The National Championships on Saturday, June 25th saw plenty of action with the Ladies Race at 11am and the Vets in the afternoon. The weather started off wet but as the day progressed it dried out and was a lovely afternoon.
36 Ladies started the seven lap race and by lap 2 Catherine Walsh, Tandem, had broken away from the pack and opened a 2 minute lead. However the bunch worked well and reeled her in with the final lap to go and on the line Catherine finished 6th. The winner was Siobhan Horgan of the Edge Sports team and runner up was Louise Moriarty.
The Men provided plenty of excitement too with the lead changing hands and breaks being hauled back. In the end the Team prize went to Usher and the first three places were: Greg Swinbourne, Usher; Joe Fenlon, The Edge Sports team and David Peelo, Murphy Surveys. These have not been confirmed with me yet.
Again all the planning by the Emyvale CC paid off as the event ran smoothly and everyone did their jobs to ensure that the competitors had a safe trip and enjoyed the experience.