CTC End Of Season BBQ 2014

It’s been a long, hard triathlon season.  Time to relax, eat, get fat…. and plan for next year ;-)

Join us at the Deep South bar on Friday 26th September @ 7:30pm.  The cost for club members is €10 and this includes food and a drinks voucher.  On the night we will also be presenting the prizes for the TT’s and the Aquathons.  Put your name down here.

See ye there!

Saturday cycle, Sep 13

Cycle_toonTwo options again this weekend.  Shorter spin leaving at 8:30am and heading out along this route.  Coffee stop in Bramley lodge on the way home.  Alternatively, the Aerodynamics Appreciation Society will be departing at 7:30am on a return journey to Dungarvan, with scheduled puncture stops at Castlemartyr and Youghal bridge.  Proposed coffee stop for this earlier spin has been replace by a one hour brick run.  All spins leaving from City Hall.

Leisureworld swim sessions Oct-Dec 2014

Young_swimYou know the drill! …pardon the pun.  Tuesday evenings from 8:45pm-9:45pm and Wednesday mornings from 7am-8am are our regular Leisureworld swim slots.  We’re opening registration for the Winter block early to ensure that we have good numbers for each of the sessions.  As usual, these sessions will be overseen by Brian Clifford.  For the Tuesday night sessions we are offering some basic stroke coaching to beginners if there is sufficient interest.  Please email webmaster@corktri.com if you are interested in this.

Register for Tues session.

Register for Weds session.

Saturday cycle, 6 Sep

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood… well there aren’t actually any woods involved but there are two distinct routes to choose from this Saturday.  Most members have wound down on the racing front for the season so by popular demand there will be a more palatable spin this Saturday morning.  The route is about 55km long and may even include a coffee stop!  The autre route is for Ivan and myself, still mired in the depths of IM training :-(  An uncomplicated, steady aero clip up past Cahir and back.  Somewhere in and around the 180km or 6hr mark.

Long spin leaves City Hall @ 7am and the short spin leaves @ 9am.

Choose wisely!

Combined Core/Spin offer from Mike Peterson

S&CMike Peterson is offering a combined core/spin session specifically targeted at triathletes.  The proposal is that the sessions would start on 2nd Oct and run to 6th Nov with the option of another session between then and Christmas (sorry for using the C word).  The sessions would be run in Brookfield.  The full message from Mike is reproduced below, contact Mike directly for more information.

 “I have 1 night available for a specific Triclub combination core/spin session – it’s Thursday at 6 – 7pm. I feel the two disciplines will be very beneficial to triclub members. We know the importance of maintaining a strong core and the combination of an intense 30 min spin simulating outdoor cycling can only benefit those that take part. Because of the two different areas we will be using I will have to charge €7 per session (€42 for 6sessions). We will definitely only be able to accommodate 16 people, and as before, I’d be happy for members to book/contact me directly 087-6355102.” 

Announcing the winners of the CTC time trial league for 2014

The winners of the CTC time trial league for 2014 were:
John O’Connell  (with 394.9 points)
Jane McGrath   (with 301.0 points)
In the veterans category (the over forties) the winners were:
Mick Williams   (with 381.3 points)
Jane McGrath   (with 301.0 points)
The fastest time for the route was recorded on 17/06/2014, with a time of 00:27:06 by:
Kieran Crean
The prize giving for the time trial league and the fun time trial will be at the end of season BBQ which is being held in the Deep South on Friday September 26th at 7:30pm

Level 1 Coaching Course

TI are currently organising the schedule for Level 1 coaching courses.  At present there is one scheduled for November in Dublin.  Anna Crooks is trying to arrange for one to be held in Munster, to do this she needs 10 names committed from the Munster clubs.  If anyone in CTC is interested in signing up for this course please drop and email to Adrian Quinn at the club address admin@corktri.com

End of Season Hurling Match?!!

End of season Hurling Match
Cork Selection V Rest of the World
Cork Team will be captained by John O’Shaughnessy, Andrew O’Leary (Wexford) will captain the Rest of the World Team,
Date ;  Weds September 10th
Venue to be confirmed , Most likely Douglas GAA Pitch
TI’s Eamon Tilleyl will be the Referee, 30 mins a side
Any Score by a Girl counts as 3 !!!
Helmets with full face-guards are mandatory
Teams as follows
Cork Selection ; Kevin Curran, Neil Creedon, John OShaughnessy, Tomas Kenefick, Aoife Mahony, Eddie Butt, Hilary Creedon,  Tim Barry, Peter O’Gorman, Louis Keane , Stevie Evans, Gillian Ryan, Martina Burke, Jason Nichol, Rory Galvin, Garvan McCarthy
Rest of the World , Andrew O’Leary (Wexford), Jeff Castles (Aus) Trevor J Mahony (USA) Jane McGrath (SA) Niamh Kelly (Clare) Jason Pierce (Kilkenny) Valerie Vaughan (Wexford) Anne Marie Power (Donegal) Peter Meaney (Carlow) Brendan O’Neill(Carlow) Philip King (NZ)
Teams above are both the Captain’s preferred Selections only !!!
Please confirm your availability, to Shaughz@gmail.com and Andrewol@yahoo.uk.co

Run Wednesday 3rd September

Track sessions are finished so to keep the Wednesday runs going I am suggesting this route.  Starting at the carpark at the city end of the the Straight Road opposite the old Crow’s Nest pub.  Also because of the nutrition talk tomorrow night I am suggesting as a one off that the run start at 6.30pm rather than 7.00.

runners2This should give people a chance to get changed and at least a” baby wipe shower” ad still get to the River Lee Hotel in time for the talk.  Brendan will not be able to lead the run because of injury, but there are enough leaders to get through.  Andrew may be available?  The route is just short of 12km and can be seen here

Swim Sessions for Juniors/Teenagers with Brian Clifford Starting Sept 8th


Brian Clifford is an Olympic swimmer and Swim Ireland Level 3 coach.  The sessions are held in Douglas pool between 4 and 6.00pm, start date is Monday September 8th.  Please contact Brian for further details at 086 8520492 or email brianj@mysmart.ie