Last Friday the 15th saw the first ever Connaught Bmx race take place under the Twin water towers in the Town of Ballinrobe.
With conditions near perfect for a Novembers night, over 30 BMX participants from ages 4 to 40 and from all parts of the Country took to the jumps and berms of the Western Lakes Cycling club track. Special mention to Gary Davoren who now holds the time for the fastest lap at 51.3 seconds.
Sincere Thanks to all who helped on the night especially to all the stewarts, time keepers, Jeff on Music, Order of Malta and to Breege for the catering.
The event was a great success and fun and craic was had by all. Watch out for the next one which promises to be bigger and better.The track is open every friday night if anyone is interested in giving it a go.
Picture above is of the under 8 boys race podium. More pictures and videos can be found on the western lakes facebook page
The Results for all Races as follows:
Under 6 Girls ‘A’ Race: 1st. Ava Quinn (DC BMX)
2nd. Zoe Jennings (WLCC)
3rd. Katie Frazer (WLCC)
Under 6 Girls ‘B’ Race : 1st.Helen Tracey
2nd Rachel Tracey
Under 6 Boys : 1st. Shane Geraghty (WLCC)
2nd Kevin Geraghty
Under 8 Boys: 1st.Finn Jennings (WLCC)
2nd. Dylan Geraghty (WLCC)
3rd. James Joyce (Galway Bay)
Under 10 Boys ‘A’ Race: 1st. Ryan Quinn (DC BMX)
2nd. Declan Heneghan (WLCC)
3rd. Adam Reilly (WLCC)
Under 10 Boys ‘B’ race: 1st. Ryan Lenehan
2nd. Cullann Kelly
3rd. Jamie Tracey
1st. Cillian Thomas (CONNEMARA MTB)
2nd. Joseph Clancy (CONNEMARA MTB)
1st. Gary Davoren (CONNEMARA MTB)
2nd. Martin Jennings. (WLCC)
Senior Beginner: 1st. Padraig Marrey (WLCC)
2nd. Janis (WLCC)
3rd. Derek Joyce(GALWAY BAY)
4th. Sean O’Malley (WLCC)