Connaught MTB Champs Results

The Connaught Mountain Bike Cross-Country Champs were held in Union Wood, Sligo on 27th September. The event was hosted by NorthWest MTB Club, who have obviously put a lot of work into the course. The trails were in top condition and under blue skys the races were played out over a very technical and physically demanding circuit. Over a hundred racers signed-on on the day which is one of the biggest ever Connaught MTB turnouts. Covey Wheelers were well represented and took home a fair stack of medals, especially in the youth categories. Below are the Covies who took Connaught Podium places for 2015:
Expert Category:
Colm Staunton – 3rd
U-16 Boys:
Ben Walsh – Connaught Champ
U-12 Boys:
Naill McLoughlin – Connaught Champ
Darren Foy – Runner up
Neachtan Walsh – 3rd
U-10 Boys:
Evin Furlong – Connaught Champ
U-8 Girls:
Kelsey Mulroy – Connaught Champ
Being such a demanding circuit, it wasn’t surprising there were a lot of retirements due to bike and body “mechanicals”! This makes it an even bigger achievement to finish it and win a podium place, well done to all.
The Connaught MTB autumn league is set to continue with round #2 next Sunday, October 11th. All the usual categories will be open, from youth, U-8’s through to senior categories. If you haven’t tried it out before now is your chance! Keep an eye on the Connaught MTB Facebook page for updates;
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