20×20 Women in Sport

In October 2018, a campaign was launched to increase female participation in sport by 20% by 2020. This aligns with Triathlon Ireland Equally Inspiring campaign. Cork Tri are fully behind these initiatives and eager to promote & encourage more female participation, females make up one third of our members, can we grow by 20% this year? 🤔
Read more about the campaign here https://20×20.ie/

Wednesday Run 16th January

Run tomorrow evening with the usual meeting arrangements. We had a few newcomers come along last week and they fared very well. Hopefully a few more tomorrow night. Meet at the car park on the city end of the Straight Road at 6:30pm or alternatively at the first roundabout inside the Business and Technology Park on the Model Farm Road at 6:50pm. There is a visitors car park in the Business Park about 200m down the hill if you turn right at the roundabout. The session is relatively straightforward with 3 x 5 minutes at tempo and 4 x 2 minutes at tempo. Remember easy jog from the Straight Road over, session doesn’t start until the Business Park. Wear some lights or Hi-Viz. There will be a guest run leader on the evening!

Session

Easy run from Straight Road to Business Park

6 x 60m strides

3 x 5 minutes at tempo with 2.5 minutes recovery jog

4 x 2 minutes at tempo with 1 minute recovery

Easy run back to Straight Road via Farranlea

 

Sunday Cycle 13th Jan

The weather is looking good for Sunday if a little breezy so we’re off to the zoo. The plan is to cycle to Fota by various roundabout routes where the national cyclocross champs are on this weekend and support a number of our fellow club mates who are competing in the M40 and M50 categories. The racing starts at 11.15 and will finish around 12.00 so we will need to be rolling at 9.00 sharp. For those who want to push on, tasty coffee and cakes are available at Ballyseedy Garden Centre on the way back to Glanmire.

Long  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29167913  Ride Leader Pete Blissett
Medium  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29165531 Ride Leader James Fahey
Short  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29165636  Ride Leader Laura AT

All guests and newcomers are welcome to join our group rides but you must sign the guest sign-on sheet (max 3 times then you will need to join Triathlon Ireland and CTC through the TI website) and familiarise yourself and comply with our cycling code of conduct.  Cycling code of conduct . Usual t&c apply. 

Wednesday Run, January 9th

Back after the Christmas break, making the assumption that people have kept up training over the period and are ready to take up where we left off. Also we have had a good few newcomers join the club for the new year, this session is suitable for beginners and experienced runners. We have been having quite a mix of people turning up. I would suggest if you are unsure of your fitness go directly to the Business park on the Model Farm Road rather than running from the Straight Road. I will give an introduction to the session at the roundabout inside the Business and Technology Park. Session will be 23 minutes at tempo with half the tempo time for recovery. So meet at the city side of the Straight Road (about 100m on the city side of the Kingsley Hotel) at 6:30pm or alternatively meet at the first roundabout inside the Business and Technology Park at 6:50pm. We do the session on a 1km loop so no one gets dropped or left behind. If you are going to the business park there is a visitor car park, turn right at the roundabout and its about 250m down the hill on the left. Not sure if the walkway is in a condition for running, might be safer to run out via Farranlea as well. Wear some reflective clothing.

Session

Easy jog from the Straight Road to the Technology Park

6 x 60m strides

2 x 4 minutes at tempo with 2 minutes recovery jog

3 x 3 minutes at tempo with 90s recovery jog

2 x 2 minute with 1 minute recovery

2 x 1 minute with 30s recovery

Easy run back to Straight Road via Farranlea Road

Sunday Cycle 6th Jan

The weather looks to be dry and cool with a slight southwest wind. The two longer routes are a rehash of a couple of weeks ago but its looking likely that the weather will be a lot kinder. Coffee for the longer routes is proposed at O’Briens Service Station by Dunnes on the Bandon Road. The shorter route could also meet there or Costa Coffee by Aldi opposite CUH. Meet as usual City Hall 9am, ready to roll.

Long https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29044324 (Ride Leader Catherine Redmond)
Medium https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29044316 (Ride Leader Brendan O’Neill)
Short https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29128244 (Ride Leader Steve Evans)

All guests and newcomers are welcome to join our group rides but you must sign the guest sign-on sheet (max 3 times then you will need to join Triathlon Ireland and CTC through the TI website) and familiarise yourself and comply with our cycling code of conduct. Cycling code of conduct

Sunday Cycle 30th Dec

Last group cycle of the year, so we’ll play it by ear and decide route, ride leaders & groups depending on who turns up.
Guests are welcome to join our group spins, they must sign the guest sign-in sheet (max 3 times, then must join club via triathlon Ireland).

Meet at City hall at 8:50, leaving sharp @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply.
All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct

Sunday Cycle 23rd Dec

Rain forecast from 12noon, so aiming for a short and snappy spin this Sunday.
Fingers crossed not a repeat of last Sunday!
Coffee stop back in city.
Proposed route is Coachford direction:
60km, 500m climbing

We’ll figure out ride leaders & groups depending on who turns up.
Meet at City hall at 8:50, leaving sharp @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply.
All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct

6PM spin Class Thursday – Bishopstown

We are taking another block of bikes at the Thursday 6pm spin class at Leisureworld Bishopstown. The session will be the same as the 7pm class, coached by Tom.

Register here

Please note there is very little take-up for the Mardyke session on Tuesday, and could be cut from the schedule, if there are not enough numbers. If you are thinking of going to that class, register here

Wednesday Run 19th December

Run this week will incorporate the hot port run, hopefully in the newly reopened Rendezvous Bar.  Still holding the time at tempo at 22 minutes.  starting with a 6 minute block and finishing on 3 minutes.  Usual arrangements, meet at the carpark on the city side of the Straight Road at 6:30pm ready to run.  Remember the walkway is probably impassable so an alternative route will have to be chosen either via Farranlea Park or Inisagaggin Lane(Longer) Alternatively head directly to the Business and Technology Park on the Model Farm Road for about 6:50pm.  Try to wear something reflective or some kind of small light, although quiet, there is some traffic in the business park.  On the run cool down the plan is to drop into the Rendezvous Bar for a hot port (or tea/coffee if driving), so bring some money, a fiver used to be enough not sure about now. 

Session

Easy run from Straight Road

6 x strides

6 minutes at tempo with 3 minute recovery

4 minutes at tempo 2 minute recovery

4 x 3 minutes at tempo with 90s recovery

Hot Port Cool Down?

Leisureworld Swim Sessions Jan-Mar 2019

Tuesday session in Bishopstown will be as follows:
The Tuesday sessions start on January 15th and run for a 10 week block until 19th March. 
Brian Clifford will coach the session.  There will be separate beginner stroke coaching available.
The cost to members is €50.
Register here

Thursday session in Churchfield will be as follows:
The Thursday sessions start on 17th January and will run for 10 weeks until 21st March. 
Brendan O’ Neill will coach the session.  There will be limited stroke coaching available for those that want it.
The cost to members is €50.
Register here

CTC Members only