Call for Marshals 2016

CTC_Logo_200_200This year our club will run three races for the first time – Rebel Rising (Jun 19th), King of the Hill (Jul 23rd) and The Lost Sheep (Sep 3rd).  Being the inaugural year of the Rebel Rising race, it is even more important that we secure an adequate numbers of marshals across all the races to ensure that we maintain our high standards.

It is requested that club members should marshal at one race, but preferably two.  We are asking members NOT to enter the Rebel Rising this year.  There will be approximately 10 free entries to club members based on a raffle for people registered to marshal the races (details to follow later).  Every year one of our main challenges of putting on these races is recruiting sufficient numbers of marshals.  If we do not secure an adequate number in advance of the race we will have no option but to cancel the event.  We are asking people to register for races as soon as possible in order to assist with planning.  As usual there will be goodies provided for all who register.  Invite your family and friends!

Remember, no race can take place without volunteers.  They are every bit as important as the competitors and, on the day, no one contributes more to the atmosphere of the race.

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Sunday Cycle, May 29

12039565_903467206396044_3540691929157600668_nVariations on a theme…  So the forecast this week is fairly innocuous with some showers due to arrive by lunchtime.  The suggested routes this week start similarly to last week but veer off in a northerly direction, exploring different territory.  I’ve kept the short and medium routes on reliable road and terrain we should know.  The long route is a little more exploratory in nature.  Lots of fun.  Coffee stop in Blarney.

Short – 64km, 683m climbing

Medium – 83km, 909m climbing

Long – 104km, 1289m climbing


Read the maps.  Know your route….and if on the long route, bring a compass 😉

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.

Time Trial Results Tuesday 24th May

The results of the time trial on the 24th of May 2016 are as follows:

Tina Forde 28:04
Sinead Rock 26:45
Sinead McKee 24:52
Tom O Connor 24:52
Jessica Bruton 24:56
Daire Reilly 24:42
Eleanor Fennessy 25: 19
John Carey 21:16
Bart Bejnarowkz 21:10
Peter Meaney 20:33
Noel O Reagan 22:13
Don Ryan 21:22
Marc Dalton 20:16
Sebastian Wojs 22:17
John Phelan 22:39
Peter Blissett 21:48
Owen Mullowney 19:40
Donnacha Keily 20:00
Kevin Fennessy 21:35
Will Rock 19:59
HIllary Creedon 25:55
Ronan Forde 20:27
Don Lapierre 20:08
John O Connell 21:12
Michael Scannell 25:29
Paul O Brien 24:43
Ciaran O Callaghan 21:26
Amy Wolfe 24:09
 Thanks to the timekeepers this week who were:

Paul Griffin, Kieran Kennedy and Lorna Wolfe

The time keepers for the next few weeks are:

May 31    Noel O Regan, Ronan Forde, Kevin Fennessy
Jun  07    Michael Scannell, …., …..
Jun  14    Catherine Redmond, …., …..
Jun  21    …. , …., …..
This was the fourth trial of the summer. We had fantastic turn out, with twenty eight time trialists completing the course on a very nice evening.
We will continue holding time trials every Tuesday evening until the end of August.
The time trials cannot be held without your support.
Please contact David Egan by email 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,
but of course you can do it as often as you like.
We usually have a raffle for all the timekeepers at the end of the season.
Your name is entered into the raffle every time you time keep.

Track Session Wednesday 25th May

Athletics Track_UCCBack to 400s again this week with the usual option, either 10 or 12.  At theis number we will divide the session into 2 sets of 5/6 with an easy 400m jog between.  Usual set format of warm up, dynamic stretch, strides and the main set followed by a cool down.  Weather should be ok, although there is a possibility of some late in the evening hopefully it will stay dry for the session.  meet at the usual time of 7:00pm on the Sonia O’Sullivan Track in the UCC grounds at the Mardyke.  Usual problems with car parking.


Easy warm up jog

Dynamic Stretch

5 x 60m strides

2 x (5/6 x 400m with 200m easy jog recovery)

400m easy jog between the 2 sets

Cool down

Did You Leave a Jacket at Try a Tri

What looks like a young girls Dare2b blue jacket (age 11-12)was left at the beach after the Try a Tri on Sunday.  If you are missing this jacket contact

Thanks for help at the Try a Tri

Dock-Beach-KinsaleJust a very brief note to say thanks to everyone who helped out with the Try a Tri today.  It was great to see so many of our more experienced members turn up to help our less experienced colleagues.  I’m going to risk offending someone (or more) by naming a few people.  The bulk of the work was done by the club social committee, Joanne Hegarty, Michelle Manning, Ronan McCarthy and Katie O’Sullivan.  Thanks to Jeff Castles for bringing down the transition gear an leading the swim briefing, Trevor Woods for leading the transition talks and the cycle.  John Carey brought down the kayaks and the kayakers, very reassuring to have them around with so many beginners in the water (inaugural voyage of the Cork Tri kayak).  Kieran Kennedy for leading out the run.  I am not going to try to name all the other people who buddied up with the inexperienced open water swimmers and those who brought bike to accompany the cycle, you know who you are, thanks.  Great to have our neighbours from Kinsale Tri join us, thanks to Siobhan Devlin for coordinating and ensuring that all their newbies had water buddies, look forward to meeting up at a few of the aquathons and open water swims over the summer.  Thanks to ever present Steve Evans for hanging around until the end and helping loading and unloading the gear to the lock-up, photographs to follow I’m sure. Great that Katie Hickson could use to occasion to pass on club gear, great job as usual.   Hope I haven’t missed anyone critical, apologies in advance if I have, thanks to all, Brendan.

Sunday Cycle, May 22

12039565_903467206396044_3540691929157600668_nApologies for the late posting.  Forecast for tomorrow is showery with a WNW breeze.  Seeing as we have a few club members partaking in the Coachford classic bike race tomorrow,  I’ve set the routes to avoid the race route but bring us into the village so that people can call in to support, if they wish.




We should be passing through well before the start of the race but there may be some juniors out on the route so be sure to take the left at this junction just before Coachford.  This avoids the race route.  Also, if you’re doing the medium or the long route, be careful not to miss the turn for Ballinagree.

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.

Sunday Cycle May 22nd

MOL1We can decide the route at City Hall, but there will be a Sunday Cycle tomorrow, meet at the usual time of 9:00am might keep it a little shorter than usual because of the Try a Tri in the late afternoon.  Any people who had normally been going with the beginner group, should turn up and cycle together, information on good routes can be given by the old heads but there will be no designated leaders.  The weather forecast looks quite good, maybe a little cool with a a light breeze from the south west.

Season Really Kicks Off This Weekend

Ann_Deirdre_Carmel_May_2106A lot of activity this weekend with a big group from Cork Tri heading out to the sun (and wind) for the Lanzarote IM, please don’t be offended if we miss you name we just pick these up from casual conversations and other posts; Barry O’Sullivan, John O’Shaughnessy, Sean Finn, Rory Galvin, John O’Connell, John Fitzgerald, any more?  Best of luck to everyone!

Ann Payne  is dipping her toe in international waters and heading to the Pinehurst International Triathlon in North Carolina, USA, best of luck to Ann.  IM Tracker here:  Feel free to add names or additional events in the FB comments  if you know of any!

Latest Gear Order/Try a Tri Sunday

Tri_SuitGear order has arrived. Katie will be at the Try a Tri on Sunday. Please let her know if you want to collect on Sunday by emailing Otherwise she will make another arrangement with you for collection.