History in the Making! – Women’s Super Sunday RR Results
Orla Hendron writes:
Super Sunday 5th September saw I may stand corrected, but I believe the First over 35 Womens Masters race in the history of bike racing in Ireland.
Nearly 20 enthusiastic Women from far and wide didn’t let the early start deter them from lining up to tackle a very sporting and challenging course of Dorey’s Forge, one of the IVCA’s best circuits.
The racing was full on from the start with Aideen Keenan being the main protagonist and while Dorey’s Forge as expected forced some splits in the peloton some strong riding from behind and some tactical racing up front saw the race come down to a bunch sprint with Katy Harrison showing she had learnt a thing or two from her summer of Corkagh Park racing taking a super win from a very Impressive Aideen Keenan who was also awarded the combativity prize. Third across the line was our Champion of Corkagh Park organisation Beata Golezak and a fine 4th place was taken by Julie Rea coming all the way from Phoenix CC.
Local Meath Woman Helen White claimed 5th place and another long distance traveller Angela Hoare took an impressive 6th place.
To showcase and promote Women’s Masters racing the IVCA also made a special presentation to the 6 Over 50 Women and 1st in that category was Julie Rea with Helen White taking 2nd place and Sharon Kennedy all the way from Greenmount claiming 3rd.
Many Thanks to the IVCA racing committee and the IVCA members supporting and hosting this event. As always, the organisation and Marshalling was super safe and supportive. Many Thanks to the Hatchet Pub who provided a great spread for the most important post race chats.
Huge thanks to all the Women who supported this inaugural event especially those that travelled from beyond the Pale.
As Always, the racing was captured by Brendan Culleton.
Many Thanks Brendan for capturing our efforts.
1st Katy Harrison Ossory CC
2nd Aideen Keenan Dublin Wheelers
3rd Beata Golezak Orwell Wheelers
4th Julie Rea Phoenix CC
5th Helen White Stamullen RC
6th Angela Hoare Ossory CC
Masters 50 Cat
1st Julie Rea Phoenix CC
2nd Helen White Stamullen RC
3rd Sharon Kennedy Greenmount