Meave Baxter wins Round 2 of Enduro League

The Cuchulainn Cross County league continues to go from strength to strength, with 47 riders signing on for round 3. This week's course was particularly though as the lap started straight into a long bursting climb, which the seniors had to complete 4 times, with 2 for the juniors. 


In the junior race, Green Bikes Store riders Neil Mc Carron & Eoin Carthy stormed to the front & held on to claim a 1-2 for the team.  Blackrock rider, Fionn Duffy looked very strong & finished just behind the leading pair in 3rd place.. 


The senior race had quite a few of the local legends sign on & they didn’t disappoint. Malcolm Mitchell kept his head and the lead from the start to take a very convincing 1st place.  Next home was Liam Burns, who put in a storming performance . First lady home was Caroline Martinez in 3rd place. “All that hard work and lonely hours on the turbo trainer this winter have really paid off” said a beaming Liam Burns.


Also on the mountain biking front, round 2 of the Vitus Enduro series moved to Big Wood Warrenpoint. In the women's' s race Cuchulainn's Meave Baxter, having missed the first round, stormed to a commanding win. She beat Meave Muldoon, who had won the 1st round, into second place. In a separate race Brendan Foley was unlucky when an ill timed mechanical cost him a place on the podium, when he finished in 4th position in the Master's B Mens. 


In the IVCA racing league Jimmy Flynn escaped from the bunch with Pat Halpin of Swords CC, the 2 worked well together & just held off the closing bunch. In a tight sprint for the win, Halpin was first, with Flynn taking second. Ray Fedigan maintained his good standing in the league with 10th place. Just edging out his club mate Aidan Delaney.


In the Dunsany Granp Prix Aaron McCann had a great race to finish 5th in the A4 event.