Kenmare - Last day to Register

Today is the last day to register for the Kenmare training weekend. Make sure you are not disappointed.

Katie Hickson will be bringing some club gear, for people to try on, if they are looking to know their size.

For the newer members, just ask around for Katie, or email her on ktbchickson@yahoo.co.uk if you want to let her know to look out for you.

 

Register here:

http://www.corktri.com/event-registration/?ee=433

 

 

 

Sunday Cycle, Feb 19

Reasonably mild tomorrow with a WNW breeze to contend with.  Showers are not due until later in the day.

Suggested routes are:

Short – 58km with 448m climbing

Not Short – 85km with 684m climbing

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.

Wednesday Run February 15th

Just for a change of format we will have a pyramid session this week starting at 1 minute and working up to 4 minutes at tempo and then back down again.  Recovery is half the tempo time.  Usual format, meeting at the car park at the city end of the straight road at 6:30pm, easy run to the Business and Technology Park on the Model Farm Road, main session then easy run back to the Straight Road via Farranlea.  For anyone who doesn’t want the run over or back, we get to the Business Park at about 6:50 or 6:55pm, you can meet the main group at the first roundabout inside the entrance.  The main set is run on a 1km loop so no one really gets dropped or left behind.  We leave punctually, so come on time, ready to run.

 

Session

Easy run from Straight Road to Business and Technology Park

6 x 60m strides

1 minute tempo, 30s recovery

2 minute tempo, 1 minute recovery

3 minute tempo, 90s recovery

4  minute tempo, 2 minute recovery

3 minute tempo, 90s recovery

2 minute tempo, 1 minute recovery

1 minute tempo, 30s recovery

Easy run back to Straight road via Farranlea

Sunday Cycle with Beginners Cycle, Feb 12

Forecast is not icy tomorrow but it will very cold due to wind chill.  So be sure to wrap up well again.  The wind is going to be a strong ENE. Suggested routes are as follows:

Short – 58km with 431m climbing

Medium – 83km with 634m climbing

Long – 99km with 796m climbing

So fairly flat again this week but the wind on the way out is going to be quite challenging. For the medium and long routes, take note that I’ve bypassed Midelton and so there are a few junctions there that you should familiarise yourselves with.  Coffee in Ballyseedy.  For those going to the group turbo sessions, remember to take it a bit easier tomorrow as there is a threshold test this coming Monday!

The will be a beginner cycle this week also lead by Niamh Kelly.

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.

 

Wednesday Run February 8th

The weather promises to be dry and cool (cold) for the run this week.  Last week’s 8 minute tempo block nearly got as much abuse as one of Stephen Lynch’s hilly bike courses.  Trimming back the elements a little this week but with the dreaded long element at the end again.  Keeping the total time at tempo to 20 minutes for another week.  Meet at the usual time of 6:30pm at the car park at the city end of the Straight Road.  We don’t wait beyond the appointed time so come on time ready to run.  Don’t forget head torches or Hi Vis if you have them.  Just to note these sessions are suitable for our junior members as long as there is a parent or guardian to drop off and pick up.  We usually get back to the car park at about 7:40-7:45pm.  Alternately for anyone who does not want to do the warm-up run from the Straight Road to the Business Park on the Model Farm Road, we get to the Business Park at about 6:50pm, meet the group there if preferred.

Session

Easy run from Straight Road to Business and Technology Park on the Straight Road

6 x 60m strides

6 minute tempo with 3 min recovery jog

4 x 2 minute tempo with 1 minute recovery jog

6 minutes tempo

Easy run back to Straight Road via Farranlea

CTC training weekend in Kenmare (24-26 Feb) – Registration Deadline

There has been a very good initial response to the training weekend and we’ve already filled up all of the houses that we had prebooked.  We’ve been able to put a hold on two further houses for the moment.  However we will need to get finalised numbers by the end of next week.  The deadline for registration has been set for Sun 19th Feb.  Again, there isn’t unlimited accommodation spots so please do register early in order to not be disappointed.

REGISTER

 

Sunday Cycle with beginners cycle, Feb 5

Sunny but very cold tomorrow morning so be sure to wrap up well and keep an eye out for frost or ice.  There will be a moderate westerly wind.

For fear of outright revolt, the suggested routes this week have less climbing than usual:

Short – 59km with 464m climbing

Medium – 80km with 622m climbing

Long – 99km with 820m climbing

So this week is probably a good week to focus on keeping the groups to a reasonable size (6-8 ideally) and ensuring that the group is working well together, i.e. rolling up regularly and maintaining a nice steady pace.

There will also be a beginner’s cycle lead by Kieran Kennedy.

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.

 

 

Club Junior Volunteers Required

Cork Tri Club is looking for several volunteers to help out with the club’s current and potential new juniors. We are looking for adult members able to help in communicating with the juniors and/or guardians of juniors (i.e., mostly in the form of monitoring and responding to inquiries to the junior email account), facilitating junior training within the club and potentially organizing an annual fun event for juniors.

All who are willing to help foster the future of the club please let us know by emailing admin@corktri.com.

Triathlon Ireland Local Technical Official Course

Triathlon Ireland is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Local Technical Official (LTO) course taking place throughout February and March 2017. The LTO course is the initial segment of the accredited Technical Officials education programme that matches the accreditation requirements to conform with the ITU Level 1 Technical Officials certificate programme.

Details of the Cork course:

Cork: Saturday 11th March 2017
University College Cork
9am – 5.00pm

 

Full details as follows:

http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=420f5df4821ad501e9255096d&id=344ea72ab8&e=0e3f68533c

Wednesday Run February 1st

Really great numbers turning up to the Wednesday run sessions, with a great mix of experienced and new members.  Again to restate for any beginners or new members to the club, the session is suitable for all.  The main set is run on a 1km loop so no one gets dropped.  Everyone can run at their own version of “tempo” and push as hard or as little as they like or suits their current fitness level. If done properly these sessions will improve your race times.

Meet at the usual time of 6:30pm at the car park at the city end of the Straight Road, there is then a relatively easy warm up run to the Business and Technology Park on the Model Farm Road.  For any going directly to the Business Park we get there at about 6:50-6:55pm

The session this week holds the total tempo run time at 20 minutes.  Good possibility that there will be someone new cracking the whip for this week.

Session

Easy run from the Straight Road to the Business Park

6 x 60m Strides

8 minutes tempo, 4 minutes recovery jog

2 x 4 minutes with 2 minutes recovery jog

2 x 2 minutes with 1 minute recovery

Easy run back to Straight Road via Farranlea