Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Drumbo Hill Climb 4th Sept

In a week when Belfast saw the introduction of new machinery to join us cyclists in the bus lanes, Drumbo saw a number of legends "gliding" up the hill and for the most part, they made it look effortless.

As predicted, the clash of the titans was close... very close, a mere 4 seconds separating Conor and Glen... it was an even closer contest between Desi and Sean, with 1 second between them.. Its a pity Emma couldn't make it to see how she would have impacted on that tussle! However Steve B kept them honest just a further 12 seconds behind.

Name                   First run             Second Run           Total time  
Vaughan                7:48                       7:50                        27:50
Conor P                 8:39                       8:43                        28:43
Glen P                   8:41                       8:47                        28:47
Steve B                 9:05                       8:59                        28:59
Peter McG            9:38                       9:45                        29:45
Mark G                 10:20                    10:41                       30:41
Desi McH             11:14                    11:04                       31:04
Sean O'H*             11:48                    11:05                      31:05
Gary H*                12:28                    13:29                      33:29
Leeanne S             12:50**

* Sean and Gary had chain issues... in Gary's case, a rookie mistake of taking off in the wrong gear on the second lap!

**Leeanne chose the sensible option of completing one lap only as she is racing at the weekend.. she won't have that excuse next year when she gets her new machine! She'll never know if she could have taken advantage of Gary's chain misadventures to pip him to the line on the second lap...

With thanks to Enda and Geraldine for providing the timings.

Killinchy 28 August

Steve B and the Conor, both P and McG took on the marshalling duties this week, which saw Vaughan lead the way on a night with a mulish crosswind.

Glen P laid down a marker for the hill climb next week with a deserved second place; Conor P has taken up the challenge from Glen and its all to play for next week between the two... it'll be a sore one to lose as its the last race of the year... revenge won't come until April 2019 at the earliest; thats a lot of vengeance taken out on the poor winter turbo for the loser!

Sean made it another podium finish, with Peter just pipping Desi into 4th place.

Vaughan 21:29
Glen 24:27
Sean 24:04
Peter 25:52
Desi 25:56
Gary 28:13

Temple 21st August

A shortened course due to some roadworks, although only shortened by less than a kilometre, so still plenty of road to race on - this shows the value of the marshal checking the course beforehand to make sure that everything is clear and safe - well done to Vaughan and Glen for their vigilance.

The racing saw another masterclass from Conor McG, coming home in an incredible 25:58. Sean O'H and Peter completed the podium.

Just behind was the Desi and Emma showdown, with Desi taking the honours this week, although Emma did claim she was "tapering" before her trip to Austria...  Leeanne continued her improvement with a sub 40 minute 38:35.

Conor McGandy 25:58
Sean O'Hagan 30:01
Peter McGuckin 31:05
Desi McHenry 32:07
Emma Kerr 32:28
Gary Hazlett 35:17
Leeanne Stewart 38:35

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.