Club Junior Volunteers Required

Cork Tri Club is looking for several volunteers to help out with the club’s current and potential new juniors. We are looking for adult members able to help in communicating with the juniors and/or guardians of juniors (i.e., mostly in the form of monitoring and responding to inquiries to the junior email account), facilitating junior training within the club and potentially organizing an annual fun event for juniors.

All who are willing to help foster the future of the club please let us know by emailing

Triathlon Ireland Local Technical Official Course

Triathlon Ireland is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Local Technical Official (LTO) course taking place throughout February and March 2017. The LTO course is the initial segment of the accredited Technical Officials education programme that matches the accreditation requirements to conform with the ITU Level 1 Technical Officials certificate programme.

Details of the Cork course:

Cork: Saturday 11th March 2017
University College Cork
9am – 5.00pm


Full details as follows:

Wednesday Run February 1st

Really great numbers turning up to the Wednesday run sessions, with a great mix of experienced and new members.  Again to restate for any beginners or new members to the club, the session is suitable for all.  The main set is run on a 1km loop so no one gets dropped.  Everyone can run at their own version of “tempo” and push as hard or as little as they like or suits their current fitness level. If done properly these sessions will improve your race times.

Meet at the usual time of 6:30pm at the car park at the city end of the Straight Road, there is then a relatively easy warm up run to the Business and Technology Park on the Model Farm Road.  For any going directly to the Business Park we get there at about 6:50-6:55pm

The session this week holds the total tempo run time at 20 minutes.  Good possibility that there will be someone new cracking the whip for this week.


Easy run from the Straight Road to the Business Park

6 x 60m Strides

8 minutes tempo, 4 minutes recovery jog

2 x 4 minutes with 2 minutes recovery jog

2 x 2 minutes with 1 minute recovery

Easy run back to Straight Road via Farranlea

Sunday Cycle with beginners cycle, Jan 29

There is some rain forecast first thing tomorrow morning but it should clear later in the cycle.  There is also a stiff southerly wind forecast.  The suggested routes are as follows:

Short – 59km with 695m climbing

Medium – 77km with 993m climbing

Long – 92km with 1251m climbing

Note that there are one or two sections using roads that are possibly less familiar to some.  Be sure to look at the map for the route that you’re interested in and study it.

Martin Bohane will lead a beginner’s cycle.

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.


CTC training weekend in Kenmare (24-26 Feb)

The annual club training weekend in Kenmare is fast approaching and our committee members have put together a package for the weekend that should appeal to all members.  The training schedule runs from the evening of Friday 24th through to lunchtime on Sunday 26th and includes: a tempo run, coaching on group cycling etiquette, long group ride including a coached beginners cycle, coached core session, sea swim and a trail run.  Outside of this there is time set aside for the Ire v Fra rugby match on Saturday evening and a meal together later that night.

For new members the weekend affords the opportunity to get to know their club mates a bit better.  There will be a mixture of structured and coached training on offer, providing a great learning opportunity for newbies.

There may be some existing club members whose training hasn’t really got going yet.  This weekend provides the perfect opportunity to kickstart training and shake out some cobwebs.  There will be groupings of different abilities and everyone should be able to find a level that will challenge them and get them motivated for the year.

The cost to members for this weekend package is €75 per person.  This includes two nights accommodation in shared self-catering houses, coaching from Anthony O’ Brien (cycling) and Mike Peterson (core), structured training sessions, dinner on the Saturday night and guaranteed craic 😉

There is a limited number of accommodation spaces so don’t leave it too late to REGISTER.



Wednesday Run January 25th

Big group out last week in spite of the absence of the holiday makers in Tenerife.  It was great to see some of our new members and one of our juniors.  Again for anyone who hasn’t come out yet the main session is done on a 1km loop so no one gets dropped, in fact as someone pointed out you can’t really tell who is leading.  The session steps up a little again this week, but sure you love it!!

Meet at the normal time of 6:30pm at the car park at the city end of the Straight Road.  Come ready to run as we don’t hang about long after the appointed time.  for anyone who wants to go directly to the Business and Technology Park on the Model Farm Road we get there at about 6:50pm.  We get ready at the first roundabout inside the entrance.


Easy jog to the business park

6 x 60m strides

Main Set

5 minutes tempo with 2 minute recovery jog

2 x 3 minutes tempo with 90 sec recovery jog

2 x 2 minutes with 1 minute recovery jog

5 minutes tempo

Easy jog back to the Straight Road via Farranlea

Sunday Cycle (with beginners cycle), Jan 22

Forecast for this Sunday is cold but with little wind and the possibility of a shower around 11am.

Three options:

Short – 66km with 562m climbing

Medium – 84km with 811m climbing

Long – 102km, 997m climbing

There will also be a beginner’s cycle led by Ger O’ Donnell.

A coffee stop in Ballincollig should suit this week.

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.

Swim For Cork Tri

The Sundays Well Masters Swim Gala is on the 11th February and  the Irish Open Masters Swim Championships 2017 are going to be held in Limerick on the 3rd and 4th March.

If anyone would like to join Swim Ireland through Cork Tri and take part in either of these galas please e-mail Adrian Quinn at before the 26th January.

Wednesday Run January 18th

Second post Christmas run, pushing the time at tempo up a little.  Quite a few new members have joined the club since the start of the year.  For those new members, just to say that the session is suitable for all.  There is a relatively easy run from the Straight Road to the Business Park on the Model Farm Road.  In the Business Park the tempo session is run on a loop circuit so no one gets dropped, we reassemble for the run back to the Straight Road.  Meet at the usual time of 6:30pm at the car park at the city end of the Straight Road.  Come ready to run as we don’t hang about after 6:30pm.



Easy run to Business Park on Model Farm Road

6 x 60m strides

5 minutes tempo with 2m 30s recovery jog

3 x 3 minutes tempo with 90s recovery

2 x 2 minutes tempo with 1 minute recovery

Easy run back to Straight Road via Farranlea

Cork Triathlon Club Meet and Greet Friday January 20th (Introduction to the Club and Triathlon)

Cork Tri Club are hosting a “Meet and Greet” evening in the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay Cork (formerly the Clarion Hotel) on Friday January 20th at 8:00pm.  Club members will give an introduction to the sport of triathlon, description of the different length events and the training necessary to compete.  There will also be information on Cork Tri club, our current and future training activities as well as the social events planned.  Light refreshments will be provided and there will be a raffle for some attractive spot prizes.  So if you have an interest in getting involved with triathlon as a sport and more specifically with CTC please come along and hear what’s on offer.