Magreechan Cup

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Chris McGlinchey at the start

Twenty one riders faced the time keeper tonight for the Magreechan Cup on the Millisle Ballyhalbert course. In spite of a strong headwind on the outward leg, visitor Chris McGlinchey (Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus) took almost two minutes of Adam Skeet’s (Northern) course record with an excellent time of 34:23 for the 16.6 miles.

Second, and first Ards CC rider, was Peter McLean, who takes the Magreechan Cup. His time was also inside the old course record. Michael Boyd (unattached) rounded out the podium.

The next three were all Ards CC riders, and were separated by just 9 seconds – Conor Hanna taking fourth, from Andrew Hedley and Barry Mitchell.

I was great to see Bobby Magreechan down tonight to present the trophy to Peter McLean. Bobby presented the Cup to the club in 1986 for a time trial from Newtownards to Portaferry and back. The race was moved to the present course in 2018.

No Name Club Time
1 Christopher Mc Glinchey Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus 34:23
2 Peter Mc Lean Ards CC 36:06
3 Michael David Boyd Un-Attached Ulster 37:51
4 Conor Hanna Ards CC 38:44
5 Andrew Hedley Ards CC 38:51
6 Barry Mitchell Ards CC 38:53
7 Jonathan Taylor North Down CC 41:22
8 Enda Marron Northern CC 42:00
9 Andrew Jess Ards CC 42:31
10 Glen Curry Ards CC 42:33
11 Ben Healey Ards CC 42:35
12 Kevin Briggs Ards CC 42:55
13 Richard Hanna Ards CC 43:14
14 James Lemon Ards CC 43:25
15 Chloe Deyermond Ards CC 44:01
16 Mark Hodgins North Down CC 44:35
17 Brian Wylie Castlereagh CC 44:47
18 Aaron Fegan Un-Attached Ulster 44:52
19 Alan Rodgers Ards CC 45:56
20 Colin Wilson Ards CC 46:41
21 Alastair Martin Ards CC 56:13
Gillian Orr North Down CC DNS
Phil Doyle Ards CC DNS
Ryan Fegan North Down CC DNS
Steve Core Ards CC DNS
William Orr Ards CC DNS

Thanks as always to the marshals and timekeepers for running the event – we couldn’t do it without you.

Don’t forget that it is the Town Centre races next week. And they’re on Wednesday, not Tuesday. And they’re in Kirkistown this year, and not Newtownards. And the first race is at 6pm. Click here for more details. See you there!