Saturday Cycle – Youghal IM route

We are looking to gauge numbers for the tomorrow’s Saturday cycle starting in Midleton. Like/comment etc on Facebook, if you are planning to go.

Main details here, but we are planning to do the Youghal IM route.

Weather is wet overnight, but should be drying by 9:30.

Christmas Party & Saturday Cycle (Midleton Start!) 18th Nov

The bus (Martin Twomey) to Bunnies in Myrtleville will do a pickup at City Hall at 6:30pm & in Douglas Woollen Mills at 6:50pm
Please email janeyok@gmail.com to confirm which pickup point you will be at.
Dinner at 7:30

Saturday Morning, we plan to tackle some of the Youghal Ironman course (slight detour and shortened due to road works). There are two routes on offer, 80km and 60km with options to shorten further as needed. Weather looks fresh with light winds…

Meeting outside the courthouse in Midleton for a 9:30am SHARP exit, so be ready to roll! Coffee shop across the road, if you are early.
Parking options: Riverside way (opposite Lidl) or Tesco overflow carpark.
Don’t park in Lidl/Tesco/Supervalu carparks, they tend to clamp cars after 2 hours.

Suggest car pooling where possible…

Coffee stop options as follows: Granary Foodstore in Midleton at end of the spin, alternatively for the longer route, if an earlier stop is desired, the Shannagarry Design Center is halfway.

The usual T&Cs apply. CTC Club members only.
All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.

Wednesday Run November 21st

Still on 20 minutes at tempo for this week so nothing to be scared of!!  We’ll just change the format slightly with 4 by 3 minutes followed by 4  by 2 minutes.  The east cost has a yellow rain warning but the weather should be ok on the south coast, we hope.  As usual two meet options, meet at the car park on the city side of the Straight Road, opposite the remains of the Crow’s Nest Pub at 6:30pm and have an easy jog along the walkway to the Model Farm Road.  Alternatively go directly to the Business and Technology Park on the Model Farm Road, meet at the first roundabout inside the park for 6:50pm.  The session is run on a 1km route so no one gets too far adrift which means the session is suitable for all levels.  Wear some kind of lighting or hi viz clothing.

Session

Easy run from Straight Road to Model Farm via walkway

6 x 60m strides

4 x 3 minutes at tempo with 90s recovery jog

4 x 2 minutes at tempo with 1 minute recovery

Easy run back to Straight Road via Farranlea Park

Open committee positions

Thanks to everyone who put themselves forward for one or other of the committee posts or attended the AGM. We have a few vital positions still open that are fairly crucial for the effective running of the club for the coming season. Key posts are:

Secretary

If you feel you could take on one of these positions please contact us either by messaging the Facebook page, emailing Brendan O’Neill (brendan55oneill@gmail.com) or Kieran Kennedy (kierank01@gmail.com). Alternatively have a chat with one of the committee at the dinner on Saturday or one of the training sessions

Strength & Conditioning at DT Fitness

The next round of Strength & Conditioning at DT Fitness will start next Monday 26th November.

Please contact Adam or Colin at dtfitnessandperformance@gmail.com to secure a place.

Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2267348963499111/

Sunday Cycle 18th Nov

Sunday looks to be sunny and bright with easterly winds. Choice of two routes this week, suggested coffee stop in Ballyseedy.

Depending on numbers we will have a number of groups splitting at city hall by ability.

84km/630m East_Leamlara_WGH_Rathcormac_Midleton

62km/562m East_WGH_Leamlara_Midleton

Group 1: ave pace 22-24km/hr (Ride leader: TBC)
Group 2: ave pace 24-26km/hr (Ride leader: Brendan O’Neill)
Group 3: ave pace 27km+/hr (Ride leader Mark Hartnett)

Leaving City hall @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply. CTC Club members only.
All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.

Out of town - Saturday Spin 24th November

Saturday Spin 24th November (Midleton/Ironman Route)

Advance notice!! On the morning of the Christmas party, we plan to do a Saturday morning club cycle starting in Midleton (@9:30am).

There’ll be two distance options, 90km Ironman route and a shorter 60km route.

Route details and meeting point to follow.

Wednesday Run November 14th

Slight increase in the time at tempo for this week, pushing up to 20 minutes.  Weather is probably going to be a little bit on the damp side but it is Ireland and we’ve been lucky so far.  Meet at the usual time, 6:30pm at the car park on the city end of the Straight Road.  For anyone who wants to go directly to the Business and Technology Park meet at the first roundabout inside at 6:50pm.  Come ready to run.  Please wear either some high viz clothing or some kind of light.

Session

Easy jog from Straight Road to Business Park on the Model Farm Road

6 x 60m strides

2 x 5 minutes at tempo with 2.5 minute recovery jog

2 x 3 minutes at tempo with 1.5 minute recovery

2 x 2 minutes at tempo with 1 minute recovery

Easy run back to Straight Road via Farranlea

Sunday Cycle 11th Nov

Weather might be a little mixed and cooler. Heading westward, some good opportunities to build up speed, especially for those braving the longer route coming back from Kilmichael. Good teamwork required for a safe and enjoyable spin, steady effort. Suggested coffee stop Bitesize in Ballincollig.

Focus: Style & efficiency
Those doing Toms spin class will be familiar with the systems check. Perform this systems check, scanning through the body, throughout the ride and particularly, when you are under pressure as when fatigued, form tends to drop off…just when you need to be as efficient as possible. Go through that mental checklist again and again will help you relax, gain composure and perspective…..and of course cycling style 😉

97km/904m Kilmichael toonsbridge coachford farren
62km/554m crookstown windy gap
Depending on numbers we will have a number of groups splitting at city hall by ability.
Group 1: ave pace 24-26km/hr (Ride leader: Steve Evans)
Group 2: ave pace 27km+/hr (ride leader James Fahey)

Leaving City hall @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply. All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.

Run in the Dark - Marshal Request

The Mark Pollock Trust’s annual fundraising run ‘Run in the Dark’ is taking place on Weds 14th November in Cork city. They’re on the hunt for volunteers to help out on the night from 7pm-11pm in a variety of roles – marshaling, helping out in the bag drop and giving out goody bags – more info on each role is attached. Each volunteer will be given a beanie hat and a goody bag as a token to say thank you. They could really use your help – if you’re free on Weds 14th Nov and would like to volunteer, please email chloe@runinthedark.org