Tri na Móna 2016 – Important Dates & Times

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

*ONLINE ENTRY ONLY*

FRIDAY 12th (midnight) on line registration closes. We cannot take any more entries after this date unless we have cancellations. REGISTRATION MAY CLOSE EARLIER THAN THIS DATE IF WE REACH OUR QUOTA so don’t leave it too late.

WE CANNOT TAKE ANY ENTRIES ON RACE DAY.

EVENT DATES AND TIMES:

*REGISTRATION LOCATION CHANGED*

Registration will take place in the bungalow behind the public toilets at the transition area (NOT IN THE PUB AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS). Please park your car in the designated car parks and walk up to this house as there is no parking there.

Register at the folllowing times:

Friday 19th 7pm to 9pm

Saturday 20th  7am to 9am.

YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR ONE DAY LICENCE WITH PHOTO ID OR YOUR FULL TI MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH PHOTO ATTACHED with you to registration.

You can purchase the one day licence on www.triathlonireland.com NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT THURSDAY BEFORE THE EVENT.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE EITHER YOUR ONE DAY LICENCE OR FULL TI CARD WE CANNOT LET YOU RACE AS THIS IS YOUR INSURANCE FOR THE EVENT.

SATURDAY 20th Race day:

Registration 7am to 9am, (Bungalow behind toilets in transition area)

Transition opens 7:30am.

MARSHALLS briefing 9am.

COMPETITOR briefing 9:30am

Race start 10am.

Prize giving 12:30pm Skibbereen Eagle

A FEW IMPORTANT BITS:

Wetsuits are compulsory.

Helmets must be worn on the bike AT ALL TIMES.

All other safety aspects etc. will be explained at race briefing.

Hope you all enjoy the race

West Cork Tri Going From Strength To Strength

The club AGM was held last Monday night (30th November) at 8pm in the Quality Hotel and Leisure Centre. We saw Tim O’Regan and Dan McCarthy hand over the reins to a new group of enthusiastic club members. Tim shed a tear, Dan fought over the facebook passwords, but in the end, we convinced them that we would build on and nurture the sterling efforts they had been putting into the club up to now. In the last year, the club has been hugely successful in terms of athletic performance and improvement, in being inclusive to non competing members, in holding successful duathlon and triathlon events and in the development of a solid family friendly environment for those with kids young and old. Incoming Chairman, Ian Mclelland achieved Ironman status in Kalmar during the summer of 2015 and is looking forward to putting his Iron efforts and enthusiasm into the club for 2016. Big Cog, Ber Downey will take over Dan’s roll as Secretary and will no doubt apply her big cog ethic to the role with gusto. Resident comedian and 2015 IronMan David Henry stays on as Treasurer. Further club members who have taken on roles within the committee include myself (Fiona O’Donnell), as PRO. Up to now, I have been focussing on my selfie game, but I have vowed to branch out in 2016 and bring the club to new heights of social interaction, even possibly posting pictures of other people. Grainne Caulfield, swim coach by day, social butterfly by night, takes over the roll of club social secretary. IronBoy(1/2 IronMan in Dublin 2015) Trevor Buttimer and James Deasy (IronMan & Swim coach by day, crooner and Sean Nos singer once the sun goes down) will be pulling our compression socks up when it comes to organising training cycles and swims. Last, but by no means least, triple Iron Man and part time model Killian Deasy takes on the role of Race Directory for the annual Clonakilty Duathon, Podge Hayes remains as race director for the hugely successful Tri Na Mona event, and outgoing Chairman Tim O’Regan will remain part of the committee as club coordinator for the “Tour of West Cork” 2016 cycle (formerly the “West Cork 200”).
So thats us folks, the caped crusaders, aiming for a wonderful 2016 full of many more club outings and family fun days. On a personal note, I just want to add that as an elite athlete trying to keep a low profile within the club so as not to overshadow the Ironmen and women, I just want to extend my sincere thanks for what has been a fantastic, inclusive and fun filled season of cycling, not drowning and nearly swimming.
Looking forward to the Christmas gathering?  Send your ideas to Grainne Caulfield and we will update everyone soon on the plans for the next few weeks.
Are you on Twitter? Follow us @westcorktri for short updates throughout the year.
Finally, we, the committee, would love to hear what YOU, the club members want more of. Do you want some nutrition information? Would you like us to start posting links to interesting training articles. Or do you simply want the start times and the plans for the training events that are coming up. We would love to hear how the club can help you with your ongoing training.
Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas Countdown.
Fiona & Committee.

Tri na Móna 2015

Tri na Móna sprint triathlon will be held on Saturday the 22nd of August 2015.

The race is based at Tragumna beach with transition in the car park. It is a sea-start, with competitors swimming around the island in the bay, back to the beach and transition in the car park.

Swim Trag

The bike route route consists of an 18.5km circuit. Starting in from the transition at Tragumna and heading towards Skibbereen, turning right at the lodge and on to the lake cross. Instead of heading to Skibbereen, cyclists will turn right and head in the direction of Castletownshend. From the lake cross it is approx. 5km to Castletownshend. Here there will be a sharp right turn bringing cyclists along the coast road for the remaining 9km back to transition.

Tragumna Sprint Cycle Course

The run is a 5km out-and-back Route. It is a flat course heading towards Skibbereen for 2.5km as far as what is known locally as “The Lodge”. Competitors turn here and head back the same 2.5km route towards transition.

Run Trag

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

ENTRY VIA TRIATHLON IRELAND WEBPAGE https://www.triathlonireland-newserver.com/local-races.html

Run with Clonakilty Road Runners AC

CRRAC are running two great sessions over the summer months. These are open to WCTC members.

The Magic Mile is a great way to test yourself and your own improvement after a 10 week period. See details below.

Magic-Mile

Thursday Hills – no prizes for guessing what this one’s about! A weekly session devoted to hills, and the different types of training hit that can be got from them. Full details below.

Hills

– Dan

 

RUN for Cycle Against Suicide 2015

run

As some of you may already know, the Cycle Against Suicide route passes through Bantry, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, and all points in between this coming May. Bantry & Skibb will actually be start/finish towns for the cycle, with Clonakilty being the scheduled lunch stop en route to Cork city. Route details here.

On top of that, event organiser Jim Breen now plans to RUN the entire 1,400 km route 4 weeks in advance of the scheduled cycle in order to further raise awareness of the campaign message –

“It’s ok to not feel ok, and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”

The run route passes through West Cork from the 7th – 11th April 2015, stopping in Clon, Skibb, Bantry, (and even Schull!). See full details of the route and schedule here.

West Cork Tri have been asked, along with Clonakilty Roadrunners AC and Parkrun Clonakilty, to lend their support to the event. The plan is to organise a 5k fun run in each of the departure towns, with an estimated start time of 09:00. At the moment, it looks like a lap of Clonakilty if the numbers are small, or a few laps of the Parkrun circuit if there’s a good uptake. Obviously, that’s just Clon, and we’d hope that our colleagues out West will rise to the challenge in their own localities!!

Typically, at the end of each day, a mental health presentation will take place in local community halls, businesses, etc. Personally speaking, I did part of the cycle in 2013, and the calibre of guest speakers was excellent. The day I cycled, Ireland & Munster rugby legend Mick O’Driscoll spoke about the life pressures that his move to USA Perpignan back in 2003 brought. I think I missed Alan Quinlan the day before, and yer man Bressie was knocking around the place somewhere too.

There’s a bit of discussion to be had to iron out a few details. There’s also great potential for promoting our clubs too, as RTE will be doing a bit of filming also. So start talking and spread the word!

– Dan

Fastnet Duathlon 2015

Well done to club members competing at last weekend’s Fastnet Duathlon in less than ideal conditions, especially for a bike leg that normally gets a bit of the prevailing wind even on calmer days.

WCTC members Brian Harrington, Cillian McCabe, Don O’Leary, and Steve Anderson took to the start line on Saturday morning. Special mention & well done must go to Don and Steve, taking part in their first TI event as WCTC members!!

Last but not least, Brian is justifying his qualification for the Age Group World & European Championships this year, putting in a fine performance to net 11th overall and 1st place in his age category.

Full results here.

– Dan