Over The Hill CC Notes 14th May 2017

There were some scorching times set at “Predict Your Time” on Wednesday evening (May 10th), with a number of cyclists setting personal bests. Predict your time is nearing completion. Regular Wednesday evening spins will resume after this. A big thank you to Donal and crew for the time keeping. The Saturday morning crew headed for Doneraile led by club stylist Declan Brady. The tough conditions were rewarded with tea and scones in Doneraile Castle. The group traveled back to Watergrasshill via the middle road from Ballyhooly. The Sunday morning crew split in two, with Mick Gowen leading the first bunch and Donal leading the second.It was great to see Dave and Marie back on the road.  A lumpy route headed for Glenville, Carrignavar, Whites Cross, with both groups stopping for coffee in Glanmire village. We bumped into some old friends from Cobh at the coffee stop, and had a great chin wag. Both groups returned to Watergrasshill, avoiding the showers for what was a very enjoyable cycle.

Best of luck to Micheal O’Driscoll who competes in Ironman Lanzarote this weekend. Donncha Cuttriss continues his preparations for the trans am in the USA. Well done to Claire O’Callaghan who completed the Tour de South Coast.

The countdown is now on for our Duathlon to be held on Saturday 3rd June, starting at 1230hrs. Entries have been strong, so booking is strongly advised. This event is being run in conjunction with Watergrasshill AC, as part of the Hillfest weekend. Spaces are limited to 150, so it is advisable to sign up early. The Duathlon consists of a 3km run, 16km cycle, and 5km run. The event is open to all level, over 18’s only. The event will be fully chip timed. Tickets are available through Eventmaster,  https://eventmaster.ie/event.php?event_id=1236.   Tickets are € 20 for a single entrant, or € 25 for a two person team. This represents extremely good value. Further details of other events over the action packed weekend can be found at https://www.hillfest.rocks/

Aidan O’Brien
Club Public Relations Officer.