Triath­letes brave con­di­tions at train­ing camp

Bray People - - Sports -

THE WICK­LOW triath­letes braved win­tery con­di­tions this week­end at their coun­try train­ing camp last week­end.

The ath­letes base was Coolat­tin Health Lodge, in Coollattin, in the south of the county.

The club had planned to cy­cle from Bray to Coollattin on Satur­day morn­ing, but due to the icy con­di­tions near Bray, they de­cided to drive down and start their cy­cle from there. Road con­di­tions were con­sid­er­ably bet­ter in Coolat­tin, but black ice caught a few rid­ers out, al­though, luck­ily none were in­jured.

Satur­day evening kicked off the clubs first so­cial event of the 2009, with a ban­quet meal cooked by mem­bers of the club.

On Sun­day, mem­bers fresh­ened up with a 90 minute run in the fresh snow which had fallen earli- er that morn­ing, be­fore hav­ing a hearty break­fast and thaw­ing out in front of the wood burn­ing stoves in their ac­com­mo­da­tion in Coollattin.

Th­ese train­ing week­ends are an in­te­gral part of the clubs train­ing regime, but put great em­pha­sis on the all im­por­tant so­cial as­pect of the club.

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