There was a good turnout at the Christmas 10 with 11 riders taking part, and many more helping out and enjoying the sunshine.
In good conditions, Ian Inglis (Black Rose) was 20 seconds faster than last year with 22:45, but he was still 50 seconds shy of Ryan Connor’s (Ballymena RC) event record of 21:55.
Alan Patterson (Ards CC), Keith Philips (Bikehouse) and Marc Allen (Ards CC) all recorded fast 24 minute times, while others where content to take things a bit easier.
|1||Ian Inglis||Black Rose||22:45|
|2||Alan Patterson||Ards CC||24:00|
|4||Marc Allen||Ards CC||24:36|
|6||Willy Gill||Ards CC||26:57|
|7||Alan Rodgers||Ards CC||28:14|
|8||Gillian Orr||North Down||29:24|
|9||William Orr||Ards CC||30:20|
|10||Steve Bishop||Lincoln Whlrs||32:20|
|11||Alastair Martin||Ards CC||33:57|
As is traditional at Christmas there was a chance to catch up with some old faces, and it was great to see Bobby Magreechan, Mike McConaghy, Jack Watson and Ron Martin.
And thanks as always to the marshals, pusher off and time keepers, and to Desi for refreshments.
Finally, as part of the club development plan, we’re reviewing the mix of club races we’ll be running next year. If you’ve any thoughts on the sort of events you’d like to take part in, please let Darren know. See you next season!