It has been a very busy week indeed for the club and to start by congratulating Dermot Radford for a super performance finishing in 6th place in the Ras na Luimini 125k gruelling cycle race on Sunday March 10th.
With last year’s points Dermot has accumulated and his excellent performances this year the Tipp Wheelers racer has been promoted to the top A1 category. This is a fantastic achievement for both the club and Dermot who is only cycling 3 years.
Showing great improvement Richie Bresnan raced in the A4 section but was unfortunate to get stuck behind a couple of road crashes and just could not pull back the group ahead.
Next up Tony Delaney took part in the Keeper Hill adventure challenge in Newport, Co Tipperary on March 9th. It consisted of a 32k bike, 18k run up and down Keeper Hill and a 6k bike to finish. Tony managed to do a super time of 3.16.
To add to a busy weekend Nora Cunningham, James Cunningham, Regina McNamara, and Keith Coyle cycled the 60k tour in aid of the Limerick school for the deaf. Weather conditions were fantastic and the lads had a great day out.
Finally we had 3 athletes who travelled to Doonbeg, Co Clare on March 10 to the Doonbeg duathlon. The race consisted of a 3k run, 22k bike followed by a 3k run. Well done to Martina Byrnes who worked very hard to come third in the ladies category, and is showing great improvements every week. Brian Devitt and Tommy Byrnes battled the whole way through race passing each other at different stages, but it was the younger of the two warriors Brian, who showed the strength in the end to take victory and finished in a fantastic 9th position and Tommy in 12th.
The men’s and ladies running nights are still thriving with big numbers every week. The ladies’ is on Tuesday’s 7pm to 8pm and the men’s Wednesday nights 8pm to 9pm. The nights cater for all abilities and all are welcome to attend. The leisure cycle continues every Sunday morning at 10.30am from the complex. For more details of all events log on to Tippwheelers.com.