Available now at Byrnes Spar shop in Tipperary Town is the full range on Kinetica energy/recovery products. Recovery drinks tubs and sachets, energy bars, RTD drinks and shakers. Weather it is a triathlon, cycle, adventure race, long run, or any endurance event it should be there. The shop is open 7am to 11pm 7 days.
Escape from spike Triathlon
On Sunday 4th August 6 members of tipp tri club travelled to
Cobh to take on the Escape from Spike Island triathlon. Both distance of sprint
and Olympic were being taken on. On the day we were greeted with sunny skies and
calm waters. First up was the Olympic distance which started with a 1.7km swim
from spike island back to Cobh, first out of the water was Keith followed by
Tommy, Denis and Paddy, Tommys green hat was great for Denis and Paddys as they
followed him all the way. The 40km bike followed with an out and back 5km course
repeated 4 times. Tommy was gaining on Keith for the whole 40km which made for a
great race as Keith was trying to keep ahead of him for the run section but
ultimately Tommy came a cropper when he crashed coming back onto T2 (Tommy loves
speed) and as we know now he has a few very sore ribs. Denis and Paddy were
having a race on their own which Denis was winning only fractionally. The 10km
run was a 4 lap route around the pier in Cobh was flat except for on short hill.
First home on the day with an impressive 15th overall was Keith in
2.29.22followed by Denis in 2.41.27 and Paddy in 2.49.36. In the sprint distance
Richie and Martina were competing, there was a different swim course which was
along the coast. First out of the water was Richie followed closely by Martina.
As per usual Richie was having a great cycle but Martina was slowly catching
Richie but when it came to the run Martina came out on top in a time of 1.19.38 finishing 5th woman and first in her age
Richie had to pull out due to a sore leg (he was blaming the 2 weeks of warm
weather training in Spain). A great day was had by must of us, the atmosphere
around the bike and run cycle was great as crowds of people cheered the
competitors on. This is a race that most of us will return to again next year.
Tippwheelers would like to express our sincere sympathy toClub member Michael Ryan and his family on the recent and untimely death of his brother Ollie.
May he rest in peace.
Leisure spin continues this Thursday 7pm from complex. All are welcome to join in on the fun no matter your ability. All that's needed is a bike and helmet. Distance will be 25 km approx taking in the roads of Dundrum,Annacarthy and Donohill. Pace will be relaxed and easy @ 20 km/hr.
So come on everbody spread the word and join in
Stage 7 of the Tipperary Wheelers Club League was the final time trial of the series and the last chance for riders to improve their best 16km TT times. Conditions were not ideal with strong side winds buffering the riders on the way out and back. The rain did stay away however and those that improved their times have shown how much they have improved over the course of the league.
The fastest time on the night went to Dermot Radford with 21.43, followed by Tommy Brynes with 23.11 and in third place was Pat Ryan with a time of 23.49. The win on the night was taken by Dave Connor riding for Upperchurch with an improvement of 54 seconds. In second place was Brian Canny of Tipperary Wheelers with an improvement of 21 seconds and third was Paul Lafford of South Tipp CC with an improvement of 16 seconds.
Brian's performance has put him back in contention of the overall title and moves him up to first place overall, just one point ahead of Galtee Wheelers' Joe Murphy. Paul Lafford also made up some ground but did himself no harm with an impressive TT performance and moved himself into third position. Looking a little further down,, Kevin Bergin, who did not compete this week, is also still in with an outside chance.
The last stage will take place on Wednesday 07 August with a handicapped road race from Tipperary Town to the Cashel roundabout and back again. Last time this proved to be a difficult route but Joe Murphy took the win so he is looking to be in the best position take the title. As previously stated, it is difficult to work out the different scenarios as it is the best 3 from 4 time trials and 3 from 4 road races that go towards the overall points total.
The starting times for the last stage are as follows:
Cat 3: 00.00
Cat 2: 04.16
Cat 1: 09.16
Sign on at the Sports Complex from 6.45 to 7.10pm with the Cat 3s off at 7.15pm. There will be a prize presentation and refreshments served at the Sports Complex afterwards and we invite everybody who has participated or assisted in the league to join us.