Night Swim Thursday September 27th

We are holding our night swim around Sandycove Island next Thursday 27th September.  This is a very popular swim and it can be an absolute magical event.  The weather forecast for the week looks very promising with high pressure centered over Ireland for the bulk of the week.  This should mean calm seas but possible a little colder water.  Some health warnings:

  • You should be an experienced Sandycove swimmer, this is not the time to think your first lap of the island would be a good idea.
  • Please try to have a tow buoy, they are a very useful safety aid.
  • We are going to use a buddy system so try to pair up with another swimmer of about equal ability, for anyone without a prearranged buddy we will pair people off on the night

The club will supply glow sticks which can be put under your swim hat or tucked into your goggle strap.  For anyone that has the little free LED bike lights they can be put into a tow buoy for a very noticeable light.  The club has also arranged soup, tea/coffee and sandwiches in the bar of the Trident Hotel in Kinsale for immediately after the event, all welcome even onlookers.

A few housekeeping issues: try to carpool even if just from Kinsale as parking is limited at the slip.  Keep the noise down particularly after the swim.  Be very careful with parking, don’t block driveways.  Keep the door slamming to a minimum.  For anyone not swimming and waiting in the cars do NOT turn on the car headlights thinking it will guide the swimmers in, they are just blinding.

So meet between 7:30 and 7:45pm at the slip, we need to distribute glow sticks and pair off people. The plan is to be in the water for 8:00pm.  So hopefully we will have a great and safe night with a good social event in the Trident after.  Hoping to have a great and safe night, lets take of everyone on the swim.

Sunday cycle 23rd Sept

Sunday Cycle 23rd Sept
Two cycling routes again this week, 65k and 95k, both heading in a northerly direction, the longer route circles the Nagles. Coffee rewards in Ballyseedy enroute home.



Leaving City hall @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply. All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.


Wednesday Run 19th September

Meet at the carpark on the city side of the Straight Road at 7:00pm.  Suggestion to run the walkway behind CIT

Sunday Cycle 16th Sept

Two routes proposed this Sunday, both of which are sure to delight and require a few efforts. Return to the city is via Fivemilebridge with a pinch of a climb up Black hill, dig deep though, the coffee stop could be at the top in the Workshop cafe. The final few kms home are a fast descent from back of the airport with smashing views of the city.

Carrigaline Fivemilebridge BlackHill 56k 792m climbing

Carrigaline Ballinadee Crossbarry 89k 1097m climbing

Leaving City hall @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply. All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.

Leisureworld Swim Sessions Oct - Dec 2018

CTC return to the pool for the winter in October.

Tuesday session in Bishopstown will be as follows:
Tuesday 8:45 pm 23/10/2018 – 11/12/2018 Leisureworld, Bishopstown (8 weeks)
Brian Clifford will coach the session.  There may be separate beginner stroke coaching available. This is to be confirmed.
The cost to members is €40.
Register here

Thursday session in Churchfield will be as follows:
Brendan O’ Neill will coach the session.  There will be limited stroke coaching available for those that want it.
Thursday 7am 18/10/2018 – 13/12/2018 Leisureworld, Churchfield (9 weeks)
The cost to members is €45.
Register here

CTC Spin Classes Mardyke & LW Bishopstown

Group spin classes are starting at the Mardyke Arena & Leisure World Bishopstown as follows:
Starting 2nd and 4th October.

Cost 50e for 10 weeks.

Tuesdays in the Mardyke @7pm. Max people: 24

Thursday in Leisureworld Bishopstown @7pm Max people: 20

The Bishopstown session will be a similar setup to last year, where you register, and book a bike.
The Mardyke session will not have the bike booking setup, but will have the same type of FTP tests, and zone workouts.
CTC members only.
Register for the Mardyke session here
Register for the Bishopstown session here

Wednesday Run September 12th

Week two of the September freshen up series, some suggestion that a hill session might be a welcome change.  Some of you will have been here before under the able leadership of Catherine, who isn’t available this week.  Proposing to meet at the carpark on the city side of the Straight Road at 7:00pm.  The hill location Rose Hill Upper is just at the bottom of Sunday’s Well Road and can be seen here.  Suggestion would be for about 8 x 2 minute efforts with the jog back down the hill as the recovery, faster runners should gather up the slower runners on the recovery so that everyone starts each rep together.  An appropriate warm up would be to run from the carpark out to the end of the Lee Fields and back to Rose Hill before the hill repeats.  But as ever with these sessions this is just a suggestion, group decision rules. Thanks to Laura AT for the picture.

CTC in the Echo

Thanks to Club member, Roisin, who works in the Echo, for organizing this ‘Clubzone’ article in last Saturday’s Evening Echo.

Somebody should tell John Shaughs to smile at the camera.


Junior session with South Coast Tri

South Coast Triathlon Club have kindly invited Cork Tri Club Juniors to join them this Friday.

They be doing a group cycle for the over 11’s out to Killeagh and a Swim and slow bike skills session for the under 11’s – all meeting in Claycastle Car Park at 6:50pm.

If anyone wishes to take part could the please e-mail with details of the child who will be attending (name and age).

Sunday Cycle 9th Sept

A couple of folks were reporting difficulties viewing the ridewithgps routes – not being able to see the proposed route…
so….ridewithgps can create a pdf of route (no excuses now) and also create an overview of multiple routes (embed for webpage), so we are experimenting….

I’ve attached the pdfs of the proposed 3 routes and embeded the RWGPS routes in this post.

Proposed routes for this week head westward, and are fairly flat!
Weather looks promising at the moment, a dryer day than Saturday that’s for sure.
Coffee stop…Dripsey Garden Centre.

Leaving City hall @ 9am.

Short 60km with 500m climbing – PDF
Medium 86km with 670m climbing – PDF
Long 100km with 754m climbing – PDF

The usual T&Cs apply. All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.