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Club Duathlon January 2018

Racing795 Group ShotGreat turn out this morning at our first club duathlon of 2018. There were 48 participants in very windy conditions. Well done all!!

Here are the 795 Jan Duathlon Results




2018 Club Duathlon Series

Thinking of giving a triathlon a go this year – come along to our duathlon training series to see what it is all about.

Racing 795 are running three of these so if you can’t make this one there will be on in February and March – keep an eye on our Club News and Facebook page.

Date: Sunday 28th Jan
Location: Kildavin Gaa Club(Location in Above maps)
Time: Sign at 9.30am Starts at 10am sharp
Equipment required: Working bike , helmet and a pair of runners. Thats it :D
Suggested donation for non members is €5 to cover teas and facilities etc.

Non Members can register and pay by clicking on this link- www.itsplainsailing.com/club/racing795, then select Racing795 Club Duathlon Non Member.
Starts with a 3km Run
Strava link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1331652996
Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2402459383

Followed by a 20.7km Bike
Strava link : https://www.strava.com/activities/1331638558
Garmin Connect : https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2402440105

And finish with the same 3 km Run.

Some Photos from Duathlon Series 2017


Club Championship 2018

For 2018 Racing795 are introducing a new format to the Club Championship.Club Championship

We’re going to try something slightly different with the aim being inclusion/participation of all members. Every member at the start of 2018 will have a chance of winning the much coveted Martin Mimnagh trophy. If you’re somebody who doesn’t swim or maybe you don’t run no problem there are 15 events in total with the best 8 scoring. Fitness levels are irrelevant.

All scoring will be from club events. So we will hold 15 club events through the year for members, starting in January and finishing up in November.

Here’s the list:

January 28th Sunday Duathlon 3km/20km/3km

February 25th Sunday Duathlon 3km/20km/3km

March 25th Sunday Duathlon 3km/20km/3km

April 11th Wednesday Road Bike Race 25km

April TBC Mtb Race

May 9th Wednesday Road Bike Race 25km

May TBC Mtb Race

June 6th Wednesday Road Bike Race 25km

June TBC Mtb Race

June 12th Tuesday River Swim 750m

June 26th Tuesday River Swim 1km

July 10th Tuesday River Swim 1,500m

September 3rd Monday Eve X country Run 6km

October 7th Sunday Trail Run 8km

November 4th or 18th(dependent on marathon numbers) Sunday Hill Run 10km

Hopefully these improvements will see the cup within reach of a lot more members and therefore create some excitement during the year.  Above is the full list for ’18, so you can plan your races around the club events. We’re hoping that members will buy into this and all events will be well attended by members.

We will have a minimum marshal plan (replaced by signage!) with emphasis on participation so make sure to check the routes before! As you will see we have an 8 week break during the summer to allow for holidays

So lets get out and participate together as a club!

Club Champs Committee (CCC!)
Niall Mike and PJ

795 Strava Challenge 2018

The 795 Strava Challenge795 Strava Challenge

What is it?

The idea is for all club members to register with and down load the Strava APP – see our handy guide here

We will set monthly targets for all discipline’s….With the aim of a league table and presentation of prizes at the end of the year….

Monthly targets to be achieved leading to awards at xmas party for those that succeed, i.e. achieve the monthly target each month January through to November 2018.

The targets will be set and recorded on the basis of hours spent training & competing by each participant and can be achieved through on/off road run / cycle, turbo or treadmill and will also incorporate club championship events.Participants should declare on the forum from the outset whether they are registering for ‘triathlon’, ‘cycle only’ or ‘run only’

For the early months of the year, i.e. January / February we consider the following targets appropriate:

For a triathlete:- a minimum of 16hrs per month through a combination of swim, bike, run (this works out at an average of just over 4 hours training per week) achieved through the following:-.
• cycling – 8hrs per month (approx 2hrs per week)
• running – 4hrs per month (approx 1 hr per week)
• swim – 4hrs per month (approx 1 hr per week)

For a cyclist & Mountain Biker only: – minimum of 8hrs per month (average of 2hrs per week)
For a runner only: – minimum of 8hrs per month (average of 2hrs per week)

These figures will increase as the year progresses with longer evenings, events, etc and probably decrease as we approach the off season again.

Christmas Greeting 2017

Christmas Greeting 2017

Christmas Party 2017

The 2017 Christmas Party was held at the Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club on the 9th December. It was a great evening with awards being given out to various members of the club including the Club Championship and the Spirit of the Club Award.

Club Champion – Nigel McCord

Second Place – Ciara Bowe

Third Place – Eimear Bowden

Representing Ireland in Rotterdam World Series –  Jarlath Duffy

First IronMan – Elaine Gibson

Spirit of the Club Award – Paul Hutton

Club Events 2017

MTB/Trail Run – David Conway & Nigel McCord

Road Race – Mick Foley

Duathlon Series – Yvette Deacon

Swim Series – Eve Furlong and Kevin Gibson

Barry Byrne entertained us by giving out his unique prizes to Lorraine, Ciara, Frank, David, Zilpha, Mike and the new MTB’rs represented by Rebecca and Marcos.


Winter Park Run Series

Racing795 has started attending some local Parkruns which has proved to be very popular club event. Here are some photos from the first two – Carlow and Tullow. The next two are planned for the 16th December in Gorey and 13th January in Johnstown, Co Wexford.

Keep an eye on the forum for details closer to the dates.