CTC Warm weather training camp, Feb 2015

web-logoWe have provisionally booked the facilities at Tri Sport Lanzarote for the week of Sat Jan 31 to Sat Feb 7 for a warm weather training camp.

CTC will have exclusive use of the villa for the period of our stay and so all the facilities, including 25m pool can be utilised when and as we wish.

Included in our package

  • Advice on Swim, Bike and Run routes
  • Shared Accommodation in the villa
  • Airport Transfers to and from Arrecife airport
  • Training Transportation and Support, e.g. to local running track or up to volcanoes for off-road lava trails
  • Use of all facilities – 25m heated pool (go pro video recording available), gym, games room, bike workshop
  • On-site Bike Mechanic to help assemble bikes etc.
  • Free Wi-fi and Sky TV
  • Breakfast and Lunch for 7 days (included in price)
  • Dinner for 5 nights including at least one BBQ night (included in price – 2 nights we go out to local Spanish Restaurants)
  • Drinks during the week including on-tap filtered water, soft drinks, local beer and wine
  • All aspects of your holiday managed for you by the proprietors

The villa can only cater for up to a maximum of 16 athletes at one time.

The intention is that this will be a self led training camp with training schedules provided by Harry Wiltshere, however the the proprietors can provide coaching assistance if required, at an extra cost.

The exact group discount that we receive is dependent on the numbers we get but this package will likely cost approximately €600 each.  This does not include bike rental, though this service is also available at the villa.

Time is of the essence regarding this offer.  Costs are rising as the weeks go by and availability is getting scarcer for an early training camp.  If you are genuinely interested in attending this training camp, please email webmaster@corktri.com.  If sufficient interest is expressed in the next couple of days, I will confirm the booking and set up a means of paying deposits. Then it will be a matter of the first come, first serve.


Sunday Cycle/Beginner Cycle 23rd November

Beginner_BikeThe Sunday cycle this week will incorporate a beginner cycle and if there is the interest we will continue to run these every week until May 2015, by which time beginners should be able to go on the normal spins.  Meet at the usual time of 9:00am sharp, if you are a beginner please come a little early so that we can assess the level of competence/fitness.  There will also be a “normal” Sunday Cycle for the regulars.  There are a couple of conditions for those intending to turn up for the beginner cycle:

  • Please have a proper road bike, not a hybrid, mountain bike, city commuting bike or the chopper you got with your first communion money
  • Wear appropriate clothing, not baggy cotton tracksuit bottoms, if it rains you will freeze
  • Have a pump or gas canister and one or two spare tubes and tyre levers
  • You should be capable of cycling about 40km
  • You must wear a hard shell helmet
  • Bring some money (circa €5) as there will probably be a coffee stop
  • If you are not already a CTC club member you will be asked to sign a guest sheet

The weather fore cast for Sunday is very promising dry with sunshine but possibly a little cold



CTC Warm weather training camp, Feb 2015 – Last call!

web-logoIf you are interested in this trip and have not as of yet emailed webmaster@corktri.com, please do so now.  The numbers we have thusfar would not justify proceeding with the trip.  If I don’t see a pickup in numbers by this evening, I’ll cancel the booking.  If it’s a date issue, i.e. most people would prefer a later training camp, then please send that feedback to webmaster@corktri.com.  We could look at organising a camp in late March if this one falls through.

Saturday cycle, Nov 22

Cycle_toonGiven that Saturday morning will be clear and crisp, I’ve picked a route that strings together a few climbs that provide some nice views of the surrounding countryside.  After climbing out of Coachford, it then finishes off with a downhill spin back towards the Mardyke where we can do a coffee stop at the Junction cafe.

Leaving City Hall @ 8:30am.

Club Run Wednesday 19th November

runner_mixMeet at the now usual time of 6:30pm at the car park opposite the Crow’s Nest Pub at the city end of the Straight Road.  This week’s session is similar to last week’s with a slight increase in the number of tempo repeats.


  • 20 min warm up
  • 10 min steady
  • 10 x 60s tempo, 60s easy recovery
  • cool down

Same format as recent weeks; warm up run out to Model Farm Industrial Park, session between the roundabouts and cool down on run back to Straight Road.  Be early, ready to go at 6:30pm

Sunday Cycle November 16th

Cycle_toonSpin this week with a slight overlap with last weeks route.  Out by Iniscarra but taking a right turn at Canon’s Cross on to the R622 then a left on to the R579 through Cloghroe and on to Donoughmore.  Instead of turning right in New Tipp turn left on the R619 to Bweeng.  In Bweeng a right past the church into Blarney.  Spin is about 75km.  Meet at the usual time of 9:00am at City Hall, ready to roll.  Last week we had to split into 2 groups before heading out because of the numbers. Beginner cycles will be starting soon.  Coffee opportunity towards of the route in Blarney, second week in a row but best value coffee and scones!!

CTC Christmas Party Please Register!

santa swimThe Kingsley Hotel need to get accurate numbers by Friday 21st.  Can we appeal, if you intend going to the Christmas party, please register as soon as possible on the club website.  The event is being subsidised by the club, each member is entitled to buy two tickets.  The social committee is working very hard to make this a fun event.  Ticket price includes mulled wine reception, dinner, DJ, bar extension.  Registration here.

Saturday cycle, 15 Nov


Paul at the helm this week.  He’s suggested the following route as a so’westerely is forecast.  Coffee stop in Napoli on the way home.


Leaving City Hall @ 8:30am as the days are getting a little shorter.


Cork Tri Awards – Have YOUR Say

Award1A number of awards will be presented  at the CTC Christmas Party, some of these awards are predetermined  but some of the others are decided by members votes, these categories are;

  • Club person of the Year

Nominations: John O’Shaughnessy, Stephen Lynch, Niamh Kelly

  • Most Improved Performer

Nominations: Aoife Mahony, Cliodhna Spain, Kevin Curran, John Bowe, Jason Pierce

  • Veteran (over 40) of the Year

Nominations: John O’Shaughnessy, Sean Finn, Brendan O’Neill

Vote here:

Wednesday Run Nov 12th

runners2Adding a little tempo again this week, will use the same location, out to the industrial estate on the Model Farm Road as a warm up, then do a session between the roundabouts.


10 minutes steady

6 x 60s tempo with 60s easy recovery

Cool down, run back to Straight Road

Meet at the new usual time of 6:30 at the car park opposite the Crows Nest Pub