Club Updates: 12/09/19

We have just 3 more weeks of regular training left before we take our end of season break. The intensity of our training sessions has decreased as we stumble across the finish line. Hopefully people have achieved their goals for the year and can therefore relax and finish out the next few weeks with satisfaction. For some it is still an important period with some big ‘A’ races on the horizon, so keep pushing as best you can. The big race last week was in Shannon but that lasted all of 5km before a big crash brought proceedings to a halt. A few of our lads were caught up in it but thankfully there were no serious injuries. Our runners were more active with appearances at the Streets of Galway race on Saturday and the usual 4 or 5 races from Gary in Donegal. Next week’s racing includes a bike race in Kilmallock and the latest round of the Adventure Racing National Series which takes place nearby in Kinnitty.

Training

  • Mid-week: all sessions will be organised via our club Viber account
  • Saturday: meet at 9:00am at the Hotel
    • Racing: Off the Bloom Adventure Race, Kinnitty
  • Sunday: meet at Tescos at 8:00am
    • Racing: Kilmallock

Nenagh Run Group: the cycling season may be winding down but it’s the opposite for running with some big races coming up. We have the county 10 miler to train for and after that we will switch focus to cross country and the Dublin marathon. The early morning 10 mile runs should be restarting soon so keep an eye out for those. To stay up to date with our training sessions the best way is to join our Viber Group. You will find like minded runners looking to train hard to put in big performances.

Weekend Training

There comes a time in the year when the coffee stop becomes more important than the spin itself. It seems like we have reached that point. The best way to sum up our two weekend spins would be with a photo……

Weekend Racing

Shannon: we had 8 riders at this race but a bad early crash meant the race was cancelled. At the race were Mike Browne, Seán Molloy, Kevin Sherlock, Keith Butler, James Skehan, Will Killackey, Donnchadh Floyd and Aidan Killeen.

Donegal Run Reports: For those that think they are over training becuas they do two hard sessions a week – here is Gary’s report. “I’m on race 16 in fifteen consecutive days tonight. Last week, I won Bundoran 5k, Dunkineely 10k, Derrybeg 5k and top three in the rest.”

Streets of Galway: Eoin Woolley made the trip up to Galway City for this race. He produced a fine performance, holding 5:53 per mile to clock a 29 minute final time. It’s good to see Eoin averaging a sub 6 minute mile race. Siobhan O’Doherty finished 2nd in the women’s race in a fast time of 28:11.

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