Club League race 4 - Hilly time trial
Race report courtesy of Raymond Allen:
Round 4 of the 2014 league was our 2nd individual time
trial of the year, breaking from the traditional
'flat-n-fast, out-n-back' style of course, we had a
short-but-tough prologue style Time Trial over a 'lumpy'
The new route started from the village of Killucan, to
Raharney Village, then left onto the more technical section
of the course and riders making their way up to the top of
'Green Hill' just outside Killucan Village.
The evening went off very well with a good turnout for
the race from both CRC members and our visiting clubs
(Donadea, Team 905, Trim and Lakeside Wheelers) who helped
make the night a good success.
Many thanks to the marshals who help everyone get around
safely (and their road sweeping skills), Michelle for
providing the great photos and the ladies who helped feed
everyone in Ennis' pub afterwords.
Here are the results from the night - and the club league
table is on the main league page and the next time round the
'best 4' rule kicks in, so the league is very much still
ALL riders, times:
CRC, League Points:
_______________ P R E R A C
E I N F O R M A T I O N
The fourth round of the 2014 Club League is a new concept to
our league - breaking from the traditional 'flat-n-fast,
out-n-back' style of course, we have a short-but-tough
prologue style Time Trial over a 'lumpy' course - just 8.8km
long, but one that is sure to test everyone taking part.
The race will take place on Thursday 12th June, with the
first rider off at 7pm as usual.
Parking and sign-on are in Killucan Village, in Ennis' Pub car
The TT will start just a few hundred metres from there, at
the Tennis Courts on the Raharney Road.
After the finish, riders can then simply drop down the hill
to Killucan Village where the prize presentations will take
place in Ennis' pub, along with tea and sandwiches.
Riders will set off at 1 minute intervals on a challenging
route from Killucan, to Raharney Village, then left onto the
more technical section of the course and make their way up to
the top of 'Green Hill' just outside Killucan Village.
There are several junctions where caution will be needed from
ALL riders taking part, and you must ensure that you pay full
attention to the marshals instructions when approaching these.
LEFT TURN Nr.1
Raharney Village, left at the shop. Approach is downhill,
turn is >90 degrees and an adverse camber to deal with also.
LEFT TURN Nr.2
From L-Road onto R-Road - this is a T-Junction and rules of the
road apply to everyone. You must stop here if necessary.
Watch for the marshals instructions, as they will advise of the
traffic situation on the junction as you approach.
From R-Road onto L-Road
Again, rules of the road apply, and you must stop if required by
the traffic situation as you approach the junction. Watch
for the marshals instructions, and remember to check behind you
to assess the following traffic situation also.
Do not 'cut' the corner as you take it.
LEFT TURN Nr.3
Last junction on the route - base of the hill to the finish
line. Turn is very tight, very small, and will need
caution on approach. Again, watch for the marshals
instructions as there may be traffic approaching the junction
which will be out of sight to you as you approach it.
The final section of the course (Green Hill), is 1.1km long with
a 3% average gradient, however the hill has one or two short
'steps' which kick up to about 10%.
Course details, mapped out from Garmin are HERE
Tips for warming up correctly can be found here
Warming up correctly is very important, not only to get the
best performance out of yourself, but also to avoid possible
injury by trying to ride the race from a 'fresh', rested state
for some of the science behind it all).