Time Trial Leaderboard

This is the current state of the time trial leaderboard.  There just three competitive weeks left then the last week is a fun event.  This fun event is open for suggestions, in other years we have run at as an “estimate your time” event.  Where we don’t allow watches or bike computers and the closest to the estimated time is the winner.  Another possibility for this year has bee a suggestion for a team time trial, with teams of three.  Strong possibility that we will go back to the old course for the last event and have the prize giving in the Elm Tree.CTC League Leaderboard – MensAndWomens 2014- Draft Version_2

Sunday Cycle 3rd August

Beginner_BikeSuggested route this week out to Half Way then the back road through Crossbarry almost to Bandon but turning right onto the R590 heading towards the main Macroom road over a pretty long but not too steep climb.  Just a few kms on the N22 back towards the city but turning left onto the R619 over the Windy Gap and into Coachford.  Welcome coffee stop at Griffin’s Garden Centre before hitting the city.  We might even have some of the M2Mers back. The route is approximately 8okm and can be seen here. Meeting at the usual time, 9:00am, at City Hall.

King of the Hill Lost and Found

You’d forget your heads and all that… :)
Here’s a list of all the things we found on the race site –
2 helmets
1 pair sunglasses
8 pairs goggles
2 towels
1 drawstring bag
Let us know if any of these are yours, and we can look at repatriating them!

Saturday cycle, Aug 2

Cycle_toonPrescription for Saturday is a steady, 4 hour spin. I’m suggesting this route to take in some nice scenery as we pass through the Boggeragh and Nagle mountains.  The route has two long drags uphill on decent road and some nice, smooth, flat sections on main road, i.e. something for everyone.  If anyone wants to run off the bike email webmaster@corktri.com and we’ll organise logistics.

Leaving City Hall @ 7am.

The Lost Sheep Marshal registration.

CTC_LogoNow that we have another hugely successful King of the Hill race under the belt, it’s time to start focusing on our club’s other race, The Lost Sheep. Traditionally held in September, the race falls a little earlier in the calendar this year (Aug 30th) and so we need to start recruiting marshals right away. Preparations by the race committee are in their final stages and they need a list of people who are willing to help out on the day.

The Lost Sheep is one of the premier races in the country.  An extremely challenging course set in the beautiful Beara peninsula continually attracts some of the country’s top triathletes.  Each year many volunteers offer their time to help ensure this race is run to the highest standards.

So this year again we’re asking club members who are not racing and friends/family of members who are racing to please help out.  As a club we will look after all volunteers on race weekend:  accommodation for Friday and Saturday is provided, along with a lunch voucher on race day and meal out that night.

Please supply your details below in order to be part of another great race this year.  Spread the word!

The lost sheep marshal registration



King of the Hill July 26th

Video record of the 2014 King of the Hill from John O’Shaughnessy.  Link here

Mark Wolfe doing Hardman Iron Distance 23rd August

MarkMark Wolfe is doing the “Hardman” iron distance in Killarney on 23/08/2014. Mark is also raising money for the Irish Cancer Society in memory of his dad Peter who died earlier this year.

“In seemingly good health and enjoying a diverse and fulfilling life, Dad was diagnosed with cancer in July 2013. He passed away 6 months later, aged 71. Doing an ironman has been a dream of mine for a while. Raising money for the Irish Cancer Society while doing this is my way of having my father there with me on the day”.

For anyone that would like to contribute the link is here:


Aquathon Thursday July 31st

Dock-Beach-KinsaleBack to the Dock Beach for the Aquathon this Thursday evening at 7:15pm.  There is a problem getting suitable venues with safe swims and reasonably quiet roads for the run.  As usual anyone who can marshal/timekeep of provide kayak cover please contact Jason at jaspierce@gmail.com

Time Trial Results Tuesday July 29th

Very small numbers at the time trial tonight, just three TTs left in the league section.  The last TT is a fun event and is not part of the league.  We will probably head back to the old course for the last one.  While the new route has a better surface and has significantly less traffic than the old, access to it is not as easy particularly for those cycling out.  Looks like we might be moving back next season (to be discussed) particularly as a good section of the route has been resurfaced.

The results of the TT on the 29th July 2014 are as follows:

Aoife Mahony 33:52

Adrian Twomey 33:33

Brendan O’Neill 34:39

Thanks to the timekeepers this week who were:

Michelle Kerins, Anne Marie Molloy and Shaun Devine.

The time keepers for the next few weeks are:

Aug 5    …. , …., …..

Aug 12    …. , …., …..
Aug 19    Teresa Rio , …., …..
Aug 26    …. , …., …..
This was the seventh time trial of the summer series. There are ten time trials in total so there are just three left.
Each time trialist is awarded points based on their time in each of the time trials in which they participate. Points are awarded pro rata, based on the fastest time in each time trial. The best six time trials of each participant count towards their overall score in the league.

Note: The summer league is for CTC members.
If you are not a member of CTC you can still take part in the time trials. Your times will be published on the CTC website, but they will not count in the summer league.
Non club members must be carry a Triathlon Ireland card or a Cycling Ireland card.
We badly need timekeepers for the next few weeks.
The time trials cannot be held without your support so please contact David Egan by email at:david.egan1966@gmail.com or by text on 087 9372402 to let him know when you can do time keeping.
Remember, all participants taking part in the time trials are expected to help with the timekeeping at least once during the year

Track Session Wednesday July 30th

AthleticsUCCTrackThe session this week from DTT is a bit complex so I am suggesting a variation on the session.  As with the DTT session starting with a tempo 800m, but change then to 5 x 400m hard then 4 x 400m at best pace.  A 200m jog after the 800 and 100m between the 400s with 400m jog between the 2 sets.  People have been very sensible about balancing race recovery with race preparation.  Also there were some good equal paced groups formed last week that we can continue this week .  Usual meeting time of 7:00pm on the UCC track.  The sessions are booked to the end of August.


Warm up

10-12 min easy jog

Dynamic stretch

6 x 60m strides

Main Set

800m tempo

200m jog

5 x 400m hard with 100m jog between

400m jog

4 x 400m best pace 100m jog between

Cool Down

easy jog