Lough Key Triathlon Club Ocotober/November/December 2016

Welcome to the Latest edition of our club newsletter and the first of 2017. We want to wish all our members and friends a happy new year and 2017 will hopefully be another successful year for the green and black of Lough key Tri Club!!

This is of course the first newsletter in a few months as we all took a little break from the hectic year of competitions,training and reporting but its back to work now for us all! Thanks to everyone for all the help with photos, results and articles during 2016 and if anybody wants to contribute to or have ideas for the newsletter please contact us.

January has already seen some fantastic performances by members and the race results section for these will be in next months edition. For now we want to update you all on the new members night we will have in Aura on Friday the 27th of January. Also links included below to pay membership for 2017 and the race calendar for the coming weeks.

The AGM took place in Murtaghs on the 4th of November. This was attended by approx 20 members with the new committee elected along with a good discussion on the future plans for the club...watch this space..

Committee 2017

Chairman – Andrew Flynn;

Assistant-Chairperson – TBA.

Secretary – Tadhg Moran.

Assistant-Secretary- TBA.

PRO – Ashley Molloy;

Assistant-PRO – Steve Holmes;

Treasurer – Helen Gormley;

Assistant-Treasurer – Helen McHenry;

Membership 2017

Membership for Lough Key Tri club now available via the triathlon Ireland site.

LOUGH KEY TRI CLUB IS ALWAYS OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS OF ALL ABILITIES. ALL YOU NEED IS: BIKE / HELMET / RUNNING SHOES / WETSUIT / SWIM HAT / GOGGLES & A BIT OF DETERMINATION

CONTACT US FOR INFO: loughkeytriclub@gmail.com

....or you can join us direct via the Triathlon Ireland website (link below) – once you become a member you are automatically added to the club e-mail circulation list and will be updated on club events as they happen.

International Selection

We are delighted as a club to have had a wonderful international athlete in Tojo performing and winning at events across Europe over the 2016 season and joining Tojo for 2017 on the international stage will be Dympna Kelly, Siobhan Murtagh and Andy Brennan. For a small, relatively newly formed, rural club to enjoy such success is wonderful and our congratulations goes to all four.

Para-triathlete club member Tojo Lazarri represented Ireland several times in 2016, winning a gold and bronze medal in international competitions and will compete in several events in 2017. Tojo is also selected as a development athlete by Triathlon Ireland and picked a trophy for his category victory at the Tri Ireland awards.

Dympna Kelly, who formerly represented Ireland in rowing won selection for the European Olympic Distance Age Group event in Austria in June while rounding off a super 2016 by winning her age group national title! Kelly topped a total field of 270 triathletes in the 35-39 age national category and won by the slimmest of margins with points of 456.751 with Brianne Mulvihill of Piranha TC from Dublin in second on 456.565 points and Victoria Nicholson on GoTriTC in Clare in third on 451.673 points.

Former junior international athlete Siobhan McWeeney Murtagh will go in the European Duathlon Championships in Spain in April. Murtagh was third in her age category behind overall National Duathlon Champion Lorraine Carey in first and Bronagh Adams in second.

Completing the internationals will be Andy Brennan who has qualified for the European Middle Distance (Half iron distance) Championships in Denmark in June after his placing at the National Middle Distance Championships in Kerry last month.

TRI TAKING SPORT EVENT 8TH DECEMBER

A number of our members travelled to Galway last December for an educational and enjoyable evening with Joanne Murphy from Tri Talking Sport with three guests.

The guest speakers were Aileen Flynn, Ruaidhrí Geraghty and Bryan McCrystal who spoke openly about their journey from competing in their first triathlon to their training routine ,competing, experience, nutrition etc in doing an Ironman and then qualifying for Kona. They talked us through Kona step by step from getting off the plane to crossing the finish line. All three speakers agreed that Kona is like no other Ironman... the heat and humidity is overwhelming. But there is something magical and mystical about the big island. There was also a number of special videos from Mike Reilly, Paul Kayne, Owen Martin and Mark Allen who talked about there Kona experiences. The evening was well worth the trip to Galway and I would recommend it to any of our club members when the opportunity arises in the future.

As always the best way to stay in contact about training is through the Whatsapp group, just let us know if you would like to be added to this text....................

Training

  • Monday: Turbo @ 8pm in Leitrim Physio
  • Tuesday: Run @ 6.45am from Aura/ Run Training with Graham @ 6pm from Aura/ Swimming Lessons
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday: Run @ 6.45am from Aura/ Run Training with Graham @ 6pm from Aura/ Swimming Lessons
  • Friday: Eay run from Aura at 5.30pm
  • Saturday:Club cycle from Esquires. 8.30am
  • Sunday: Swimming in Aura at 9am

Race Calender

Parkrun..Every Saturday @ 9.30....

Contact...Please feel free to contact us at any stage with suggestions, ideas or observations on any aspect of the promotion of the club. I can add articles, photos, race reports and training plans to the newsletter each month along with updating the facebook page as soon as information is available. Together we can always ensure each member and as many non members as possible know what is happening in our club.

Ashley Molloy (Pro) 087 1615587/ ashleytmolloy@hotmail.com

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