Dec 2013 02

Club Duathlon champions league
This league is open to all our signed up club members and is run on a handicap basis

team pic ennis duathlon

Races – members to complete 3 of the 6 races on offer with bonus points for the national championship

Race options: 
West clare
Ennis : Please note we want to have a big team photo taken at the Ennis race – please can all be there
Ashford Duathlon

National champs : 5th April fingal race series 3

Now how do make it fair for all the athletes to be in with a chance of being club duathlon champion 2014
Bonus points for national championships = + 100

We will use the TT category system and David & Mark will look after the scoring system

Bonus points for a course pb = + 20 ( this must be the same course as 2013 – if the race course is changed by the organiser no points will be awarded. Overall times only not individual sections.
Athletes penalised will be deducted -200 points + not receive points from that race.

Any Questions : Email

Nov 2013 26

Shannon Estuary Run Logo SmallTo all the runners who took part yesterday and marshals who helped out. Thank you for all your help and support.


We tried our best to put on a great series of races, to bring together the local community and to promote shannon as a great place to run. Our Estuary views are amazing – hopefully the paths will be in more use now.

Our sub goal for this project was to raise much needed funds for 2 great clubs based out of shannon. ST.Senans Rfc and GoTri Racing Triathlon Team.


Nov 2013 22

Best of luck


Shannon 10 mile & 10km fun runs

Best of luck to all the runners and marshals and helpers this weekend

A big weekend for the club – raising funds for the year ahead


Lots of miles Lots of smiles

Shannon Estuary 10 Mile Poster

Nov 2013 08

Training weekend schedule

Meet @ 9am both days in front of ul swim pool do not be late


Meet & greet : run @ 9am
Please have your forms etc filled out and ready

Assistant coaches will bring you through an easy warm up routine and easy 10k jog along the bank

10:00 an coffee – change into cycling gear

Ciaran Power will be taking the saturday session and not the sunday session as previously planned

10:30 to 12:30
Cornering – cornering in a group

12:30 to 1:20 – snack - chat with Ciaran Power Q N A

1:30 to 3:30

3:30 to 4:15 – snack – coffee – tea

4;30 to 5;30-45 run track drills and run pacing session

6pm – you have survived and learned

Sunday – group spin & chat with Ciarán Power
9 am to 1pm
Advanced athletes – easy jog off bike

“Life learning on the bike ”
Change to group work on the bike 
1:30 to 3:30 swim to core

4pm finished & you have survived

From this camp all athletes will receive a follow on recommendation focus for their training and build up to winter camp 2 which is swim focused on Saturday 14th with 4hrs of swimming and SNC where we will bring in outside coaches to help guide the program of excellence

If the weather is horrendous will will relocate the bike sessions to a turbo – please being it with you

Bring snacks and drinks and we look forward to welcoming you to our training weekend

What do you need to bring?

What to bring this weekend besides the obvious 

Swim- all your kit and please don’t forget your fins
- water bottle and drinks
- energy snacks

Bike- don’t forget your bike
Wet gear




Nov 2013 05

We took some time to catch up with Anna Crooks (1st female) and Rory Sexton (2nd male)  in the Vodafone National Series and asked them to look back on their 2013 racing season. Here’s what they had to say-

Anna Crooks:

Q: What piece of advice would you give to other triathletes? 

Whatever level you are at always remember we do this because we enjoy it!

Q: What was your most enjoyable race and why?]

Hell Of The West. This was our big team race and the atmosphere and support for everyone was brilliant.

Q: What was your least enjoyable race and why?

There were a few races I felt I could have done better in but I tried to take something positive out of them even if I was disappointed.

Q: What is your biggest lesson learnt in 2013?

Not to let the occasion or the people you are racing against put you off. 

Q: Toughest moment of 2013?

Nothing specific, but not doing as well as I wanted too in some of my key races.

Q: Best moment of 2013?

Winning Hell of The West and The National Series.

Q: One thing you did in 2013 that you’ll do differently in the year ahead ?

Listen to STL when he tries to correct my swim stroke :)  


Rory Sexton

Q: What piece of advice would you give to other triathletes?

Make sure and enjoy every training session and every race you do as much as possible. If you’re not enjoying it there’s no point in doing it. Triathlon is our hobby after all.

Q: What was your most enjoyable race and why?

So many worth mentioning here since I enjoyed nearly all my races. Joey Hannon since it was my first Olympic Distance race, Kilrush Up the Creek for the great weather and support, Loughrea for getting to support the super juniors beforehand and then seeing them supporting us in return. I enjoyed them all so it’s impossible to pick the best.

Q: What was your least enjoyable race and why?

Doonbeg duathlon way back in march. It was cold, wet, windy and miserable and I had a head cold that weekend. My race didn’t go very well and I was very disappointed with how I handled it. To add to my misery club chairman Mark Jeffers had passed me by the finish line. What I do like to remember is the fact that I did cross the finish line.  

Q: What is your biggest lesson learnt in 2013?

It’s a long season so never get too worried if it hasn’t started the best there’s time to make up for that towards the end of the year. 

Q: Toughest moment of 2013?

Standing around for an hour waiting for the results of the waves in Athlone to see where I had finished in the national championships.   

Q: Best moment of 2013?

Finding out in Athlone that I had finished second to Gavin Noble and achieving what I had worked so hard for all year. Best feeling in a while.

Q: One thing you did in 2013 that you’ll do differently in the year ahead ?

Set more than one alarm clock before a race in case the batteries go like before Nenagh Triathlon this year where all I got to eat before the race was a spicy chicken roll, not ideal!!


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