Club Updates: 12/01/20

It was another weather affected weekend, with high winds and rain causing the cancellation of the Saturday spin. Things were better for Sunday although it was still a bit wet and cold at the start. We weren’t long warming up once the groups split. There were 14 on the road but just 5 made it the whole way round. That’s what happens when the route is close to home! Come the racing season, those 5 lads will be the ones to watch. It’s not rocket science. We hope to have the second of our Winter Warrior races in 2 weeks time on Saturday Feb 1st. It will be the same flat course as last time (Nenagh – Roscrea – Nenagh). That will give you something to focus on for the next two weeks of training. There was also a big running result for Nenagh at the County Senior Cross Country with David Sheahan coming 2nd overall. Super stuff!

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 spin – 9:00 at the Hotel
  • Sunday: long distance club cycle – 8:00 at Tescos.
  • Run sessions: early morning 6:00am, Mon, Wed, Fri from the library.

Insurance: Cycling Ireland membership is compulsory in the club. It expired for everyone at the end of the year so make sure to renew your license asap.Thanks.

Club Gear: an order will be going in very soon so try to work out what you need for the season and get purchasing.

County Senior Cross Country: David Sheahan had a fantastic result at the County Senior Cross Country in Galbally. On a very hilly and mucky course, David ran very well finishing in 2nd place overall. A silver medal at the county senior level is a great achievement and is well deserved.

Local Run Race: the Nenagh CBS annual 5km/10km race is coming up on Sunday, January 26th. Support it if you can.

Weekend Training

Saturday was another day for the turbo. It can be hard to force yourself up on to the turbo but at least we have that option. Get a few lads together for a session and it will pass just as quick as a session out on the road. Even still, it’s always better to get outside when possible. We made up for the no-show on Saturday by putting in a quality session on Sunday. The ‘flat first then hilly’ route is proving to be quite hard and a lot of people are bailing early on the session. It’s the perennial problem in this club – throw in a few hills and that scares people off. In years gone by we would probably end up cancelling this type of route, but I think this year we are just going to persevere with it. It is what it is. There are plenty of hills in races and on our leisure tours so just get your ass over them.

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