Tralee Tri Club Supports Cycle Against Suicide Event
Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance on RTE’s The Secret Millionaire programme.
The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.
The Cycle, which takes place from Monday, April 22nd to Sunday, May 5th 2013, creates a very tangible and practical opportunity for people who want to support those who have been affected by suicide.
Come join us to support a great cause and we’ll have a bit of craic along the way!
Date:Friday 26th April 2013
Distance:103.6k (Day 5)
Kerry Crusaders Scenic Challenge Sunday April 14th
Come join us for the inaugural Kerry Crusaders Scenic Challenge,choices of 60k or 90k,lets make it an annual event and we wish Kerry Crusaders the very best of luck with organising the event,looking forward to it!
Training abroad?Might be of some interest….
For any club member ( female only!sorry lads) who is interested in a women’s only triathlon camp in lanzarote next January I would highly recommend this training camp.It books out quickly,sun sea and training, how bad!The camp is lead by Tanja Slater a former GB Elite Professional Triathlete and Professional Cyclist. Beginners to advanced levels are all catered for.
Also there is an All abilities Women Bike Week – Lanzarote 2nd to the 9th may if anyone is interested.
First of all……….. a big welcome to all our new club members!
For all our existing members we hope you are refreshed after Christmas and ready to start training for the next Triathlon season. If you haven’t done so already -
IT IS TIME TO RENEW YOU MEMBERSHIP FOR 2013.
Renew both you “Tralee Tri Club” & “Triathlon Ireland (TI)” memberships on line in one easy step https://www.triathlonireland-newserver.com/join-a-club.html
Where Pre-booking required is indicated below: email email@example.com and indicate in the subject which training session you wish to reserve a place on.
YOUR 2013 TI MEMEBSHIP CARD MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ALL TRAINING
From Monday 7th Jan for 6 wks. 18:30; 19:40 or 20:50 @ CBS The Green School Hall (across from the Carlton Tralee).
YOU MUST PRE-BOOK
Our Price: €45
Places also available in Killarney Wed evenings: contact Joe O’Shea (iBikes) 086 6087104
Sports Complex Swimming
From Friday 11th Jan for 8wks. 7:15am or 20:30 @ Tralee sports complex
YOU MUST PRE-BOOK
Our Price: €50
Aqua Dome Swimming
From Monday 14th Jan for for 8wks. 18:15 @ the Aqua Dome.
(Coached open water swimming without the Hypothermia!)
90m lazy river with currents. Wave machine. Mary McDonnell will coach this swimming
YOU MUST PRE-BOOK
Our Price: €50
Sat Morning Cycle
From Saturday 12th Jan
9:45am (and every sat until further notice)
Meet at Adams Garage (Beside the Landers/Footballers roundabout)
Group cycle to an Riocht running track in Castleisland. Take part in the coached running or continue cycling & return to Tralee in your own time.
NO PRE-BOOK REQUIRED
From Saturday 12th Jan 10:30am (and every sat until further notice) @ An Riocht Running Track Castleisland
Running made fun: warm up excercises, conditioning excercies/drills and varied running sessions. All Levels Welcome as you can run more or less circuits of the track depending on your level of fitness & pace.
NO PRE-BOOK REQUIRED
Our Price: €5
Combination of the Sat morning Cycle and Coached running.
Most of the group were doing these two as a brick training session before Christmas but you are perfectly welcome to just do 1 or the other or to vary how you take advantage of these sessions from week to week.
Manor West Classes
In order to make you own training routine complete – take advantage of the Manor West Flexi Class pass which is exclusive to Tralee Tri Club Members. Take Strength & Conditioning classes, spin classes or swim at a time that suits you.
Manor West Tralee Triathlon Club Flexi Class Pass
Manor West Hotel have prepared a Flexi Class Card for Tralee Triathlon Club members. This entitles you to 10 classes valid for 6 months at a cost of just €65. When you take part in a class using your flexi pass you are also entitled to use the pool, sauna & steam room. This is a magnificent offer and provides the perfect opportunity for you to get in all the cross training you need to train for the longer distance Triathlons. To purchase your flexi class card & for a detailed time table of classes available, contact Manor West Hotel directly. You must present your TI card and your name will be cross checked against the Tralee Triathlon Club membership list.
Annual TTC Members’ Awards!… We need YOUR NOMINATIONS!
The Committee would like to invite your nominations for a range of awards to recognise the efforts, achievements and personal character of our Club members. They can be funny – but tasteful please – or genuinely recognise outstanding sporting endeavour, prowess, guts or achievement.
Please email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease state proposed award title, name of nominee and a brief supporting statement (2 paragraphs maximum).
Closing Date:12th December 2012
Venue:Manor west Hotel main bar for Friday 14th Dec from 9pm
Top Male =
Top Female =
Most Improved Male =
Most Improved Female =
Male Rookie of the Year =
Female Rookie of the year =
Novelty Awards Best Comeback =
Best Couple =
Stablisers Award =
Best Finish DNF =
Good Deed of the year =
Other mentions Race Director:
Tralee Triathlon Club Annual CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Venue:Manor West Hotel (Main bar) Friday 14th Dec from 8PM
Its that time of the year again….Christmas Party Season!! We are teaming up to have our club Christmas party at Manor West Hotel Tralee which will guarantee an interesting night! It has been a long year racing so we hope all our members will be able to turn up and let their hair down. We have a great night planned, kicking off with our very first annual awards night.
Pre-party fun-kick off at Aqua Dome 7-8pm. Sarah Flynn (swim teacher and club member) has agreed to organise a swim session (with the wave machine) which will include fun games and then back to Manor West Hotel for well deserved entertainment and nibbles.
The price for the night is FREE kindly sponsored by our Club sponsor Manor West Hoteland this will cover the music, tapas and tasters. And please feel free to bring along partners for the night, the more the merrier!
To help us plan for enough numberrs, please go to the event page on our TTCFacebook Page, click if you are attending and if your partner is joining you just add comment “+1″ so we know! Click the link below to visit the Facebook event page
If you are not on Facebook you can also email us at email@example.com
2012/2013 New Committee
Your new committee was elected at our recent AGM. Here are the elected officers for 2013 we trust you will join us in wishing them a very successful and enjoyable year.A big thank you for all the outgoing committee and all the work they done. We will be having a committee meeting soon and will be keeping the members informed about all the developments in the club.The committee run the club on your behalf, and are always keen to hear any ideas for anything you would like to see us doing in the future.
Training Co-Ordinator:Jackie Routledge
Social Officer:Annie Horgan
Child and Vunerable Adults Officer:Any Ni Chiardudbhain
General Committee Officer:Bob Walsh
News updates for September 28th
As the 2012 triathlon season draws to a close, its time to get into training for 2013! Our new Autumn/Winter Training Schedule is now available. To view click here.
Also available is the Autumn Timetable for the Manor West Zero Gravity Fitness Studio and Aqua Centre….click here to view
Pics, Vids and Roses from Tri Kingdom Come FENIT 2012
Happening as it did during the 2012 Rose of Tralee Festival, this year the club’s Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon in Fenit was graced by an unexpected visit by the Roses themselves who turned out to cheer the (tri)athletes on. Although mostly about the Rose of Tralee Festival, the first minute or so of this YouTube clip features their surprise (and very welcome) visit:
A full race report (Roses included) by Shane Hegarty appeared in the Irish Times….to read just click here.
And finally, some pictures from the great day are available here.
Official Tri Kingdom Come FENIT 2012 Results
To view this years results please click here.
News updates for August 16
With just over 48 hours to go to “Tri Kingdom Come FENIT 2012″ it looks like even the weather might be co-operating with us:
Today is the last day for registration, so if you haven’t already, click here to register for some good weather with a triathlon thrown in!
News updates for July 31
Tralee Triathlon Club, in association with Manor West Hotel and Manor West Retail Park, is proud to present the “Tri Kingdom Come FENIT 2012″ Sprint Triathlon which will take place on Saturday August 18th 2012.
News updates for Apr 18
New Summer Training Schedule has been compiled and published – just click here!
Also, due to the ongoing construction works by Kerry County Council on the new Tralee by-pass ring road, the route chosen for the Jewel-Athlon became unworkable as a route for the cycle and run and so this event has unfortunately had to be cancelled for this year.
Apologies to all….and roll on our TriKingdomCome Triathlon which is still set for Sat August 18th in Fenit. More details to follow closer to the time.
News updates for Feb 29
New Spring Training Schedule has been compiled and published – just click here!
News updates for Feb 12
New Winter Training Schedule has been compiled and published – just click here!
Date for Jewel-Athlon has been confirmed for Sun April 22nd, starting @ Manor West Hotel – more details to follow.
Date for TriKingdomCome has been confirmed for Sat August 18th in Fenit during Rose Festival! More details to follow.
Online membership is now open at http://www.triathlonireland-newserver.com/become-a-member.html. Special discounts are available for Students/Unemployed.
New Committee Elected – Swimming & Spinning Start this Week!! (Oct 24)
As a member you would have been emailed minutes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received your copy.
Spinning with Podge at Banna 8 Weeks Starts this Thurs 7pm 27th Oct.Normal RRP €72, TTC member price €50. Email email@example.com to secure your place. only 9 bikes available be quick.
Beginner Swimming Starts this Friday with Mary Mac 7.45 -8.30pm 12wks €50
Intermediate/Advanced Swimming Starts this Friday with Mary Mac 8.30-9.15pm, 12wks €5
TO SECURE YOUR PLACE EMAIL INFO@TRALEETRICLUB.IE
Milosz Ironman Barcelona (Oct 2)
Well done to Milosz (TTC member) who conquered CHALLENGE BACELONA-MARSEME , an Ironman distance in 10hrs and 3mins, all in 30 degrees of heat.
Wed 5th Oct Tralee Triathlon Club AGM (22 Sep)
All club members should note that the date for the club AGM is Wednesday 05th October @ 7pm in Manor West Hotel. Draft Agenda: Chairmans report, Secretarys report, Treasurers report, report on trikingdom come, election of new committee, any other business. All members are encouraged to attend.
If those of you heading to Galway this weekend, either racing or supporting and are meeting with the rest of the club to party the night away could you fill out the form below, we will be meeting in the galwaybay hotel around 7-8pm for a few beers to watch the prize giving and have the crack at the after party!
Now if its crap we can all do a burner and head to salthill or galway city for more scoops but if its good we can all have the crack together. But you need to fill out the form, its free for the people doing the half or a €10 for guests!
Lets get ready to party folks!
Please use this form below to select if you would like to attend the Pasta Party and/or the Awards Ceremony. Athlete tickets are free, however you are required to reserve your athlete and guest ticket (s). Guest tickets can then be paid for and collected at registration.
Fergus the Hardman (Aug 27)
Fellow club member Fergus McCarthy completed the Hardman in Killarney on Saturday August 27th in a time of 12h and 25min coming 6th overall. Having completed a 3.8Km Swim, 180Km cycle (Ring of Kerry) and a 42Km (marathon) run through Killarney National Park. Has Fergus set a new club record for Ironman distance? If anyone has gone faster let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org . Congratulations Fergus – some man for one man.
Enter Rose Of Tralee SwimFest this Sunday August 21st
ROSE SWIMFEST CUP Participants from Triathlon Tralee, Tralee Bay Swimming Club, Dundag Masters and anyone else wishing to swim the Canal to win the perpetual cup. Rose of Tralee Clare Kambamettu will ‘shoot the gun’. Race Starts at 12pm at the lock gates and finishes in the Marina. Distance 1.5Km. Again Blue Flag water conditions prevail see KCC report for details. To view click here.
Official Tri Kingdom Come FENIT 2011 Results
To view this year’s results please click here.
Race Briefing Notes – Now Available (Aug 11)
Click Here to download your race briefing notes. Please ensure that you purchase your one day licence from the Triathlon Ireland website by midnight tonight. Unsure whether you need to purchase one? Please refer to our FAQ section. If you are a member of Tralee Triathlon Club please check wehther you are a full or an associate member of Triathlon Ireland. If you are an associate member then you will need to purchase a one day licence. Further info in FAQ and on Triathlon Ireland website.
Race Briefing Motes – Tri Kingdom Come (Aug 09)
Race Briefing Notes will be posted shortly. Summary of important bits Registration Fri 6.30-10pm Manor West Hotel & 8.30-10am Fenit (20min drive from Tralee!!), Doors wil close at 9.50am. Race Brief 11.15. Race Start 12noon. As roads closed we need to stick rigidly to time schedule – so don’t be late.
The 2011 Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon will be held in the picturesque village of Fenit (Tralee) on Saturday August 13th. The bike course will benefit from road closures – a rarity with triathlon racing in Ireland, which lends itself very well to fast racing! Don’t miss out register today.
Enjoy a great sense of camaraderie at this race, with a sheltered open water swim, a flat-ish bike course, and a scenic coastal run. Your friends and family can watch you enjoy a safe, traffic-free race!
Given today’s road closure announcement we strongly advise registering without delay to secure your place.
Entries are currently open on Active Global – full details of which are available on www.trikingdomcome.ie – Register Today.
With support from Fenit Development Association, Tralee Task Force, Kerry County Council and An Garda Siochana we will be working hard to keep traffic disruption to a minimum and ensure that the planned road closure period (12pm – 1.30pm) is managed successfully.
Chain Gang 2011 Sportives – Just Launched (July 26)
The Chain Gang Cycling Club, Tralee is happy to announce the 2011 Chain Gang Sportives This year they will once again be hosting, a set of classic challenge cycles taking riders over the most scenic terrain offered by the Dingle Peninsula with two routes to test the legs and thrill the senses;
The Conor Pass Challenge – A classic 110km route takes this sportive cycle over the Conor Pass – Ireland’s Highest Mountain Pass on a scenic route then taking in Dingle, Annascaul, Inch and Castlemaine.
The Blasket Blast 150km – the second edition of this spectacular and challenging route. The route takes in the entirety of the peninsula over 150km, taking in the climbs of the Conor Pass and the spectacular coastal run around Slea Head.
For more details check out out Other Events Page.
Great Racing! Great Results! (Jul 26)
Tri Gear & Club Wear Collection this Thursday @ SurfnSail. (July 20)
Second collection night for Tri-Gear and Club-Wear this Thursday 21st July 5.30pm-7pm at SurfnSail, Abbey Carpark. All the Tri-Gear is ready for collection but we are still waiting for 1/2 Zip Tops in the size 13/14 years and the tracksuit bottoms from O’Neills.
Last Chance to Order Tri gear & Club Wear @ Discounted Prices
New club wind/rain jacket now available at a disounted price of €45 saving you €10 on the RRP. We will collect payment the same night we distribute remainder of current gear order. For sizing chart Click Here. Use Race Fit Jersey section for sizing.
We will need to place a minimum order of 10 items so if you need any tri gear this is your last chance to order for some time to come. There will be no fitting nights available so use sizing chart and/or try a friends if in doubt. Payment must be received by this Thursday for order to proceed.
Summer Training Schedule – Updated (Jul18)
Summer training Time! See the training schedule. Thanks to Brenda & Joe for putting it together.
Strength Training for Endurance Athletes – Starts this Wednesday! (July 13)
Our training co-ordinating team (Joe & Brenda) have drawn our attention to “Strength Training for Endurance Athletes, beginning July 13th at 8 p.m. Wednesday nights at Maeve Frawley Fitness, Monavalley Business Park. €10 per class, first 2 classes are pay as you go with a 5 week course commencing August 3rd. Contact Micheál on 0879395342 or email at email@example.com ” If you benefited from Joe’s Monday Night circuits you’ll enjoy this.
Easy Spin Monday’s – includes Coffee break & cake! (July 11)
If you are new to the club but haven’t ventured out on a club spin yet here is your chance to ease yourself in gently to the world of the Monday evening spin. The Monday spin will travel the Tri Kingdom Come Course over the next 4 weeks from O’Donnells in Mounthawk to Fenit and back (20Km). This session will focus on completing the distance and is an opportunity to pick up hints and tips about triathlon as well as getting to know other club members.
Each spin will start at the usual time, 7pm in O’Donnells Carpark, beside pharmacy for the next 4 Monday’s. We will stop in Fenit for Coffee & cake in Mike’s café.
The focus of the spins is to enable you to develop the basic confidence and competence on a bike and in a group to enable you to progress from there. Bring whatever bike you have or can borrow. Your bike must be in good working order and you need spare tubes, a pump and appropriate clothing, and most important, a helmet (no helmet – no spin!).
Tri Gear Collection Night (July 6)
Tri Gear Collection Evening 2moro @ SurfnSail shop located at E&D Abbey Carpark. 5.30pm – 7pm. Apologies for the delay – outside our control – we are experiencing continued supply delays from O’Neills Sportswear as a result we may not have your complete Clubwear order 2moro nite. If you have ordered either a squadpack, an XL tracksuit, tracksuit bottoms or half-zip tops these wont be available for collection. A 2nd collection night will be organised for next week. We are just anxious that what we have is distributed ahead of upcoming race events this weekend. Thank you for your patience.
The Phantom is Coming (Jun 20)
Thanks to Aileen in Waterworld for sourcing from Aquasphere as a special favour. PB’s on the way with this suit. To sneak a peak click here. Aileen has new Orca Alphas and Blue Seventy Helix suits in stock in be sure to check them out.
What a Weekend of Racing (Jun 14)
What we Sive, Schull, the Dingle Adventure Race and the Emergency Services Charity Cycle all happening last weekend it was great to see Tralee Triathlon Club well represented across all 4 events. There were some terrific personal performances with Trish Mcmahon coming 2nd in Sive, a 2nd place finish for Milosz in Dingle having battle snow and sunburn with Dave and Fergus claiming the 2nd place spot in Schull despite being led astray the night before they may have won the feckin thing!. There were some great triumphs in Sive with a number of TTC members including Derek McCarthy (13th), Billy McSweeney (14th), Joe O’Connor 16th amd Pio Boyle (19th) putting in some fine performances with Seamus Hoare in 44th position with a time of 1hr 22 mins – a fantastic result! Giving only 20mins away to the winner 16yr old Chris Mintern. For Sive Results Click Here. For Schull Results Click Here. For Dingle Results Click Here. Roll on Sneem!
Take Our Summer Training Survey Now (Jun 2)
Brenda & Joe have put together a training survey to best understand your training needs and provide a basis for planning summer training schedule. To answer 10 simple questions please click here.
Check out our ‘Other Events’ for upcoming events around the country (May 30)
For further detail click here.
Enable Ireland – Kerryhead Triathlon – June Bank Holiday
You can relax any weekend…. This June Bank Holiday, why not jump right in? The Kerryhead Triathlon at Ballyheigue is on Sunday 5th June. Register today!
http://www.kerryheadtriathlon.com/ We look forward to seeing you there!
Tel: + 353 (0)712 8220| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out http://www.kerryheadtriathlon.com/
Tralee Bay Swimming & Social Club – 1st Race of Summer Thurs June 2nd
First swim of the season starts this Thurs June 2nd from the Slip. We encourage all members to come along. To take part simply join Tralee Bay Swimming club on the night. It was just €20 last year (assume same this year?), and you get approx 8 races over the Summer & yummy BBQ. Races are handicapped so everyone is in with a chance, but more importantly its great craic so do come along and happy racing. For further detail see http://traleebayswimming.com/index.html
Killarney Lions Triathlon – Well Done Everyone (May 29)
What a weekend of racing! Great club turn out and some fantastic top 10 finishes. Well done Jason and David in the sprint and Milosz in the Olympic and to every member that took part and a big thank you to Killarney Lions for a very enjoyable weekend.
Swim Swam Swum (May22)
A strong contingent of club members (14+) members made it down south to Valentia to brave the elements (what a contrast from the blistering sunshine of last year). With the swim re-routed everything ran smooth, a great event. Well done Valentia Triathlon Club.
Our 2nd dip in Fenit this Sunday was met yet again with adverse weather conditions so no official club swim took place. C’mon summer show your face.
Tomorrow night’s beginner swim session is cancelled. Apologies for the short notice – we will add an extra week to make up for it. So the last session will be on Monday July 4th. The swim tomorrow night will be public as far as I know (best phone to check) so why not keep up the momentum and use it as an opportunity to do a few drills?
Start Time Correction – Beginner Mon Nite Swims (May 16)
Monday night swim sessions for beginners start tonight at Tralee Sports Complex and run for the next 6wks under the tutelage of Mary Mc. THE START TIME IS 8.30PM and not 8.45pm as previously advertised. A member of the committee will be in the reception area to collectthe €50 fee that applies from 8pm onwards.
Open Water Record (May15)
We had 30 members out in the water in Fenit on Sunday – great to see. Beginners did really well going out and back to the first buoy – TWICE! in what were challenging enough conditions. Looking forward to next week already.
Open Water Ad Hoc Member Swims (May 11)
A few members have expressed interest in early morning open water swims at Fenit. I’m sure you’ll appreciate that as a club we can’t marshal these swims on an offical basis but we can make you aware of what some members are proposing to do. Joe O’Connor and Milosz Wojcik are starting a Friday morning (6.45am) swim come this Friday 13th, if anyone cares to join them. Great start date guys! Email Joe on email@example.com if you are interested. Alternatively, if you like Niall O’Loingsigh enjoy your sleep, then you will be dlighted to learn that Niall is proposing a later start time of 7.15 am. Niall hasn’t fixed on a day and is open to feedback. So if that appeals contact Niall on Niall@jmt.ie .
Beginner Swimmers Sessions Start Next Monday 16th
Thank you for bearing with us. It’s taken a little longer to sort due to two pesky bank holidays getting in the way but we are in position now. Starting next Monday 16th 8.45pm -9.30pm coached beginner sessions will commence for a period of 6 weeks until 27th June. Mary McDonnell will be your coach. I will be in touch with all those who have signed up via email in due course regarding payment. You will be graded according to your ability between the 2 lanes we have available on night one. If your swimming ability lies above or below the 2 lanes/grades we have available, we will advise you accordingly.
OPEN WATER IS BACK!! (May 6)
TTC are very excited to be back at Fenit this coming Sunday May 8th at 6pm. The buoys are out and Mike’s Cafe is beginning to show signs of life. Weather is looking good too (don’t quote me). We’ll take it buoy by bouy over the coming weeks so do come along, particularly if you’re a newbie as there will be kayak support.
No Sunday Cycle this Sunday, Easter Sunday (Apr 19)
Please be advised that there will be no Sunday Cycle with Michael this coming sunday, Easter Sunday. Michael will be back in the saddle May 1st, 9.30am outside Adam’s Renault Garage, opposite Footballer’s roundabout at Manor West.
Good Friday Run – Volunteers Needed (Apr19)
Good Friday Run – need volunteers to help out with marshalling this Friday night. race starts at 8pm. If you’re free then get in touch with Catriona at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginner Swimming Monday Nights – still in the balance – more members needed (Apr 19)
Beginner Swimming may start again on Monday nights 8.45 – 9.30pm if we get enough interest. At the moment we have only 8 people, need 2 more to make it viable. It will run from 9th May for 8wks. If you’re interested email email@example.com
Last Night of Tri Gear & Club Wear Sizing Tonight – Bigger Discounts Apply 2nite Only (Apr 15)
Given feedback after Wednesday night’s fitting we’ve upped the discount rate available to members across the entire Tri Gear range and have reduced the price of Hoodies in the Club Wear range. Tonight is the last night to size and order in order to avail of the 10-30% discounts on offer. After tonight full rates apply.
Hoodies were €40 are now €30 and Tri Suits that were €84 are now €60 – That should give you a good indication of the value on offer.
If you can’t make tonight’s session we will accept email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org provided payment is received by Tuesday 19th April. This facility is being offered on the proviso that no refunds will be given for incorrect ordering and/or gear doesn’t fit.
FREE Core Challenge Workshop Mon 18th April MW Hotel
Courtesy of fellow club member, Jackie Ruttledge, this workshop will take place this Monday 18th April at Manor West Hotel from 7pm -8.30pm. Due to the short notice we are asking that you email email@example.com to confirm your attendance asap. We need a minimum of 8-10 people for the class to go ahead.
Workshop content to include:
- Basic Pilate’s principles – i.e. breathing, engagement of deep core muscles, pelvic and spinal alignment during exercise
- Core mat exercises
- Core exercises using the foam roller and stability ball
- Core circuit class
Benefits of core training:
- Improves balance, co-ordination, endurance, strength & flexibility
- Improves sports performance
- Helps prevent lower back pain and other injuries – i.e knee and ankle
- Better posture
Members don’t need to bring anything other than water and be dressed appropriately in training kit. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org today
Tri Gear & Club Wear Sizing Nights Wed 13th & Fri 15th
If you are interested in ordering from our tri gear (tri suits, cycling shorts/jerseys, leg/arm warmers) and club wear range (hoodies, Tshirts, tracksuits, rainjackets) then this is your opportunity to place your order and avail of our 1 week only club 10% discount**. Beyond these dates full pricing will apply. Full pricing ranges from €25 -100 for trigear and €20 -60 for clubwear. To secure your discount you need to attend one of these fitting dates and secure your order with payment in full.
Venue: Tralee Sports Complex
Time: 7pm – 9pm Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th
David Wallace’s Conor Pass Tuesday’s Start Tonight (Apr 12)
Meet – Stradbally village at 6.30pm at Kerry Farm Shop yard – just past Tomasin’s bar on the right. Every Tuesday for an eight week period from the 12th April to the 31st May. Bring heart monitors if possible and rain jacket for descent – aim for aerobic <80% HR zone – cycle 1-1.5 hours approx depending on route. If fog/rain/wind too high – off road hill/beach run. Also possible short brick off the bike – so bring runners. Suitable for intermediates upwards! Will help make hills in Valentia/Caherciveen/Kinsale/Lost sheep triathlons more enjoyable!
Some Safety Points to note:
Bring spare inner tube, pump, rain jacket(luminescent if possible). Avoid bringing tri bars – not good if group goes down and stick into someones head! Bridged tri bars are ok.
Kingdom Jewel-athlon Results Available Here (Apr 9)
Well done to everyone!! & a very big thank you to Banna Beach Hotel, Banna Sea Rescue, The Irish Red Cross, the Gardai, our sponsors and to our countless and tireless volunteers and marshalls. To view results Click Here.
If you don’t have a One Day Licence – Don’t Freak Out – You can buy one on the Day 8)
We will be selling a limited number of One Day Licences tomorrow on the day. So if you’ve registered for the race and for some reason did not purchase a one day licence by last nights deadline – we’ve got you covered. Cost €5 only. Registration between 10.30 – 12.30 strictly. Get there early and avoid the rush. I fyou haven’t already done so, please review the competitor racing notes ahead of tomorrows race. To view Click Here.
Duathlon Beginner FAQ’s – a Guide (Apr 7)
If this weekend’s Kingdom Jewel-athlon happens to be your first duathlon event. Then this webpage is worth a look if only to help settle a few nerves. Duathlon Beginner FAQs Guide
Kingdom Jewel-athlon Competitor Race Briefing Notes are Available for Download (Apr 7)
To view Click Here.
New Spinning Class Start date has been postponed until Thurs 14th April.
No spinning class tonight. It will start in earnest next week, with your spin instructor Podge. The upside is you’ll have fresh legs for our Kingdom Jewel-athlon at the weekend:)
New 6wk TTC Spinning Class Starting Thurs 7th April
New TTC Spinning Class, Starting Thursday 7th April for 6wks @ Banna Beach Hotel. Start Time 8pm. Interested? Email email@example.com asap. Only 4 Places left. €50 for 6 sessions.
Kingdom Jewel-athlon only 10 Days away – Fancy Relaying it? (Mar 30)
Sat April 9th – Tri Gear & Clubwear Sizing & Ordering Day (Mar 30)
Earl of Desmond Dingle Cycle Tour this Saturday April 2nd (Mar 29)
Here’s your chance to ride with former Ras and Irish Pro’s and benefit from their expertise as they lead out 3 tour groups (slow: 20Km/hr, Medium: 25Km/hr & Fast: 30Km/hr) over a choice of 2 routes. Route 1: Tralee to Dingle via Conor Pass return, 100Km. Route 2: Tralee to Inch via Gleann na nGealt and returning via Castlemaine., 75Km. Sign on at Earl of Desmond Hotel from 8.30-9.30am. Fee: €20 plus €10 insurance. Full back up service on the day with experienced riders leading each group .Refreshments and showers available at the finish. Contact: Matt 087 2258159 or Michael 087 0512454. Web: www.kerrycyclingtours.com
New Web Page Launched – ‘Other Events’ (Mar 23)
We get quite a bit of correspondence from other clubs looking for us to circulate promo material to you our members. We’ve decided to publish this correspondence on our website for all to see. Already you’ll see that A Fit Body’s Puck Warriors Duathlon takes place this Saturday, Kenmare Tri Club are running a Kids dauthlon on Sunday 10th April, the Lion’s Club Triathlon(s) and the Kerryhead Triathlon are all featured. To find out more check out our new web page addition – “Other Events“.
Well done to everyone who took part in our St Paddy’s Day Fun Day at Banna Beach. (Mar 22)
Check us out on www.facebook.com/traleetriclub and you’ll get to see photos from the day that was. Thanks again to Joe O’Connor from Nisus Fitness for setting a tough enough challenge, to Alison’s dad Tom for taking some stunning photos and to Manor West Hotel for supplying the calories afterwards
Get Well Soon Brian! from all at TTC (Mar 17)
“Get Well Soon – Brian” from all your fellow members at TTC. Brian Scanlon (one of our newest members) fell off his bike 10 days ago and is in KGH. Hope the nurses are looking after you. Brian had joined the club to do his first duathlon and triathlon this year and was learning to swim with Mary on Mondays. We wish you a speedy recovery & hope to see you back in the saddle before too long.
Waterville Triathlon (Apr 30) – Last day to register is Apr 17th
St Paddy’s Day Tri Team Challenge on Banna Beach (Mar 9)
This Paddy’s day do something different. Head to Banna Beach at 4.30pm an take part in our Tri Team Challenge. We will set up a course using tractor tyres, kettlebells, powerbags and medicine balls that each person on a team will have to complete against the clock. However, it is the average team time that decides the winner. That way each person has to push to reduce the team average and no one is singled out as a winner or loser. There will also be ridiculous prizes on offer, and Guaranteed fun!! Afterwards, we’ll head back to Manor West Hotel for some tasty grub and to share a few beers and watch highlights from the day on the big screen.
Bike Fitting Workshop this Thursday 10th March – BOOK YOUR BIKE IN (Mar 9)
BOOK YOUR BIKE IN ahead of Michael Hall’s Bike Fitting workshop, which takes place this Thursday at Manor West Hotel from 7pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
Saturday Morning Run Session – Training Location Conundrum – You Decide (Mar 4)
Poll now closed. Results below are based on 23 respondents. Casting vote rests with Milosz, who will text via Teamer venue selected. John Lenihans Hill Trail in Ballymac has been selected. Meet at O’Riada’s Pub on the Tralee Castleisland Road at 9.45am for the next 4 Saturdays.
PHA Circuit Training Instructional Video Courtesy of Nisus Fitness (Feb 24)
Whether you’ve been attending the Monday night circuit training at Nisus Fitness or not, you’ll benefit from this free instructional video of the excercise routine we follow. By alternating upper body with lower body movements you’ll get your heart and body working harder. Prepare to sweat with this low volume high intensity routine. Research has shown improved performance with one-thrid volume of traditional high volume low intensity endurance training. Remember 14-16 reps of each excercise and don’t forget to stretch and yazoo afterwards. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lnwv66mvnk – Note: energy through viewing alone equates to 0.86Kcal.
Custom Bike Fitting Workshop postponed until Thurs 10th March (Feb 22)
Our bike fitting expert unfortunately cannot make this Thursday’s talk session (Feb 24) but has confirmed that on March 10th @7pm at Manor West Hotel he will be on hand to deliver this most beneficial workshop. Michael has asked that for those attending to bring their bike along on the night to benefit from a free customised fitting. The benefits of a “dialled in” fit cannot be overestimated, you’ll enjoy efficient power transfer to the ground and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency, as well as fewer pains in your back, neck, and hands. Your elusive “all day position” on the bike is just one fit session away. Remember 10th March 7pm & bring your bike!
Don’t forget to Yazoo!! (Feb 16)
17 abled bodies togged out for Monday’s session. Great to see so many new faces. You may be hurting but that’s to be expected from your first session. We’ve all been there. The good news is you’ll soon get over the body shock and recovery time post workout will reduce as your body adapts. I know I certainly felt less sore after the 2nd session. Just remember it’s in recovery that your muscles repair themselves, so don’t forget to kickstart that process by downing a bottle of Yazoo (milk drink) within 20mins of your workout to get maximum nutritional uptake and benefit. Yazoo as advocated by Joe is an affordable milk drink that has the right combo of protein to carbs (1:3) that your body needs to repair.
Get your heart racing this Valentines (Feb 14)
Get your heart racing this Valentines Day with TTC’s pay-as-you-go (€5) Circuit Training at Nisus Fitness from 8pm-9.30pm. Get ready for some tough love:)
Saturday Running Sessions a Hit (Feb 13)
Running at ITT North Campus on Saturday mornings is a hit. 17 members togged out this Saturday morning for a technique drill session, great to see. Coach Milosz Happy:) Also beginner running has also started with Joanna at Banna Beach, setting off from Carpark 1 from 12:30. Great opportunity to build up their endurance gradually at a great location.
Top 5 Reasons to Circuit Train with TTC @ Nisus Fitness (Feb 10)
- Peripheral Heart Action training (PHA for short) is a fast & efficient way for you to burn fat and gain muscle – so you get in shape faster!!
- Put less strain on your body pre-season with low volume high intensity triathlon specifc movements
- Correct your biomechancial weaknesses, and stay stronger for longer come race time
- Increase your flexibility, help avoid injury and maintain your form all season long
- Plus it is fun to do, and you’ll meet new friends
Monday Night’s (8pm -9.30pm) at Nisus Fitness we use a cricuit training system called Peripheral Heart Action training (PHA for short). By alternating between upper body and lower body exercises, your cardiovascular system which consists of your heart, lungs and blood vessels, has to work extra hard to divert blood to your working muscles. This essentially means that PHA training is a combination of weight training and cardio which results in a far greater energy expenditure per workout. For a nominal fee of €5 per session per member you’ll benefit from a 90min coached session. To find Nisus Fitness on Google Maps, Click Here.
Beginner Swim Sessions have just Started – not too late to join – but be quick (Feb 9)
If you feel you can swim a length or there abouts then this Monday class is for you. This is your opportunity to make that transition to Friday night swims by mastering the basics first. This class will run until Monday April 11th. There are currently only 5 members to one coach. The maximum we will allow the class to grow to is 10 swimmers to 1 coach. Despite the low coach:member ratio we are maintaining the cost at €60 for the last remaining sessions (9 in total). To secure your place email email@example.com without delay. Class time 8.30pm -9.15pm for the next 9 Mondays with your Coach Mary McDonnell.
Your Chance to become a ‘Technical Official’ with Triathlon Ireland! (Feb 7)
Quick Summary: Free Training is Provided, TI will cover your race day expenses (see below) & TI will also help you secure entry to your 2012 sought after event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm tomorrow to secure your place. To find out more, click here.
Shed Winter Weight & Increase Core Strength – Monday’s @ Nisus Fitness (Feb 6)
Pay-as-you-go Circuit Training Monday nights with TTC at Nisus Fitness, 8-9.30pm. €5 per member, in exchange you’ll shift winter weight, increase core strength & have some fun Nisus Fitness is located in Ballinorig beside Metpro building. oh don’t forget to bring heart monitors if you have ‘em along with some Yazoo for all important post workout recovery – yum yum. Your muscles will thank you for it! To find Nisus Fitness on Google Maps, Click Here.
8 week Pilates Course Starting Monday 31st – Tralee Physiotherapy Clinic (Jan 27)
Club Partner Tralee Physiotherapy Clinic has a Pilates class starting this Monday at 5.50pm. Tara has kindly offered 10% off all treatments and pilates classes. The class with discount costs €120 and includes a free postural assessment prior to class commencement. To eqnuire further please refer to their website and timetable by clicking here.
FREE Talk: Sun 30th - “Strength & Conditioning Training” (Jan 26)
Ahead of our NEW Monday Night Circuit Training sessions at Nisus Fitness, a 45min talk will be given by Joe O’Connor, Nisus Fitness. This talk will take place at 7pm on Sunday 30th January at Manor West Hotel. Joe will explain the benefits of this training approach and its application to triathlon. Joe’s talk will help explain the structure of the Monday Night sessions, the circuits and equipment available to you, the level of coaching you will receive to help meet your taining goals, whether they be to increase flexibility, burn off winter weight, develop core strength or increase cardiovascular fitness etc. Just talk to Joe…
Spring Training Schedule – OUT NOW (Jan 26)
We have just published the club’s training programme for the next 3 months. We have taken on board all your suggestions to develop a comprehensive training schedule designed to deilver mid-week and weekend training to suit your level of ability. We have provided you with a number of training opportunities including; a circuit training session, 2 spinning sessions, 5 running sessions, a swim session and a bike session. To view, simply click on the following link: NEW Spring Training Schedule . A copy of the schedule can also be found on the Training Section of the site.
Train:Life balance Initiative (Jan 18)
This Friday marks the last swim of the 12-block programme which started way back in October, so what better reason then to get together in Roundy’s afterwards for a few drinks as a just reward. Swimmer or not, new member or old, why not join us from 9.30pm onwards?
Online Membership Issue….Affects only those who Joined Triathlon Ireland prior to January 12th (Jan 17th)
If you have taken out membership with Triathlon Ireland for the 2011 season prior to Jan 12th then you will encounter the following error message when you look to join Tralee Triathlon Club, “The content of this section is being currently updated. Please come back later”. This is a technical error that Triathlon Ireland is aware of and is working to fix. Unfortunately, it will be a few weeks before this fix is in place. In the meantime, we can process your Tralee Triathlon Club membership offline so you need not miss out on any club activities. Simply email email@example.com and we will reply back with a membership form for you to fill out. If you have yet to join TI for the 2011 season there should be no problem with the processing of your membership online. For further information please refer to our membership section.
Welcome Back Everyone… (Jan 13th)
Membership for 2011 is now open. For 2011 we are offering you the convenience of online registration. So for the first time ever you can register for both Triathlon Ireland membership (your insurance cover) and Tralee Triathlon Club membership in just one easy transaction. To understand the benefits of membership and to register your payment please click here. We have also secured for members a number of money off deals from a number of preferred suppliers including Manor West Hotel Leisure Centre, Waterworld, Nisus Fitness, Tralee Physiotherapy Clinic, Feet First, Oakdale Podiatry Clinic, Surf N Sail and Manna Organic Store. We will be announcing more ‘Club Partners’ shortly.
We will also be updating our training schedule in the coming days. In the meantime, the current training schedule has resumed on all fronts, please check our training section for details. I can confirm that we will be starting up another block of 12 coached swimming sessions on January 28th to run unti April 15th. You do need to be able to front crawl 1-2 lengths comfortably to benefit from these sessions. Payment for these sessions will take place on Friday 21st January at Tralee Sports Complex at 7pm until 7.40pm and again at 8.45pm – 9.15pm. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org including ‘Friday Swim’ in the subject line.
We are also exploring the possibility of holding a training weekend in U.L.’s Sports Arena in the coming weeks. Also given the attendance (70 attendees) at the Trevor Wood’s talk in December we intend holding a similar event in the not too distant future. So stay tuned.
So what else is new for 2011? Well, we’ve pushed the boat out and will be running 2 events this year. Our first will be the ‘Kingdom Jewel-athlon’ on Saturday 9th April and our second will mark the return of ‘Tri Kingdom Come’ 2011 on Saturday August 13th. We hope to launch both by the end of the month. In the meantime, make a note of the dates, and cancel any weddings, holidays or bar mitzvah’s that may clash with those Dates.
New Year’s Day Walk – Fenit Island (Dec 31)
Happy New Year! Fenit Development Association have organised a walk around Fenit Island for New Year’s Day at 12pm. Hope to see you there!!
Sports Performance Talk by Trevor Woods (Dec 4)
Tralee Triathlon Club invites you to an open evening with one of Ireland’s top triathlete’s and renowned Sport Physiologist, Mr Trevor Woods on Saturday Dec 4 at 7pm in Castlemaine Suite of Manor West Hotel. Find out the race strategies and training secrets that propelled Trevor Woods to over 40 triathlon wins in his career which included qualifying for the 2007 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. This talk will be of immense benefit to anybody who is interested in triathlon or any of it’s three individual disciplines. It is 100% free of charge is open to all interested (both members and non-members).
Midweek Run gets GO AHEAD!!! (Dec 1)
This week’s midweek run will go ahead tonight regardless of the freezing temperatures and is sure to prove a true test of everyone’s determination. Tralee Tri Club would like to advise each member to take the utmost care when training outdoors in the current weather as surfaces are undoubtedly hazardous.
This midweek run session is not a club only event and involves people who have an interest in running from all backgrounds and all abilities. Everybody who has attended this session has found it both enjoyable and hugely beneficial.
Charity Cycle in Aid of KGH Oncology Dept. (Nov 29)
On Sunday next, Dec 5, there will be a charity cycle taking place in aid of the Oncology Dept of Kerry General Hospital. The cycle is scheduled to start at 12pm (noon) - following a route from Manor West Hotel to Farranfore to Castleisland and back to Manor West Hotel. The cycle is being run in memory of Tony Burn, previously a patient of the Oncology Dept, and all proceeds will go towards this department. Anybody interested in taking part can contact organiser Eoin on (086) 372 5255.
Sunday Morning Cycle Cancelled (Nov 27)
Unfortunately due to the inclement weather conditions, tomorrow mornings cycle has been cancelled. Hopefully the weather will clear by next weekend and we can continue with these great Sunday Morning Spins.
Club Training – Saturday Track Run (Nov 26)
Reminder – The weekend run session continues tomorrow morning at An Riocht Running Track at 9:45am. The session will be lead by Milosz and will involve various routines to cater for all abilities. This session has been well attended in recent weeks and everyone attending has found it very beneficial in both improving run technique and general run fitness.
Anyone who might like the added extra of cycling to and from this session can meet at Adams Renault Garage at 9am but Milosz has told me that he intends to make these track sessions more run specific – in other words a little tougher. Enjoy!!!!
New Site Section – Club Cycle Routes (Nov 25)
This section of the website will feature various bike routes around the county. You will find good mix of flat, hilly and downright cruel routes to cater for cyclists of all abilities. Each new route will inclue a map and short description. Click on the map to access Tralee Tri Club’s account on MapMyTri for even more details about each route. Check back often to check for new routes. Get started here!
Club Training Sessions (Nov 24)
Reminder – Tralee Triathlon Club’s Winter Training Program is now under way and more details can be found in the Training Section of this website. The club wishes to advise all its members that each session is now geared towards the needs of all members and will include a training program to benefit each individual’s ability.
The midweek run session continues tonight leaving the back of O’Donnells Bar, Mounthawk at 8pm. The session will include 2 routes – a 5km route and 7.5km route. The 5km route is targeting the beginners and intermediates -people are free to run/walk the 5km if they find the distance too demanding at this stage in the season. The 7.5km route is targeted at the more advanced runners in the group.
Looking to turn in your best performance next season? (Nov 23)
If so, Tralee Triathlon Club invites you to an open evening with one of Ireland’s top triathlete’s and renowned Sport Physiologist, Mr Trevor Woods. Find out the race strategies and training secrets that propelled Trevor Woods to over 40 triathlon wins in his career which included qualifying for the 2007 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
Join us at 7pm Saturday 4th December, Castlemaine Suite at Manor West Hotel. This lecture is free and open to the public, courtesy of Tralee Triathlon Club, Manor West Hotel and Manor West Retail Park.
This is a good lecture to attend whether you are preparing for your first race or your 51st. Learn key training tips during this 60 minute talk with a question and answer session at the end. For Event Poster click here.
Christmas Party to follow on downstairs in the bar with finger food and DJ to put you in the party mood!
Winter Training Schedule 2010/2011 (Nov 16)
TraleeTriathlon Club has finalised its Training Schedule for the Winter Months. Details of same can found in the Training Section of this Website. Check back often for any updates/changes in the schedule.
Limerick City Duathlon
Limerick Triathlon Club are hosting a duathlon on December 5th, 2010 that will act as a qualifier race for the 2011 European Duathlon Championships. There is no pre-race entry requirement and registration will take place at 9am on race day. Specifics with regard to race distance and location have yet to be confirmed. Check back soon for update.
Training Update – Additional Swim Session Planned
An additional Tralee TriClub swim session is being organised for Sunday Evenings. Details in relation to this session have been emailed to each member. More details can also be found in the Training Section of this website!!
European Duathlon Championships
Triathlon Ireland has revealed that Limerick will play host to the European Duathlon Championships on 17 April 2011.
In what is both an exciting development and another forward step for the continued development of the sport, Europe’s top duathletes and triathletes will converge on Limerick City in April next year to contest the European DuathlonChampionships. The awarding of the event to Triathlon Ireland today is a major boon for the sport – and a testament to Ireland’s ability to host international events, with this year’s European Championships in Athlone being a resounding success.
The race will consist of a 10KM Run, followed by a 40KM Bike and finish with a 5KM Run.
Dublin City Marathon Conquered
Well done to Milosz, Fergus, Lorraine andJoanne for completing the 42.2KM required to finish the 31st Lifestyle Sports-Adidas Dublin City Marathon on Monday. They each may have found it unusual to be starting their run without the dried layer of salt water and the jelly legs that inevitably follow an all-out cycle but none the less they all performed admirably and represented Tralee Tri Club ably. Yet another example of the ability, potential and diversity that exists within our club. Their finishing times were as follows:
Two Triathlon Ireland Awards for Tralee Triathlete
Tralee Triathlon Club’s own Patricia Fitzpatrick has ended her season placing 2nd in her category in The National Series and her category in The Olympic Distance National Championships in Dublin.
Patricia accumulated an impressive 578 National Series Points throughout the season to finish second in her category by a mere 19 points after 6 rounds of the Series and 95th overall (out of 2500+ triathletes, both male and female). In the Olympic Distance National Championships in Dublin, Patricia recorded a time of 2hr 34min to finish second in her category on the day.
All this while wearing the colours of Tralee Triathlon Club!!
Brick Session Cancelled / Best of Luck Milosz
This coming Saturday’s Brick Session will not take place. This session should re-commence the following saturday.
This weekend, club coach Milosz travels to Dublin to take part in the annual Dublin City Marathon. Milosz has shown his running ability on numerous occasions in the past. Milosz went sub 3 hours in the Limerick Marathon this past May and recorded a highly impressive 1hr 33min half marathon in the Kenmare Half Ironman in September. He will undoubtedly do the club proud in the capital.
Saturday Morning Brick Session Continues
The Saturday Brick Session (coached by Milosz) will continue tomorrow morning – leaving Adams Renault Garage, Mile Height @ 9am. Bike to An Riocht Running Track, Brick Run followed by bike back to Tralee. All levels/abilities welcome. See you there!!
An email has been sent to each member outlining the committee’s plans in relation to Club Training Sessions. We ask that each member review this email ASAP and respond accordingly. A summary of the email can be found in the Training Section of this website.
Coached Swim Sessions
REMINDER – Coached Swim Sessions commence tomorrow evening (Friday 15th ) at Tralee Sports Centre. Mary McDonnell will be coaching the sessions with a start time of 19:45 (7:45pm). See you there!!!
Tralee Tri Club’s AGM – New Committee
At the club AGM last night, the new committee was elected. The new committee will be chaired by David Wallace. David & the rest of the committee will be in touch with the club membership shortly. In the mean time, however, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all members who served on the committee during the previous 12 months. The club has come a long way since it’ s formation in September 2009. A huge amount has been achieved andthe success of the last 12 months has largely been down to the hard work of these volunteers. We also wish the new committee the very best for the year ahead as they steer the club forward into 2011 & beyond.
Remember, club AGM tomorrow night @ Manor West Hotel, 8pm.
Brick session confirmed to commence on this Saturday morning (9th Oct), meeting @ 9pm sharp outside Adams’ Renault garage on the Killarney Road. Brick session to consist of cycle to Castleisland(approx 15km), 5km run around track and cycle back to Tralee. All abilities welcome, newcomers also welcome.
Friday Night coached swim sessions now confirmed to commence on Friday 15th October – 7.45 to 8.30pm @ TraleeSports Complex. Please send email to email@example.com to book your place. Cost is €60 per block of 12 sessions. This is fantastic value, it works out at €5 per session for pool & coach. Places limited so book NOW.
Tralee Rotary Club is staging a cycle in aid of Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service on Saturday, 23rdOctober, the Saturday of the October Bank Holiday weekend. This inaugural cycle is aimed at all ages and levels of cycling expertise. The entire cycle is approximately 35 miles long, leaving Tralee andlooping around Kerry Head. Refreshments stops will take place in Ardfert and Ballyheigue. People are free to travel just to Ardfert and back or to Ballyheigue and back also.
Registration on the day is €30.00 per individual or €50.00 for family. We are also encouraging participants to take a sponsorship card so as to raise additional funds for this very worthy cause. For further details or for sponsorship cards, people can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Rory Kerins on 086 1735786, Jim Maher on 086 2581217 or Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service on 066 7181333.
To view Flyer click here.
Remember, club AGM next Thursday @ 8pm in Manor West Hotel.
Tralee Sports & Leisure Complex have now given us a Friday evening slot for our swim sessions from 7.45 to 8.30pm (same as last year). The intention is to get them up and running as soon as we have sufficient numbers, but we would be hoping to commence a run of 12 sessions from Friday 08th October. Please email email@example.com book your place. We can only take a maximum of 30 members so book early to avoid dissapointment. The costs will be dependent on numbers but is likely to be in the order of €60 for 12 sessions.
Cycling sessions on Sunday mornings are starting up again under the direction of Michael Hall. Commencing this Sunday (3rd Oct), meeting @ 9.30am sharp outside Adams Garage on the Killarney Road. New members are welcome to join in.
Ironman70.3 comes to Ireland in 2011 – Click here for further details. Registration opens on 11th October 2010. Keep an eye on www.ironmanireland.com. It seems to be a website under construction at the moment but keep checking back.
Maxgear are having a sale on their website at the moment on compression clothing, sun glasses and helmets. For further details, check out their website www.maxgear.co.uk.
The eighth annual Lost Sheep middle distance triathlon was held on Saturday September 11th in Kenmare, County Kerry. The highly popular event proved a great draw once again with a field of 300 triathletes contesting. Bryan Keane was back in Kenmareto take the honours. Eric Wolfe took second place from Peter Kern who was third. Our very own Milosz Wojcik finished 15th overall.A Fantastic result to crown his first season as a triathlete. An all the more exceptional result when you consider this middle distance event consisted of a 1900m swim, 90k cycle and 21k run. Congratulation also to Fergus McCarthy and Colm Nagle for posting equally impressive times despite by all accounts was a very trying a testing swim, due to a turning tide andheavy currents at the bridge. Full race results can be found by clicking here.
Best of luck to all club members taking part in the Lost Sheep Half Ironman Triathlon in Kenmare on Saturday. There is a good gang of support travelling also, so best of luck to all.
Club swim this Sunday in Fenit as usual @ 6pm.
9 days left for online entry into Chain Gang Sportives on Saturday 18th September. 3 distances to choose from: -
- Blasket Blast – 150km
- Conor Pass Challange – 110km
- Camp Cruise Family Cycle – 30km
Fo more info log on to www.thechaingang.cc. If not taking part, why not volunteer to help out on the day!
All club members should note that the date for the club AGM is Thursday 07thOctober @ 8pm in Manor West Hotel. Draft Agenda: Chairmans report, Secretarys report, Treasurers report, report on trikingdom come, election of new committee, any other business. All members are encouraged to attend.
Good luck to all club members running in Dingle at the weekend - half, full & ultra marathons. Go n’eírí an bóthar leat!
All Tri Kingdom Come photos now uploaded on website gallery page. Thanks to all of the photographers for their work; Tom Reidy, James O’Loughlan, Eimear Griffin, Donal Dowling & Kerry’s Eye. If any members require high resolution copies of any photos, please email Gerry @ firstname.lastname@example.org with photo details.
Swim this evening in Fenit @ 6:15pm. Coffee & chat afterwards in Cafe.
Please see the video mailreceived from TriKingdom Come competitor, Liam Kennedy. Liam was kind enough to go to the trouble of providing this feedback. Many thanks to Liam and all of his friends for making the journey. Glad they enjoyed the day.
Impress the Roses at this Years Rose of Tralee Festivalas Tralee Triathlon Club hosts SwimFest 2010.
Join us this coming Saturday Aug 21st at 11.30am for Rose of Tralee Swim Fest. Where in association with the Rose of Tralee, Tralee Triathlon Club and along with other swimming clubs in the county will compete for the inaugural Rose Challenge Cup in a race from the Lock Gates in Blennerville to the Marina Appartments (750m). Roses & Escorts will be in attendance cheering you on.
Canal water quality has been sampled and monitored every 2 weeks since the 4th May. Overall Result 2 percentage points short of Blue Flagquality. To see full report prepared by David Lenihan, Senior Chemist, Kerry County Council, Click Here. To view interpretation of the results, Click Here.
Registration 11am. There is no entry fee. Just club bragging rights at stake! Park in the Windmill car park, Blennerville, Tralee. Contact Details: email@example.com and 087 7842969 (Dave)
Click herefor a video of Tri Kingdom Come which has been posted on Youtubeby person/s unknown. Well done to whoever is behind this video, there’s a lot of work gone into it.
Don’t forget the Rose of Tralee Swimfest on Saturday @ 11.30am going from the Canal Lock Gates to the Basin Marina. All club members are encouraged to take part in this exiciting event. Promises to be a fun filled family day out with Water Zorbing & Hamster Balls on the canal. BannaSea Rescue rib will be in attendance & Outdoors Ireland will also be organising kayak trips on the canal. See you all there!
Below is a photo of club member, Trish Fitzpatrick, together with her colleagues from the Garda Triathlon team who competed in the Police Tri European Championships in Kitzbühel, Austria at the weekend. Trish is pictured 3rd from the left. Click herefor a report of the weekend.
Phew!! That was a close one. Anyone who tried to access the website in the last 18 hours will have encountered problems viewing the site. In my haste to do some updates and add photos etc, I accidentally unplugged the computer and spilled coffee over the printer & the dog chewed the flex as well…. serious stuff!! But all hail our webman, Dave Hogan, he came to the rescue with a whole load of tools & other bits, together with a load of techi jargon and he got me out of the smelly stuff!! Maith an fearr, Dave.
Some photos of Tri Kingdom Come have been added to the gallery page. More to follow as they become available. If you have any photos you would like to be posted, please email them to Gerry @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Mark Nolan for his victory in Banna beach today. The fantastic conditions together with a huge turnout of support for the athletes, helped to make the day one to remember. A huge thank you to all involved – participating triathletes from near & far, volunteers, sponsors, Banna Sea Rescue, spectators and not forgetting mother nature – all contributing to a most memorable inaugural event for the club. More to follow in the coming days including photos. In the meantime, click on the link for results provided by ChipIT Race Timing Systems - Trikingdomcomeresults
Club member, Trish Fitzpatrick, will be representing Ireland this weekend (Sunday, 15thAugust) in Austria. As part of the “Dextro Energy” Triathlon World Championship Series being held in Kitzbühel in the Austrian Alps, the Police Tri European Championships are also taking place on Sunday. This is a competition involving triathlon teams from the police forces of Europe. Trish, as part of the GardaTriathlon Team, will be representing Irelandagainst teams from the police forces of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Great Britain, Switzerland Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic & Hungary. For further details on the event, click here. So while we are swimming, cycling & running around the sands of Banna on Sunday, Trish will be swimming the lakes and cycling & running the roads of the Austrian Alps. Best of luck to Trish & her colleagues on Sunday.
Well done to Club members Milosz Wojcik, Joe O’Connor, Fergus McCarthy, Aidan Blackwell & Colm Nagle for competing in the Little Bo Peep olympic distance event in Kenmareat the weekend. Milosz finished in 15th position with a superb time of 02:15:29. Well done to all.
The deadline for entries for Tri Kingdom Come has now passed & the race is closed. Well done to everyone who has entered. The competitor briefing document will be posted on our homepage in the coming days. Keep checking back for further updates. Looking forward to seeing you all in Banna next Sunday.
Our friends in The Chain Gang Cycle Club are having their annual sportives on Saturday 18th September. This years event is suitable for cyclists of all abilities. If you are interested in taking part, please see their websitefor further details. Anyone willing to carry out marshalling duties on the day should contact Tomás at email@example.com.
Huge congratulations to club member Ken Keohane who competed in the Ironman in Nice, France recently. Ken competed wearing the black & amber of Tralee Triathlon Club and put in a gruelling but fantastic 13hr performance over the 3.8km swim, 180km cycle & 42km (full marathon) run. In a field of 2,700 triathletes, representing 61 countries, Ken has done his club & indeed his country proud. Among the pics below, Ken is pictured with his No. 1 fan & fellow club member, Niamh.
Club swim this Sunday evening @ 6pm in Fenit. Good gang expected for training session before tri kingdom come.
Also keep 21st August free for Rose of Tralee Swimfest. More details to follow.
Some news from our secretary Bill:
‘I was wondering if you could forward this mail to your triathlon club members to see if they are interested in doing Clonakilty Duathlon on 19th September 2010. Just to let you know Entries for Clonakilty Triathlon Club Duathlonwent online today on Run Ireland. (see link below)
The distances will be 3km run, 20km cycle and 3km run. This is the first Clonakilty Triathlon club event and will be a push to hold a Triathlon in Clonakilty in 2011.
All details include the cycle and run route are on the Run Ireland website.
Thanks for your assistance
Swimming: There is NO club sea- swim this weekend. Swimming to resume August 1st. Details to be announced.
Training: On-going training: Please refer to FACEBOOK for all the latest regarding training events. Training has become more individually based since summer time and in the run up to the various events. See training page for details.
Tri Kingdom Come Update: There are still places left in our inaugural triathlon. You may participate as an individual or as a team. Click on club logo (top left) and please follow our link to TRI-KINGDOM COME for all details regarding our club’s first ever triathlon. Cost €40 per individual or €80 per relay.
Thanks to the Martin Tierney for arranging Garda cover for the event.
Please note there is NO swim authorised by Tralee Triathlon Club this Sunday. Swim deferred until Sunday next August 1st. Details to follow. Mike, (Club Chairman).
SUNDAY BRICK SESSION: Those interested in BRICK (BIKE/RUN) session THIS Sunday should contact Mike on 086 2207222 to arrange a suitable time.
Thursday July 15th
Brick session (all abilities) from Adam’s Garage tonight 7.15pm. Cycle to Castleisland, hill run on return toTralee