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Kilkenny Duathlon 9th March 


Well done to Fiona, James, Ashley, Robert and Barry who all competed in the Kilkenny Triathlon Club Duathlon on 9th March. Over 200 participants took part where James came 20th, Ashley 39th, Robert 47th and Fiona 85th. Well done all!



Become a fan!

Online Registration is now closed for the 2014 Tour de Kilkenny - but you can still enter the event on the day!

Registration will be open as follows in Kilkenny Rugby Club:
- Friday night from 7pm - 9pm
- Saturday morning from 7.30am - 8.40am for 160km & 110km
- And until 10.45am for 70km & 40km.


Win for Gary Frehill in the 2014 Frank O'Rourke memorial race!

Just a few races into his first season of racing, Gary Frehill has secured a brilliant win at the Frank O'Rourke A4 race in Wexford. A solid winter of hard training is evidently paying off for Gary securing a win so early in the racing season. The race was run over the Camaross circuit in Wexford, with 3 laps coming to a total of 80km for the race. The A4 bunch started off with about 100 riders and over the course of the race the bunch whittled down to a more select group of around 30 riders making their way into the finish together. Coming into the finish Gary positioned himself well up towards the front of the bunch to win the sprint for the line by a nice margin. A superb result for Gary, only a few races into the season for him and already 8 points on his first A4 licence, just another 2 points will have him upgraded to A3. 

A massive congratulations to Gary from all the club, here's looking forward to plenty of more results in the near future! 

Some more great shots below of Gary winning the sprint to the line. Thanks to Sean Rowe for the photos.



MCC Training Day with Paddy Doran - 12th April

Marble City Cyclers are running a training day with Paddy Doran, which has been organised for Saturday 12th April 2014. Please remember that this event is suitable for members of all abilities, so anyone interested in learning more about cycling, sign up now! 

We ran this coaching day last year, and found it very beneficial for club members of all abilities from beginners right up to experienced cyclists. The day will cover lots of areas on and off the bike, bike set up, safety on the bike, handling, technique and much more.

The plan for the day will be as follows:

  • 9.30 - Sign on in Hotel Kilkenny
  • 10.00 - Introductions
  • 10.30 - Practical session on circuit with a short 3-4% incline to demonstrate some skills.
  • 12.30 - Break for coffee / lunch
  • 1.20 - Afternoon session will be tailored to requirements of the group on the day but will include
    • Bike set up
    • Presentation of co ordination of specific training sessions and nutrition for top performance
    • Periodisation of training and peaking for the main event/s such as sportifs/races etc
    • Any other areas that people would like to cover.

    To sign up please book by text now 087 4140264.
    Cost for the coaching day is €20 (lunch not included)

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    Paddy is a Qualified cycling coach and Tutor to cycling coaches He was recently awarded the Coach Of the year award by Cycling Ireland for 2005. He has Represented Ireland as a junior and senior cyclist. He has thirty years experience of coaching at international level. Riders coached by Paddy have won three FBD Milk Ras events which is the leading Irish bicycle race and produced excellent performance in many International events.

    He has been director of Coaching for Cycling Ireland / ICF. He was winner of the overall Tutor of the year award in the National Coaching and Training Centre Coach of the Year awards in 2000. He has also helped to prepare three athletes who represented Ireland in the Athens Olympics. Two of these athletes produced Irelands best ever Olympic cycling results.

    He is influenced by former East European training methods, and has completed a Cycling-coaching course in the Former East Germany. He has also worked as masseur to amateur and professional cycling teams and World-class athletes from other sports. He currently coaches and acts as a consultant to cyclists and some other endurance athletes.

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