Club Updates: 06/10/19

We are back with our first club updates since our return for off season training. We kick off with some big news….we had some super performances at the County Novice Cross Country in Newport today with David Sheahan taking a huge win, and Eoin Buckley and Alan Kelly finishing 3rd and 4th. Super stuff. If only their 4th man had turned up for the team!!!! Back at home, numbers were a little slack for our opening weekend of cycling training but we are sure people will eventually find their way back on to the bike before long. The big news was the return of the Tri Club to the group on the Saturday. We kept things all together for our first spin back but in a few weeks we will be looking to split into smaller groups for more specific workouts. The ideal scenario is 3 groups, so we need 20+ riders on the road to make that feasible. This requires members from our own club and members from the Tri Club to try their best to attend the Saturday session each week.  The training timetable for the off season has also been finalised. Check it out below.

Stay in Touch: if you are looking to cycle / run with us for the year ahead then add your name to our Viber accounts. We have one for cycling and one for running. It’s the best way to find out about sessions being created or cancelled. If you have a Strava account then add Nenagh CC as your club. Finally we also have a Facebook page which you should ‘like’.

Training

  • Monday – Circuit Training with Bertie – GAA Complex at 7:00.
  • Mid-week turbos – there will be no formal club session. Informal sessions can be arranged through Viber.
  • 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.
    • Adventure Race – Quest Killarney
  • Sunday – long distance club cycle – 8:00 at Tescos.
    • Race – County Intermediate Cross Country
  • 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.

Club AGM: there was a good crowd in attendance at our recent AGM. There is nothing much to report from the evening. We just plan to keep doing what we are doing. John Gleeson stepped down from the committee and we would like to thank him for all the work he did for us. Our leisure trip this year will be another trip abroad. This time we will be going to the Pyrenees. The plan is to take the stress out of organising it by going through a tour operator. We hope to cross from 1 side of the Pyrenees to the other over 5 days, passing over all the well known mountains from the Tour de France. We will give ye all more details when we get them.

Club Membership: is due again. The cost is €30 and is payable to Will Killackey.

Weekend Training: there were 13 cyclists out on Saturday and 12 cyclists out on Sunday. Similar numbers but very different weather conditions. Wet and drizzly on Saturday. Sunny on Sunday. Fitness levels are understandably at rock bottom for most after many weeks off the bike, but it’s amazing how quickly you can get back into the swing of things. The Saturday spin was an easy mileage builder, with a number of members heading out early at 8:00 for a little extra. We stuck to the Dublin Road for the cycle to make it easy for everyone. On Sunday the group did the lake and threw in the usual hour of power in the middle. The effort was high but the speed was low. Remember, there is always a choice of group to make. If you want a nice easy month of cycling go in the easier group. If you like to stay throwing in some faster efforts through the winter go into the faster group. The talk at the coffee stop was all about cutting down on the food intake, thankfully with so many people being sensible we all avoided the dreaded knock, which always rears its head on off season days like this.

 

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