Call for Marshals 2016

CTC_Logo_200_200This year our club will run two races –  King of the Hill (Jul 23rd) and The Lost Sheep (Sep 3rd).  It is 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 August 23rd

The results of the time trial on the 23rd August 2016 are as follows:
Deirdre Quinlan 27:14
Lorna Cummins 23:37
Noel Finnegan 22:47
Sinead Rock 24:50
Paul O Brien 24:24
Voytek Lange 26:02
Jacek Jabkiewcz 23:13
Steve Evans 22:22
Don Ryan 20:56
Amy Wolfe 21:24
John Carey 20:00
Will Rock 19:21
Marc Dalton 19:25
Ali Dorgan 24:48
Aidan O Riordan 23:11
Kieran Kennedy 22:42
Michael Scannell 23:10
Don Lapierre 19:32
Caroline Kilty 24:24
Helen Leonard 23:23
John Phelan 20:29
Jessica Bruton 23:55
Edwin Sutton 19:20
John O’Connell 19:58
Ed O’Mahoney 21:35
Catherine Redmond 23:15
Thanks to the timekeepers this week who were:
Declan O Connell, Ciaran O Callaghan and Cliodhna O’Gorman.
The time keepers for the Fun time trial next week are:
Aug 30 PJ Meaney, Marc Dalton, David Egan.
Thanks to all the time keepers who helped out over the summer.
The time trials cannot be held without your help.
This was the tenth and final time trial of the summer league.
The final results of the time trial league will be published later this week.
The time trial next week on Aug 30th will be a fun time trial.
More information on that to follow.

Track Session Wednesday August 24th

Athletics Track_UCCComing towards the end of this year’s track sessions, this is the second last one for the year.  This week the session is 800s with 90s recovery jog.  Session will have the usual format.  Meet at the usual time 7:00pm at the Sonia O’Sullivan track in the UCC Sports Grounds on the Mardyke.


Warm Up

Easy 8-1o minute jog

Dynamic Stretch

5 x Strides building through the set

Main Set

6 x 800m with 90s recovery jog

Cool Down

5-10 minute easy jog

Sunday Cycle, Aug 21

12039565_903467206396044_3540691929157600668_nBreezy and a bit of rain likely tomorrow.  It’s a westerly wind forecast and given the inclement conditions I’ll suggest two not too long routes.

Long route is 72km long with a very modest amount of climbing.

Short route is 62km on mostly the same roads with slightly less climbing.

Ballincollig or Bishopstown probably the best best for coffee.

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.

TT Standings as of 9th August


Name Total 21/06/2016 28/06/2016 05/07/2016 12/07/2016 19/07/2016 26/07/2016 02/08/2016 09/08/2016
Marc Dalton 588.4 96.0 94.8 98.7 95.5 100.0 98.2 100.0
John O’Connell 573.7 93.0 96.5 97.1 94.1 96.0 97.0
John Carey 565.1 88.8 100.0 95.5 91.6 94.9 94.4
Katie Cooke 565.1 91.1 92.7 94.9 91.9 95.1 94.8 95.5
Shane Bergin 543.6 97.4 90.7 89.9 87.8 89.2 88.6
Amy Wolfe 516.0 82.2 92.2 82.7 88.3 87.4 83.1
Steve Evans 512.6 82.8 92.1 83.7 82.9 82.5 86.9 84.3
Catherine Redmond 503.9 84.0 83.1 86.9 85.8 83.3 80.8
Will Rock 497.4 100.0 100.0 100.0 97.4 100.0
Donnacha Kiely 484.5 95.8 96.8 95.0 98.9 97.9
Jane McGrath 470.8 76.8 84.6 77.5 78.2 76.4 77.2 74.4
Ciaran O’Callaghan 462.3 91.2 93.1 90.8 93.8 93.3
Joyce Wolfe 441.4 92.1 83.1 87.9 87.7 90.6
Jeff Castles 436.1 83.7 93.3 86.7 85.5 86.9
Kieran Kennedy 434.7 96.3 83.1 82.7 86.9 85.7
Noel Finnegan 423.8 89.1 81.8 84.0 82.6 86.2
Kevin Fennessy 363.9 91.6 86.0 92.1 94.1
Noel O’Regan 355.4 86.0 89.5 90.6 89.4
Deirdre Quinlan 350.2 69.8 67.5 70.8 72.1 70.1
Thomas O’Connor 330.3 78.6 89.5 81.5 80.7
Eleanor Fennessy 319.8 79.4 79.8 79.0 81.5
Paul O’Brien 315.0 79.3 77.0 79.4 79.3
Michael Scannell 314.8 78.9 78.1 80.4 77.4
Brid Normoyle 309.8 83.8 76.3 75.4 74.3
Sinead Rock 306.3 74.2 77.9 75.6 78.6
Sean Finn 278.9 92.9 91.8 94.3
Andrew O’Leary 275.1 69.1 68.4 67.2 70.5
Ann Payne 274.7 67.6 67.5 69.6 70.0
Cliodhna O’Gorman 263.3 87.6 93.0 82.7
Lorna Wolfe 240.3 78.6 81.5 80.2
Don Lapierre 187.3 94.1 93.2
Peter Blissett 180.2 89.7 90.5
John Phelan 178.8 87.7 91.1
John O’Shaughnessy 177.6 87.3 90.3
Cathy Kenneally 170.8 88.1 82.7
Hilary Creedon 164.0 85.4 78.6
Caroline Kilty 159.6 80.0 79.6
Michelle Manning 151.9 74.1 77.8
Mark Nolan 100.0 100.0
Kevin Curran 99.6 99.6
Ed Sutton 99.5 99.5
Anne Marie Power 92.8 92.8
Stephen Lynch 89.3 89.3
Kiaran Kennedy 86.1 86.1
Michael Slomski 85.3 85.3
Alan O’Connor 85.2 1.4 83.8
Derek Lane 80.5 80.5
Andrea Rubio 65.9 65.9

re are the TT standings prior tonight’s event



Results of the Time Trial Tuesday 16th August

The results of the time trial on the 16th August 2016 are as follows:
Jane McGrath 25:37
Thomas O’Connor 24:49
Brid Normoyle 25:37
Ali Dorgan 25:07
Jess Bruton 24:36
Helen Leonard 25:06
Catherine Terry 23:36
Paul O Brien 24:14
Michael Slomski 22:17
Aidan Mangan 22:32
Katie Cooke 20:35
John O Connell 20:00
Lorna Cummins 25:17
John Phelan 21:22
Paddy Lehane 23:56
Andrea Rubio 28:09
Noel O Regan 21:53
John Carey 20:20
Don Lapierre 19:51
Donnacha Kiely 20:20
Brendan Hennessy 23:39
Marc Dalton 19:47
Will Rock 19:49
Amy Wolfe 22:14
Thanks to the timekeepers this week who were:
Lorna Wolfe, Declan O Connell and Deirdre Quinlan.
The time keepers for the next two weeks are:
Aug 23 Declan O Connell, Ciaran O Callaghan, Cliodhna O Gorman.
Aug 30 PJ Meaney, Marc Dalton, David Egan
This was the ninth time trial of the summer league and a good turnout with twenty four time trialists completing the course.
There is just one time trial left that count towards points in the league.
The last time trial on Aug 30 will be a fun time trial.
Points are awarded for each time trial and are awarded pro-rata, based on the fastest time on the night.
Your best six times out of the ten time trials will count towards your final score in the league

Track Session Wednesday August 17th

Athletics Track_UCCBack to the track this week.  Andrew will take the session in Brendan’s absence.  The session is for 12 x 400m with approximately 200m or 75s recovery.  Normal session format, but Andrew may have some variations.  Meet at 7:00pm at the UCC track on the Mardyke.


Easy 10 minute warm up jog

Dynamic Stretch


Main Set

12 x 400m with 75s recovery

Cool down easy jog

Sunday Cycle/Rebel Rising Bike Spin – Sunday August14th

copy-cropped-dsi_headerJust for one week only (special offer) we will incorporate the Sunday Cycle with the Rebel Rising “Run Through” As you probably know the club had to cancel the planned Rebel Rising Olympic Distance Triathlon because of issues with the traffic management for the event.  Instead Jason and Ivan, the race directors have organised an non-competitive (!!!!) go through of the event.  The plan is to have the swim start at 8:30am and then the cycle start at about 9:15am followed by the run.  People can do all of any individual part or combination of parts of the event.  So at the risk of causing confusion, anyone going to do the whole thing try to get to the Lee Fields, west of the Kingsley Hotel for about 8:00am.  Anyone doing the cycle try to get there for about 9:00am – 9:15am, alternatively meet at City Hall at the usual 9:00am and cycle as a group over to the Lee Fields.  The run is on the the UCC 10km course back towards the city then out the Lee Road to the Anglers Rest junction and back on the Straight Road.  There is no charge to do this event but there will be a voluntary collection for Down Syndrome Ireland.  Should be a lot of fun and there is even a very good coffee shop in Atkin’s Garden Centre across the road from the transition area.

Research Survey

Mark Flynn of Waterford IT is doing a research survey on the effect of maximal strength training for triathletes.  He is asking club athletes to fill in the linked survey to help with his project

“As part of the study I have designed a questionnaire to assess triathletes perception of strength training and whether they feel it has any benefit in their training schedule. The questionnaire is available online through SurveyMonkey and takes 2 minutes to fill out. The link for the questionnaire is below:

The questionnaire is being sent out to each triathlon club in Ireland in order to get the greatest number of responses possible. Would you be able to send on the link above to your members and encourage them to fill it out?

I have been in contact with Triathlon Ireland and they have gotten behind the study and are happy to promote the questionnaire through their social media.

I really appreciate your help and if you have any questions or would like more information on the study please don’t hesitate to contact me.”

Open Water Swim this Evening at 7:30pm Dock beach

Aq_june_19_Start2Two swim distance options at the Open Water Swim this evening (Thursday August 11th); 750m and 1500m.  There will be Kayak support with Andrew.  What and evening for the Beach, actually feels like summer 🙂 . Dock Beach Kinsale.