Here’s a quick round up of Ards CC news.
First, a reminder that the annual Ards CC BBQ will take place on Saturday 5th August – click here for more details. If you want to come along, let Darren Colville or any member of the committee know by next Tuesday’s road race at Orlock.
The club road race at Orlock on 18th July was won by Luke Joyce (Kinning), from Keith Philips (NDCC), Kyle Adams (Ards CC), Ricky Topping (Ards CC), Niall Brown (Ards CC) and Steven Watty (NDCC). This means that Ricky and Kyle are now joint leaders in the Road Race trophy, with two races to go and a rider’s best four events counting. Here’s the full table –
There was a big turnout of 29 riders at last night’s 10 mile time in Millisle, and 11 Ards riders set a personal best. And it was fantastic to see Ards riders taking the first 6 places in the overall results – the first time this has happened in recent years, and a great reflection in the increasing strength in depth in club racing.
|Name||Club||Time||H’Cap||HC Pts||McF Pts|
|1||Paul Crossan||Ards CC||22:25||+35||2||10|
|2||Ricky Topping||Ards CC||22:43||+56||5||7|
|3||Ivan Robinson||Ards CC||23:03||-18||5|
|4||Niall Brown||Ards CC||23:16||+61||7||3|
|5||Robin Millar||Ards CC||23:42||-95||2|
|6||Andrew Jess||Ards CC||24:06||+31||1||1|
|8||Richard Hanna||Ards CC||24:21||+1|
|9||Chris Lappin||Ards CC||24:32||npt|
|10||Roman Sarvas||Ards CC||24:50||+29|
|11||David McCambley||Ards CC||24:52||npt|
|13||Ryan Andrews||Ards CC||25:14||npt|
|15||Alex Porter||Ards CC||25:39||+49||3|
|18||Stephen Beattie||Ards CC||25:54||+76||10|
|19||Alan Rodgers||Ards CC||25:56||-15|
|22||Jamie McConnell||Ards CC||26:18||-19|
|23||Dean Bradley||Ards CC||26:31||-23|
|24||Sean Hardon||Ards CC||26:32||npt|
|25||William Orr||Ards CC||26:54||-38|
|26||Colin Wilson||Ards CC||26:57||-106|
|27||Craig Brown||Ards CC||28:24||npt|
|29||Christine Devenny||Ards CC||30:15||npt|
Paul Crossan was fastest, and took 10 points in the McFarlane Trophy (for all club 10 and 25 mile time trials on scratch), but it is Niall Brown that heads this table, and he can’t be caught with just one counting event still to go. Here’s the full table –
Stephen Beattie took the win on handicap, and finishes first equal with Niall Brown in the 10 mile handicap trophy. Here’s the full table.
Thanks as always to all the timekeepers and marshals who make our great club races possible. And thanks to Andrew Jess for pointing out a small error in an earlier result. Hopefully it is now fixed, but if anyone sees any more mistakes, please let myself or Darren know.
And finally, good luck to our team at Omagh this weekend – Roman Sarvas, Richard Hanna, Willy Gill, Chris Lappin, Andrew Jess, James McFarlane (manager) and Dean Bradley (soigneur), and to Wirefox for their continued sponsorship of our stage race teams. We’re expecting big things following our success in Donegal and Newry!