Tag Archives:Ballycarthy

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 20

Posted: June 30, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Today was the Kerry Time Trial Championship which was organized by Killorglin Cycling Club in association with www.ibike.ie and starting in Tralee.  It was 20K and the same route as the Kerry Time Trial League, so from Ballycarthy Roundabout to Castleisland and back. There were 19 starters and I was off in position number 8. The outward journey had the wind to my back and the first 10K was covered in 14 minutes but turning at the roundabout for the return was a real eye opener with a cold and lively breeze straight into my face. I really suffered [...]

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 6

Posted: June 15, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Day 6 and legs are getting used to being tired but it doesn't seem to bother me when on the bike. Today was the last event of this year's Kerry Time Trial League, same course 12.5 miles (20K), from the Ballycarthy roundabout to the Castleisland Bypass roundabout and back. It was a windy evening with the advantage on the way out but tough on the way back. I started at a steady pace and tried to keep it going sparing some energy for the final few miles which I knew would be tough. I ended up 5th out of 9 with a time of 33 minutes and 4 seconds [...]