NTW OPEN 36km TT
The club held our third open racing event of the year – the open 36km TT, last Saturday August 3 rd . The route took the participating time triallists from Nenagh to the roundabout at the Barack Obama Plaza and back. A strong field of 27 competitors included some of Irelands top time triallists. The fastest time on the day was set by Greg Swinand (Dan Morrissey MIG Practimo), pictured above receiving his prize from Conor Hannon, with a time of 46.06. All competitors completed the course safely and the organising team can be proud of putting on another well organised event. Times for the day can be viewed on this website by clicking on the following link:
NTW presentation of cheque to The North Tipperary Hospice
The club presented a cheque for €300 to The North Tipperary Hospice last Tuesday 30 th July, before our regular evening spin. The money came from the proceeds of our club tour “Le Tour de Lough Derg”. We are delighted to be able to make this contribution to the Hospice which does such incredible work. Pictured front, l-r are Jan White, Orla Noonan (North Tipperary Hospice), Noel Kennedy, Lelia Kelly (North Tipperary Hospice).
Last Thursday saw the running of the 2019 Club Championship Road Race. The race this year was combined with road race #3 in our Summer Series (Road Race 7 overall for the year). The course was a challenging and lumpy 50km route starting opposite the AIBP on the Borrisokane rd. and taking in Borrisokane, Carrigahorig, Terryglass, Ballinderry and Puckane, before the finish at Ballyanny. As this was a championship race, a handicap was applied to the groups – Group 3 had a handicap of 4m 30sec on Group 2. We had no Group 1 participants on the night.
Big congratulations to Martin Quigley, Club Championship Road Race winner for 2019! In a race where both Group2 and Group3 came together a good distance from the finish line, Martin held his nerve and timed his attack to perfection and produced a great sprint to take the title.
Second place went to John O’ Carroll and third place went to Liam Callaghan.
Club Championship Road Race 2019 results as follows:
Group 2 – Rob Dalton, John O’Carroll, Liam Callaghan,
Group 3 (4.5 minutes) – Eoin Dillon, Sean O’Neill, Martin Quigley, Patrick Yon Hin, Mike Gleeson,
1. Martin Quigley
2. John O’Carroll
3. Liam Callaghan
4. Eoin Dillon
5. Patrick Yon Hin
6. Dermot Kelly
7. Sean O’Neill
8. Mike Gleeson
9. Rob Dalton
ROAD RACE 7 result:
Patrick Yon Hin (Group 3 but raced in Group 2 on the night)
Well done to the winners and all those who participated on the night.
Club racing continues on Thursday 8th August when we will hold the final road race of the year
(RR#8), which will also be the last road race in the Summer Series.
ROUTE (see map below):
Starts Upper Clashnevin- Toomevara- Moneygall- Cloughjordan- Turn left at Modreeny Church
and head for Nenagh via the Old Birr Road- Finish is Rapla outside Maher's Glass.
Sign-on is at the race start from 6.30pm onwards, race starts 7pm sharp. €5 race fee.
We are hoping for a good turn out on the night, so let’s see as many as possible out racing.
The week ahead:
Tuesday 06/08: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 08/08: RR#8 (details above)
Saturday 10/08: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 11/08: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.
Mid-year club night out:
Save the date!!!
We will be having a mid-year get together on Friday 30 th of August @ 8pm in Una Powell’s. More
details to follow in the coming weeks…