Club updates

What a week, yet again…

John Foote, our National Masters Champion is crowned.

The National Masters TT Championships took place on Saturday in Shannon, Co. Clare so not too far a journey for our three members John Foote, Eoin Woods and Michael Crowe to travel.  The course has been trialled and tested over and over for the last few weeks coming up to the event by the lads, mentally mapping the course in their heads. There was a big entry for the Masters National TT this year so as you can guess some big names and stiff competition to deal with.

John Foote fantastically took the title of National M60 TT champion 2018 in a time of 35′ 39.93″ over a 23km course. John has always been noted for his Time Trialling abilities over the years winning various medals in both county and provincial races. This was his time to shine and achieving his ultimate goal. He is the only member of the club, as far as we are aware, who has ever held this prestigious accolade. Superb going John!! A very proud day for NTW and most definitely a proud moment and achievement for John…

M60 National Time Trial winner 2018, John Foote. Picture by Coolbawn Cross Photography.

 

John Foote powering to victory in the National Masters 60 Time Trial 2018. Picture by Vic Nott

 

National Masters 60 TT winner 2018, John Foote

 

Well done has to go to Eoin Woods who raced in the National M40 TT category and Michael Crowe who raced in the National M50 TT category. They both set some brilliant times out on the course amidst the best riders in the country. Eoin was very unfortunate to just barely miss out on a medal place, finishing in 4th place.We are sure your turn is not far away Eoin!  Michael crowe finished in 8th place, very well done to ye lads…

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To see all the lads in action in the Nationals you can see them in the link here and photos thanks to Vic & Tracy.

More photos of the National Masters TT  in the link here thanks to Richard Quinn.

Link to sticky bottle here 

Link to full results of National Master TT on sticky bottle here

 

HSE tour de Midwest 

Well done to club member Dermot Kelly who completed the HSE Tour de midwest on Saturday, A very enjoyable and well organised event by all acounts. Dermot pictured with his daughter Niamh.

Rebel Tour

Well done to club members Sean, Pat and Mike who completed the tough Rebel Tour on Saturday. Great going.

Conquering the infamous Stelvio 

Kevin, Gary and Pat enjoying some quality cycling in Italy. Well done lads.

 

 

Sunday Open Racing

National Masters and A3 Road Race Championships in Shannon. 

Sunday John Foote was racing in the National Masters 60 Road Race championships which were taking place in Shannon. John was in the main bunch from the start but the bunch broke up on the second lap and 8 riders including John went clear. There were a lot of little digs throughout but it all came back together for the finish. John was unfortunate to suffer cramping on the last lap and the drag up to the finish put paid to his race but he crossed over the line safely in the bunch. John very much enjoyed the experience. Well done John.  David Kyle was taking part in the National Masters 40 Road Race and also finished his race safely in the bunch. Very well done to ye lads!

There will be no club updates for the following two weeks as your PRO is taking some time off but we will have all the updates again for you on my return…  

 

There will be no club updates for the next two weeks so we will be posting up two weeks worth of club spins which you can see below.

Club midweek and weekend spins:

Tuesday: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Thursday: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

We would advise you all to bring along some high vis clothing and lights for the bikes as the evenings are much darker. Be safe be seen. 

Saturday: club training spin leaving Woodies car park at 9 am.

Sunday 16th : We will be supporting our neighbouring club, Limerick CC at their annual tour. Always a great day out and we would love to see as many as possible there on the day. 

 

Also very best of luck to those taking part in the Munster Hill Climb Championships on Sunday…

 

 

Tuesday 18th: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Thursday 20th: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

We would advise you all to bring along some high vis clothing and lights for the bikes as the evenings are much darker. Be safe be seen. 

Saturday 22nd: Training spin leaving from Woodies carpark at 9am. 

Sunday 23rd: Club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 9am.

Have a great couple of weeks everyone!