Ulster Cycling News

14/09/2014 Ulster 100 m Time Trial Championship

aChristie and Madden Smash 100 Record

Sunday morning saw twenty eight hardy souls tun up at Woodgreen at eight o'clock in the morning to register for the gruelling 100 mile time trial championships promoted by Ballymoney CC.

The weather conditions were good with hazy sunshine and the wind was not too strong. All the top contenders for a record attempt were on the line-up. Bryan McCrystal of Aqua Blue smashed the senior record last year with an outstanding time of 3:34:52 while John Madden set a new Veteran's record 3:42:49.

Along with McCrystal and Madden other top contenders included Marcus Christie of An Post and Sean McIntyre of Orchard CC. Christie had taken part in a ten mile TT the previous day recording a knockout time of while McIntyre, the relative new kid on the block, continues to impress with his time trial achievements throughout the year.


Other regular competitors were Helena Dornan of Ballycastle back to defend her 2013 title and 72 year old Willie John McLaughlin of North Pole taking part in his sixth 100.

In the end Christie smashed the old record by almost seven minutes in a superb time of 3:27:11 and lifted the gold medal and the Martin Birney SportActive trophy.


Madden also impressed by taking another five minutes off his previous best to set a new Veterans's record of 3:37:36 and won the Veterans title again. Both records are subject to ratification by Cycling Ireland.

While McCrystal failed to reach his previous record by less than two minutes, McIntyre put in a super effort to take third place overall just one second behind McCrystal with a time of 3:36:40 giving him silver medal in the senior competition. Stephen Workman of Ballymena CRC took senior bronze in a time of 3:45:40.

In the veteran's competition Barry Hayes of Island Wheelers recorded an impressive 3:54:49 to take silver while Sean Hargan of Phoenix CC took bronze with 3:57:32.


In the women's competition Helena Dornan of Ballycastle took the veteran woman's prize with her time of 4:58:20 while another newcomer to TT's, Eileen Burns of Ballymena CRC took the senior womn's gold with a time of 4:23:33. Eileen is another one who is beginning to make a name for herself in the 'race of truth'


Stuart Lavery of Ballymoney is the first Junior to take part in this competition and he recorded an impressive 4:03:14.


Team medals went to Ballymoney squad of Stephen McAllister, Mervyn Linton and Stuart Lavery.


Willie John McLaughlin will be happy enough with his 4.53 a he took a wrong turn twice although he would have liked to match his PB of 4.50


Martin Birney was not only on hand to present the SportActive Triophies to the winners but he also took part in the event recording a time of 4:07:43.


Many thanks to Ballymoney CC for promoting the event once again and to all the marshalls and helpers who turned up to help. Thanks also to timekeeper Gordon Parker and Alicja Černák for the presentation pics. Thanks also to Comm on the day Maurice McAllister.

Report Marian Lamb

Presentation Pics  Alicja Černák
Action Shots Marian Lamb (More pics to follow)

bUlster 100 miles Individual Time Trial 2014-09-14

1 Marcus Christie Sen An Post 3:27:11 (Senior Gold) (Martin Birney SportActive Trophy)
2 Bryan McCrystal Sen Cuchullain CC 3:36:39 (Cycling Ulster All Comers Trophy)
3 Sean McIntyre Sen Orchard Wheelers 3:36:40 (Senior Silver)
4 John Madden Vet Dig Deep Inspired 3:37:36 (Veteran Gold) (Martin Birney SportActive Trophy)
5 Stephen Workman Sen Ballymena CRC 3:45:40 (Senior Bronze)
6 Stephen McAllister Sen Ballymoney CC 3:47:25
7 Mervyn Linton Sen Ballymoney CC 3:52:22
8 Barry Hayes Vet Island Wheelers 3:54:49 (Veteran Silver)
9 Sean Hargan Vet Phoenix 3:57:32 (Veteran Bronze)c
10 Sean McFadden Sen Errigal CC 4:03:02
11 Stuart Laverty Jun Ballymoney CC 4:03:14 (Junior Gold)
12 Martin Birney Vet SportActive 4:07:43
13 Dominic Drumm Vet Bann Wheelers 4:11:27
14 Jeremy Martin Sen Team Madigan 4:13:06
15 Patrick Withers Sen Tyrone Velo 4:14:40
16 Jason Burns Sen Ballymena CRC 4:17:04
17 Chris Curtis Sen Navan RC 4:21:29
18 Eugene McGettigan Sen Errigal CC 4:22:21
19 Eileen Burns W Ballymena CRC 4:23:33 (Senior Woman Gold) (Martin Birney SportActive Trophy)
20 Adrian McNally Sen Bohermeen CC 4:24:17d
21 John Rooney Vet Phoenix CC 4:24:21
22 Joe Henry Sen Velo Club Magasin 4:25:41
23 Patrick Morning Vet Four Masters CC 4:38:35
24 Phil Beattie Vet Banbridge CC 4:40:43
25 Andrew McAuley Sen Team Madigan 4:41:18
26 Tony Blaney Vet Ballymoney CC 4:50:46
27 Willie John McLaughlin Vet North Pole CC 4:53:49
28 Helena Dornan WVet Ballycastle CC 4:58:20 (Veteran Woman Gold) (Martin Birney SportActive Trophy)

Team Gold
Stephen McAllister Sen Ballymoney CC 3:47:25
Mervyn Linton Sen Ballymoney CC 3:52:22
Stuart Laverty Jun Ballymoney CC 4:03:14


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