Apologies for the short notice but tonight’s TT in Claremorris is canceled due to the inclement weather conditions. The section of the route along the N17 is too dangerous for cycling. Apologies for the inconvenience but as always safety comes first.
A number of the Tri-Lakes crew are meeting at 7am in Headford to complete the 120km Croi cycle.
Once again we had a brilliant night in Kilconly, thanks to Murt and all the people who volunteered.
The results are in!
|GEN||FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||FINISH TIME 31-05-18||AVG KMPH|
|19||Stephen & Leo||00:34:16||39.49|
The results are in from the first round of our Time Trial Series.
Thanks to Murt and all of the other volunteers for all the help, Andrew for the use of the gym and all the tea makers and sandwich makers and bakers alike.
|FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||CLUB||C’STRANE 1 START TIME 23-05-18||C’STRANE 1 FINISH TIME 23-05-18||C’STRANE 1 TT TIME||DIST KMPH||AVG KMPH|
|Stephen & Leo||0:11:00||00:37:58||00:26:58||17.80||39.60|
Welcome to our Time Trial Series 2018. Tri-Lakes Triathlon Club has been running this very popular event since 2010. Below is some general information, explanation of scoring system and maps and details for each time trial.
What is a Time Trial
A Time Trial is an individual race against the clock. It is also known as ‘the race of truth’; there is nowhere to hide, no-one to draft off, just you, your bike, the clock and the beating of your heart.
You will automatically get your personal best (PB) time in your first Time Trial and that is your target to aim at the next time. First and foremost in a Time Trial, you’re racing against yourself and over the 5 weeks, you will hopefully see a big improvement in your TT times. However, there is also a leaderboard; the person with the fastest time wins the race (see next page for more on the scoring system)
Even though the TT’s are a competitive series, (more so for some than others!), it is also a very sociable event, with refreshments and a chat after each race.
How does the scoring work?
- The timing for the TT’s is taken very seriously. There is plenty of competition throughout the whole participant list, not just for the top places.
- The event is scored as a series of 5 races with the best 4 results for each competitor included in the final point score.
- Points are scored based on how close each competitor comes to the winning time at each event – by doing it this way the different environmental conditions, course lengths, and locations are neutralized in the scoring system.
- The scoring calculation for each event in the series works as follows: The winning time at the event gets 1000 points. For every other participant, their score is calculated using the fraction of the winning time relative to their finish time.
- For example, if the winning time was 30:00 minutes and another participant finished at 31:15 minutes, the winner gets 1000 points, the runner-up gets (30:00/31:15 x1000) = 960 points.
- Simple as that!
- Sign on each evening from 6.30pm with the first rider off at 7.30pm.
- Riders leave in 30-second intervals from a starting ramp.
- Please call out your race number as you cross the finish line. This is VERY important,
- Every participant will receive a Tri-Lakes buff, kindly sponsored by Murray Timber
- Employees of our sponsors may enter free of charge on their designated evening.
- Please stay safe whilst cycling. The TT’s take place on open roads. Obey the rules of the roads and listen to the marshals.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Gary Higgins – Applegreen
CBE – Claremorris
Murray Timber Group
Walshe’s Pharmacy – Tuam
Door Motion – Tuam
Leafe and Bean – Tuam
Monkey Business – Galway
For further info feel free to contact Murt Cooney (087)8159121 or Petrina Mitchell (087)9089393.
Why not join the TriLakes Garmin Connect Group and link your training with fellow athletes.
Source: Garmin Connect
The Whatsapp group belongs to everyone!
If you’re looking for a training buddy or have a query or want to share some info, feel free to use it.
It can be a great starting point. However, there are over 100 people listening so keep it to the point!
Then if your chat is going into a long thread, you can move off this rather large group chat and finish discussion elsewhere.
So if you see a query unanswered, it’s usually because the person was contacted privately, not that no-one responded!
Joey Hannan Triathlon Limerick Sunday 29th April
This Triathlon has always been a big favourite of Tri Lakes.
Because it’s on early in the season and also has a pool swim, it appeals to many, especially those new to triathlon.
Because we can’t have the same people winning all the prizes!!!! this time we will have ‘Predict your Time’ awards.
Whoever gets closest to their predicted time wins the prize! Regardless of how slow or fast, you are!
So, to be in with a chance to win, guess your finish time and send it to Fiona (086)3855254 or Anne Marie (087)7954993 or if you’re brave enough, post it on WhatsApp!!
We are holding a First Aid course on the above date from 9.30 to 4 pm.
Free for all club members.
There are 10 places on offer, on first come first served basis. Only a few places left.
For those who did this course in 2016, this expires after 2 years.
Contact Adrian (087)2736995 or myself, Anne Marie on (087)7954993 to book your place.
On Monday 19th March we are holding a club cycle.
Meeting at the Car park in Cong at 10 am. 50k easy-paced cycle. This is a social outing, not a training event!
For those that want a longer cycle, there will be a group meeting in Headford at 8:45 am at The Angler’s Rest and cycling to Cong first.
Lunch afterwards in Lydon’s Pub, Cong. We would love to see lots of members out, especially some of our newer members.
No-one will be left behind!
To give us an idea of numbers for lunch, please let us know if you intend coming along.
Fiona (086)3855254 or Anne Marie (087)7954993 or Whatsapp group.