Call for Marshals 2016

CTC_Logo_200_200This year our club will run three races for the first time –  King of the Hill (Jul 23rd), Rebel Rising (Aug 14th) and The Lost Sheep (Sep 3rd).  Being the inaugural year of the Rebel Rising race, it is even more 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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Track Session Wednesday June 29th

Athletics Track_UCCAfter all the excitement and races of the weekend it is back to the hard grind. This week it is 800s again with the option of either 5 or 6 reps.  As usual it is up to individual athletes to make the assessment as to where they are with either recovery or race preparation.  Anyone who did the half in Galway on Sunday should be taking it a bit easy, those who did either sprint or olympic on Saturday should be fine to do a full session.  Usual format for evening, warm-up, dynamic stretch, strides, main set and cool down. No mid-session easy, lap full 5 or 6 reps straight through.  Meet at the usual time 7:00pm on the Sonia O’Sullivan track in the UCC grounds at the Mardyke.

Quick Note: The track will be closed next week (July 6th) for a hockey international we will have an interesting alternative session

Session

Easy jog warm-up (10 min)

Dynamic Stretch

5 x Strides building through the reps

5/6 x 800m with 90s recovery

Easy jog cool down

Time Keepers for Tuesday Evening

TT_June2_2015After all of the excitement and activity of the weekend it is back to the mundane.  we are short of time keepers for the time trial on Tuesday evening and the subsequent Tuesdays.  The TT starts promptly at 7:00pm and the slowest participants usually take less than 30 minutes so everything is done and dusted by 8:00.

The time trials cannot be held without your support.
Please contact David Egan by email at: david.egan1966@gmail.com
or by text on 087 9372402 to let him know when you can do time keeping.
Remember, all participants taking part in the time trials are expected to help with the timekeeping
at least once during the year,but of course you can do it as often as you like.
We usually have a raffle for all the timekeepers at the end of the season.
Your name is entered into the raffle every time you time keep.

Sunday Cycle, 26 Jun

CTC_Logo_200_200Showers clearing after 9am and a stiff enough WSW breeze will shape things in the morning.

Suggested routes as follows:

Short

Medium

Long

Leaving from City Hall @ 9am.

Munster Open Water Swim Calendar

For those interested here is the Munster Open Water Swim Calendar.  Thanks to Ned Denison for passing on. Munster_Open_Water_Event_Calendar_2016_Version2

Time Trial Results Tuesday 21st June

This was the first week of the summer league (June 21st).  Time keepers tonight were Don Lapierre, Peter Blissett and Adrian Quinn

Results of tonight’s time trial:

Anne Payne 28:18
Jane McGrath 24:54
Jeff Castles 22:52
Tom O’Connor 24:20
Katie Cooke 21:00

Amy Wolfe 23:16

Lorna Wolfe 24:21
Sinead Rock 25:47
John Carey 21:33
Andrew O’Leary 27:41
Steve Evans 23:07
Michael Scannell 24:15
Catherine Redmond 22:46
PJ Meaney 24:16
Don Ryan 21:28
Ken Cummins 19:30
Marc Dalton 19:56
AJ Murphy 18:22
Leonard O Keeffe 21:39
Donncha Kiely 19:58
Paul O’Brien 24:08
Will Rock 19:09
John O’Connell 20:35
Jess Bruton 24:40
Time keepers for the next few weeks are:
Jun  28    Donnacha Kiely, Eleanor Fennessy, …..
Jul   05    …. , …., …..
Jul   12    …. , …., …..
This was the eight time trial of the summer. Twenty four time trialists completed the course this evening.
We will continue holding time trials every Tuesday evening until the end of August.
There will be ten time trials in the league.
Your best six times out of the ten time trials will count towards your score in the league.
Points are awarded for each time trial and are awarded pro-rata, based on the fastest time on the night.
The time trials cannot be held without your support.
Please contact David Egan by email at: david.egan1966@gmail.com
or by text on 087 9372402 to let him know when you can do time keeping.
Remember, all participants taking part in the time trials are expected to help with the timekeeping
at least once during the year,but of course you can do it as often as you like.
We usually have a raffle for all the timekeepers at the end of the season.
Your name is entered into the raffle every time you time keep.

CTC Run Apparel

Some club members have enquired about the club getting run specific club gear (as opposed to triathlon race gear).  Rather than go ahead and start making enquiries from our current supplier or alternative suppliers we want to gauge the potential interest in this.  So if you have an interest in getting CTC run gear and feel that if it is available you would purchase, please email Katie Hickson at ktbchickson@yahoo.co.uk .  Please put “Run Gear” in the subject line of the email to help Katie sort the mails.  Also if you happen to think this would be a nice idea but would have no intention of purchasing, do not respond.

Track Session Wednesday June 22nd

Athletics Track_UCCThis week’s track session is back to 400s this is ideal before the big race weekend coming up.  Participants have to make some judgement calls on their recovery powers prior to either Saturday’s HotW or Sunday’s Challenge Galway, I don’t think we have anyone from the IM Austria group.  The session will be either 2 x (6 x 400m) or 2 x ( 5 x 400m) decision rests with individual athletes not so much of an issue for the Sunday racers but there is for HotW participants.  We can chat before the session starts.

Session will take the usual format, easy warm up, dynamic stretch, strides, main set and cool down.  Meet at the usual time of 7:00pm on the Sonia O’Sullivan track at the UCC grounds on the Mardyke

Session

Easy 10 minute warm up jog

Dynamic stretch

5 x strides building through last 3

2 x (5/6 x 400m) with 80s recovery jog, easy full 400m jog between the 2 sets

Cool down

 

Rebel Rising Olympic Distance Triathlon August 14th 2016

Thank RR_JAS_Plusyou to all who have registered to marshal the Rebel Rising this year. The race date had to be changed due to potential traffic issues at Leemount cross when taking into account traffic for the Cork Summer Show. The new date is August 14th.

We want Cork Tri members to race the race and we also really need assistance pulling the race together. Please enter the race or marshal on the day – we want the whole club there (unless you are racing at IM 70.3 Dublin J). 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.

To enter the Rebel Rising, click here

To marshal the Rebel Rising, click here

Please see a promo article attached which should be appearing on a TI website near you soon

Results of the Time Trial Tuesday 14th June

TT_20160614The results of the time trial on the 14th June 2016 are as follows:

Anne Payne 28:33
Jane McGrath 25:01
Amy Wolfe 22:48
Cliodhna Spain 22:17
Jeff Castles 23:09
Peter Blissett 21:14
Don Lapierre 19:48
John Kinsella 22:34
Sinead Rock 25:31
Eoin Lehane 25:46
Steve Evans 24:03
Noel O Regan 21:56
Michael Scannell 24:51
Marc Dalton 20:04
Peter Meaney 20:36
PJ Meaney 25:16
AJ Murphy 18:24
Ken Cummins 19:10
Will Rock 19:38
Leonard O Keeffe 21:46
Lorna Wolfe 24:14

Thanks to the timekeepers this week who were:
Catherine Redmond, Noel Finnegan and Ciaran O Callaghan.

The time keepers for the next few weeks are:

Jun 21 Peter Blissett, …., …..
Jun 28 Donnacha Kiely, Eleanor Fennessy, …..
Jul 05 …. , …., …..
Jul 12 …. , …., …..

This was the seventh time trial of the summer. Twenty one time trialists completed the course this evening.
We will continue holding time trials every Tuesday evening until the end of August.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The first of the summer league time trials is next week, the 21st June

There will be ten time trials in the league.
Your best six times out of the ten time trials will count towards your score in the league.
Points are awarded for each time trial and are awarded pro-rata, based on the fastest time on the night.

The time trials cannot be held without your support.
Please contact David Egan by email at: david.egan1966@gmail.com
or by text on 087 9372402 to let him know when you can do time keeping.

Remember, all participants taking part in the time trials are expected to help with the timekeeping
at least once during the year,but of course you can do it as often as you like.
We usually have a raffle for all the timekeepers at the end of the season.
Your name is entered into the raffle every time you time keep.