With only the Provincial Champs to come in December the Ulster CX league came to and end yesterday in Ormeau Park with again big numbers of entry. Due to not have been there this will be a short report and the link to the full results included. Noticeable the brilliant efforts of the Belgian Project bursary holders in the men and women’s elite & junior races. Powerhouse Sport’s Niamh Mc Kiverigan has been taken it easy, taking some of the races as preparation for bigger things next year but when competing always give her best..few times missed the podium this year but yesterday the 16 year old teenager from Banbridge showed the more mature ladies that she wants to be at that podium and done it in style with taking top spot beating upcoming youngster (also a first year junior) Darcy Harkness from Carn Wheelers  to second. Overall leader Asia Bula (Scott-Eurocycles) took 3th place and confirmed her supremacy with her 8th podium place out of eight. Her rival Rachel Irvine (The Bike House Bangor) this time 5th as Gillian Smith just got the better of her this time and clocked her best result of the year in 4th place. In the overall table Asia wins gold, Rachel  takes silver and teenager Darcy takes bronse. Congratulations to them all xx

The men’s Elite & Junior race was again a show of strength produced by Thomas Creighton from the Mc Convey Cycles stable who won the race, the Belgian project bursary holder and ex Junior Champ won his 3th race of the season out of 4 and left his team mate and guardian Graham Boyd in second with  overall winner Glenn Kinning completing the podium in 3th. After 8 rounds Glenn takes gold, Graham silver and very consisting Brazilian born Christian Nachtigall takes bronse. Other bursary holder Lee Harvey takes the junior prize in 5th place just beaten by the Irish CX champ Darnell Moore in 4th place and his form is coming back a bit and will have still something to say later on the winter. He had a very busy year on and off road and in both national champion. In the B-race Men elite a first win for William Boyd (X-MTB and promoting club of the day) who beats last weeks winner Martyn Hearney (Phoenix CC) to a second place. Very consisting Mark Gordon from Newry Wheelers in 3th. What I have been told this was the muckiest round of the year and the pit workers had their work cut out. Well done X-MTB and his volunteers..for such a small club they seems to tackle big events with ease !! Results>>  http://www.ulstercyclocross.com/Results/Ulster_Cyclo_cross_2018_Round_8_Ormeau_Results.htm who has this on line within hours of finish..great work by Lisa and Martin as comms and time team (not forgetting Jim Adams as pit comm ) We will add photos later when received..Feature photo of the BP media team. Apologies for not able to attend as on a wee break in Galway and visiting my good friend Tommy Lamb in the University Hospital of the city after his unfortunate fall on Saturday morning at his B&B place he was staying with Marian as representatives of our CU federation at the AGM that day. Tommy’s hip has been broken and at least another few days in the hospital far from home. In lot of pain but on the road to recovery (Photo Marian Lamb)