While currently most of our club photographs end up on various Facebook pages, there was a time when they were posted solely on our website. As McNally Swords CC has been on the go since 1986 we’ve iterated through a number of different websites. When a website gets redesigned or moves hosting, it’s possible some of the old content goes missing. To try and prevent that happening with old photographs, we’ve created this page.
Digging into the archives has unearthed some historic photos from the early 2000s. From races to holidays, presentations to weekends away, all aspects of club life are depicted. Many members pictured have moved on, but there are quite a few who are still part of McNally Swords CC.
If you were around at the time and spot any incorrect or missing information, or if you have any historic club photos of your own you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to get in contact to fill in the gaps.
Hello from Alain in Germany
I am Alain Beaufayt and I was a club member until I moved to Germany in January 2000.
I finally got hold of the new website address!!!
Please forward my salutations to all members that would remember me (Gareth, Stephen Rock, Paul Maxwell and family, John, ...etc..)
Hope to hear from you guys soon...
Happy New Year from Alain Beaufayt (2003)
And yet another year gone by. A year made of challenges! I did a total of 22 races starting the season late March after a nice training camp in Rimini Italy. We covered some 800 km (500 miles) in 10 days. If you know the region there, there are some bl#$%^ high mountains with nice steep ramps where you can read Pantani on! The man himself is from the region so...... Anyhow did 11 road races including Club races and criteriums. The highlight of the season for me were the Mountain bikes races and Triathlons (started these in 2002). Mountain bikes races are called marathons and there are people from allover Europe participating. I did Garmish, Tegernsee, Salzkammergut (European Championship-BRUTAL) and Rupohlding. If you surf the web with these name you will find the information. These races are on ever year. In between, I did four triathlons what we call the "short" distance...1,5 km swimming, between 40 and 52 km on bike and 10 to 12 km run...I quickly realized 1,5 km in the water is something... Bike and running are ok for me and managed to finish 11th once in Karlsfeld. Now I really picked up on this and started from October last year, to train in a swimming pool twice a week. I also increased my running km along with biking. This year I have a total of 300 km running, 377 km Mtb, and 495 road bike. I planned to do two Mountain bike races on the 1st and 6 of June (Garmish 100km and Tegernsee 98km). Then the rest of the weekend will be Triathlons. highlight will be the OberBayern cup series (6 triathlons) and the International triathlon of Witten. So far I have done two running competitions with pretty good time for me, still marging for progress though. But at least I know now I can run 4'30" per KM so an average speed of 13.8km/h.Ah yes, one more thing, I proposed to my girlfriend Tina and will get married this year (after the season though) in September. Tina and I met on a MTB race, and we participate in the same competitions...Helps a lot to understand the hours spent training :-))) That is all for me ...I wish you all a Happy New Year 2003
Hello from Alain & Tina
I wish you all a Happy New Year 2004 from white Munich! My main achievement this year was our wedding with Tina. We look forward to yet another season in Olympic distance triathlons. Meanwhile we ski, cross country ski (classic and skating).Our training camp will be in March(20th to 31st)near Rimini in Italy. http://www.cervia.com/db_hotel/hambra/ambra.htm
I can only but recommend this hotel. 3 stars, mind you, but very well organised, good food, family ambiance. For about 250 euro you get a weekbreakfast and diner, a guide to your level (groups), training plan (km/speed/altitude meters),pasta when you get back round 3.30 pm, plus the hotel is located in a dead end street 50 m from the beach so very quiet.So again Happy New Year, many many km or miles on the roads, many successes!
Alain & Tina Beaufayt