Fresh from his national Giro commentary, Keith Mulroy himself hit the race circuit and put in a great performance during the latest Westport Covey league race last Wednesday. Keith picked up a very nice jersey for his efforts.
This is his report:
The weather was perfect for racing and it was a mixed field of U12’s up to U16’s, we had a 10km neutralised roll out to the start, Tony (Walsh) had told us at the start line there was a Subaru team Albion jersey for the winner as one of the team had given it to him for the first youth and I wanted to win it.
It took off fast with myself and Emer Harrison driving it at the front I knew this was the type of start that suited me and if I could brake away with Emer we could hold it to the end as she is going strong at the moment, 3 of us got a way in a brake until Liam put in a great effort to bridge across to us, I could see on the drags I was going well as I could spin up the drag and my legs felt good and I could see some of the others were not looking as comfortable and every time I put in an attack they were under pressure but, myself and Emer worked well together right from the start. At the 3k mark Shane put in an attack but I could tell it was going to be short lived as he was on the limit and with 2k to go I turned on the gas and attacked, it was the longest 2k I have ever done, it felt like 10k but when I got to the railway bridge I could see the finish and it was a drag to the finish line, I wanted to look back to see where they were but I could hear dad roaring to drive on so it was safer to keep the power on till the line. It was great to get over the line in first place and my hard work had paid off. I’d like to thank all the organisers and marshals. I’d like to say thanks to our coach Tony Walsh and helpers for all the back up support we get at the weekend and to my Dad for all the support and help with training he has given me. I’d also like to thank the lads from Subaru Team Albion for the jersey.
Top 3 Youth Racers:
1st Keith Mulroy
2nd Liam Horgan
3rd Emer Harrison