Nenagh CC, will be running a mid week race series on Thursday evenings.
The course is to remain the same starting at on the old N7 (R445) at Gooig (between Birdhill and Dalys x next to McGills garden centre), up through Birdhill, onto Nenagh roundabout and back to Birdhill, 35km in all and finishing in a good tough (and safe!) battle up the ramp (towards the motorway) at Birdhill. This route is an excellent open road and is perfect for getting speed in the legs for racing.
They will have a minimum of 3 groups each night including an A1-A3 group, an A3-A4 group and a beginner group either for those who are less fit or those wishing to try out racing without the pressure of being in a formal weekend A4/women’s race. They really want to encourage ‘newbies’ to give it a go at this – the idea of this (slowest) group is that the speed is restricted to the slowest rider so no one is to get dropped, people then have the option of jumping onto the next fastest group when it catches up. The faster 2 groups are obviously allowed to ride on at whatever the race pace of the group is.
The race route will have a lead car and be marshalled at roundabouts to ensure the safety of participants.
They plan to chose from different categories each week (eg: first across the line, first junior male/female, first woman, KOH (on Kilmastulla) for a nominated group etc) for a number of prizes each week, the aim being that at least every couple of weeks each rider has a prize they can target. Results and photos will be published on their facebook site on the Friday.
Entry fee on the night is €5Euro and riders need to have a club racing licence to race.
First race is at 7pm on Thursday 9th of April.
Contact either Majella Moyles 0876618801
or Sinnead Oakes 0872199569
For more information visit http://www.nenaghtriathlonclub.com/nenagh-summer-league/
Can’t wait to see you all there!