Is there any stopping KCC attending events??
It’s been another busy week for our members as some just don’t know when to stop pushing themselves to the limit 🙂
Andy Evans supported Ardscc at their last event on their calendar by attending their Bradshaws Brae hill climb on Tuesday evening, and if that wasn’t enough he punished himself even more by attending the DCC hill climb champs at Dree finishing up top of Croob. Andy was amongst the 52 entries and came inside the top 20 with a very reasonable time, but would he stop there – NO, he cycled home and rested for his next event on Sunday, a duathlon at the Titanic Quarter, where he held his own with a tired and ‘nearly’ broken body to finish well up the field.
Our racers definitely had their last race of the season in Loughgall around the Autumn gold race course. At the event Andy McC & Michael H sat within the top 10-12 throughout their respective races, however missed the breaks on the last climb, resulting in top 15-20 finishes – WELL DONE and all the best next season to ALL our competing members.
Steve Millership went that one bit further and got the ferry to Isle of Man (his excuse to Rosie was he went to visit his parents) however he seemed to end up with an entry for the end-to-end MTB race across the island. He seeded amongst the M40 class and had a good but tiring race – WELL DONE!!
Saturday was to be a tough day for those who decided to enter the Giants Causeway Coastal up north, as 1400 entrants embarked on their respective routes, we had several members attempt and conquer Torr Head (one of the hardest climbs in NI), however some hadn’t the legs, so they took the easier option, however it was no easy task to complete all their distance to finish back in Ballycastle – WELL DONE
Sunday was to be KCC members biggest attendance at any event this year to date, as it was Ardscc Tour of Strangford charity event. Many met up and rode to the start together and then split for either of the two distances, with the majority opting for the shorter 80km, however some hardy members including our lady treasurer went along with the hard core and raced, yes ‘raced’ around the longer route and along the way she picked up a wonderful cabinet of strava trophies including many a crown, or was it because Paul McB towed her for most of it 🙂 ..
Don’t forget this SATURDAY 17-09-16 is our family and members BBQ and fun day at Killinchy Community Hall from 13.00.
And finally can the committee wish all those who are not well all the best and a speedy recovery, and we’ll hopefully see you out again soon.