Another fine week of results for Cuchulainn riders
The Cuchulainn Cross County league continues to go from strength to strength, with 47 riders signing on for round three. This week’s course was particularly tough as the lap started straight into a long bursting climb, which the seniors had to complete four times and the juniors twice.
In the junior race, Green Bikes Store riders Neil McCarron and Eoin Carthy stormed to the front and held on to claim a 1-2 for the team. Blackrock rider Fionn Duffy (pictured above) looked very strong and finished just behind the leading pair in third place.
The senior race had quite a few of the local legends sign on and they didn’t disappoint. Malcolm Mitchell kept his head and the lead from the start to take a very convincing first place. Next home was Liam Burns, who put in a storming performance. First lady home was Caroline Martinez in third place.
“All that hard work and lonely hours on the turbo trainer this winter have really paid off,” said a beaming Liam Burns afterwards.
Also on the mountain biking front, round two of the Vitus Enduro series moved to Big Wood in Warrenpoint. In the women’s’ s race Cuchulainn’s Meave Baxter, having missed the first round, stormed to a commanding win. She beat Meave Muldoon, who had won the first round, into second place. In a separate race Brendan Foley was unlucky when an ill-timed mechanical cost him a place on the podium as he finished in fourth position in the Master’s B Mens.
In the IVCA racing league Jimmy Flynn escaped from the bunch with Pat Halpin of Swords CC. The two worked well together and just held off the closing bunch. In a tight sprint for the win, Halpin was first, with Flynn taking second. Ray Fedigan maintained his good standing in the league with a 10th place finish, just edging out his club mate Aidan Delaney.
In the Dunsany Gran Prix Aaron McCann had a great race to finish fifth in the A4 event.