The first Ulster XC race of 2010 and the 3rd round of the Irish XC NPS were jointly hosted in the stunning setting of Belfast's Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. The three mile circuit hid a new surprise at every turn and even the fittest competitors were spotted panting on that final climb to the finish line after lapping the course six times. Despite threatening clouds, the rain stayed away and the atmosphere remained festive and family friendly. Crowds gathered at the finish line to geer on the riders across all categories, although our suspicions are that it was Cycling Ireland's free tea and sandwiches that were the real pull! Not afraid to get down and dirt überdog's camera team, Robert Doherty and Andy McCombe captured a few of the best bits...

Race No. 005
Race No. 5
Name: Joe McCall
Club: Focus MTB
Category: ELITE MEN Position: 1
Race No. 007_8465
Race No. 7
Name: Paul O'Reilly
Club: IMBRC
Category: ELITE MEN Position: 7
Race No. 008_8558
Race No. 8
Name: Evan Ryan
Club: Team WORC
Category: ELITE MEN Position: 3
Race No. 030_8504
Race No. 30
Name: Matthew Adair
Club: Banbridge CC
Category: JUNIOR Position: 1
Race No. 031_8460
Race No. 31
Name: William Boyd
Club: Xmtb McConvey Cycles
Category: JUNIOR
Position: 4
Race No. 031_8542
Race No. 31
Name: William Boyd
Club: Xmtb McConvey Cycles
Category: JUNIOR
Position: 4
Race No. 032_8515
Race No. 32
Name: Robert Scanlon
Club: Team WORC
Category: JUNIOR Position: 2
Race No. 033_8456
Race No. 33
Name: Brendan Scullion
Club: Western Lakes CC
Category: JUNIOR
Position: 3
Race No. 148_8560
Race No. 148
Name: Val O'Neill
Club: Dromara
Category: ELITE WOMEN
Position: 2
Race No. 149_8468
Race No. 149
Name: Ciara MacManus
Category: ELITE WOMEN
Position: 1
Race No. 149_8543
Race No. 149
Name: Ciara MacManus
Category: ELITE WOMEN
Position: 1
Race No. 301_8562
Race No. 301
Name: Alan Ayling
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: MASTER
Position: 29
Race No. 302_8511
Race No. 302
Name: Paul Barry
Club: IMBRC
Category: MASTER Position: 46
Race No. 304_8521
Race No. 304
Name: Oisin Boydell
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: MASTER Position: 4
Race No. 305_8467
Race No. 305
Name: Rudolf Brinkman
Club: Racing 795
Category: MASTER
Position: 15
Race No. 307_8517
Race No. 307
Name: Paddy Butler
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: MASTER
Position: 47
Race No. 308_8519
Race No. 308
Name: Greg Cahill
Category: MASTER Position: 49
Race No. 309_8451
Race No. 309
Name: Richie Close
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: MASTER Position: 9
Race No. 310_8484
Race No. 310
Name: Conor Conneff
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: MASTER Position: 25
Race No. 313_8506
Race No. 313
Name: Miguel Costa
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: MASTER Position: 45
Race No. 314_8512
Race No. 314
Name: Cornelius Duffy
Club: IMBRC
Category: MASTER Position: 48
Race No. 316_8400
Race No. 316
Name: Arkadiusz Gogojewicz
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: MASTER Position: 27
Race No. 316_8490
Race No. 316
Name: Arkadiusz Gogojewicz
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: MASTER Position: 27
Race No. 318_8570
Race No. 318
Name: Adrian Hennessy
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: MASTER
Position: 32
Race No. 319_8554
Race No. 319
Name: Ger Jackson
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: MASTER Position: 23
Race No. 320_8551
Race No. 320
Name: Colm Keane
Club: IMBRC
Category: MASTER
Position: 17
Race No. 321_8492
Race No. 321
Name: Kevin Lysaght
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: MASTER Position: 31
Race No. 324_8547
Race No. 324
Name: Billy Mc Sweeney
Club: Killarney Cycling Club
Category: MASTER
Position: 21
Race No. 325_8563
Race No. 325
Name: Darren McCamphill
Club: Un-Attached Ulster
Category: MASTER
Position: 30
Race No. 327_8527
Race No. 327
Name: Derek McCloskey
Club: Zero Gravity MTN Bike
Category: MASTER Position: 51
Race No. 329_8524
Race No. 329
Name: Mark McGauley
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: MASTER
Position: 6
Race No. 331_8450
Race No. 331
Name: David O Neill
Club: Team WORC
Category: MASTER Position: 8
Race No. 333_8459
Race No. 333
Name: Simon O'Connor
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: MASTER Position: 11
Race No. 334_8380
Race No. 334
Name: Phil O'Neill
Club: Dromara Cycling
Club Category: MASTER Position: 14

Race No. 338_8516
Race No. 338
Name: kevin stanley
Club: IMBRC
Category: MASTER
Position: 1

Race No. 339_8455
Race No. 339
Name: Brian Steele
Club: Dromara Cycling Club
Category: MASTER
Position: 13
Race No. 340_8525
Race No. 340
Name: alfie wallace
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: MASTER Position: 7
Race No. 342_8518
Race No. 342
Name: Adam Wojnar
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: MASTER
Position: 2
Race No. 343_8557
Race No. 343
Name: Richard Lenehan
Club: Lakeside Wheelers
Category: MASTER
Position: 24
Race No. 344_8496
Race No. 344
Name: Robert Trench
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: MASTER Position: 39
Race No. 345_8546
Race No. 345
Name: Brian McCarthy
Club: MBCC
Category: MASTER Position: 19
Race No. 352_8520
Race No. 352
Name: Andrew Newman
Club: Team WORC
Category: MASTER
Position: 3
Race No. 353_8552
Race No. 353
Name: Dave O'Brien
Club: IMBRC
Category: MASTER Position: 20
Race No. 354_8555
Race No. 354
Name: Clive Caldwell
Club: Omagh Wheelers
Category: MASTER
Position: 22
Race No. 358_8549
Race No. 358
Name: Gareth Blair
Club: ChainReaction Cycles
Category: MASTER
Position: 18
Race No. 359_8553
Race No. 359
Name: Simon Keating
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: MASTER
Position: 26
Race No. 360_8497
Race No. 360
Name: Martin O'Reilly
Category: MASTER Position: 40
Race No. 401_8471
Race No. 401
Name: Matthew Casey
Club: Xmtb McConvey Cycles
Category: EXPERT Position: 8
Race No. 401_8544
Race No. 401
Name: Matthew Casey
Club: Xmtb McConvey Cycles
Category: EXPERT
Position: 8
Race No. 403_8446
Race No. 403
Name: Sean Downey
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: EXPERT Position: 3
Race No. 404_8568
Race No. 404
Name: colum foster
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: EXPERT
Position: 12
Race No. 405_8494
Race No. 405
Name: hughie geraghty
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: EXPERT Position: 13
Race No. 407_8523
Race No. 407
Name: Matt Slattery
Club: Killarney Cycling Club
Category: EXPERT Position: 2
Race No. 408_8502
Race No. 408
Name: Shona Darcy
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: EXPERT Position: 14
Race No. 409_8390
Race No. 409
Name: Chris Tyndall
Category: EXPERT Position: 15
Race No. 411_8447
Race No. 411
Name: Tadhg Griffin
Club: IMBRC
Category: EXPERT
Position: 5
Race No. 412_8378
Race No. 412
Name: Darren O'Toole
Club: Bray Wheelers
Category: EXPERT
Position: 7
Race No. 416_8448
Race No. 416
Name: Neil McGimpsey
Club: Xmtb McConvey Cycles
Category: EXPERT

Race No. 503_8470
Race No. 503
Name: Paul Coyne
Club: Team WORC
Category: VETERAN
Position: 13
Race No. 508_8464
Race No. 508
Name: Vinnie Fitzsimon
Club: Team WORC
Category: VETERAN
Position: 12
Race No. 516_8454
Race No. 516
Name: eamon Mc Convey
Club: Xmtb McConvey Cycles
Category: VETERAN
Position: 10
Race No. 519_8501
Race No. 519
Name: philip tighe
Club: EPIC MTB
Category: VETERAN
Position: 21
Race No. 520_8463
Race No. 520
Name: Andrew Wallace
Club: Northern CC
Category: VETERAN
Position: 11
Race No. 521_8507
Race No. 521
Name: colm watson
Category: VETERAN
Position: 23
Race No. 522_8508
Race No. 522
Name: Jonathan Buller
Club: Banbridge CC
Category: VETERAN
Position: 22

Race No. 527_8372
Race No. 527
Name: Brian Stewart
Club: Phoenix CC
Category: VETERAN Position: 9

XC_8368

un-named 01

XC_8370

un-named 02

XC_8432

un-named 03

XC_8486

un-named 04

XC_8489

un-named 05

XC_8564

un-named 06

XC_GREEN_8472
Race No. 511
Name: Mark Kidd
Club IMBRC
Category: Veteran Position: 16

XC_orange_8444

un-named 08

XX6_orange_8457
Race No. 336
Name: Gene Ryan
Club: MTB Assoc of Dublin
Category: Master Position: 12

 

 


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