Posts Tagged ‘Mtbing’

Ballyhoura Mountain Biking: 16th May

Posted by on 17 May, 2010
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We’ve been talking about going to Ballyhoura for ages so it was great to finally arrive. We racked up the 3 bikes on Richards jeep and set off with a quick stop for breakfast along the way. This was going to be Karens first outing on her new KTM Score 3.0 and Richard’s bike was just back from the garage looking good as new.

We pulled up into a busy car park, found a spot and got the bikes ready pretty quick. The plan was to do the red trail around Ballyhoura, the Castlepook Loop. Its a 51km loop they … Read the rest

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Training Update: 6th – 16th May

Posted by on 17 May, 2010
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I better do another training update before I lose track! Training is starting to turn into a blur, there is so much going on these days so i’m a little short on detail.

Thursday 6th Lacken Kayaking (Richard, Finbar, Sean)
Another fine evening on the lake we did a little over two hours. Interestingly we were joined by Beth McCluskey this evening. She is gearing up for the West Wicklow Roar after her recent success with team AR Denny in Seans Total Experience Adventure Race. Best of luck!

Its great to be coming off the water after these sessions with … Read the rest

Training Update: 22nd April – May 1st

Posted by on 4 May, 2010
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It’s been a while since we’ve had a training update but that’s not to say we’ve been taking it easy!

Thursday 22nd Lacken Kayaking (Richard, Finbar)
With Sean busy preparing controls for the Total Experience Race that weekend it left just Richard and myself. Karen had work commitments. Sean kindly agreed to make us some bungees while we were out on the water in preparation for the weekend’s race. We were joined by Eoin Keith and Chris Caufield. The pace was fairly relaxed for a change and Chris took the opportunity to give myself and Richard some useful tips on … Read the rest

Training Update: 10th-18th April

Posted by on 19 April, 2010
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Saturday 10th Ballinastoe Technical Mountain Biking Session (Sean, Karen, Finbar)

Sean is our strongest team member on the technical stuff and he led us out. We went off the main mtb trails and headed straight for the large hill that starts the IMRA Ballinstoe race. Its a great climb and the terrain is similar to what we expect to find when we race in Cumbria. We made it to the top and stopped to take a breather and take in the view. Karen was quick to remind us “havn’t we got more mtbing to do lads” so on we went. … Read the rest

Team Training Begins

Posted by on 9 April, 2010
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This was our first week training as a team. Here’s a summary of what we got up to and plans for this weekend:

Saturday
Saturday was our first team training session. Sean took us for a spin around Blessington on one of his usual routes “The Murray Lap”. The weather was cold and the forrest trails were still covered in snow in many parts. We all are suffering with a lack of proper bike fitness but now the ultra is out of the way we can fix that. Myself, Richard and Karen are all cycling to work now so it … Read the rest