McQuigg cup “50”

20 July 2015
Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles – racing committee took advantage of what should have been a free week, on the Northstone backed club race calendar, to stage the McQuigg cup 50 miles time trial last Wednesday evening.
The race, which was postponed last month because of the road works at Dunsilly roundabout, is a qualifying distance for the club’s time trial best all-rounder competition, which requires performances at 10, 25 and 50 miles.
This was once the premier award and a much sought after trophy in the road club’s season but times have changed and only six riders took part on Wednesday night – and one of them was from a visiting club.
Nevertheless one cannot detract from the performances of those who did participate as Jason Burns and Daryl Sempey all recorded personal best times, on what was a warm and calm evening.

Jason Burns was second with 1 hour 51 minutes 14 seconds and this took 61 seconds off his PB which he clocked in the recent Ulster 50 miles championship.
Third place went to Eileen Burns with 1.56.51. 
Daryl Sempey recorded 2 hours 4 minutes 24 seconds for fourth place but he was to top the handicap result with his reward being the McQuigg cup.
(5) John Maxwell 2.13.40 
(6) Lisa Cameron (Madigan) 2.14.10

Handicap result (for the McQuigg cup)
(1) Daryl Sempey 1.53.22 
(2) S Workman 1.57.36 
(3) J Burns 1.58.59 
(4) J Maxwell 2.01.28 
(5) Eileen Burns 2.02.17

Jason leads league.
Jason Burns has taken a clear lead in the time trial handicap league competition having amassed 20 points. Eileen Burns is second with 18 while Daryl Sempey’s win in the McQuigg cup moves him up into third place with 17.