Leisure/Sportive Events and a few cracking race results
There just seems to be event after event every weekend lately and the past week was no different with 6 social events and various racing events on the calendar.
However before all that we had the usual club runs during the week with more non-members arriving and partaking, then joining the club, bringing our membership up to 148 in total now – we must be doing something right to attract cyclists 🙂
On Saturday there was a choice of three different events, with the Foodbank being the local, however numbers were small in attendance to these, with only 2 deciding for the further option of Dundrod Church charity cycle and a couple attending foodbank. Saying that it was good for KCC to support either and contribute towards their respective charities.
Andrew Evans however decided to do what he does best, put himself into events that are considered slightly more challenging than others, so he attended a duathlon were he had some hard and strong competition, but he pushed himself to the limits and came home in 4th position.
Sunday was a different story (maybe because it was the better day of the weekend), as we had 15+ attend the Saintfield cycle around the peninsula.
Sunday was also the final round of the XC series, were our regulars didn’t disappoint as there was a 1, 2 & 3 on the podiums. Unfortunately we also had a DNF form one of our usual kids who was more used to standing on the podium than not finishing at all.
Reuben Maitland = 1st and overall winner of his class
Drew Armstrong = 2nd
Scott Maitland = 3rd and overall series winner in the S2 class
Andrew Croskey rode a strong race to finish inside the top 12 in the U12 class
Onto Road Racing and it was the return of Michael Harkin who recently had a bad spill during the Gran Fondo, and after a long recovery of getting some fitness back and strength into his legs he set of on the A4 Ulster RR championship, were he rode strong throughout only to get squeezed coming towards the finish, but at least he gained vital experience and finished feeling strong in 17th place.
Next up was Andy McCullough who just seems to be on fire lately, and now in A3 he was feeling (some) pressure to do well and push himself that bit harder. It wasn’t going to be an easy race either as A3’s were starting in amongst the A2 & A1 field, so it was ‘hammer down’ from the whistle, however Andy rode a tight and controlled race and kept some powder in his arsenal for the finish, coming in second A3 rider
WELL DONE to ALL our riders, competitors and club members for continuing to promote and support Killinchycc
On a final note – please remember it is the Interclub League Race & BBQ event at Bishopscourt 09/09/16 – starting SHARP at 18.30 with some fun kids races, then Adults at 19.15(ish).