Eileen is Ulster Champion!!

25 August 2019
Ballymena Road Club today hosted the Ulster Road Race Championships. The event was run over a challenging circuit, starting in Broughshane and taking in Sheddings, Munie Rd, Glenarm, Straidkilly, Carnlough, and back up Glencloy to the Munie Rd again. The Elite Men completed 4 laps (66 miles), M40 men 3 laps (52 miles), whilst Women, M40 & M50 men completed 2 laps (38 miles). 

A minute's silence was observed prior to the start of today's event, as a mark of respect to esteemed BRC member and Cycling Ireland Commissaire, Andrew Wills who passed away recently.
 

In the Elite Men's race James Curry (Dan Morrissey) came out as winner in a race split to pieces by a fast pace and demanding course. In the Women's race BRC's Eileen Burns took gold just ahead of team mate Katharine Smyth. A strong performance by Laura Campbell also saw BRC take the Women's Team prize, a fantastic result for the host club!


2019 Ulster Road Race Championships, promoted by Ballymena Road Club
Race 1: Senior & Junior Men Combined
Men
Gold James Curry Team Dan Morrissey- MIG.Ie- Pactimo 
Silver  Donal Shearer Phoenix CC
Bronze Craig McAuley Team Caldwell Cycles
Team Team Caldwell Cycles;  Craig McAuley, Darnell Moore & Angus Fyffe
Junior Men
Gold Chris Donald Team Madigan
Silver  Sean óg Harrigan Foyle CC
Bronze Paul Antoine Hagan Banbridge CC
Race 2: Men's Master M40 Race
Gold Gareth McCullough Armagh Down CC
Silver  Alan Bingham Newry Wheelers CC
Bronze Drew McKinley Newry Wheelers CC
Team Newry Wheelers CC;   Alan Bingham, Drew McKinley & Kevin Lynch
Race 3: Women (all cat's), Men's Master M50 & M60 Combined Race
Women
Gold Eileen Burns Ballymena Road Club
Silver  Katharine Smyth Ballymena Road Club
Bronze Theresa Power Newry Wheelers CC
Team Ballymena Road Club;  Eileen Burns, Katharine Smyth & Laura Campbell
Women's Masters M40
Gold Katharine Smyth Ballymena Road Club
Silver  TBC
Bronze TBC
Junior Women
Gold Ciara Kelly North Pole Cycling Club
Men's Master M50
Gold Des Woods Newry Wheelers CC
Silver  Alastair Robinson Bann Wheelers
Bronze Henry O'Neill Newry Wheelers CC
Team Newry Wheelers CC;  Des Woods, Henry O'Neill & Martin Lynch
Men's Master M50
Gold Des Woods Newry Wheelers CC
Silver  Alastair Robinson Bann Wheelers
Bronze Henry O'Neill Newry Wheelers CC
Team Newry Wheelers CC;  Des Woods, Henry O'Neill & Martin Lynch
Men's Master M60
Gold Brian Hannon Banbridge CC
Silver  Chris Wheeler Team Madigan
Bronze Colin McGready Cornerstone Cycle Club