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Christmas Party 2017

The 2017 Christmas Party was held at the Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club on the 9th December. It was a great evening with awards being given out to various members of the club including the Club Championship and the Spirit of the Club Award.

Club Champion – Nigel McCord

Second Place – Ciara Bowe

Third Place – Eimear Bowden

Representing Ireland in Rotterdam World Series –  Jarlath Duffy

First IronMan – Elaine Gibson

Spirit of the Club Award – Paul Hutton

Club Events 2017

MTB/Trail Run – David Conway & Nigel McCord

Road Race – Mick Foley

Duathlon Series – Yvette Deacon

Swim Series – Eve Furlong and Kevin Gibson

Barry Byrne entertained us by giving out his unique prizes to Lorraine, Ciara, Frank, David, Zilpha, Mike and the new MTB’rs represented by Rebecca and Marcos.

 

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Sports Active Grant

Thanks to a €400 grant from Sports Active Wexford the club has been able to buy a 4.5m by 4.5m event shelter plus a bench which should prove very useful in 2015 with a Triathlon and big Mountain Biking event in the pipeline!

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Event Shelter

Thanks to a grant from Sports Active Wexford the club has been able to purchase a 4.5m by 4.5m event shelter plus bench which should prove very useful in our future events!

Frank O’Rourke Memorial 2014

John Dempsey takes on A4 racing!

Report by John

“Mick was fairly battered afterwards, looked like he’d be tender for a while and probably has a few days of picking bits of road from himself for his troubles. He says the bike is ok though so that’s the important thing :)
Fair play Patsy, sounds like you had the best day of us all. Mick pointed out your back to me before the start as you rode past to get started, sure next time.
I was happy with my first A4 race and was able to largely hold my own without lighting the race up. There were no real attacks launched from the A4’s, but instead the pace rocketed up at various points instead as the group surged and came back. The blatant disregard for the rules of the road by many was shocking, especially after a few near misses, pinch points, and even crashes, some of these fools made great candidates for the Darwin Awards. As a result I spent a lot of the time watching other lads to ensure that they didn’t bring me down, thankfully I was never in any real danger.
A4 racing is tough though, you’d think you’d be good and strong, but this race wasn’t easy. There were several lads shelled out the back alright, but the guys up front were well able to drive it. I had kept to the front of middle in the bunch all day staying out of trouble from behind, and as a result didn’t even see Mick’s crash. But at the start of the final lap I got my gearing wrong for the long climb and drifted back through the bunch, dangling off the end at one stage. I felt strong though and along with another lad we had just made back contact when there was another crash in the A4’s that we had to tiptoe around. The bunch were gone and we never remade contact with them. Hooked up with Phil Skelton after this though and we picked up another few lads to ride out the full of the race and come in not too far behind the winners.
I would have loved to have stayed with the bunch till the finish, and without the final crash I may well have done. Hopefully I’ll get another chance to lash round the Gorey circuit this Tuesday, and with some more training I can give the Sam and Betty Darcy memorial race in Gorey a decent shot at the end of the month (so long as this baby doesn’t come first ;) )
Phil Skelton did a great job minding me today, thanks for all the advice and help. He did fairly freak out a few of the others lads in our mini peloton on the final lap though as he was using his fists to physically beat the cramp out of his legs, roaring like a bull while he doing it :shock: never missed a beat though and finished strong with the rest of us. 50 years old apparently, and strong as an ox.
A good race, real eye opener, hopefully there might be a few more from the club out for Gorey at the end of May.”

John Demp

Lorraine Byrne hits the podium!

NPS XC round 1 in Slade Valley

Race report by David Furlong

“The usual R795 order remains the same in the S3 ranks, McElwee, DC, me, Jim. Ciara had a puncture and Miron did good in his first S4 race. of course Lorraine was the star, on the podium in 3rd (aren’t you on Facebook…. :o ). Rudolf, now back racing with EPIC was 3rd in S2 which was a great achievement in a really tough category

Hard race in good conditions, great to be at it again…now for more training, I’ll catch them feckers before the year is out!

Results: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dwqf0vc729o37 … _IMBRC.pdf“”

Lorraine Byrne on her way to capturing 3rd!

Lorraine Byrne on her way to capturing 3rd!

Blackstairs Adventure Race 2014

Race report from David Tully

“The weather forecast was good – the weather wasn’t. Pre race decisions were down to how many layers could one wear. Lining out for the 7 steps were Mike, Barry, Alan, Mat and I with Deirdre Byrne doing the 5 steps. Off at 10am, we thought we’d run the first leg together and see how it went – until I took off! I felt good, running the pace of those around me until I looked behind me and there were no 795ers in sight. My ears were burning : )
I pushed on knowing that Barry would catch me downhill and Alan would do the same in the kayak leg. Anyway, Barry passed me going downhill but was only a minute ahead at the first transition and that gap disappeared on the bike. Alan had just closed the gap at the end of the kayak leg.
By step 5 we were on the second mountain run, Barry and I side by side still and driving each other into the ground. A draw was decided and that’s what the results show.
It was a really tough day out but a great race. Well done to Mike with his second pudium in two years and to first timers in the race Mat and Deirdre.”

Blackstairs 2014

Blackstairs 2014

Deirdre Byrne - Blackstairs 2014

Deirdre Byrne – Blackstairs 2014