Wednesday Run Sept 27th

Suggesting the same route again this week, the walkway behind the Straight Road out to the Model Farm Road and pick up the walkway again behind CIT out to the Curraheen Road.  From comments last week it sounds like it it might be time to start bringing the head torches.  Again depending on some of the old hands to lead.  Hope to start the tempo sessions in the industrial estate about October 18th.  Meet at the car park at the end of the Straight Road at 7:00pm.

Wednesday Run September 20th

Suggest meeting at the car park near the Kingsley Hotel for a run out the walkway to the Tennis Village and then on to the continuation of the walkway behind CIT.  Unfortunately I’m still injured (Brendan) so won’t be able to lead the run this week either.  Meet at 7:00pm hopefully someone who knows the route from last year can lead out.

The route is here

Attendance by Juniors at Training

Hey Juniors,

As the season draws to a close over the coming weeks it’s time to get the head down and start thinking of getting triathlon ready for 2018!! Anyone from the age of 12 is more then welcome to attend our training sessions. Swim sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday starting from the 10th October. There’s a weekly run session on Wednesdays. There is also a weekly cycle on Sunday mornings. Before the juniors can progress onto the weekly cycle we will be offering a fortnightly junior only cycle on Saturday afternoons starting on the 14th October. Approx 35-40k we are looking to get good numbers for this cycle as it will be solely for juniors. If it proves popular it could go to a weekly cycle. Please refer to the Cork Tri Club website for times and locations. There will be coaches in attendance that are trained in child protection. We would like to get an idea of numbers attending and so would be obliged if you could register your interest with an email to Any queries may also be directed or contact us through the page here or message us through our Facebook page.

Night Swim Sandycove Thurs 21st Sept

Night_swim_2015The proposed date for our annual swim around Sandycove is Thursday 21th September.

The tentative plan is to meet at about 7:30pm to be in the water and swimming at 7:45pm. Sunset is 7:34pm and High Water is 6:57pm.

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 September 13th

Still in the lull period between the end of the track sessions and before the beginning of the autumn/winter tempo sessions.  The suggestion this week is to meet at the Ballincollig Regional Park, the western carpark.  That is right through the village take the right fork in the road at the Supervalu/West End Cycles junction and continue for about 800m to the entrance just before the bridge, map location here.

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend because of injury (Brendan) but there are lots of trails ranging from tarmac paths, gravel paths, fields and one great wood chip route by one of the canals.  This is a loop of about 10km, not sure if everyone will be able to see it, it is basically 2 laps but not exactly both the same, here.

Meet at 7:00pm ready to run in the carpark

Female Sports Forum - Belfast 3rd Nov

Please see details for launch of a female sports forum which may be of interest to some of you. This is being run by NI Female Sports Forum.
We are delighted to announce our upcoming Female Sports Forum Conference on Friday 3rd November at Titanic Belfast. Further information and booking details to follow soon.

Anna Grealish

Development Officer- Munster
Women’s Participation Lead

Sunday Cycle, 10 Sep

Winds building tomorrow to a very strong westerly after lunch.  Should be stiff by manageable early tomorrow.  Chance of a shower.  Suggested ‘lumpy’ routes as follows:

Short – 64km with 661m climbing

Medium – 78km with 840m climbing

Long – 100km with 1256m climbing

Leaving City Hall @ 9am

TI Women in Sport initiative

TI are planning to run a female coaching event (in collaboration with Cycling & Athletics Ireland), and a Female Leadership Seminar, on club development. In 2018, they are planning a Women in Sport Week.

TI have put together a document on the initiative: Women-in-Triathlon-Participation-Strategy-2017

Amy O’Keeffe is CTC’s liaison to TI on this initiative.

We are looking to gauge interest in a female only Tri Leader course to be held in October or November, so if anyone interested, could email, and Amy will feed that back to TI.




Blarney trail run 6th Sept

The Wednesday track sessions have come to an end for the year, so before we move to the tempo sessions in the Model farm road, we will go to the Blarney trail run located here

There are 2 loops, 1.5k & 3k of undulating trail.

Suggestion would be to do a 1 lap warm-up, and then repeat 2min tempo w/ 2min recovery for the second lap, followed by a cooldown lap.

There is a €3 charge to use the trail. If you haven’t run there before, they will ask you to fill out a form. If you have, remember to being your tag.

Edit: forgot to mention, meeting at 7pm, ready to run.







Triathlon Ireland Level 1 Coaching Course

Triathlon Ireland Level 1 Coaching Course

Dates: 28th October, 29th October, 9th December.

Duration: The course is 3 days and you must attend all 3 days.

Location: DCU Sports ground, Dublin.

Spaces: There are 16 spots on the course, you must register and pay in full to secure a spot.

Prerequisites: TRI Leader cert. (If you have not yet received your cert you can still sign up and submit documents in the interim). You will also be required to complete some online tasks and reading prior to the course.

Fee: Course fee is €350. This covers 2 days of tutoring, theory and practical sessions, one day assessment, access to the ITU Moodle with supporting documentation and online assessment.

This course is a pilot using content aligned with BTF and ITU and will be lead by an ITU facilitator. The ITU facilitator will be supported by TI tutors so this will be a great learning opportunity.

There is further information on the registration page.

Click below to register and pay.