Welcome to the off-season! Pat yourself on the back for another solid Triathlon season. Tri Lakes Triathlon Club has probably had it’s most successful season to date, and it’s not over yet, Ironman Barcelona is only around the corner, no pressure guys!
However, that doesn’t mean you should throw your bike in the garage and spend three months eating nachos on the couch.
Our coached swim block will be starting shortly. Details to follow.
The 5k-ish fun runs with coffee and a sticky bun will return again this winter due to popular demand
The regular Sunday morning cycles will continue
Thanks must go out to all the coaches for all their time & effort spent getting all of us through the 2018 tri season, it was very much appreciated.
Take care & remember the Knockma Duathlon is only around the corner & up the hill.
Adrian (Training Coordinator)
Many thanks to Mer for once again organising the Junior Squad this summer.
The kids had a great time, over 10 Tuesdays, practising their swimming, cycling and running.
The season culminated in a fun triathlon at Luimnagh Pier on Sunday 26th August. Great fun had by all, adults and children alike
Our Annual Christmas Party will be held at the Corralea Court Hotel on December 1st.
Drinks reception at 7.30
Followed by a 4-course meal, prize giving and DJ till late.
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.
The kid’s party will be held on Sunday 16th December.
As usual, it will take place in Monkey Business, Galway from 6-8pm.
The party is open to all children of members and everyone is welcome. Many thanks, yet again, to Gerge and Stephanie for their generosity, for giving up their time and allowing us to have Monkey Business all to ourselves!
Any enquiries to Fiona (086) 3855254
For more information on Monkey Business click here