In the last Sunday of the year saw the running of the Ulster Cyclo Cross Championships at the Mallusk Playing Fields on the outskirts of Belfast, hosted by Glen Kinning Cycles. Cuchulainn Cycling Club claimed two medals by virtue of the fact that both Alan Bingham and Anne Duffy are resident in Hillton and Newry respectively, making them eligible for the Ulster Championships despite racing for Dundalk's Cuchulainn Cycling Club.
Alan was first up competing in the Masters 40 category and led from pillar to post to take the win ahead of Jason Henry. Alan was leading by the first corner and extended his lead on every lap bar the last one, where he eased back to savor his victory.
In the women's elite race Anne claimed the bronze medal behind Trudy Brown and Diane Wilson Anne had a real close battle with Diane for the silver, though the Dromara women finally pulled away on the last lap.
In the Masters 50 race Johnny McCabe was just off 3rd place in 4th position, however he would not have been eligible for a medal.
The results show Dundalk's cyclo cross experts are building form ahead of the National Championships on January 8th. All 3 should be in with a shout of a national medal.