Over 325 enteries enjoy the Cyclo-Cross in the Park

The first round of the Ulster series of Cyclo-cross was held in Lurgan on Sunday, October 6.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 1:18 pm
The fun race (Under 6) is always popular to the big crowd. This year saw enteries as young as three on the starting line

As always the Belgian Project team were present providing the commentary and tunes as well as capturing the moments of pain, sweat and joy through their cameras. Promoted by Apollo Cycling Club and sponsored by Chain Reaction, there were 325 entries making the event a huge success.

As always the fun race (Under 6) started the proceedings and was popular with the crowds. The afternoon was dedicated to the Ladies Race and U16-U14 including the MTB Women’s support race and followed by the A-Race and Juniors and the B-Race as last, who had the full capacity of 100 entries.

Well done to Apollo CC and volunteers for another well organised event. Special thank you to the ambulance crew, tea ladies, Lisa, Jim and Martin and sponsor Chain Reaction for their technical support and prizes. Finally a huge thanks to all the competitors.

Record entry in the underage categories (170+)

Andrew Layhe from Apollo CT added: “Apollo Cycling Team were delighted to welcome CRC as title sponsor for this year’s opening cyclocross race of the Ulster League in Lurgan Park. The event is now established on the annual CX calendar and CRC’s support for provides a solid foundation for the growing discipline across all the categories. We had an exciting new course for this year’s race designed by race organiser Kevin Devlin which provided challenging and exciting racing.”

Don’t forget the RD2 will be held in Irvinestown Fermanagh on Sunday, October 13.

Pictures by David Mc Veigh and Dany Blondeel

Marcus Chromie from the Shimna Wheelers creating a thirst
The Belgian Project team were present providing the commentary and tunes. Thanks Apollo CC for their donation towards the Belgian Project
Full results were courtesy of Martin and Lisa (CU Off-road and commissaires)
A day in the park with granddad
Cyclo-Cross is alive and well in Lurgan Park
Pictured with their medals on the podium
Pictured with their medals after winning their category
Pictured celebrating their achievements on the podium
Pictured celebrating their win
Pictured at the first round of the Ulster series of Cyclo-cross which was held in Lurgan
The first round of the Ulster series of Cyclo-cross was held in Lurgan on Sunday, October 6
Some of the podium winners
Some of the podium winners pictured celebrating their achievements
The Ulster crosses always popular with clubs from Southern Ireland, especially the clubs near the border such as Cuchulainn CC from Dundalk
The Womens race podium
First outing for the reining Irish Masters CX Champion Alan Bingham (Newry Wheelers) in his new jersey and a top 4 in the Elite race. Alan is also a medal sponsor of the project
The Ulster crosses always popular with clubs from Southern Ireland, especially the clubs near the border such as Cuchulainn CC from Dundalk