Sunday Cycle, 18 Nov

A shorter route for tomorrow so it may be pacy 😉

Leaving City Hall @ 9am.

Christmas Party – Glengarriff Park Hotel – 25th Nov

The Christmas Party is on Saturday 25th Nov.

There is a good crowd going so it promises to be a great weekend away!

Plan is to meet at the Glengarriff Park hotel at 10am for tea/coffee and scones, kindly paid for by the Club. Group will split into 2/3 groups for the cycle and set off at the times which will be updated in the next few days for the different routes. Hopefully all groups should meet in Kenmare around the same time for lunch.

We will be back in Glengarriff for around 3/4pm. Dinner is at 7.30pm, so there will be time to watch the rugby match beforehand. Lots of prizes to be won during the weekend! Will also have a prize for the best Christmas jumper on the night so be creative!


CTC Junior training session - 18th Nov

The next Junior training session will be held next Saturday 18th Nov at 2pm.

The same format as last time, taking place at the carpark at the city end of the Kingsley hotel.

We will have professional coach Gary Cummins lead the session, and will be going through triathlon basics, bike handling, and bike maintenance.
Juniors to have helmet working brakes etc. All will be checked on the day. There will be an element of running on the day, so if your bike has cleat pedals, bring runners also.
Anyone without a helmet will not be allowed to cycle.
Disclaimer will need to be signed so all parents need to be in attendance at the start.

If any parents are available to help out on the day, please email

Full details of the session as follows: CTC Junior session2

Wednesday Run November15th

Big groups out for the last few weeks, it would be great to keep adding to the numbers.  With the looped circuit nobody gets left behind no matter what the level of fitness.  We’ll try a descending set this week, 6, 5, 4, 3 with recovery at half the tempo time.  Again try to wear something hi-viz or with reflective markings or even some lights.  Meet at the car park at the city end of the Straight Road at 6:30pm, for anyone struggling to get there you can always go directly to the Technology and Business Park on the Model Farm Road for about 7:50.  There is a visitors car park about half way down the main road through the park.



Easy run from the Straight Road to the Business Park

6 x 60m strides

6 minutes tempo with 3m recovery

5 minutes tempo with 2m 30s recovery

4 minutes tempo with 2m recovery

3 minutes tempo

Easy run back to the Straight Road via Farranlea

Sunday Cycle 12th Nov

10deg, dry with a northerly wind for tomorrows Sunday cycle.

Steve suggested this route a couple of weeks ago, but we didn’t do it on the day.

Its a nice 65k route with 800m climbing, going out Dublin hill to Carrignavar, Bottlehill, towards Kilavullen, coming back to Carrignavar via faggot hill.

Can be cut short, to ~40k by going to Carrignavar, and back to Blarney.

Meet as usual at City Hall, cycling at 9am.

Wednesday Run November 8th

Slight increase at the time at tempo this week but the recovery stays at 50% of the tempo time.  We had a large group out last week with an ability spread right across the spectrum.  With such a big group it is difficult to give individual attention.  People participating have to take on an amount of personal responsibility, decide where these sessions fit into your competitive season, are you running a cross-country season, do you plan on having a duathlon season in the spring or will your first races be the triathlon season starting in May.  These decisions should inform the intensity you bring to these sessions.  So the session this week is in blocks of 6 minutes.  Six minutes at tempo, then 2 x 3 minutes finishing with 3 x 2 minutes with 50% of the tempo time as the recovery jog.  Meet at the usual time of 6:30pm at the car park at the city end of the Carraigrohane Straight Road, come ready to run as the group leaves pretty promptly at 6:30pm, try to wear some items of Hi-Viz or at least something with reflective strips, it was noticeable that there were a few people in all black last week.  For anyone who want to skip the run from the Straight Road to the Business and Technology Park meet at the first roundabout at 6:50pm, there is a visitors car park about half way down the road we run on on the left hand side.


Easy (make it easy) run along the walkway to the Business Park on the Model Farm Road

6 x 60m strides

6 minutes at tempo with 3 minute recovery jog

2 x 3 minutes with 90s recovery jog

3 x 2 minutes with 1 minute recovery

CTC AGM Reminder

Just a last reminder that the Cork Tri Club AGM is this Thursday at 8pm in the Rochestown Park Hotel.


Martin Bohane will be giving a core class from 7. In addition to the free class and finger food the club will also be giving out free club cycling hats to the first 50 people across the entrance line!


The following is the current position in regard to club officers. If anyone wishes to be nominated for a position there is still time to e-mail

Please note only those who have been nominated in advance will be voted in on the night.


Current position in regard to club officers: Nominations for Officers


Chairman: Adrian Quinn

Treasurer: Brendan O’Neill

Secretary: Michelle Manning


Child Liaison Officer: Trevor Mahony

Junior Officer: Mark Hartnett

Women’s Officer: Amy O’Keefe

Web Master: Stephen Lynch

Website Administrator and Face-Book Coordinator: Kieran Kennedy

Club Gear Officer: Lorna Wolfe


Events E-mail Administrator: No current nomination

Club Social Committee: Catherine Redmond, two further nominations required

Sunday Cycle Coordinators: Two nominations required

TT Coordinators: Catherine Redmond, one or two further nominations required

Aquathon Coordinators: Mark Nolan, one or two further nominations required


Lost Sheep

Race director: No current nomination

Administrator: Cathy Kenneally

Chief Marshall: No current nomination

PRO: Trevor Mahoney


King of the Hill

Race director: No current nomination

Administrator: Kelly Agnew

Chief Marshall: No current nomination

PRO: No current nomination



Sunday Cycle 5th Nov

No set route for tomorrows cycle, but Catherine Redmond has kindly offered to lead a leisure/beginner (aka recovery) cycle of 40/50k if people are interested.

Max temps tomorrow are 10deg, with a gentle to moderate breeze from the northwest. Wrap up well.

Meet as usual at the city hall, cycling at 9am. Maybe gather a few minutes early, to decide on a route.


CTC Christmas party - Booking deadline extended

The deadline for booking accommodation for the Christmas party has been extended.

Everybody needs to have booked with the hotel by the 10th Nov.

Accommodation is at the Glengarriff Park hotel, price for Dinner, Bed&Breakfast is €65 per person sharing (for a single room, there is a supplement of €20). Please ring Glengarriff Park Hotel on 027 63000, use the reference ‘Cork Tri Club’ and book your room for the 25th of November.

Please also send your race results to so we can organise prizes for the night.

** Update ** Leisureworld Tues Swim Sessions Oct – Dec 2017

As there is still spaces available in the Tuesday night Leisureworld swim sessions, the club has reopened the registration for the last 6 weeks of these sessions from the 7th of November at the usual time of 8:45pm .

The fee is €30 for the full 6 sessions

To register for these sessions you must be a current club member.


Register for Tues session.