Ulster Cycling News
5Oct/130

Inter Regional MTB Report Day 2 – Curry Takes bronze

Handicap XC Race
This was a 20 min Handicap XC Race race with the grid based on the results from the Skills event yesterday. Ulster had some excellent grid positions with Shannon 6th place, James 11th and Richard 14th. Unfortunately Shannon punctured on the 1st lap, James raced well to finish 9th place. With Shenna, Cameron and Calvin having to start 70 sec from the first rider they all did well and finished mid field out of 56 riders in each race.

Dirt Sprints
This was short explosive racing, held on a mixture of flat hard pack, technical climbs and descents. This was held over 4 qualifying heats, semi finals and finals graded A-H In total 6 races each.  Shannon and Shenna had a fantastic run and got through to the qualifying and semi final races. Shannon made  it through to the A final and Shenna just missing out on the A final with count back with racing being so close. Shenna had a gutsy ride coming from behind to take the win in the D final. Shannon had to come from behind in the A final after fighting up to bronze medal position before narrowly missing out in a sprint photo finish.

Girls Results
Shannon Buller -  Heat Positions 3rd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, achieving 4th overall in the A finals.
Shenna McKiverigan - Heat Positions 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, achieving 1st overall in the D finals.

James and Calvin battled through the heats to make it into the A/B qualifying rounds with James making it through to the A final and Calvin the B final. Calvin finished 4th after pulling off some impressive over taking in the B final. In the A final James did not make his usual blistering start leaving him to fight through the field with very few places for overtaking. James made his way up to a fantastic Bronze medal position with some daring over takes. Cameron had a tough run through the heats with misfortune but went onto have an excellent win in the E final. After the excellent skills event yesterday Richard found the sprints challenging but never gave up and finished 7th in H final.

Results
James Curry - Heat Positions 1st,1st, 2nd, 1st, joint first overall in the heats achieving 3rd overall in the A finals.
Calvin Moore - Heat Positions 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, achieving 4th overall in the B finals.
Cameron McIntyre - Heat Positions 6th, 4th, 6th,3rd, achieving 1st overall in the E finals.
Richard Baird - Heat Positions 7th, 5th, 5th, 7th, achieving 7th overall in the H finals.

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