Cycling Ireland Affiliation - Registration now available

Please note that you can now select Cork Tri from the drop down of clubs available on the Cycling Ireland membership page.  If you wish to avail of a CI license this year please select Cork Tri from the list to avail of a €30 club discount.  We need at least 6 members to avail of this.  With some upcoming races, a number of members have registered already.  Please contact if you encounter any difficulties.

Wednesday Run January 17th

Start with a weather warning for tomorrow night.  There are multiple warnings out from Met Eireann, please look at Facebook before heading out tomorrow night if it looks in anyway dangerous we will cancel.  Reasons for cancelling would include very stormy conditions or snow/ice on the ground.  On the basis that we always get the best of the weather in Cork we will plan for a good session.  The session will be 5 minutes at tempo, 4 x three minutes and another 5 minutes.  Meet at the usual time of 6:30pm at the car park at the city end of the Straight Road, come ready to run, alternatively head directly to the Business and Technology Park on the Model Farm Road meet at the first roundabout by the entrance to Boston Scientific at 7:50pm.  For any new members, the session is suited to runners at all levels, we run laps of a 1km loop so nobody gets dropped and there are runners distributed all across the loop.  Also for the fitter runners they are not in anyway held back.


Easy run from Straight Road to Business Park

6 x 60m Strides

5 minutes at tempo with 2.5 minute recovery jog

4 x 3 minutes  with 90s recovery

5 minutes at tempo

Easy run back to Straight Road via Farranlea

Sunday Cycle, 14 Jan

Forecast is cool but dry for tomorrow.  Doesn’t look like there will be frost but keep an eye out, just in case.

Suggested route is 78km long with 785m climbing.  There are a number of options for cutting this shorter.

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.

Wednesday Run January 10th

From reports Catherine and Brid gave the group a not so easy post Christmas reintroduction.  Back to the Business Park this week for the tempo session.  For anyone looking at doing a Spring duathlon season they might consider upping the intensity slightly for about half of the tempo runs pushing towards hard.  Session is straightforward at 3 x 3 minutes and 3 x 4 minutes with the recovery at 50% of the tempo.  Usual arrangements, meet at the car park at the city end of the Straight Road at 6:30pm, ready to run.  Alternatively go directly to the Business and Technology Park on the Model Farm Road for about 6:50pm.  For any new members this session suits all standards as the main set is done on a loop in the business park and nobody gets dropped.  The group gets spread out around the loop so its actually difficult to say where anyone is in the pecking order.


Easy run from the Straight Road to the Business Park

6 x 60m strides

3 x 3 minutes at tempo with 90s recovery

3 x 4 minutes at tempo with 2 minute recovery

Cool down run back to the Straight Road via Farranlea Park

Club Gear Order – Fri 12th Jan

Lorna will be making a final cycling gear order on Friday the 12th January.

The order will for the following:

Short sleeved cycling jerseys. €49
Bib shorts. €65
Cycling jackets. €109
Please contact Lorna on to put in an order.
The order will be delivered to the Edge Sports, and Lorna will inform each person when it arrives.
People can then pay & collect the items from the Edge.


Sunday Cycle – 7th Jan

No route planned for tomorrow’s Sunday cycle, but Met Eireann have issued a cold weather warning, forecasting -5 to -2.

There is no rain forecast, so hopefully things will be ok. If things change and conditions are unsafe, we will post the details.

Most likely, we will stick to the main roads, we will decide in the morning.

Most importantly, stay safe out there.

Women Only Tri Leader Course – Mallow

There is a Women Only Tri Leader course in Mallow on 10th Feb.

The TRI Leader course is the first step on the TI coaching ladder but it is also suitable for those who just want to help out at sessions and events.

Topics covered include: World of Triathlon, Code of Ethics, Health and Safety, Role of a TRI Leader, how to help a coach, communication and coaching juniors.

This course is  part of the Women in Sport programme.

The club will fully fund the fee for anyone wishing to attend.

Booking is through the TI website but please also email so the club will know that you are attending and can arrange to refund you the fees.


Cycling Ireland Affiliation 2018

The recent survey suggests sufficient interest to justify affiliation with Cycling Ireland.  For those looking to avail of CI membership under the Cork Tri club, please send a confirmation email to asap please.

Cycling Ireland Affiliation 2018 – Survey

We’re trying to get a gauge if there would be interest amongst club members in CTC affiliating with CI for 2018.  Getting CI membership if you’re with an affiliated club will save €30 versus an unattached CI membership.  We would need at least 6 people interested to justify this.  If you plan on taking part in any cycling road races, cyclocross, MTB races during the year, please complete 2 quick questions in this survey.

Leisureworld Swim Sessions, Jan - Mar 2018

The Tuesday evening swim sessions in Leisureworld, Bishopstown will be starting on January 16th at the usual time of 8:45pm.  Brian Clifford will coach the sessions.  They will run for 10 weeks to March 20th.  A separate lane and coach will be made available for beginner stroke coaching if there are some beginners who would be interested in this.  Adrian Quinn will coach this lane.

The Thursday morning sessions at Leisureworld, Churchfield will continue at 7:00am.  These sessions will run from January 18th to March 22nd.  Brendan O’ Neill will coach this session.

The cost for each of these sessions is €50. You must have registered with TI and CTC for 2018 before registering for these sessions.  As usual, we’re asking that people not register for a particular session and then turn up for one of the other sessions.  Once a session is full, it’s full.

Register for Tues session.

Register for Thurs session.