Club Updates: 19/08/19

And then there were 2! Just two more weeks are now left of official club training before we take a well earned end of season rest. Speeds are slow as club members wind down, so it is an ideal time for newcomers to join us for a spin and get to know the group. If you plan on making big cycling improvements next year then make the move today. On the racing front it was a quiet enough weekend. With Tipp in the All Ireland final there was never going to be many out representing the club. There was just 1 at the race in Kilmallock on Sunday. The Munster Criterium also took place in Limerick on Friday and we had 2 at that. We also had big success in the Off the Bloom adventure race in Kinnitty with the two Scully’s coming home in 1st and 2nd.

Training

  • All mid-week training organised through Viber.
  • Saturday: meet at the Hotel at 9:00.
  • Sunday: meet at Tescos at 8:00

Weekend Training

There were good numbers out training on Saturday and Sunday. It was all very relaxed with no hard stuff included. Sunshine and showers were on the menu for both days but that didn’t stop everyone getting in some good mileage. John Gleeson was out cycling in the Pyrenees this week. It looked great and is now surely a solid option for our leisure trip next year???

Weekend Racing

Kilmallock: Daniel Ronan was on the only club member to tow the line at this race. He was in the A3 race that split to bits on the climbs. Daniel found himself in the second half of the bunch and although they chased hard for the rest of the race to get back to the leaders they couldn’t quite get back up. Still it was another good tough race in the legs and that will benefit him in the future.

Munster Criterium: Kevin Sherlock and Daniel Ronan mixed it up with the top A1 riders in the province in this race at the Limerick Racecourse. It was just a case of hanging on for dear life for an hour as the top riders ripped it up. Racing with these top riders can be a real eye opener and show you how much work needs to be done to be competitive at the top level.

Off the Bloom, Kinnitty: Shane was 1st and Gary was 2nd in the latest race of the Adventure Racing National Series. In a tactical race, the two lads had to wait until the second half of the race before getting away from the other competitors. By the end, they had a clear advantage and the black and white jerseys crossed the line for another big result for the club. You can read Shane’s full race report here

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