This year's annual training trip to Coolattin Lodge (
) will take place on the weekend of March 27th - 29th.
For those who haven't been before, it's a fantastic training & social weekend away. The main event is a long cycle (80km - 100km) on the Saturday morning around the Mount Leinster region, with a shorter route options for those who don't fancy spending that long in the saddle. There'll be a coffee/lunch-stop along the way too. Sunday morning will often be a short bike spin followed by a 10km trail run.
It's just as much about the social side of things though, with the group cooking & eating together in the houses on both evenings, along a few (sometimes too many!) bottles of beer and wine. A trip to the local pub in Shillelagh is usually squeezed in as well
In terms of cost, it will vary depending on how many people sign up and how much food is purchased, but it's likely to be in the region of €70 - €85 per person for the accommodation, with a further €20ish to cover your food (breakfasts & dinners) and utilities. Once we've a list of interested attendees, we'll be looking for your accommodation payment in advance, otherwise last-minute drop-outs would just cause the prices to be hiked for everyone else in the group.
Spaces are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis (Accommodation sleeps 18 people on a single person shared bedroom basis or 22 people if we have a few couples who are able to share beds).
As it's such a popular weekend away, places are usually snapped up pretty quickly, so please post here if you'd like to attend.
Will you include me as well, it was a really good weekend last year, my personal highlight was fixing Eilish's 17 punctures & don't get me started on the scones !
For anyone new to the club it is really good opportunity to meet exiting members and we do typically have an option of a 50km spin on the Saturday as well, so you have no excuse. I know some of you have issues getting access to the forum, so feel free to drop me an e-mail on email@example.com if you are interested or have any queries.