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Club, 2-mile Hill Climb, Cairncastle, Wednesday 7th April 2010 .
Well done to Stephen on what looks like a new club record for the Cairncastle Climb.  Nice to see a good turnout on a fair evening.  Thanks to Ian Johnston for Timing.

Pos

Name

Time

1

Stephen Harkens

9.12

2

David Neill

9.41

3

Nigel Laffin

9.58

4

Davy Clarke

10.44

5

Steven Stewart

10.51

6

Danny Hylands

11.01

7

Simon Stockton

11.03

8

Geoff McCrory

11.17

9

Gary McKeegan

12.00

10

Colin McCluskey

12.11

11

Jack Regan

12.21

12

Ricky Greer

12.34

13

Ken Brewster

13.20

14

Ian Lockyer

13.52

15

John Magill

14.14

Club, Handicap Road Race Glenoe 20-mile, Wednesday 14th April 2010 .

Congratulations Jonny on a fine display of how to win on this circuit with a solo effort, something that has not been achieved for many years when Gary McKeegan was in top form.  It was a good hard race tonight that will bring riders on.  Well done to everyone for taking part and many thanks to the Marshals and a big thank you to George Thompson who very kindly brushed the corners last night! A great team effort, many thanks!

Pos

Name

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Jonny Cole

Senior 25

25

2

Glenn Cobain

Veteran 25

23

3

Nigel Laffin

Veteran 23

21

4

Ricky Greer

Senior 23

19

5

Colin McCluskey

Senior 21

18

6

Steven Stewart

Senior 19

17

7

Mark Forrester

Veteran 21

16

8

Simon Stockton

Senior 18

15

9

Geoff McCrory

Senior 17

14

10

Brian McCammon

+50 Veteran 25

13

11

Gary McKeegan

Senior 16

12

12

Jonny Wilson

Veteran 19

11

13

Danny Hylands

Veteran 18

10

14

Mel McCann

Veteran 17

9

15

Davy Clarke

+50 Veteran 23

8

16

Albert Douglas

+50 Veteran 21

7

17

Jack Regan

+50 Veteran 19

6

18

Gary Johnston

Senior 15

5

19

Michael Gillespie

Senior 14

4

20

Ian Lockyer

Veteran 16

3

21

Ben Finch

Under16 = 25

2

22

Ken Brewster

Veteran 15

1

23

John Magill

Senior 13

1

Club, Ballygalley 10-mile Time Trial, Wednesday 21st April 2010 .

A fine win Nigel on a cold night.  Well done to all, the head wind on the longer outward leg hurt the times a bit.  Thanks to Steven Stewart and Simon for measuring the course last night and setting up new start and finish points.  Bad luck Jack with the pedal.  Thanks to our Timekeepers Ian and Ronnie.

Pos

Name

Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Nigel Laffin

22.52

Veteran 25

25

2

Simon Stockton

23.07

Senior 25

23

3

David Neill

23.25

Junior 25

21

4

Stephen Harkens

23.36

Veteran 23

19

5

Mel McCann

24.24

Veteran 21

18

6

Albert Douglas

24.29

+50 Veteran 25

17

7

Davy Clarke

24.38

+50 Veteran 23

16

8

Gary McKeegan

25.16

Senior 23

15

9

Steven Stewart (Tandem)

26.03

Senior 21

14

9

Graham Heslip (Tandem)

26.03

Senior 21

14

10

Ian Lockyer

27.59

Veteran 19

13

11

Michael Gillespie

28.11

Senior 19

12

12

Brian McCammon

28.23

+50 Veteran 21

11

13

Ken Brewster

29.16

Veteran 18

10

14

John Magill

30.11

Senior 18

9

15

Ben Finch

30.19

Under 16 = 25

8

DNF

Jack Regan (Pedal problem)

x

+ 50 Veteran x

x

Club, MTB handicap cross country scratch race, Magheramorne Quarry Wednesday 28th April.

A superb display of MTB racing by big Danny to take the win.  Well done to all those who had a bash.  This was a scratch race to set the handicapping for the next round.  So don't worry to much lads if yo did not do so well tonight, you have a better chance in the next round due to the handicapping.  It was good to see young Ty and Sam out getting in some good training, well done lads!  Thanks to Bill Mackness and Steven Stewart for arranging the venue and setting up the course.  Thanks also to Ian Johnston for timekeeping.

Pos

Name

Time

Points

1

Danny Hylands

51mins 21secs

25

2

Glenn Cobain

@ 0.15

23

3

Geoff McCrory

@ 3.35

21

4

Simon Stockton (puncture)

@ 5.31

19

5

Nigel Laffin

@ 6.37

18

6

Ricky Greer

@ 7.07

17

7

Colin McCluskey

@ 9.42

16

8

Ian Lockyer

@ 19.00

15

9

John Magill

@ 20.47

14

DNF

Steven Stewart (ill)

x

x

1st U 14

Ty Mackness

5 laps

25

1st U 10

Sam McCluskey

4 laps

25

Club, 25-mile Handicap Road Race,  Bellahill,  Wednesday 5th May 2010 at 7.00pm (5 Laps).

Congratulations on the win David after Mel, Nigel an you made your way up through the field in the scratch group.  Well done everyone! tough wee course!  Thanks to all the Marshals, Ronnie and Ian for results.

Pos

Name

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

David Neill (G4)

Junior 25

25

2

Mel McCann (4)

Veteran 25

23

3

Nigel Laffin (G4)

Veteran 23

21

4

Albert Douglas (G3)

50 + Vet 25

19

5

Geoff McCrory (G3)

Senior 25

18

6

Gary McKeegan (G3)

Senior 23

17

7

Steven Stewart (G4)

Senior 21

16

8

Simon Stockton (G4)

Senior 19

15

9

Colin McCluskey (G3)

Senior 18

14

10

Ricky Greer (G3)

Senior 17

13

11

Michael Gillespie (G2)

Senior 16

12

12

Gary Johnston (G3)

Senior 15

11

13

Jack Regan (G2)

50 + Vet 23

10

14

Ian Locker (G3)

Veteran 21

9

15

Brian McCammon (G1)

50 + Vet 21

8

16

Ben Finch (G1)

Under 16 = 25

7

17

John Magill (G2)

Senior 14

6

Marshal

Andy Bell

Senior 25

25

Marshal

Ken Brewster

Veteran 25

25

Marshal

Glenn Cobain

Veteran 25

25

Marshal

Davy Clarke

50 + Vet 25

25

Marshal

Jonny Cole

Senior 25

25

Club, 10 mile Time Trial, Oldwood Road / A26 Antrim, Wednesday 12th May 2010 .

Superb time Jonny! also yound David! Great times recorded by everyone, well done!  Congratulations to Ian Locker and Ricky Greer in obtaining their bronze medals in only their second Time Trial ever.  I think Ian and Ricky have a great chance of getting the 10 T. T. silver medal too this year. 

Pos

Name

Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Jonny Cole

20.53

Senior 25

25

2

Simon Stockton

21.33

Senior 23

23

3

David Neill

21.34

Junior 25

21

4

Nigel Laffin

21.44

Veteran 25

19

5

Davy Clarke

22.21

50+ Vet 25

18

6

Albert Douglas

22.36

50+ Vet 23

17

7

Mel McCann

22.50

Veteran 23

16

8

Colin McCluskey

23.50

Senior 21

15

9

Steven Stewart (Tandem)

24.37

Senior 19

14

9

Graham Heslip (Tandem)

24.37

Senior 19

14

10

Glenn Cobain

25.06

Veteran 21

13

11

Michael Gillespie

26.05

Senior 18

12

12

Ian Locker (Bronze Medal)

26.06

Veteran 19

11

13

Ricky Greer (Bronze Medal)

26.08

Senior 17

10

14

Jack Regan

26.12

50+ Vet 21

9

Club, 25 mile Handicap Road Race, Ballycarry, Wednesday 19th May 2010.

Well done David another fine win! Close sprint with Nigel, Mel, Danny and Steven by the looks of it.  Thanks to all the Marshals and to Ian and Ronnie for another fine job keeping you guys racing. 

Pos

Name

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

David Neill

Junior 25

25

2

Nigel Laffin

Veteran 25

23

3

Mel McCann

Veteran 23

21

4

Danny Hylands

Veteran 21

19

5

Steven Stewart

Senior 25

18

6

Davy Clarke

50+ Vet 25

17

7

Geoff McCrory

Senior 23

16

8

Simon Stockton

Senior 21

15

9

Jack Regan

50+ Vet 23

14

10

Ian Locker

Veteran 19

13

11

Gary McKeegan

Senior 19

12

12

Ken Brewster

Veteran 18

11

13

Colin McCluskey

Senior 18

10

14

Brian McCammon

50+ Vet 21

9

DNF

Jonny Kyle (Puncture)

Senior X

X

Marshal

Stephen Harkens

Veteran 25

25

Marshal

Albert Douglas

50+ Vet 25

25

Marshal

Ricky Greer

Senior 25

25

Marshal

Ben Finch

Under 16 = 25

25

Marshal

Michael Gillespie

Senior 25

25

Marshal

John Neill

50+ Vet 25

25

Marshal

Glenn Cobain (sick)

Points obtained

in last Road Race

Club, handicap MTB league, round 2 at Magheramorne Quarry, Wednesday 26th May 2010 .

Big Danny was going like a Motorbike tonight, he had to work very hard to take the win, well done Danny!  It was good crack tonight lads, I enjoyed the banter!  Thanks to Ian Johnston for time keeping and to Bill and George for helping with marshalling the riders on the correct course.  Ian's handicapping was fairly close tonight.  We should get it even closer in the next round, we hope! 

Pos

Name

Time

Points

1

Danny Hylands

50mins 51secs

25

2

Simon Stockton

@ 0.33

23

3

Nigel Laffin

@ 0.40

21

4

John Magill

@ 2.12

19

5

Ian Lockyer

@ 3.11

18

6

Geoff McCrory

@ 4.29

17

7

Steven Stewart (Puncture)

@ 1 Lap

16

8

Ricky Greer (Puncture)

@ 2 Laps

15

 

Club, 30 mile Handicap Road Race (5 laps), Ballyvallagh Road , Wednesday 2nd June 2010 .

Superb weather at the Snowy Glen brought a good turnout of Team Madigan riders to the tough hilly Ballyvallagh Road circuit on Wednesday night.  Club Race Officials Ronnie McKeegan and Ian Johnston placed 10 riders in the scratch group and they all worked hard to pull back the 15 minute handicap to the first group on lap 4.  Sadly big Simon Stockton suffered a broken chain while in contention and was a DNF.  First into the final corner was Veteran Glenn Cobain from Mallusk in a group of 10 riders, Glenn was unable to sustain the effort on the steep climb to the finish line leaving the others to sprint it out for the win.  It was ace Junior sprinter David Neill from Mosley who powered ahead to take a well deserved win in a time of 1 hour 16 minutes 30 seconds.  Larne Veteran Mel McCann was a very close second at 2 seconds behind, while Larne's Davy Clarke in the Over 50 age category edged out Carrick Veteran Nigel Laffin and Ballyfore Senior rider Steven Stewart for third place, all three were at 3 seconds behind.  Geoff McCrory a Senior rider from Carnalbanagh Glenarm took 7th.  Veteran Stephen Harkens from Greenisland who was the best climber in the race finished in 8th place.  Over 50 Veteran Albert Douglas from Carrickfergus rode superbly well to take 9th and Whitehead Senior rider Gary McKeegan making a come back from a serious accident a few years ago had a great race taking 10th place in the big sprint finish.  It was nice to see Whitehead lady Wendy McKeegan out enjoying the racing, Wendy will perhaps inspire the other ladies to join in next time.    Well done to all the riders who took part in the race and many thanks to all the Marshals and Officials for making it a great nights racing.

Pos

Name

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

David Neill (G5)

Junior 25

25

2

Mel McCann (G5)

Veteran 25

23

3

Davy Clarke (G5)

50+Vet 25

21

4

Nigel Laffin (G5)

Veteran 23

19

5

Steven Stewart (G5)

Senior 25

18

6

Glenn Cobain (G5)

Veteran 21

17

7

Geoff McCrory (G4)

Senior 23

16

8

Stephen Harkens (G5)

Veteran 19

15

9

Albert Douglas (G5)

50+ Vet 23

14

10

Gary McKeegan (G4)

Senior 21

13

11

Jack Regan (G3)

50+ Vet 21

12

12

Ken Brewster (G3)

Veteran 18

11

13

Colin McCluskey (G4)

Senior 19

10

14

Ricky Greer (G4)

Senior 18

9

15

Andy Bell (G2)

Senior 17

8

16

Ian Lockyer (G2)

Veteran 17

7

17

Danny Hylands (G5)

Veteran 16

6

18

Brian McCammon (G1)

50+ Vet 19

5

19

Michael Gillespie (G4)

Senior 16

4

DNF

Simon Stockton (G5) broken chain.

Senior X

X

1

Wendy McKeegan 2 laps

Senior Lady 25

3

Marshal

Andy Irwin

Veteran 25

25

Marshal

Gary Johnston

Senior 25

25

Marshal

Danny Hylands (supplied sub)

Veteran X

X

Marshal

D Kitson (no show)

X

X

Marshal

Davy Ross (reserve)

50+ Vet X

X

Club, 10 mile circuit Time Trial,  Brown's Bay, Wednesday 9th June 2010 .

The wee report will follow tomorrow!  Well done all.

Pos

Name

Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Jonny Cole (course record)

26.07

Senior 25

25

2

Nigel Laffin

27.14

Veteran 25

23

3

Mel McCann

28.57

Veteran 23

21

4

Albert Douglas

29.01

50+ Vet 25

19

5

Davy Clarke

29.27

50+ Vet 23

18

6

Simon Stockton

30.01

Senior 23

17

7

Glenn Cobain

30.10

Veteran 21

16

8

Colin McCluskey

30.35

Senior 21

15

9

Jack Regan

33.03

50+ Vet 21

14

10

Gary McKeegan (Tandem)

33.04

Senior 19

13

10

Graham Heslip (Tandem) chain problem lost 1 min.

33.04

Senior 19

13

11

Ian Lockyer

34.40

Veteran 19

12

12

Ken Brewster

34.44

Veteran 18

11

13

Michael Gillespie

35.01

Senior 18

10

14

Peter Crawley

36.21

Veteran 17

9

15

Sylwek Furman

38.09

Senior 17

8

DNF

Stephen Harkens (Chain)

X

Veteran X

X

Club, 28-mile Handicap Road Race, Brown's Bay, Wednesday 16th June 2010 .

Handicapped:  Group 1 @ 0.  Group 2 @ 10 Mins.  Group 3 @ 20 Mins.

Geoff McCrory from Glenarm had a fine win in tonight's Team Madigan Club 28-mile handicap Road Race at Brown's Bay with only 6 seconds to spare from David Neill (from Mosley), Mel McCann (from Larne) and Stephen Harkens (from Greenisland) who chased relentlessly over the 5 very hilly laps.  Earlier Sylwek Furman (from Carrickfergus) started on his own and managed to hold off everyone until the 4th lap.  At the end of the race only 2 minutes separated the winner and the last man home.  Even thou the numbers were down tonight it was a super race and the handicapping was close.  Thanks to the Riders and to all the Marshals and Officials for their support.

Pos

Name

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Geoff McCrory (G2)

Senior 25

25

2

David Neill (G3)

Junior 25

23

3

Mel McCann (G3)

Veteran 25

21

4

Stephen Harkens (G3)

Veteran 23

19

5

Andy Bell (G2)

Senior 23

18

6

Davy Clarke (G3)

50= Vet 25

17

7

Michael Gillespie (G2)

Senior 21

16

8

Glenn Cobain (G3)

Veteran 21

15

9

Sylwek Furman (G1)

Senior 19

14

10

Albert Douglas (G3)

50+ Vet 23

13

11

Ian Lockyer (G2)

Veteran 19

12

DNF

Danny Hylands (G3)

Veteran X

X

Marshal

Nigel Laffin

Veteran 25

25

Marshal

Brian McCammon

50+ Vet 25

25

Marshal

Colin McCluskey

Senior 25

25

Marshal

Bill Mackness

Veteran 25

25

Marshal

John Magill

Senior 25

25

 Club, 17-mile Hilly Circuit Time Trial, Kilroot A2 Larne Road / finishing on Bellahill Road , Wednesday 23rd June 2010 .

Congratulations to Stephen Harkens! the Greenisland man was on mission in tonight's hilly 17-mile circuit Time Trial on the tough  Larne Road , Glenoe, Beltoy, Ballahill course.  It was always going to be a battle between Stephen and Chris Roper from Islandmagee who is also a super climber, plus Nigel Laffin from Carrickfergus who has been in superb form all season.  But there was no stopping Stephen Harkens he stormed around the course enjoying every minute of the climbs and came home 2 minutes clear of Chris Roper who had his first race this season, and also 2 minutes ahead of Nigel Laffin who is Stephen's Iron Man colleague in the Triathlon circuit.  Carrick's Albert Douglas has been training hard this season and he finished in 4th place and was the first of the over 50 category riders home, while Larne's Davy Clarke took 5th place and second in the over 50 category.  The Tandem boys rode very strong to take a well deserved 6th place and second in the senior category behind Chris Roper, Graham Heslip from Jordanstown was piloted by former ace Time Trial specialist  Gary McKeegan from Whitehead.  Sorry to see Jack Regan was out of luck once again in a Time Trial picking up another puncture.  It was nice to see two new lady members out touring around the the course tonight, if they keep it up they may be giving some guys a hard time in the club races, big Simon is training them, so you have been warned!  Get out and get some hard miles in guys!!  You are very welcome to the Madigan Club Ladies!  Thanks to everyone for taking part and to Billy Heslip for helping with Marshalling and Ian Johnston and Ronnie McKeegan for Time Keeping.

Pos

Name

Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Stephen Harkens

42.48

Veteran 25

25

2

Chris Roper

44.47

Senior 25

23

3

Nigel Laffin

44.50

Veteran 23

21

4

Albert Douglas

44.59

50+ Vet 25

19

5

Davy Clarke

45.44

50+ vet 23

18

6

Graham Heslip (Tandem)

47.37

Senior 23

17

7

Gary McKeegan (Tandem)

47.37

Senior 23

17

8

Colin McCluskey

48.04

Senior 21

16

9

Glenn Cobain

48.24

Veteran 21

15

10

Steven Stewart

51.52

Senior 19

15

11

Ian Lockyer

53.04

Veteran 19

13

12

Ken Brewster

54.23

Veteran 18

12

13

Brian McCammon

57.45

50+ Vet 21

11

14

Sylwek Furman

58.21

Senior 18

10

15

Andrew Macaulay

1.07.59

Senior 17

9

DNF

Jack Regan (Puncture)

X

50+ Vet X

X

Club, handicapped MTB league race at Maghermorne Quarry, Wednesday 30th June 2010 .

Congratulations to John Magill from Larne on a fine win, it looks like John has been training for this one!  It was 8 hard laps tonight at Magheramorne Quarry due to a small section of the course being overgrown since the last round making the course a little shorter hence the extra lap.  However Simon Stockton from Carrickfergus was a very close second by the smallest margin possible one second.  Larne's Danny Hylands starting from scratch and giving away some 18 minutes handicap on John was making very short work of the 8 laps and in the end was only 37 seconds behind John after explosive riding on the tough course that seen Danny take third place on the night and first veteran home.  Only 23 seconds behind Danny was Glenarm man Geoff McCrory who rode very strong.  Ian Lockyer from Newtownabbey in his first year of completive Cycling rode very well indeed to finish only 2.37 down on the winning time.  Brian McCammon from Beltoy near Carrickfergus was giving a lot away in age to the rest of the field, but showed his strength to keep going and take full points in the plus 50 category.  Heavy rain that was forecast kept the numbers of competitors down, but it turned out to be a dry night with the rain coming in after the racing had been completed.

Pos

Name

H'Cap

Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

John Magill

0.00

54.48

Senior 25

25

2

Simon Stockton

14.30

@ 1 sec

Senior 23

23

3

Danny Hylands

18.00

@ 37 sec

Veteran 25

21

4

Geoff McCrory

13.00

@ 1.00

Senior 21

19

5

Ian lockyer

1.30

@ 2.37

Veteran 23

18

6

Nigel Laffin (crashed)

14.00

@ 4.24

Veteran 21

17

7

Brian McCammon

0.45

@ 4.48

50+ Vet 25

16

Club, 28-mile handicap Road Race, Moss Road , Wednesday 7th July 2010 .

Handicapping: G1 at 0.  G2 at 5 minutes.  G3 8 minutes.  G4 at 10 minutes.

Not a bad wee race considering the low turn out.  A clash with the semi final of the world cup football may have played a part.  But never the less congratulations to Carrick's Nigel Laffin on winning the five up sprint.  The scratch group Nigel was in managed to remain together for the entire hilly race which was reduced to 5 laps / 20-miles due to the low numbers.  Nigel came in 2 seconds clear of Larne's Davy Clarke and 7 seconds clear of Carrick's Simon Stockton.  Larne's Danny Hylands was back to better form on the hills and did very well to take 4th place ahead of flying plus 50 veteran Albert Douglas from Carrickfergus.  Next home was Beltoy's Brian McCammon a plus 50 category rider.  Brian had led the race for 3 and 3/4 laps and was only caught in the last one and a half miles on the final climb of Castletown Road and deserved more from the race for his effort.  Islandmagee's Michael Gillespie was next home, the big man getting around the tough hilly circuit to take 23 points in the Senior category.  Making a welcome return to Team Madigan was Peter Crawley from Greenisland.  Peter missed his start slot and conceded some 8 minutes to the scratch men.  It was July 1992 when Peter last rode competitively.  A very serious illness put Peter out of the sport for many years and we are delighted to have Peter back as a veteran enjoying the sport he gave so much to in the late eighties and early nineties.  Many thanks to all the Marshals, Riders, and to Ronnie and Ian on the finish line.  

Pos

Name

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Nigel Laffin (G4)

Veteran 25

25

2

Davy Clarke (G4)

50+ Vet 25

23

3

Simon Stockton (G4)

Senior 25

21

4

Danny Hylands (G4)

Veteran 23

19

5

Albert Douglas (G4)

50+ Vet 23

18

6

Brian McCammon (G1)

50+ Vet 21

17

7

Michael Gillespie (G2)

Senior 23

16

8

Peter Crawley (G3) missed start

Veteran 21

15

Marshal

Ian Lockyer

Veteran 25

25

Marshal

Gary McKeegan

Senior 25

25

Marshal

Mel McCann

Veteran 25

25

Marshal

David Neill

Junior 25

25

Marshal

Jack Regan

50+ Vet 25

25

Marshal

Steven Stewart

Senior 25

25

Club 10-mile Time Trial & Handicap Trophy Race, Ballygalley, Wednesday 21 July 2010 .

Congratulations Ken on winning the Handicap Trophy, you had the most improved time on the night.  Well done to Nigel recording the fastest time.  Conditions were better than expected as the heavy rain that was forecast never arrived, however the wind was up making it a hard leg out to the Glenarm turn.  Big Simon was not too far away in second and Mel lashed around the turn taking a well deserved third place. Well done to all the riders!  Bad luck Stephen in getting that puncture, not nice!  Thanks to Ronnie and Ian the Time Lords.

Pos

Name

Time

H'Cap Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Nigel Laffin

22.53

21.29

Veteran 25

25

2

Simon Stockton

23.06

22.23

Senior 25

23

3

Mel McCann

23.54

22.41

Veteran 23

21

4

Albert Douglas

23.57

21.47

50+ Vet 25

19

5

Davy Clarke

24.06

20.53

50+ Vet 23

18

6

Colin McCluskey

25.25

22.58

Senior 23

17

7

Steven Stewart (Tandem)

26.26

 

Senior 21

16

7

Graham Heslip (Tandem)

26.26

 

Senior 21

16

8

Jack Regan

26.27

21.01

50+ Vet 21

15

9

Brian McCammon

26.54

21.57

50+ Vet 19

14

10

Ken Brewster (Trophy winner)

27.16

19.29

Veteran 21

13

DNF

Stephen Harkens (Puncture)

X

X

Veteran X

X

Club MTB Handicap Time Trial Championship, Woodburn, Wednesday 28th July.

Congratulations to Davy Clarke from Larne on his fine win.  The event was low on numbers but was high on effort from the riders.  Big Nigel Laffin from Carrickfergus was back to form again after his crash in his last MTB race and took a fine second place.  Big Danny Hylands from Larne was the fastest man on the night covering the gruelling Farm lane and Forest course in 49 minutes and 16 seconds to take third spot on the night.  Time Trial ace Simon Stockton from Carrickfergus lost time in the muddy stuff but managed a fine 4th place overall.  Well done to all those who took part in the Hell of Carrick one hour gut buster!  

Pos

Name

H'Cap start time

Finish Time

Actual Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Davy Clarke

9.30

1.01.05

51.35

50+ Vet 25

25

2

Nigel Laffin

10.30

1.02.26

51.56

Veteran 25

23

3

Danny Hylands

14.00

1.03.16

49.16

Veteran 23

21

4

Simon Stockton

11.30

1.04.01

52.31

Senior 25

19

5

Colin McCluskey

8.00

1.05.15

57.15

Senior 23

18

6

Brian McCammon

0.00

1.10.25

1.10.25

50+ Vet 23

17

7

John Magill

3.30

1.20.30

1.16.30

Senior 21

16

Club, 25-mile Time Trial, Antrim, Wednesday 4th August 2010 .

Congratulations to Simon on a fine win, a close run thing with big Nigel as always!  Well done to Stephen on his PB what a great season he is having.  I need to check but I think that is a PB for Graham on the Tandem so well done Graham and Gary.  Well done to all those who took part and to Ian and Ronnie the Time Lords!  

Pos

Name

Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Simon Stockton

54.55

Senior 25

25

2

Nigel Laffin

54.57

Veteran 25

23

3

Albert Douglas

56.34

50+ Vet 25

21

4

Stephen Harkens (PB)

56.45

Veteran 23

19

5

Mel McCann

56.48

Veteran 21

18

6

Davy Clarke

57.35

50+ Vet 23

17

7

Gary McKeegan (Tandem)

1.00.38

Senior 23

17

7

Graham Heslip (Tandem)

1.00.38

Senior 23

17

8

Colin McCluskey

1.01.10

Senior 21

16

9

Danny Hylands

1.05.41

Veteran 19

15

10

Ian Lockyer

1.10.14

Veteran 18

14

Club, Handicap 28-mile Road Race Trophy event, Watch Hill - Cairn Road circuit, Wednesday 11th August 2010 .

Congratulations David on winning the Cup! all that track time has paid off in leaving you with a superb sprint.  Bad luck everyone else!  It was a tight enough race with 9 riders sprinting for the line after 28-miles of hilly racing, well done to everyone and thanks to all the Marshals and to Ronnie and Ian on the finish line.  Special thanks to Steven and Glenda Stewart for providing the off road parking etc!! 

Pos

Name

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

David Neill (G3) 1hr 11.43

Junior 25

25

2

Nigel Laffin (G3) same time

Veteran 25

23

3

Mel McCann (G3) same time

Veteran 23

21

4

Davy Clarke (G3) same time

50+ Vet 25

19

5

Danny Hylands (G3) same time

Veteran 21

18

6

Geoff McCrory (G2) same time

Senior 25

17

7

Albert Douglas (G3) same time

50+ Vet 23

16

8

Steven Stewart (G2) same time

Senior 23

15

9

Simon Stockton (G3) same time

Senior 21

14

10

Ian Lockyer (G1) @ 2.07

Veteran 19

13

11

Michael Gillespie (G2) same time

Senior 19

12

12

Jack Regan (G1) same time

50+ vet 21

11

13

Gary Johnston (G2) @ 5.43

Senior 18

10

14

Stephen Farr

Senior 17

9

15

Brian McCammon

50+ Vet 19

8

16

Sylwek Furman

Senior 16

7

17

Colin McCluskey

Senior 15

6

DNF

Matthew Hegan (retired)

Senior X

X

DNF

John Magill (puncture)

Senior X

X

Marshal

Albert Shaw

Senior 25

25

Marshal

John Neill

50+ Vet 25

25

Marshal

Stephen McAdore

Veteran 25

25

Marshal

Ian Johnston

50+ Vet 25

25

Marshal

Davy Ross

50+ Vet 25

25

Club, 25-mile Time Trial, Larne to Carnlough and back, Wednesday 18th August 2010 .

 First of all everyone in the Cycling Club wishes Stephen Harkens a very speedy recovery after his misfortunate accident in tonight's event.  Steven Stewart kindly drove Stephen to Antrim Hospital and reported that Stephen had picked up and was feeling better than he was. He had x-rays taken but was still waiting on the Doctor to report on his findings.  Everyone's fingers are crossed that nothing is broken and Stephen can still make the Duathlon World Championships in two weeks time in Scotland .  All the riders and officials were sombre at the finish of tonight's event because we know how hard Stephen has trained this year and how much making it to the Worlds in Scotland would mean to him.

Sorry about this chaps, I had to re-check the handicap calculations as Albert kindly flagged up to me his best time in the last 3 years was not correct.  It transpires that 2 were wrong - Albert and Nigel.  Ian's was a mistake on my part with the sum, and Ian is the winner of the Trophy.  Sorry about this Albert! you are an honest man!  I will explain what went wrong to you all later.

Well done to big Nigel on winning tonight's Time Trial and congratulations to big Ian on winning the Handicap Trophy.  Well done to all the riders!  Thanks to Ian for Time Keeping and to Jonny for pushing the riders off. Also to Drew Kitson and Steven Stewart  for assisting with Marshalling.  Drew and Stephen were also very quickly providing first aid to Stephen, so many thanks lads!

Pos

Name

Time

H'Cap Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Nigel Laffin

58.06

53.58

Veteran 25

25

2

Albert Douglas

59.18

53.28

50+ Vet 25

23

3

Davy Clarke

1.01.20

54.29

50+ Vet 23

21

4

Simon Stockton

1.03.21

59.42

Senior 25

19

5

Gary McKeegan (Tandem)

1.04.30

x

Senior 23

18

5

Graham Heslip (Tandem)

1.04.30

x

Senior 23

18

6

Ian Lockyer (Trophy winner)

1.10.28

22.05

Veteran 23

17

7

Ken Brewster

1.11.50

58.59

Veteran 21

16

8

Sylwek Furman

1.15.59

63.08

Senior 21

15

DNF

Stephen Harkens

x

x

Veteran x

x

Club, 10-mile John Lindsey Time Trial Trophy, Ballygalley, Wednesday 25th August 2010 .

Congratulations to Simon for winning the race on the night and to big Ken for winning the John Lindsay Trophy.  Thanks to everyone for taking part and to the Time Keepers and Marshals.  Ian tells me it was a perfectly windless night – the sea was like glass and Scotland was only a stone’s throw away!  It makes a nice change to get a good night!

Pos 

Name

Time

H/Cap Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Simon Stockton

22.23

 21.39

Senior 25

25 

2

Nigel Laffin

22.40

 21.29

Veteran 25

23

3

Davy Clarke

23.27

 21.19

50+ Vet 25

21

4

Albert Douglas

23.30

 21.26

50+ Vet 23

19

5

Mel McCann

23.42

 22.32

Veteran 23

18

6

Colin McCluskey

24.55

 22.28

Senior 23

17

7

Stephen Stewart

25.46

 X

Senior 21

16

7

Graham Heslip

25.46

X

Senior 21

16

8

Ian Lockyer

26.52

 21.31

Veteran 21

15

9

Ken Brewster (Trophy winner)

26.55

 20.39

Veteran 19

14

10

Jack Regan

27.42

 22.16

50+ Vet 21

13

11

John Magill

28.42

 21.52

Senior 19

12

Club, MTB XC League, Magheramorne Quarry, Wednesday 1st September 2010 .

A super wee race tonight.  Well done Simon and well done Danny it was so close at the finish only 3 seconds!  Davy and Geoff had a good battle the whole race.  Big Brian managed to hold everyone off until very late in the race which was good work by him.  Sorry if I handicapped some of you out of the race, its always a tough one to get right.  Bad luck Albert in getting that puncture.  Congratulations to Trudy and Sam it looked like they enjoyed them selves and Trudy took to the racing like a Duck to water in her first outing.

Pos

Name

Handicap

Time

Actual Time

Points

1

Simon Stockton

13.30

57.48

44.18

25

2

Danny Hylands

16.00

57.51

41.51

23

3

Davy Clarke

12.10

58.52

46.42

21

4

Geoff McCrory

12.00

59.00

47.00

19

5

Nigel Laffin

13.00

59.43

46.43

18

6

Brian McCammon

0.00

63.55

63.55

17

7

Colin McCluskey

11.00

65.01

54.01

16

DNF

Albert Shaw (puncture)

11.30

X

X

X

1st U12

Trudy McCann

 3 Laps

 

 

25

1st U10

Sam McCluskey

 2 laps

 

 

25

Club, 50-mile Time Trial, North Ballymena , Sunday 5th September 2010 .

This 50 has proved most challenging in many respects, not just for the riders but for the Officials too.  After 3 attempts to run the race after postponements, finally we got the race underway  today, only to find a lot of traffic heading north for the Air Show.  This traffic did not cause any real problems thank goodness as we had a low turn-out.  A Tandem puncture ( split tyre) put Steven and Graham out and miss-directions / miss-interpreted directions put Simon on the wrong route putting him out of contention also.  The outward leg was a real flyer with the strong tail wind.  Nigel covered the first 10-miles in 17 minutes, however after the turn near Portrush the riders faced into the fierce head wind the whole way back to Ballymena.  Nigel took the win ahead of Albert, Davy and Mel.  Well done to everyone for having go, sorry about the mishaps for Steven, Graham, and Simon after all their preparations.  The banter was mighty in the car park afterwards as Ian stirred up the pot.   Thanks to all the riders and Simon who took things in good spirit and to Ian and Billy for your help too!

Pos

Name

Time

Category Points

Club BAR Points

1

Nigel Laffin

2.02.18

Veteran 25

25

2

Albert Douglas

2.03.53

50+ Vet 25

23

3

Davy Clarke

2.08.21

50+ Vet 23

21

4

Mel McCann

2.08.28

Veteran 23

19

DNF

Steven Stewart (Tandem, Puncture)

X

Senior X

X

DNF

Graham Heslip (Tandem, Puncture)

X

Senior X

X

DNF

Simon Stockton (off course)

X

Senior X

X

Club, 1.5 mile Hill Climb, (2 of 2) Carrickfergus, Bryantang, Wednesday 6th September 2010 .

Congratulations to Stephen on winning both Hill-Climbs.  I was surprised to see you back riding at that standard so soon after your bad crash a few weeks ago, you Greenisland men are built of strong stuff! Well done to Dee for a great challenge, how close was that on the Bryantang, a superb effort Dee .  Big Nigel is always in close contention too, what a man!  Many thanks to Ronnie and Ian for all your help this season with the time keeping and judging, what a team! 

Pos

Name

Time 1st Hill-Climb Carncastle

Time 2nd Hill-Climb Bryantang

 Combined Total

1

Stephen Harkens

912

8.36

17.48

2

David Neill

9.41

8.37

18.18

3

Nigel Laffin

9.58

9.06

19.04

4

Steven Stewart

10.51

10.12

21.03

5

Danny Hylands

11.01

10.23

21.24

6

Colin McCluskey

12.11

10.31

22.42

7

Ken Brewster

13.20

11.21

24.41

8

Ian Lockyer

13.52

11.40

25.32

9

John Magill

14.14

11.45

25.59

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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