Date: Sunday 3 November 2013
Event: Ulster Cyclo-cross Round 5
Location: Moira Demesne, Moira
Host club: Dromara CC
Race Report @ Ulster Cyclo Cross
Moira Park was looking picturesque bathed in autumn sunshine on the first Sunday in November for Round 5 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series. Event organisers from Dromara Cycling Club had been soaked by heavy rain the day before when they were doing their first day of set up, but were thankful to be squinting into the early morning sunshine when they were out putting out the rest of the posts and tape around the park on Sunday. The club would like to thank Lisburn City Council for the use of the park, changing facilities, bike wash and pedestrian barriers. This was the third year that the club have used the park and this year the course designers had reversed the direction of the race, built some steps for the cyclo-cross riders and added in a spectator friendly feature called “the hammerhead”. Despite the previous day’s rain the course was running well with only the usual muddy sections towards the perimeter of the park.
The Wheelers were out in force and bagged some great results. Nathan Weir done fantastic in what was only his first CX race and finished on the podium! In the mountain bike support race Kieran Gilligan was the best place Island Wheeler, finishing 4th. In the under 10 Race, Darren Rafferty was as impressive as ever and finished a great second. The under 8 boys dominated their race with Oisin Ferrity finishing second ahead of Adam Rafferty, and Calum Hepburn – well done lads! The under 6 fun race was won by Calum Hepburn and Aliyah Rafferty finishing third.
Full results here