Club Duathlon 2014

The annual Racing795 Duathlon took place on Sunday the 30th of March with a 3km run, 25km bike and 3km run starting and finishing at Spellman Park, Kildavin. Much credit for the success of the day must go to Barry Byrne and his team of helpers for putting on a great event which was really enjoyed by members and guests alike. Fintan Redmond was in great form and took the men’s race ahead of an impressive performance by Joe Lillis with Ross Moorehead hot on the heels in 4th. In the ladies race Dena Hogan was the clear winner despite competing and winning a 4 mile trail race the day before. Fiona Gore took 2nd place with our own Tracy Redmond putting in a fine performance to take third. There was some great battles right through the field with the two lap bike course proving a stiff and interesting test.

The main focus of the day is to give people new to Triathlon an opportunity to try the sport and it was fantastic to see plenty of novices toeing the line with close to 20 competitors new to Triathlon – as they say you don’t have to be great to start but you do have to start to be great!  A note of thanks to Kildavin/Clonegal GAA club for use of their excellent facilities which is greatly appreciated.

Results 2014

Photographer Caoilfhionn Ó Muirí took some great shots of the event


And they’re off!

du2 du3


“And I said to Cav you need to get more aero son….”


Racing795 Training Duathlon, 30th March 2014

From the archive... Training duathlon 2010

From the archive… Training duathlon 2010

Racing795 will hold an open training duathlon on Sunday 30th March

This informal training exercise is for Racing795 members, members of neighbouring clubs, beginners and non-members/potential future members. It’s an ideal introduction to the world of triathlons/duathlons. We’ll endeavour to time people but this should not be considered a competitive race.

We have a limit on the numbers we can accommodate so please don’t just show up on the day or you may be disappointed.

The format will be 3km run / 25km cycle / 3km run
Location: Spellman Park GAA grounds, Kildavin
Sign on: 9:30am
Start: 10am
Suggested donation is €5 per person to cover costs for tea, buns etc.

Route details:
Run route
Bike route (2 laps)

Remember, this is a training exercise, you will be responsible for your own safety.

Ballyhoura – Biking Blitz Race Series 2014

Race report by Nigel McCord

Myself , Keith , Lorraine and Miron headed off this morning on our 2 and a half hour spin down ( big thanks to David F for a loan of his bike trailer ) , weather was brilliant all day , great talks on the way with the lovely scenery of snow capped mountains .

Arrived with enough time to do a small rece run and warm up of the final piece of single track , unfortunately we took the easy turn off on the final exit corner which would be me and Keith’s down fall later in the race .
Race starts and Brian was away with the Super Pros , Miron headed off on his charge and was in my sights for 3\4 of the race , Lorraine and me followed with Keith following up the rear . after awhile we were spread out and i tried to reel in Miron but he was gone .. I got a feckin cramp on the first section of Boardwalk and had to stop up for awhile , mean while Lorraine took a nasty fall with Keith following , she said to him to go on . he started on his charge and reeled me in on the final km , all I heard behind me was `Well Lad` …. he scared the be jasus out of me , OK pressure on now we flew along with me trying my best not to make a mistake and give him the lead , then he over shot a fire road cross over and I thought I was save , but bang there he was back on me wheel pushing me on and shouting …. ` First chance I get I,m taking ya …. Lad ` …. Then last turn 100ft from finish the final push up the loose gravel which we missed on our rece run ,I jammed in high gear and bike stops , Keith drives to the left and bang he’s off the bike jammed in gear also , next thing the 2 of us are running flat out up the hill and across the finish line with the crowd cheering …. Ah just brilliant it was . I think Keith got me by a wheel length , Miron was there waiting for us . Lorraine arrived soon after very sore , and then Brian a bit later in the Pros . overall a bloody great day and one to always remember . and yes Barry Byrne this Club defininty sucks you in ……….


Open Night on Thursday 27th February

Come along and chat with us

Racing795 is delighted to announce an Open Night on Thursday 27th February at 8pm in River’s Edge, Bunclody.

On the night, current members will be available to talk about the clubs activities, including running, cycling (road and mountain biking) and of course triathlon. We hope that anyone that is interested in joining our club will come along, and we especially welcome beginners. We will also have on display equipment and gear including a triathlon bike, mountain bikes and triathlon and cycling clothing and equipment.

Joining us on the night will be a well known international athlete who will give us an insight into the level of training and commitment required to succeed at a professional level.

If you can make it please let us know at

We hope you can join us!


Ballinastoe Biking Blitz 2014

Biking Blitz - Matt Seebach wins Baggy Shorts Category (1 full lap)

Race Report by David Furlong, 2nd February 2014

bikerMatt Seebach winner - Baggy Shorts Category - 1 full lap

We set off in Brian’s Venga Bus, trailer in tow, loaded up for action. Lots of talk of ass-whuppin etc… and Little Dave in the back suckin on his energy potion aka some 99c Aldi rice yoke. Brian Mc in the zone behind his dark shades giving nothing away, Tully all focused and Nigel with his big happy smile

We arrived and parked in the bestest muckiest spot, met our fellow travellers Ciara, Lorraine and Miron. Off to the start, heart attack city. DC was gone like the hottest of snots, the rice potion working a treat. Next Brian mC, then Tully and me.

Great close racing,for me I gradually reeled my man in and snook past him. DC and Mc were long gone. Deadly buzz of tight racing, having not done any mtb racing in 2013 it was great to be back!

In the Baggy Shorts, Nigel and Miron were a few mins apart, and Ciara on her debut performing admirably. Unfortunately Lorraine was caught out by mechanicals. But the biggest news was new member Mat Seebach taking the win! And local lady Sinead Walsh taking 2nd in the Ladies.

Thanks to Brian for driving and allowing us to wreck his van and my fellow travellers and clubmates for a deadly day out. Looking forward to the season ahead!

Now off for the wine and cheese…

Beginners Mountain Biking session 18th January

Mountain Biking for beginners

Interested in having a go at mountain biking? Here’s your chance!

This Saturday morning we’re running a beginners mountain biking session in the foothills of beautiful Mount Leinster.

We’ll have a experienced male and female biker on hand to show you the ropes so all are welcome and the pace will be easy – please contact for more details. (this is a free event run by the local Racing795 club)


Know a friend who might be interested? Pass it on

Meet a Member – David Tully

David Tully

Meet a 795er – our Club Treasurer and regularly seen flying around Mount Leinster on his mountain bike.


Favourite – bike, run or swim?

Favourite band?
Pearl Jam

Favourite sports person?

Something we didn’t know about you?
I’ve worked from home for 14 years – probably shows as I don’t know when to shut up when out on a spin :)

Favourite book?
Focaults Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Jaffa Cake, custard cream or Mikado?
Jaffa cake or Aldi equivalent

Best sporting occasion?
1996 All Ireland final

Toughest event?
Mountain bike National Marathon Championships

Any pre-race/spin rituals?
Try and remember all the gear!

Baseball or cricket?

Best sports website/programme?
Global Cycling Network (GCN) channel on YouTube. 

Favourite film?
The Haunting (1963)

Best advice to a newbie starting a sport or received?
Stretch straight after a run – not half an hour later when you get home


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