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.

Night Swim – save the date – 27th Sept

The proposed date for our annual night swim around Sandycove is Thursday 27th September.

The tentative plan is to meet at about 7:45pm to be in the water and swimming at 8:00pm.

Sunset is 7:21pm, High Water is 7:43pm and Moonrise 8:45pm

These plans are as mentioned tentative and are very much weather dependent. Changes/updates will be posted later.  This has been a very popular event and if the conditions are right it can be magical.

Safety notes: This is not a time “to see if I can swim around”  anyone committing to the swim should have good experience in swimming round the island in daylight. We will be buddying up, and will have light sticks. Wetsuits compulsory.

So if you are interested mark the date and look for future posts.

Wednesday Run 5th September

September refresh!! Track is finished for the season, there are a few races left, but September has traditionally been a recovery month before settling into autumn/winter tempo sessions.  For anyone not finished I would suggest continuing with a speed tempo session once a week before racing stops.  Try get together with other late racers for some company, could use this route and maybe try a few sections with 1 minute at tempo and 30s recovery.  Meet at the car park  on the city side of the Straight Road near the Kingsley Hotel at 7:00pm (we can change to 6:30 when it starts to get dark early).  Careful with car keys,  carry them with you don’t leave them hidden with the car.  Suggesting the route here, along the Curraheen river path and behind CIT and looping back. The full route is 11.8km but lots of opportunity to shorten it if required. Some of the regulars might take to leading it, could divide into groups of appropriate ability, make sure no one gets left behind, enjoy. (Photograph from My Salty Eyes Lost Sheep 2018)