Club Update Week 4

Firstly i will start with the training – Its the usual on Saturday (2pm) and Sunday (10am) – details are already on the page in older posts. Fast spin Saturday and Sunday accomodates all. An interesting route being planned for our top group but again it will accomodate all levels.

The Church gate collection is on in Scartaglin for Sunday mass 10.30am. We need to have volunteers there by 10am. Can you let a club offficer know if you are available.

The club meeting will take place on Monday week . Already on the agenda is a training review, Licence update, Upcoming events, weekend away (deposits of 50 euro required) and the Sliabh Luachra TT. If you have further items please send them through.

Club Spin Tonight

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Usual spin from McElligotts this evening at 7 – if running late join in on the lap (small bypass)

Also i haven’t got the times for the first 2 groups for last Saturday but the back groups time was 39.09.

Looking forward to seeing a big crowd tonight – weather seems to be improving

Weekly Update Week 3 2013

This is just a quick review of the week and we still have 3 spins ahead of us this week.

It is important to remember our goals for the year that were set out at the meeting at the start of the year. Different spins are to cater for different aspects of the club and we need to keep this up. Its not about the individual this year but about the common good of the club. Its also important to realise where we are as the month of January is coming to a close. For some its only 5 Sundays to the first race of the year in Munster – the Lacey Cup for others its about making a start towards some leisure events. The club can accomodate all of this so ill do a brief outline of the spins again.

Night time spins

Normally on Wednesday nights from McElligotts on Tralee Road, Castleisland at 7pm on small bypass circuit. This week its on Friday (25th) due to the weather and may go to twice a week after the next meeting at the start of February. Its 5 laps at the slowest persons pace and then others can do more laps but no great speed on this session its only about a few miles in as safe as an environment as we can make it. Please feel free to join us even if you are only starting out for the year or new to the sport. Lights and reflectors necessary.

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Saturday Spin

2 pm from the Tralee Road / Bypass Roundabout. Be warmed up and ready to go full belt for a 20 km time trial first followed by some more fitness training. This is vital for anyone thinking of racing this year but also good for anyone looking to improve. We time the time trial and try and better the time each week. No waiting on this section. As i said above only 4 full weeks to the Lacey Cup

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Sunday Spin

10 am in Currow. Like any club this is the key spin of the club and its everyone together for the first section from Currow, towards Cordal and into Castleisland. Then its a definite break between the groups with each of the 3 groups doing a different spin / session. This is decided in Currow before leaving. All welcome and all catered for on this spin and members have to help in welcoming new members into the groups.

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Other Club News

A reminder about Dingle on March 23rd/24th. Staying at the Skellig Hotel with Dinner, Bed  and Breakfast for 65 euro per person. All welcome including friends, husbands, wifes, partners etc. and we have use of the leisure facilities of the hotel. Deposit of 50 needed at the club meeting where we will decide the times for the weekend.

Guess Who competition number 1 was won by Paudie McCarthy who correctly guessed that the club member was Tom Kenny. Well done and thanks to Tom for the answers.

Now Guess Who part 2? Who has answered these 10 questions?

  • How long are you cycling as a form of exercise – not counting cycling as a kid to school etc? 25 years (with a big gap in between)
  • On a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being negative and 10 being extremely positive how much do you like training? Comments welcome and do you like training in bad weather? 8. The 2 are lost to the windy days and nights. Pleasant way of getting and keeping fit and having a chat at the same time.
  • What is your favorite training route? Anywhere with Killarney or Kerry in the address
  • What do you think is the best cycling event that you do in the year? Ring of Kerry
  • Where do you think the club could improve as a club for the short term future? Need to attract big numbers of new members like other Clubs in Kerry. A crowd out cycling will draw a crowd
  • What would you think would be your attainable realistic goal in cycling? Have you achieved this in the past? Killarney to Tralee Return in 2.5 hours.
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  • Who would you regard as the best cyclist that you have seen in your lifetime and why? Sean Kelly. A regular country boy who took on the lot and beat the best. 
  • What other sports / hobbies are you interested in? Football / Rugby / swimming
  • What is your favourite meal? Turkey & Ham
  • What is your favourite drink? Lucozade

Send your guesses through by facebook “clubprocurrowcc” or through the comments page

I have included some photos that were sent to me below

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Club Spin Postponed until Friday Evening

ImageThere hasnt been enough of a thaw today to allow us to cycle safely this evening as a group so the Club Spin Postponed until Friday Evening at 7pm if weather allows. Please pass on the word if you are reading this.

All going well we will have a spin Friday night, a faster spin Saturday and then usual club spin Sunday morning but dependent on the weather.

Sliabh Luachra Time Trial and Club Spin Tonight

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Darragh has been in touch to say that the date of the time trial in June doesn’t suit him and he is listed as the organiser. These things happen and fair play to Darragh for flagging this up in plenty of time so we can sort it out. Do we have any volunteers to head it up? If so please contact one of the club officers.

Also the club spin is still at the mercy of the weather – we should know about 4pm so ill put up a post between 4 and 5

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Current Professional cyclist (the one on the left!!) Stephen Clancy after winning the Sliabh Luachra TT in Currow in 2011

Club Spin and Guess who competition Round 1

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Another good turnout and successful club spin yesterday with 13 members out on bikes. Hopefully we will get another good turnout on Wednesday night at 7 from McElligotts on the Tralee Road, Castleisland.

We are starting a fun competition every few weeks through the website. All you have to do is guess who the member is that answered the questions below!

Answers by the comments page on the website or by facebook to ClubPRO Currow CC

First correct answer will get a novelty prize later in the year – so guess who this is?

Here we go

Q1How long are you cycling as a form of exercise – not counting cycling as a kid to school etc?

A1 – 5 YEARS FOR EXERCISE, ALL MY LIFE FOR FUN

Q2 – On a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being negative and 10 being extremely positive how much do you like training? Comments welcome and do you like training in bad weather?

A2 – LOVE TRAINING- LIKE THE RAIN,HATE THE WIND-LOVE TRAINING BY MYSELF TOO

Q3 – What is your favorite training route?

A3 –CLOUNEENTY-TRALEE-BALLYFINNANE-CURROW-COUNGHILLA-CASTLEISLAND-HOME

Q4 – What do you think is the best cycling event that you do in the year?

A4 – JUNE LEISURE TOUR(GREAT SOCIAL DAY) I WOULD SAY TT LEAGUE OR SEAN KELLY TOUR

Q5 – Where do you think the club could improve as a club for the short term future?

A5 – KEEP NUMBERS UP AT TRAINING SPINS

Q6 –What would you think would be your attainable realistic goal in cycling? Have you achieved this in the past?

A6 –RACE IN CHARLEVILLE 2 DAY THIS YEAR– SUB 32 IN TT LEAGUE

Q7 – Who would you regard as the best cyclist that you have seen in your lifetime and why?

A7 –KELLY WITHOUT DOUBT. 4 TDF GREEN JERSEYS, 24 STAGE VICTORIES, 9 CLASSIC WINS,WINNER VUELTA TO NAME BUT A FEW PLUS THE HUGE CONTRIBUTION HE IS STILL GIVING TO IRISH CYCLING

Q8 – What other sports / hobbies are you interested in?

A8 – LOVE ALL SPORTS

Q9 -What is your favourite meal?

A9 – PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA

Q10 – What is your favourite drink?

A10 – PINT OF MURPHYS

Saturday Training Jan 19th

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A good turnout of 9 had a go at the faster than normal spin from Castleisland to Ballycarthy and back. It was a good effort for the first week and is something to build on for all club members. The fastest time was 31.54 by Tom Barrett, Kevin Griffin, John Bradley and Pa Breen closely followed by Darragh Looney and Hugh McSweeney. The final group at 38.45 were Pat Daly, Adrian Shanahan and John Breen. Below is a photo of John and Adrian passing O’Riadas!!

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Club spin continues tomorrow morning at 10 am from Currow CC and again a big crowd is expected judging by last weeks crowd as well as Wednesdays big turnout of 18 and an article in todays Outlook publications.

 

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