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Tri Kingdom Come 05/08/2017

 

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TRI KINGDOM COME 2017

Tri Kingdom Come 2017 Race Entry

Tri Kingdom Come Competitor Race Brief

Tri Kingdom Come 2017 Race Details

After the phenomenal success of our club event Tri Kingdom Come last year Tralee triathlon Club are delighted to announce August 5th as the date for the next Tri kingdom Come event.

Lighthouse

Stunning Footage of the 2016 Event

Click here to view the picture gallery from 2016

We are also delighted to announce the Fenit RNLI Lifeboat station as our charity partners again this year and we look forward to working with them to raise more funds for this fantastic service that is run solely by our local brave volunteers. Last year we were thrilled to raise €2000 for this more than worthy cause.

Fenit lifeboat stationRNLI Cheque presentation

 

THE RACE

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The Sprint comprises of a 750 m swim, 20 km cycle and 5 km run, all taking place along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way. This is a nice flat course and perfect for athletes trying to better their times or beginners looking for an easy course for their first triathlon!

Enter The Sprint Distance Race Here

Catherine Wharton

There is also a sprint relay option – a brilliant way to introduce new people to the world of Triathlon or do it as a workplace challenge -just form a team to compete.

Enter The Sprint Relay Here

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The Try a Tri distance – the perfect option for beginners to the sport will be a 250 m swim, an 8 km cycle and a 2.5 km run.

Enter The Try a Tri Race Here

Vicky

Check out our footage shot last summer of the swim/bike and run routes:

Landers Sponsors Tri Kingdom Come drone footage Fenit

Landers Sponsors Tri Kingdom Come bike and run sample

 

THE DAY

Swim march

Start time is estimated to be between 11.00 and 12.00. The swim will be tide assisted again this year ensuring that everyone achieves a great time. Last year we had very happy swimmers as PB’s were smashed by many!

CTierney

We have always had closed roads for the duration of the event and we anticipate having closed roads again this year.

Bike transition

After the amazing competitor feedback from last years event we have invited Jules Hall-Weakley back again to provide entertainment on the day and for the after race BBQ that will  be provided to all competitors and volunteers after the race.

Jules

We are also delighted to welcome back Stephen Kelleghan of TI Media to document the day with his amazing photographs. This year he will coordinate a team to do an even more amazing job than he did last year and cover more sections of the race.

We will also have a few additional entertainment surprises up our sleeves!

Local School

Afters

Watch our social media page for news of the after party — come in numbers and plan to stay the night!

West Clare TC

Race briefings with all of the required details will be sent out to all registered competitors closer to the date.

Limerick GIRLS TC

Tralee Triathlon club and Fenit Development Association are looking forward to welcoming you to one of Ireland’s most scenic Triathlons next August bank holiday weekend.

LimerickTC MALE

Entries will be opening very soon in time for the Christmas present rush!

Follow us on our Tri Kingdom Come Facebook Page and on Twitter to keep up to date with all event news!

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Landers Tri Kingdom Medal (2)-1

Landers Tri Kingdom Top-2

 

 

Tralee Tri Club Aquathon 17th Jan 2016

Happy New Year to you all. 2015 was a great year for the club and I’ve a feeling that 2016 will be even better.

We will have a club Aquathon in Tralee Sports Complex on Sunday 17th Jan 2016. This is only open to 2016 members of Tralee Triathlon Club.

We would strongly encourage both old and new members to take part, especially new members and those who are learning to swim. Go on, bite the bullet and give it a lash!

To join the club or renew membership, please go to the Triathlon Ireland Website, join Triathlon Ireland and select Tralee Tri Club as your club. More info availavle here: http://traleetriclub.ie/club-news/tralee-triathlon-club-2016-membership

Book your Place:
You may use the link below to book your place. There is no charge. You may use this link to take part in the aquathon or volunteer for timing, marshalling, photography or to help out with refreshments.

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tralee-triathlon-club-aquathon-sun-17th-dec-tickets-20309052924

Distances:
Sprint Distance: 750m pool swim & 5K run (outdoor)

Super Sprint Distance: 250m swim (10 lengths of pool) & 2.5K run (outdoor)

Schedule:
Sun 17th Jan 2016

Volunteers and participants are requested to meet at Tralee Sports Complex Reception at 10:30am for briefing.

Swim sessions will run between 11 and 12, followed by the run. Refreshments will be served in the room near reception from 12:30 to 13:30.

 

Refreshments will be provided after, however we welcome any sandwiches, homebaking etc.

Please drop us a mail to info@traleetriclub.ie and let us know how you can help out.

If taking part, please select Sprint or Super sprint option and approx time slot you think you will complete the swim if doing the sprint distance so you can be designated an appropriate lane.

Click on the links below for info on two of these events organised by the club in previous years:

Dec 2014: http://traleetriclub.ie/club-news/indoor-aquathon-7th-december

Feb 2014: http://traleetriclub.ie/club-news/get-tri-gallery

Thank you to Paula Casey, Club Training Events Coordinator for organising this event.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Thanks, Siobhán
Chairman, Tralee Tri Club

Tralee Triathlon Club Time Trials are here!!!

Its all about the bike!

john and james

If you want to improve your times and performance in Triathlon, you should focus on your cycling….. simples!. The bike leg of a triathlon is where you will gain or lose the most time. This is because the cycle part, in any triathlon, is the longest in both time and distance. On average, across all distances, about 50% of your race is spent on the bike, with less than 20% on the swim and about 30% on the run. FACT!

percentage distance and time cycle in triathlon

swim bike and run times average for triathlon distances
Average times for swim, bike and run in each race distance

 

Group Cycling vs Individual Cycling

Triathlon clubs can encourage improvement in members relatively easily through effective swimming lessons and running sessions. Catering for the broad range in abilities in cycling is a different matter entirely.

cian and cycling group

Group cycling has many advantages. It is more sociable and enjoyable to cycle in a group. There is backup if you get injured, get a puncture or other mechanical issues. You are less likely to skip a group cycling session as others are counting on you to show up, and turning up for a regular group cycle scheduled at the same time and day each week is a lot easier than facing a lone cycle (especially if the weather is poor). Cycling in a group is great too for developing bike handling skills, picking up tips and advice and for hearing about upcoming events, deals, new gear, components etc. You get it… group cycling has huge advantages!

steven and ciara at seven frogs

Triathlon, however, is almost entirely an individual sport. Drafting is illegal in most triathlon races, so cycling in groups is not ideal in preparing for these race situations. To train effectively and to improve performance, each cyclist should maintain the pace which keeps them in the required heart rate or power zone for each interval in a session, and not the pace at which the group is travelling.

brick monday lidl

Due to the distances to be covered, it is difficult to balance both the individual required effort to make improvements and to keep groups of cyclists together.

liam at grad tri

How do most triathletes & triathlon clubs address this?

Mostly, the serious triathletes out there train alone, sticking to strict intervals and zones so that their workout is effective. These triathletes sacrifice the social aspect and other benefits of training in groups. Leisure triathletes on the other hand, tend to do group cycling more, sacrificing rapid individual improvement in favour of a slower improvement in the groups cycling performance as a whole.

brick group

Best of both worlds

The best of both worlds is to train in small groups of similar ability, take turns on the front, thus creating ideal interval sessions. This results in little sacrifice for the individual cyclist in terms of the effectiveness of the training session, but has huge benefits otherwise. You are more likely to get the sessions done if there is a regular group counting on you to be at a certain place and time each week. It is also a lot more enjoyable, and lets face it, life is short. If you are aiming for a longer distance triathlon, you will be spending a long time on the bike each week, so it may as well be fun!!

suz and niamh

How is Tralee Triathlon Club going to facilitate this?

We are going to run monthly Time Trials. These time trials will have a number of aims:

  1. Individually, set time markers, so that each member can monitor their own progress over the months.
  2. Group cyclists into groups of similar ability for club cycling sessions. If you do extra training and make rapid improvements, you won’t have to wait long for the next time trial to be assigned to a new group. This essentially will make our club cycling sessions more effective for everyone.
  3. Encourage participation at all levels.
  4. Maintain a leader board to encourage competition and motivate members to improve their cycling.
  5. Reward members who displayed the biggest improvement over the year at the end of season night out/awards night.
  6. Improve the level of cycling in the club as a whole.
  7. Mechanism for selection of members for a club racing team.
  8. Meet up regularly as a club, encourage comradarie, and have fun.

sunday spin

On one Saturday, every month, we will meet initially at the Iron Bridge (rail bridge) after the Earl of Desmond roundabout on the Tralee to Castleisland road at 1:30pm for registration with the first cyclist setting off at 2pm. As the months go on, we will introduce time trials on hilly routes.

joe roach

Each member who wishes to participate in these time trials and in the club group cycling sessions will be expected to take their turn and volunteer for at least one time trial for time keeping and registration. If you are on time keeping duties, you can still complete the time trial before or after the club time trial if you wish using your Garmin or other sports watch which records distance & time. Your time will then be included in the leader table.

ciara at seven frogs

This initiative won’t cost anything to club members but we believe it will be hugely beneficial to all members regardless of their ability. Its success depends on as many club members taking part as possible, so join up!

john at dublin 703

How do you sign up?

We have a Facebook group for the time trials. Search for ‘Tralee Triathlon Club Cycling Time Trials’ and join, link below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/143655122655862/

The dates for each monthly time trial will be announced on Facebook. We will also create an event for each time trial. Please indicate that you will attend each time trial by joining the event.

The October time trial event is available at the below link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/905728392852737/

If you are not on Facebook, don’t worry, we will send an email to all club members letting them know when the next time trial is planned. You can email the club to indicate if you will be taking part or volunteering for time keeping duties.

doyler

Tralee Triathlon Club is also considering becoming affiliated through Cycling Ireland as a Cycling Club. This means that members who wish to race competitively will be able to represent the club and will be able to purchase their race licence through Tralee Triathlon Club. Feedback on this initiative was overwhelmingly positive when we surveyed members at this years AGM.  john joe

 

It will be interesting to see the improvements at the end of the year! And, you never know, you might win something!

ironman dismount

We will also continue our club spins on Sundays at 10am from Lidl carpark in Tralee.

 

Turbo Training

Damian’s turbo sessions are booked out, however iBike winter turbo training sessions are on again and available for booking. There will be a total of 14 weeks training broken into 2 x seven week programmes. The 1st seven weeks will focus on building strength and power aswell as perfecting best position and technique. These session will also see a little speed work mixed in. The 2nd seven weeks will focus completely on high intensity drills and speed work, aiming to get the most from all the power sessions done before Christmas. Sessions are available at 6.30+7.30 on Mon & Tues night in Tralee, and 6.30,7.30,8.30 Wed nights in Killarney. Sessions start on the 2nd of November. There is a special subsidised rate for each 7 week programme of €65 for 10 or more TTC members, and €60 for 20 or more TTC members.

You will not need to bring your own turbo trainers for these sessions as iBike will provide them.

In order to subsidise at the €60 rate, we want to make sure that enough club members will benefit. Please indicate your interest and select which slot you would prefer using the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/turbo-training-tickets-18925488646

To book your slot please text Joe @ 086 6087104.

As always, your feedback on the time trials, club cycling sessions, Cycling Ireland Affiliation and Turbo sessions is very welcome!

SUMMER MINI TRI SERIES: RACE 2

There was plenty of new faces at the second in the series of mini triathlons taking place in Fenit this summer. They are the ideal way to practise the three sports and most importantly they are a fun way to pass a summer’s evening.

Happy Heads!
Happy Heads!
24 club members set up on Transition on Tuesday evening – some again attempting their first ever triathlon event and others hoping that this practice session will get them faster and fitter this summer.
Bridget Moore Chief Marshall
Bridget – Laying down the Law!
Key to the whole thing is the volunteers who ensured that the club can host these events and Bridget Moore, who only last week completed her first ever triathlon, stepped out to the plate with a band of volunteers to ensure the event went off smoothly.

Continue reading SUMMER MINI TRI SERIES: RACE 2

Summer Mini Tri Series : Race 1

Leanne lays down the law
Leanne lays down the law

You know it is officially Summer when the annual Tralee Triathlon Club Mini Tri series kicks off and although we didn’t have much sun on Tuesday, the summer buzz in Fenit was definitely there.

Looking calm before the start
Looking calm before the start

We had 19 participants in our first mini-triathlon, which can only be labelled a great success and for those that didn’t make it you are missing out on a fun evening with friends in Fenit.

trisuits
Check out the new club tri gear

The secret to the mini tri series is that it is perfect training for triathlons giving everyone the opportunity to try out their three disciplines. It doesn’t matter what your level – this is training for everyone. Continue reading Summer Mini Tri Series : Race 1

Riding Clean : Not the Lance Armstrong Story

Last Sunday, Dick McElligot of Kingdom CC gave a hands-on demonstation of bike cleaning as part of the Bike Maintenance Workshop.

For those who attended, you know that it’s a more involved process that you would first think. I’ve captured some notes below on the process as demonstrated by Dick. I’m working from memory so any mistakes are my own.


Bike Cleaning : Step-by-step

There are two basic parts:

  • Cleaning: remove all dirt and grease
  • Lubrication: replace any lubricants that were removed during cleaning

Effectively, you’re need to strip away all grease and lubricants to get the bike clean. This will make the bike perform better and prevent wear.

However, in removing unneeded grease and dirt you also strip away vital lubrictants that keep the bike running smoothly so they must be replaced.

Cleaning

What to use:

  • Cleaning agent/degreaser
  • Bike Stand (if you have one)
  • Kitchen Scrubbing Brush
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Washing up liquid
  • Hot Water
  • Bucket
  • Cloth for drying/polishing
  • Gloves to keep your hands safe and clean

The process: Continue reading Riding Clean : Not the Lance Armstrong Story