IVCA 50 mile TT Championship. 03/08/2019.
Just eleven entrants on Saturday. A mixed weather day but not disasterously so.
Thanks to Harry and Dave for the timekeeping and to the full compliment of marshals. It was good to see that the road works at the Kinnegad bypass end of the course were to no detriment, in fact we though it was improved by the Garage and Tesco sites.
Hugh shaved an impressive 4 min 1 sec off the age 72 record held by Sean Lally, with his Gold Medal winning time of 2:09:11 for a plus 26:49 age standard. He also collected 3rd on handicap on the way.
Ian Cassidy’s 1:53:53 took the Silver Medal although, by his standards, somewhat off the pace.
Ian O’Hara’s personal best 1:58:07 took Bronze medal and a well deserved first place on handicap.
Brendan Byrne shaved a couple of minutes off his handicap to take the third place on handicap.
Congratulations also to Paddy Davis with a new Age
( 72 ) Standard Record of 2:33:05 taking 1:48 off Patsy Fitzsimons effort in 2010.
Another chance to do it all again, or to ride if you missed Saturday, arises in two weeks time, 24/08, on BAR Options Day.
The final event of the TTL is on Tuesday 27/8, the circuit TT on the Culmullin cct.