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K Cap Cup XC Mtb, Bunclody 7th April 2019

K Cap Cup, Bunclody, 7th April 2019

Racing795 hosted Round 2 of the exciting K Cap Cup cross country mountain bike series in Deerpark Old near Bunclody on Sunday. Round 1 was held in Belmont Demesne, Round 3 will take place in Djouce next Sunday, 14th April. Sign up here.

There were races for all ages from under 6, all the way up to over 60s. Top honours went to Klaudia Bajolek in the senior ladies race, with Robin Seymour taking win for the senior men.

Racing795 had some success on home ground. Lorraine Byrne came second in the ladies race while Ross Moorhead and David Conway were first and third in the men’s B race. David Furlong and Jamie Conway also placed well.

Junior racers Jamie Conway and Isobel Furlong both won in their age categories, and Orla Conway was second in her race.

Full Results (provisional)

Photos by Gareth Gibbons available here

Racing795 would like to thank:

Robin Seymour and Evan Ryan for inviting us to be part of the series and helping to organise.
Mark Kenny, sponsor of the K-Cap series.
Coillte for the venue.
Noel and Avril Deacon for the parking. 
John Lambert and Slieve Bui MTB for the use of their equipment to prepare the course.
Tim from Woodbrook Coffee for keeping us all fed and watered.
All the competitors young and old.
All the trail workers, and most especially, the marshals who make every 795 event a happy place to be.

Don’t forget to sign up for Round 3 –  which will be hosted by EPIC MTB on Sunday 14th April
Learn more at the K Cap series Facebook page

 

A few of the podium photos:

 

 

Event Info

Racing795 has a thrilling course lined up for 7th April, with some testing climbs and classic singletrack.  The lap is approximately 7km. “A” riders will do 3 laps while the “Bs” will do 2 laps.  Preliminary timings suggest that race duration will be similar to Belmont, i.e. in the ballpark of 1hr 30mins for most riders.

Timetable for Sunday 7th April, 2019

Sign-on from 9:30
10:30 – U6 & Strider race
10:45 – U8 race
11:00 – U10 race
11:15 – U12 race
12:30 – A/B/Youth/Ladies races

Venue Map (click image to enlarge)

Course profile

Directions from Dublin to Round 2
Follow the M7/M9 from Red Cow out of Dublin. Where the M7 and M9 diverge keep left for the M9, signposted Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny. Next take Junction 5 off the M9, keeping left to head for Bunclody. You are now on the N80 for about 20 mins, passing through the village of Ballon. Driving down the hill into Bunclody take the right turn towards Mt Leinster opposite Supervalu. Event location is 5 km out this road at the first Coillte forest entrance. Please follow marshal directions to parking.

Maps: Red Cow to Bunclody | Bunclody to Race Venue

 

 

 

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Club Duathlon March 2019

Our Final Club Duathlon was held in glorious March sunshine this morning in Kildavin. Well done to everyone who took part and to all the marshalls, tea makers,timekeepers, photographers and supporters who have helped out at the three duathlons this year. Also a bigs thank to Kildavin GAA for allowing us to use their facilites.

Results

Gallery (thanks to Niall O’Muiri and Kate Tully)

Club Championships 2019

New Year New Club Championships!!

Check out the details here on the forum – http://racing795forum.com/viewforum.php?f=8

Racing795 Christmas Party & 10 Year Celebration

The Club Christmas Party and 10 year anniversary celebration took place on the 1st December 2018 in Conway’s, Kildavin. David Kendellen was crowned Club Champion 2018 and Helen Conway was presented with the Spirit of the Club Award.The founding members were recognised with glass plaques and we had a lovely video message from past members and a few famous faces in the Irish sporting world congratulating us on our birthday Thanks to all the organisers for a fantastic night.

Birthday Video

 

Photo Gallery

Club Festival & Family Fun Day

Racing795 held a club festival and family fun day today in Bagenalstown. There were numerous events happening in the morning, then everyone met up afterwards at the slipway on the Barrow for a BBQ lunch followed by a visit from an ice-cream van.

There were sprint, olympic and half iron man distances organised in swimming, cycling and running with members taking part in whatever discipline took their fancy. The mountain bikers came over Mt Leinster and along the tow path from Borris to join the party.

Thanks to PJ, Mike, Niall, Helen and David for organising the day.

Here are some photos thanks to David Conway, Nigel McCord and Niall O’Muiri

 

Racing795 Open Night – 14/4/2018

Our Club Open Night in the Riversedge Bar, Bunclody with guest speaker Gerard Prendergast Deca Ironman Ger was very informative and enjoyable with some great tips on nutrition.

Also special thanks to our own Eimear Bowden, Ciara Bowe and Yevette Deacon for their outstanding contribution on the night on getting started in both triathlon and mountain biking.

Some photos from the night

Spring Road Race Series

Our very popular Spring Road Race Series started last night in Kildavin. There was a great turnout and thanks to Yvette Deacon (timekeeper) and Nigel McCord (marshall) who took some photos of the action.

Photos