Cycling Ulster
25Sep/140

13/09/2014 Ernie Magwood Super Six Rd 6

Fast Times at Woodgreen
The concluding round of the 2014 Ernie Magwood Super 6 took place at Woodgreen on the 13th September, the two riders who had a tilt at the Irish elite and Veterans 10 miles records a Rd 5, Marcus Christie and John Madden were once again back and raring to go. Conditions this time were much more favourable, the SW wind present at Rd5 replaced with a slight headwind on the return leg, but also high temperatures and good visibility making for good safe and fast conditions.… Read more

22Sep/140

21/09/2014 Mixed Two-Up – Toome Course

aaPhoenix Take Honours in Two Up

The annual mixed two up time trial took place on Sunday in glorious sunshine. The event which had been cancelled last year was resurrected this year by the hard working Church Island Cycling club. Unfortunately due to the rescheduled Women's and Vets national Championship falling on the same weekend some of the regular contenders were missing.

Five teams took to the line on the Toome course and were timed off by Gordon Parker. Favourites were Eileen and Jason Burns of Ballymena CRC as Eileen has been putting in some super times in recent events.… Read more

15Sep/140

14/09/2014 Ulster 100 m Time Trial Championship

aChristie and Madden Smash 100 Record

Sunday morning saw twenty eight hardy souls tun up at Woodgreen at eight o'clock in the morning to register for the gruelling 100 mile time trial championships promoted by Ballymoney CC.

The weather conditions were good with hazy sunshine and the wind was not too strong. All the top contenders for a record attempt were on the line-up. Bryan McCrystal of Aqua Blue smashed the senior record last year with an outstanding time of 3:34:52 while John Madden set a new Veteran's record 3:42:49.… Read more

31Aug/140

31/08/2014 Ernie Magwood Super Six Rd 5 Woodgreen

The fifth round of the Ernie Magwood Super Six TT Series once again saw some fast times at Woodgreen but to the disappointment of sonme ot was not a day for record breaks.

There was a strong headwind which testers had to fight against. Marcus Christie of the An Post CRC team emerged as the winner with a time of 19.17 just over a minute faster than second placed rider John Madden of Dig Deep Inspired.

Aspiring contender Sean McIntyre of Orchard CC took third place with a time of 20.26.… Read more

28Aug/140

27/08/2014 Ballymena 10 TT

Downey smashed Junior 10 TT record as Madden equals Vets 10 TT

On what can only be described as a blustery evening few would have expected the times recorded at the Ballymena Road Club Chain Reaction 10 mile TT on the A26 Woodgreen Course on Wednesday 27 August 2014. Marcus Christie, John Madden and Mark Downey arrived ready to take on the current records that stood for the 10 mile TT Irish Record. Subject to ratification the times posted showed that with the South East wind anything was possible.… Read more

25Aug/140

24/08/2014 West Tyrone Time Trial Grand Prix

Martin Fastest at West Tyrone TT
Lurgan's Thomas Martin (Caldwell Cycles) took the win in the West Tyrone Time Trial Grand Prix in Omagh on Sunday 24th August. Despite missing the majority of the season through illness, Martin was the fastest over the 10 miles course on the Dromore Road with a time of 21 minutes 50 seconds. Omagh Wheelers duo Paul and Darragh McCarter also recorded sub 22 minute times to take second and third respectively. … Read more

21Aug/140

21/08/2014 Ernie Magwood Super Six Rd 4 Woodgreen

Colm Cassidy made the journey up from Dublin to take the win in Round 4 of the Ernie Magwood Super Six TT Series with a time of 19.09. He was followed in by John Madden of Dig Deep Inspired who recorded 19.42 while Northern Dave Kane's Frazer Duncan was third with a time of 19.59.

There was a big turn-out of women but it was fast improving Eileen Burns of Ballymena who once again took the honours with a fantastic time of 22.45. Keri Parton of Dromara took a well deserved secon with a 23.40 while North Down's Gillian Orr was third with a 24.27

Report Marian Lamb

Results 21/08/2014 Ernie Magwood Super Six Rd 4 Woodgreen

1 Colm Cassidy Elite 19:09.6
2 John Madden Veteran 19:42.8
3 Frazer Duncan Elite 19:59.2
4 John Heverin Veteran 20:09.1
5 Sean Featherston Veteran 20:44.0
6 Ivan Robinson Veteran 20:49.2
7 David Barton Elite 20:52.0
8 Mark Sergent Elite 20:52.0
9 David Watson Elite 20:56.3
10 Andrew Reid Junior 20:58.3
11 Des Woods Veteran 21:02.3
12 Kenny Wilson Veteran 21:02.5
13 Barry Hayes Veteran 21:06.0
14 David Heagney Elite 21:06.8
15 William Larmour Elite 21:08.6
16 Johnny Taylor Elite 21:09.1
17 Gerald Mc Nally Veteran 21:15.8
18 Mark Glendinning Elite 21:18.4
19 Ali Gribbon Veteran 21:22.6
20 Sean Hargan Veteran 21:23.2
21 Paul Crossan Elite 21:27.9
22 John McGlaughlin Elite 21:31.8
23 John O'neill Veteran 21:36.1
24 John Rafferty Veteran 21:44.7
25 Robin Millar Veteran 21:53.1
26 Cathal McLaughlin Elite 21:55.2
27 Brendan Mccourt Veteran 22:01.6
28 Stuart Laverty Junior 22:06.4
29 Raphael Scullion Elite 22:06.5
30 Jody Evans Junior 22:08.3
31 Daniel Daly Elite 22:08.6
32 Ken Brewster Veteran 22:16.0
33 Sammy Mcfadden Veteran 22:29.6
34 Pearse O Hagan Elite 22:34.6
35 Eileen Burns Women 22:45.4
36 Alan Somerville Veteran 22:45.7
37 Philip Morrison Veteran 22:54.7
38 Seamus Walsh Veteran 23:05.1
39 Jim Donnely Veteran 23:20.5
40 Colin Massey Veteran 23:32.6
41 William Orr Veteran 23:35.4
42 John Hunter Veteran 23:35.5
43 Keri Parton Women 23:40.2
44 Martin Drennan Veteran 23:41.1
45 Harry Martin Veteran 24:15.8
46 Phil Ormond Veteran 24:16.6
47 Mervyn Seffen Veteran 24:18.9
48 Paul Mcquillan Elite 24:23.0
49 Gillian Orr Women 24:27.3
50 Paul Mcdonnell Elite 24:44.4
51 Alan Rodgers Veteran 25:05.5
52 Joanne Kerr Women 25:41.0
53 Laura Blair Women 25:43.8
54 Gerry Mc Cullough Veteran 25:47.6
55 Louise O Hagan Women 26:01.2
56 Kay Hack Women 26:03.4
57 Sheena O'Neill Women 26:42.2
58 Deirdre Mc Auley Women 29:51.2
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10Aug/141

10/08/2014 Ulster 10 mile TT Championships

Marcus Christie Takes Senior Ulster 10 mile TT Title

Church Island Cycling Club hosted the Ulster 10 mile Time Trial Championships on Sunday 10th August 2014 on the A2 Toome course. Conditions were simply horrendous with most of Britain and Ireland under the wake of the ex-hurricane Bertha coming cover the Atlantic. Very heavy rain but with little wind meant for persistent downpours. Of the 100 pre-entered riders there were 82 finishers.… Read more

1Aug/140

27/07/2014 Ernie Magwood Memorial Time Trial

Jeffers Wins the Ernie Magwood 10 mile TT
On Sunday 27th July 2014 East Tyrone held their 4th annual Ernie Magwood Memorial Open 10 mile time trial on the notoriously fast Cookstown - Omagh Road circuit just 5 miles outside Cookstown. This event has attracted some of the top testers in the country in previous years including Marcus Christie and David McCann to name a few. Obviously the word had spread that this was a fast circuit and, as a result, 56 competitors turned up to sign on representing 22 different clubs.… Read more

25Jul/140

Phoenix CC hosts successful open 27 mile TT

Phoenix Cycling Club put on an open time trial on Tuesday 22nd July 2014. The original venue at the Airport Road at Moira was considered to be too busy to host a safe event and the race committee decided to change the location to the Nutts Corner Circuit. The layout was of a circuit TT taking in just over 3 laps to make up a distance of approximately 27 miles using the Seven Mile Straight and Long Rig Road.… Read more

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