Richard Reid Runner Up at Macosquin

24 June 2013
Hall Booth gives an account of last week’s Inter club road racing league event at Macosquin.

"Bann Wheelers hosted the fourth round of the Interclub series on Tuesday evening over a testing circuit outside Macosquin.  Ballymena fielded a full squad of ten riders and also had Emma Smyth and Claire Gillespie lining out in the Ladies race.”
"The men’s race was four laps of a 6 miles circuit and BRC rode to a plan to try and ensure their series leader, Connor Young, remained in first position after the race. Racing was fast and furious from the off across all the groups. Ballymena riders Richard Reid and Alan Blair were involved in driving the front group and in doing so ensured that they stayed clear of the chasing groups. At the finish Jason McIntyre of the host club took the win with Richard Reid a superb second. Alan Blair took a fine 8th place. The result meant that Connor Young still holds the lead in the series with 2 rounds left. Ballymena lie 3rd overall in the team competition.
In the ladies event Claire Gillespie continued her domination with her third win out of three starts in the league. Emma Smyth placed an excellent third.”
There is a break in the inter-club road racing league series until the Carn Wheelers event on 25th July and Bann Valley conclude the series on 15th August.