Marc storms to victory in club season opener

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Marc on his way to victory

We’ve been spoiled by the good weather recently, but it turned cooler for last night’s season opening club race, with a few drops of rain thrown in for good measure.

That didn’t deter Marc Allen who stormed over the rolling 5 mile course to win in 12:20, pipping Stuart Millar (Ards CC) by 3 seconds).

Stuart’s conventional bike looked more comfortable on the climbs, but he may have lost out on the descents – an interesting trade-off.

Marc also took the win on handicap to underline the strength of this improvement over the winter, and he takes an early lead in the 5 mile handicap cup.

No. Name Club Time H’Cap HC Pts
1 Marc Allen Ards CC 12:20 -40 10
2 Stuart Millar Ards CC 12:23  -54  7
3 Ian Inglis Kinning Cycles 12:36
4 Barry Hayes Island Wheelers 12:39
5 James Gordon Phoenix 13:31
6 Richard Hanna Ards CC 13:35  -72  5
7 James Alexander McConvey Cycles 13:38
8 Paul Hamilton Dromara 13:49
9 Jonathon Taylor North Down CC 13:53
10 Andrew Jess Ards CC 13:56 -102 3
11 Michael Rowan Ards CC 13:59  -223
12 Kevin Briggs Ards CC 14:02 -121 2
13 James Lemon Ards CC 15:02 -158
14 Dean Bradley Ards CC 15:10  -151
15 Alan Rodgers Ards CC 15:12 -130 1
16 Colin Wilson Ards CC 15:22  -151
17 Gillian Orr North Down CC 15:27
18 William Orr Ards CC 15:53  -166
Luke Joyce Bike House DNF

Thanks as always to the time keepers and marshals. See you on Saturday for the new Tour of Ards.

Mountain bikers might call this drumlin a “wee kicker”