Archive for April, 2012
The Easter weekend of April 7/8th saw the very first Gravity Enduro held in Ireland, organised by the Biking.ie crew it was a massive success with a great relaxed atmosphere and superb timed trail descents. Some big names turned up including Joe Barnes, Megavalanche winner Jerome Clementz and our own xc champ Robin Seymour amongst others . A great crew of Mad riders signed up and practice saturday and race day on sunday was brilliant Craic, the riding to each stage start (5 stages) having a buzz then blasting down deadly Descents is a winning format for sure.
Pro cat podium was 1st Joe Barnes 2nd Jerome Clementz 3rd Nicolas Lau
16-29 cat Mad rider Steven Scrivener(ducc) finished 11th overall with consistent riding, Rob Roest Whittle (Mad) was 24th, Dave Senior (Mad) fin in 30th position, Mad’s Martin Butterly finished 47th overall after two punctures ruined a couple of stages, Martin was a good 3rd on stage 3.
30-34 cat Gene Ryan (Mad) finished a solid 9th place overall, Peter Loscher finished 15th, Tom Heavey (Ducc)24th and Sean Mackessy(Mad) 28th, Derek Hayes finished 59th after problems but had a good stage 2 finishing in 3rd place.
35-39 cat Graham Diamond (Mad) finished 25th overall with Mark McGauley (Mad/OC tuning) in 26th, 1st on stage 1, 2nd stage 2 and joint 1st on stage 4, but a puncture on Toro on stage 3 scuppered overall hopes, Mad’s Niall Horgan was 30th overall.
A really great weekend on the mountainbikes and with round 2 in Ticknock/3rock GET IN THERE!!
Another great day’s racing at the final round of the Biking Blitz, really good atmosphere at the start area with coffee/food and a DJ/commentator and a bouncy castle for the kids. Good competitive racing to finish an enjoyable and hard fought series, great way of getting your season going.
Superpro was won in a close finish by Peter Buggle (Rocky mnt) with Richie Felle(USN) second, 3rd was young Robert Scanlon(Worc) and 4th position went to Mark McGauley(Mad/OC tuning) the only other Mad rider in superpro was Nick Lanoote who fin 35th . Overall series podium was 1st Richie Felle(usn) 2nd Mark McGauley(Mad/OC tuning) and Sebastion Rakos of Chile in 3rd, good close racing and thanks to Biking.ie and Harrys bikes for the generous prize money.
Baggy shorts was won by Brian Joyce with Mad’s Peter Loscher in 13th, Mad trio Keith Wallace 61st, Conor Craig 66th and alan Walsh 67th
U16 was won by Anthony Quinn, a fine 3rd place by Mad rider Jonah Clegg and Rising star Scott Wallace (Mad)finished 6th after storming on after a big crash, a nice field of 22 lads racing