I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas and is looking forward to a busy 2022 ahead. This is just a brief update to keep members informed about upcoming training and club activities for the coming months.
It’s that time of year again where we are asking members to renew their membership prior to attending any club training sessions for 2022. The Adult club membership fee remains at €60 and members must take out either a training or full racing license when renewing. This ensures that you are fully insured when training with the club. You can do this via the Triathlon Ireland website. Please ensure that your membership is valid prior to attending any club training session in 2022.
Swimming will resume at LeisureWorld Bishopstown from Tuesday 11th January and run until 29th March (12 weeks). The Thursday sessions at Churchfield and Bishopstown will commence on 13th January and run till 31st March however they will be just 11 weeks as St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday. Registration for swimming will open in the next few days so keep an eye on the club website and CTC WhatApp Broadcast group. Pool costs have increased however the club will cover this increase and furthermore we plan to increase the subsidy we apply to these sessions so that members can avail of a significantly reduced cost.
Tempo running sessions will resume from Wed 12th Jan at the Business and Technology park on Model farm road at 6.50pm. Noel o Regan has also set out a 7 week training plan for those aiming for Dungarvan or similar 10 milers in the spring. The plan is available here
Subject to Government restrictions, Bikram (Hot) Yoga will return at some point in January but most likely toward the end of the month. We have decided to delay the start for a few weeks as a safety precaution. We have also taken on feedback from members who attended these classes over the last few months and this time round we will focus solely on Yoga, however the style of Yoga will vary over the weeks. Registration will open in January and the club will subsidise these classes.
Similar to Yoga, we plan on running another spinning class at LeisureWorld Bishopstown but will delay the start of Spinning for another few weeks. Please note that LeisureWorld requires anyone attending these classes to present a Covid Cert.
Sunday Spins will resume from Lapps Quay as usual from Sunday 3rd January. We plan on running several introduction to group cycling sessions over Jan – March.
We plan to hold the annual open evening for new and prospective members towards the end of January. We hope to be able to hold this in person and similar to the AGM we will have a live Zoom stream available for those who are unable or prefer not to attend in Person. Again this will be subject to government restrictions in place. Further details will be announced in due course
Simon Cycle Fundraiser
The annual club Simon cycle took place on 14th December. The generosity of our club members has resulted in the largest donation we have had to date. €950 was raised at the cycle and from members using the online link. The club agreed to match the amount raised and in addition to the kind donation of coffee and treats supplied by O Briens Amber Service Station Bishopstown, the club will make a donation of €2000 to Cork Simon Community. Thank you to all our club members for their generous donations.
Covid Resilience Fund
The club made an application to Triathlon Ireland/Sports Ireland for funding under the Covid Resilience Fund 2021. The application was made due to lost income from club races in 2021, reduced income from membership and an anticipated increase in race costs for 2022. We are delighted to announce the club has been provisionally awarded €13,268 in funding. We expect funding will be made available to the club in early 2022 and further details will be provided then.
The Lost Sheep Race committee is beginning to take shape. A huge thank you to Katie Hickson for agreeing to return to the role of Race Director. Katie has undertaken the role twice previously and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Thanks also to Hugh McSwiney who has taken on the race administrator role and Trevor Mahoney who will take on the PRO role. We are still looking for a Chief Marshaller for the race. If you have any interest or would like further information on these roles please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Katie.
We still have two other club roles remaining to be filled. We are looking for an Events Administrator role and one more Time Trial Coordinator. Details of the roles can be found here. Anyone who would like more information about these roles please don’t hesitate to get in touch with myself or any committee member.
Finally on behalf of the committee, id like to wish all our members a very happy and healthy new year.