Archive for February, 2009
Sunday March 22nd sees the start of the XC NPS with Round 1 being held in the brand new venue of Rossacrue Woods, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry.
The race will be hosted by Killarney CC, and the Killarney bikers have been busy working on the track for the past few months clearing fallen trees, clearing singletrack sections and working on drainage.
The loop is approx. 5km in length composed of 2.5K fireroad with the remainder a mix of smooth fast singletrack and some further more technical singletrack.
The guys are also working on an additional section of technical singletrack so all in all, it sounds like a great venue to kick-start the season with.
Portaloo will be available and tea/sambos served afterwards to refresh the riders before the road home!
- The Railway Hostel ph: 06435299
- The Whitegates Hotel ph: 06431164
- The Riverside Hotel ph: 06439200
- The Avenue Hotel ph: 0643522
Course pre-ride and Sign-on will be available on Saturday from 12 to 4pm.
Sign on will be open on Sunday from 9.00am
Only riders with race numbers are allowed on the course – no number = no practice/race!
Sunday Race timetable:
- U 8/10/12/14 start time: 11:30am
- U 16 Start time: 12.00pm
- Sports Start time: 12.01pm
- Ladies Start time: 12.01pm
- U 14 Start time: 12.02pm
- Elite Men Start time: 1.30pm
- Juniors Start time: 1.31pm
- Elite Ladies Start time: 1.32pm
- Masters Start time: 1.33pm
- Veterans Start time: 1.34pm
- Experts Start time: 1.35pm
The Under 12s and younger will have a race on their own mini race circuit, in and around the Start/Finish area
The Under 14s & 16s will race on the full circuit
Lap numbers will be assigned on the day.
Mel and Ryan are currently in Cyprus for the 6-round Sunshine Cup. They’ve gotten the series off to a great start with a podium finish for Mel in Elite Women and a strong performance from Ryan in Elite Men. Congratulations from all in MAD and best of luck in the upcoming races.
Details of the Eireman-X off-road triathalon this May:
For those who are looking for an extra stimulus or a break from triathlon, mountain biking, cyclocross or adventure racing this will be right up you street. I quickly caution that this is neither a classic mountain bike course nor a straight forward triathlon. Éireman X is a test of nerve and endurance that will bring out the strengths and weakness of triathletes, mountain bikers, cyclocross riders and adventure seekers alike. We still have the familiar format of swim, cycle and run. But the ‘devil is in the detail’ of how this course is going to test your mind, body and spirit.
The world famous ‘Ironman distance’ triathlon was born out of a debate – who is the fitter - swimmers or runners. We propose to extend this debate to whom will be the faster -mountain bikers, triathletes, cyclocross or adventure racers over an off-road triathlon course. Each discipline have their own advantages. Let’s race them and see…
3 x points to note:
Bragging rights may be delayed as this pilot race may turn into a series of 3.
Don’t bring your best gear – you will be getting dirty and wet (not just the swim). Old runners recommended.
People who have entered the Éireman –Long or Middle distance triathlon will receive a discount off that main race if they enter Éireman X.
Entries open on Monday at 9am. First 100 entries get a groovier t-shirt…..
Unfortunately the weather in Wicklow has worsened many roads are impassable, the track in Cloon, and more importantly the forest road we were to use as a car park, are currently under a foot of snow. It had looked like it was to clear before the weekend, but it is now quite apparent that it is only going to get worse. We have no choice other than to postpone until the weather improves. It is unfortunate but it would be irresponsible of us to try and push on given the circumstances.
We will notify people of the rescheduled date shortly.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
Winter downill league round 3. Cloon Wood, February 8th.
See Epicmtb.com for details.