Round two of the cyclo cross league was held at the grounds surrounding Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, the beautiful setting with Croagh Patrick as a backdrop was a hilly technical affair. Experience was the key and the results were dominated by riders from outside the province, with Tim O Regan, DID Dunboyne, and Peter O Farrel,l Wheelworx Dublin, having a fierce battle that was only sorted out on the penultimate lap. The 1.2k lap had to be negotiated 14 times with many riders taking a spill or two on the off camber sections.
A race results (14 laps )
1st Tim O Regan (DID Dunboyne ) 55:10
2nd Peter O Farrell (Wheelworx Dublin ) 55:33
3rd Patrick Clarke Fit (Science Ballina ) 59:48
4th Eamon Staunton (Westport ) 60:07
5th Chris Troy (Castlebar ) 62:34
6th Paul Dunne (Ballina ) 62:57 + lap
In the B race (eight laps )
1st Kevin Sherlock (Nenagh ) 37:30
2nd Niall Waters (MBW Moycullen ) 38:58
3rd Gary Moran (Castlebar ) 39:07
4th Brian Nevin (Ennis ) 39:43
5th Padraic Furlong (Westport Covey ) 40:01
6th Niall Greenan (West Coast Wh ) 40:11
1st Matthew Waters (MBW Moycullen )
2nd Sean Maguire (Westport Covey )
3rd Ryan Potter (Castlebar )
4th James Tonra (Castlebar )
1st Ronan Reilly (Castlebar )
2nd Conor Dunne (Ballina )
3rd Dylan Waters (MBW Moycullen )
4th Jannic Ehere (Westport Covey )
1st Keith Mulroy (Westport Covey )
2nd Oscar Cowie (Westport Covey )
3rd Conor Dowd (Westport Covey )
1st Niall Mc Loughlin (Westport Covey )
2nd Neachtan Walsh (Newport )
3rd Dominic Ras
4th D Dogg (Castlebar )
Castlebar CC thanks Mayo County Council for the use of the grounds at Lough Lannagh and the Order of Malta for providing medical support.
Connacht Cycling officials Denis Midleton, Sinead Waters, and Andrew Warren did the time keeping and placings.
This was the second of what is hoped will be many more of these cyclo cross events in Mayo.
Full league update to follow, with next round being hosted by Connemara MTB at Daingean NUIG grounds Galway on November 30.