Club Updates: 01/12/19

Let’s hope today’s freezing temps aren’t a sign of things to come for December. We are in the final month of the year before dreams start anew for 2020. December is a busy month for many so get out when you can. We will be penciling in a big 2 week block of training for the end of the month so that should help kick start your training. It’s likely we will be heading to Kerry or somewhere similar for a few days of tough training. We traditionally have the first of our Winter Warrior Races before Christmas so watch out for that (possibly Dec 14th); this year we might make it into a Christmas Hamper race so as to add a little spice to proceedings. We will get back with a date soon enough. There is also the Christmas Day Run to look forward to. We had good numbers out over the weekend despite the weather and a few of our runners were in racing action too.

Training

  • Monday: Circuit Training with Bertie – GAA complex at 7:00pm
  • Mid-week turbos: sessions are arranged through Viber.
  • Thursday: running speed set with the Tri Club at 7:00pm at Nenagh College.
  • Saturday: main club cycle – 9:00 at the Hotel.
  • Sunday: long distance club cycle – 8:00 at Tescos.
  • Run sessions: our run group try to get out running every mid-week morning at 6:00 from the library. The pace is slow and conversational and we try to cover 10 miles each morning. These sessions are organised through the Nenagh Run Racing viber account.

Run Group: David Sheahan took part in the Munster Intermediate Cross Country in Two Mile Borris today. Eoin Woolley was in racing action at the Clontarf Half Marathon where he ran a 1:24. Runs continue on weekday mornings and on Thursdays with the Tri Club. It would be good if all runners could target the Christmas Day Run. It’s always a good start to the big day!

Cycling Ireland Insurance: your coverage will run out this month so renew your license when you can.

Weekend Training: There were 17 on the bike on Saturday and another 12 out on Sunday. While numbers were good on Saturday, by the time the groups got to Roscrea half the cyclists had turned for home. This left a small group 1 on the road. Even with small numbers they managed to stay away from the scratch group. The roll from Roscrea to Dolla via Thurles proved to be a long and tough one but they all made it back in one piece. On Sunday, we did have a casualty and it is no surprise to anyone that Will R was that man. Knock is his middle name. His cycling career to date has been a roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs. We did the lake on Sunday with Donnchadh taking the coveted sprint into Tuamgraney for the first time. It’s a big moment for him and his family.

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