This years short and compact Irish triathlon season came to an end last weekend with the Valentia Sprint in what had been a hectic few weeks of racing. Despite all the restrictions over the last year we had a very successful season with  club members achieving many accolades from podium finishes and age group wins to members completing their first triathlon. Hopefully you have enjoyed the club training and coaching sessions we put on and will continue to training with us over the winter months.  Its time now to take a short break before we head into the Autumn training schedule.  Our Wednesday track sessions have come to an end along with our Tuesday evening Time Trials and Thursday evening Aquathons.  Below is an update on club activities and what we are planning over the coming months

CYCLING – We will continue with our social spins every Sunday at 9am leaving from Lapps Quay. With the change in weather please dress appropriately. In particular ensure your bike is in good working order with brakes and lights working.  We will continue to ask members to register each week and review the cycle route before attending. 

SWIMMING – Swim sessions will restart from Tuesday 26th October at LeisureWorld Bishopstown and Churchfield. Registration has already opened. Tuesday evening sessions are now fully booked. There are still some spaces available at the Thursday Morning Churchfield sessions. We are currently seeing if we can get a slot for an additional evening session.  You can register for Churchfield here

RUNNING – We move to the Business and Technology Park on Model Farm Road for our Wednesday evening interval sessions. These will resume from 20th October. We meet at the first roundabout at the technology park at 6.50pm. There will be an option to do a warm up run leaving from the Carpark at the top of the Straight road (opposite what used to be the  Crows Nest) at 6.30pm sharp. It is approx 3.5km run from the carpark to the Technology park. If you are attending these session please wear a high vis T-shirt or jacket. 

SPINNING: We are hoping to resume the Stages Powermeter spinning classes at LeisureWorld Bishopstown. This will be subject to availability and demand. We are waiting on confirmation from LeisureWorld as to when these classes will resume but it will not be before Oct 22nd. 

AGM: Our AGM will be held on Friday 5th November – 7.30pm  at the Imperial Hotel Cork. We hope  to offer a online stream for those who do not wish or are unable to attend in person. The meeting room will be set up based on HSE guidelines and will be limited to 50 people.
The club Constitution is being amended to reflect changes to child protection guidelines issued by Triathlon Ireland. There are several other areas that are also  being updated.  We will publish the full list of amendments and the updated constitution in the next few days. 

WhatsAPP VS TELEGRAM  The CTC  club WhatsApp group is a very popular and useful tool.  As a result, we are constantly close to reaching the 257 member capacity and this prevents new members from joining the group.  We are looking at moving over to the Telegram app which does not place any limits on the size of groups.  The club committee are currently trialing Telegram and will make a decision in the next few weeks.

COACHES ON THE COUCH: We hope to run another session this month focusing on Winter Training this time around. Further details to follow.

Some other firm favorites are back and we plan on holding our Christmas party and Simon charity cycle in December. Further details to follow.

If you have any feedback, ideas or ways you feel we can improve our club we would love to hear from you.  Please get in touch with a committee member or email

James Fahey