Club Updates: 03/11/19

Just the one club cycle this weekend as the rain forced the cancellation of our Saturday Spin. We had 15 club members out with us on Sunday trialing a new route. The most we ever had out on a Sunday is 16 so that’s not bad going. The new route went down well, with enough time for talking, plotting, scheming, easy work, hard work, eating, drinking, sneaking off and knocking. We had two lads racing this weekend at the County Masters Cross Country where David and Aaron both won their age groups (O/45 and U/23). David was close to the overall win too finishing in 2nd. Hopefully next week the sun might come out and we can kick on with the training and perhaps even get a few of our fair weather trainers back on the bike!


  • 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.
    • Yoga with Mikey O’Dwyer – 1:00pm in the Leisure Centre. Cycle in the morning then stretch it out afterwards.
  • Sunday – long distance club cycle – 8:00 at Tescos.
  • Run session: 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.

Cycling Ireland Insurance: to cycle with our club you need to have insurance. This has nothing to do with us, but must be purchased through Cycling Ireland – click here. It is now possible to renew your license for the upcoming 2020 season.

Running Target: a large proportion of our run group feel like targeting marathons next year with the obvious ‘A’ target being Dublin at the end of the season. We should have close on 10 athletes well able to under the 3 hour mark. How far under? we will find out. It would be good to put a strong team together for this where we all push each other on. Try to make some early morning runs or the Thursday Tri club session at 7:00pm if possible.

Weekend Training: we tried out a new route on Sunday. The total distance was long at 132km and it took a little over 4 hours to do, but there were plenty of places to turn for home early. The cycle involved an extended roll over period that would last about 2 hours or so. Lots of people are having problems judging the effort needed to get through that amount of time without blowing up – pushing way too hard at the start and dying later on. Regulate your speed. Know your limits. Cycle at the speed that you know you will be able to handle for 2 hours; if that means you slow down the group, then slow down the group. The hills came in the 2nd half of the cycle so that by the time people got there the lights had already gone out. Killeen, Seáníns and the Back of Army Hill provided a good test and let everyone know exactly how much weight they have piled on over Halloween!

Spread the Word: