Call for Marshals 2016

CTC_Logo_200_200This year our club will run three races for the first time –  King of the Hill (Jul 23rd), Rebel Rising (Aug 14th) 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 to either enter or marshal the Rebel Rising this year. As a thank you to any member who signs up to marshal, we will raffle off 5 free entries into the race which can be used this year or next year. 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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Results of the Time Trial Tuesday July 26th

Big numbers out again last night on a somewhat breezy night.  The results of the time trial are as follows:
Jane McGrath 25:36
Deirdre Quinlan 27:37
Andrew O Leary 27:44
Brid Normoyle 26:19
Eleanor Fennessy 24:44
Catherine Redmond 22:47
Paul O Brien 24:38
Kevin Fennessy 21:13
Stephen Lynch 21:53
John Carey 21:21
Sean Finn 20:44
Peter Blissett 21:48
AJ Murphy 19:54
Lee McKeown 21:01
Alan O Connor 23:20
PJ Meaney  23:55
Ken Cummins 20:01
Michael Svomski 22:55
Katie Cooke 20:33
Bart Bejnarowicz 22:38
Noel O Regan 21:35
Shane Bergin 21:55
Will Rock 20:04
Marc Dalton 19:33
John Phelan 21:27
Ed Sutton 19:39
John O Connell 20:22
Ronan Forde 19:35
Sebastian Wojs 21:58
Steve Evans 23:41
Keith Hyde 22:25
Aidan Mangan 23:35
Lorna Wolfe 24:23
Joyce Wolfe 22:14
Sinead Rock 24:53
Thanks to the timekeepers this week who were:
Brendan O Neill, Michelle Manning and Joanne Hegarty.
The time keepers for the next few weeks are:
Aug  2     Anthony O Brien, John O Connell, Paul O Brien
Aug  9     AJ Murphy, Kevin Fennessy, Eleanor Fennessy
Aug  16    …. , …., …..
Aug  23    …. , …., …..
Aug  30    PJ Meaney, …., …..
PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE TIME KEEPING.
WE CAN’T HOLD THE TIME TRIALS WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT.
This was the sixth time trial of the summer league and a big turnout with thirty five time trialists completing the course.
There will be ten time trials in total the league.
Your best six times out of the ten time trials will count towards your score in the league.
Points are awarded for each time trial and are awarded pro-rata, based on the fastest time on the night.
There are only four time trials left that count towards the league.
The last time trial on Aug 30 will be a fun time trial.
The time trials cannot be held without your support.
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,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.

Wednesday Run July 27th – Blarney Running Trail (UCC Track Closed)

Blarney_RTThe run session this week will be back to the Blarney running trail.  This is a great facility with a lovely varied surface for running.  We will again have a fartlek session which seemed to meet with general approval the last time we were out there.  The trail is by the Golf Driving range on the road, R617 from the village towards the main Limerick Road, N20.  If you are coming from the village side there is a large filling station on the right of the R617, the running trail is about 300m on the left after the filling station.  If coming from the city on the N20, take the Blarney Exit(!) after the small roundabout there is a bend just before the village the trail is on the right just after the bend.  It costs €3 to use the trail there are tea and coffee facilities on the site.  Meet at the trail at 7:00pm be ready to run at 7, for anyone cycling out there is a safe place to put the bike while running.

Need a Mid-Season Break from Triathlon - Climb Carrauntohil

CarrantuohillCork Tri Club outing to Carrauntohil, Killarney Co Kerry, on August 1st , Bank Holiday Monday.  The climb will be led by John O’Shaughnessy.  Anyone participating does so at their own risk.
Meeeting at Cronins Yard, at 10am,
Leaving Cronins Yard at 10.10am
See also ;  www.croninsyard.com
Route Hags Glen, O’Shea Gully to the Summit, and descent via The Heavenly Gates
Duration ; 5/6 Hours
The Route is reasonably tough, but relatively safe, a Route chosen by most Hillwalking Clubs, and preferred over The Devils Ladder
Suitable Footwear and Rain Gear is essential, Backpack with Food and Drinks etc. Mobile Phone
The date is not probably not ideal for most people, But there is a plan, to tackle Ireland’s Highest Peak
again, at the end of the Season, possibly in Late September / October
Anyone interested can contact, John O’Shaughnessy at Shaughz@gmail.com  or  087 – 2278948

Rebel Rising Triathlon

Hi,

We regret to inform you that we are cancelling this year’s Rebel Rising Triathlon scheduled to take place in Cork City on Sunday 14th August.

river_leeSincere apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause you. We will organise a full refund for those who have entered the race – please note that the refunds won’t start until August as the Triathlon Ireland finance team are away.

The support, enthusiasm and good will that we have encountered for the race has been overwhelming and we are disappointed not to be able to deliver this triathlon to you and Cork City. The vast majority of the organising was complete but there were a few outstanding issues with road safety that took a lot longer than anticipated to work out and finalise. It would be a very difficult task to get these ironed out to our satisfaction in the next 3 weeks while also paying attention to family and work. We are going to continue to work on those last few items to hopefully bring the Rebel Rising to life in 2017.

Thanks to all those who entered the race, to our families and friends, the race committee, the Cork Tri club, Triathlon Ireland, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Sgt Niall Daly, ESB Networks, The Irish Red Cross, Phoenix Kayak club, The Edge Sports Shop and all those who offered support and assistance.

I would recommend considering The Edge Sports Blackwater Sprint Triathlon if you are looking for an alternative quality local race on that weekend (Sat Aug 13th).

We are going to mark the date with a swim, bike, run on the route anyway – not an official race, just unofficial fun – so feel free to join us on Sunday 14th August @ 8:30am where we will swim 1500m in the Lee, have a 40k group cycle and a 10k trot around the Lee road. We’ll provide tea, coffee, cake and biscuits afterwards and will look after your bike during the swim and run stages. We’ll have a donation box for Down Syndrome Ireland if you wanted to donate to that charity which is close to Jason’s heart. Let us know @ rebelrising@corktri.com if you can make it. We’ll follow up on this with those who are interested.

Dream big, shoot for the stars and hope see you in the water or on the roads soon.

Ivan and Jason (Joint Race Directors)

Time Trial Results Tuesday July 19th

TT_20160719Apologies for the delay. The results of the time trial on the 19th July 2016 are as follows:
Brid Normoyle 24:53
Hilary Creedon 23:52
Jane McGrath 23:59
Eleanor Fennessy 23:31
Thomas O Connor 23:16
Paul O Brien 24:22
Lee McKeown 20:55
Kieran Kennedy 22:42
Deirdre Quinlan 27:49
Sean Finn 20:27
Michael Scannell 24:15
Noel Finnegan 22:43
Cathy Kenneally 22:41
Katie Cooke 20:25
Lorna Wolfe 23:01
Sinead Rock 24:49
Donnacha Kiely 19:45
AJ Murphy 23:31
Kevin Fennessy 21:49
Mark O Donnell 22:32
Derek Lane 23:18
Ciaran O Callaghan 20:40
Keith Hyde 21:51
Aidan Mangan 22:53
Shane Bergin 21:23
Steve Evans 22:39
John O Connell 19:57
Peter Meaney 20:07
PJ Meaney 24:05
Jeff Castles 21:57
Mark Dalton 19:39
Mark Nolan 18:46
Cliodhna Spain 22:42
Joyce Wolfe 22:35
Thanks to the timekeepers this week who were:
Amy Wolfe, Ashling Castles and Daniel Castles.
The time keepers for the next few weeks are:
Jul  26    Brendan O Neill, Michelle Manning, Joanne Hegarty
Aug  2     Anthony O Brien, …., …..
Aug  7     …. , …., …..
Aug  14    …. , …., …..
PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE TIME KEEPING.
WE CAN’T HOLD THE TIME TRIALS WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT.
This was the fifth time trial of the summer league and a big turnout with thirty four time trialists completing the course.
There will be ten time trials in total the league.
Your best six times out of the ten time trials will count towards your score in the league.
Points are awarded for each time trial and are awarded pro-rata, based on the fastest time on the night.
The time trials cannot be held without your support.
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,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.

Aquathon Thursday July 21st

Aq_june_19_Start2There will be an aquathon at the Dock Beach in Kinsale on Thursday evening at 7:30pm.  As usual any help with time keeping would be very welcome.  Rumour has it that the water is actually warming up!

Club Members Competing at King of the Hill

Dock-Beach-KinsaleJust a note for club members competing at King of the Hill this coming Saturday.  The race is run by club members with no outside help.  For those members who are competing in the race we would hope for a couple of things; 1) there is a lot of work to be done on Friday evening we would hope that members would come down and offer to help with the transition set up and the putting out of signs on the bike and run courses. 2) All members should register on Friday evening, registration is in the Temperance Hall opposite the Tourist Office in the middle of the town.

There is very limited registration on Saturday morning (just 1 hour) and many visiting triathletes will use that time.  Please try to be fair to your fellow club members, who are putting the race together, and register on Friday evening, it is just 30 minutes to Kinsale from the city.  So pop out to transition help out for an hour and then head in and register.

Track Session Wednesday July 20th

Athletics Track_UCCPromises to be a lovely warm evening for a track session.  Its back to 800m repeats this week, either 5 or 6 x 800m depending on level.  The proposal is the usual for the session, warm-up, dynamic stretch, strides, main set and cool down.  There may be some variation to this as there will be a new coach on the block! Brendan cannot make the session so Tomas Kenefick will take the session in his absence.

As usual people need to balance recovery from events last weekend and preparation for events next weekend, individual responsibility! Just some advance information, the track will be closed again next week (July 27th) so we will probably adjourn to Blarney again, but there will be a post in advance of the session.

 

Proposed Session

8-10 minutes easy jog warm up

Dynamic Stretch

5 x 60m strides building through the set

5/6 x 800m with 90s recovery

Cool down

 

Test

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