Tuesday 23rd April
Our third race in this years Summer League series took place this Tuesday, with another high turnout. We had sufficient numbers to run three groups, with two and a half minutes between each group. This allowed everybody the chance to settle into a group where everyone could contribute with as much work as possible. This worked well as everything came together in the last kilometre.
The middle group caught up to the first group with 5km to go, just as that happened underage rider Sean Yelverton attacked out of the second group and rode through the first group in the company of Tri supremo Aaron O’Brien. With their colaborative work effort it looked like these two would stay away, as the chase effort behind could not quite close the gap. Meanwhile the scratch group were piling on the prssure and joined the party in the last couple of hundred metres with Simon Ryan of Visit Nenagh seemingly the quickest ahead of Sean Yelverton.
The league will run through and beyond the Summer months. Our thanks to the riders from sorrounding clubs for their attendance and support, including Visit Nenagh, Kilmallock, Planet Tri and North Tipp Wheelers. We’re back next Tuesday 30th April at 7:00 from McGills Garden Centre, Gooig. Thats just up from Dalys Cross ad Castleconnell on the old Dublin Road. We have a rotating list of marshals, to help out just contact the Club Secretary at Limerickcc@gmail.com Its €5 per rider, and dont forget your CI license! The race goes up as far as the first roundabout near nenagh and straight back towards a finish line marked on the nenagh side of Birdhill. See you there.
Photos courtesy of Tom Shanahan