesh! Ballygowan to Killinchy is next week, marshalled by Emma and Mark H.

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