Jason Wins @ Clough

06 August 2013
Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles – held their annual road race over eight laps, 29 miles, of the famous Mid Antrim 150 motor cycle course at Clough last Tuesday evening.
 
There was a field of 31 riders for the event, including several from visiting clubs, and they were set off in handicapped bunches spanning 12 minutes.
 
Jason Burns took full advantage of his starting handicap and led at the end of the first lap. The group caught him again on lap two and he was glad of the company as he later said it had been tough leading on his own.
 
Then on lap five he opened a gap on the downhill stretch from Clough village and he was to maintain this until the finish, where he just managed to hold off the chasing field, which had all amalgamated late in the event, but just failed to reach the front of the race.
 
Naturally Jason was delighted to have won. "The last lap was really hard after being on my own for three laps, I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to have had much further to go. I’m really surprised to have won this race on such a tough, hilly course” added Jason
 
Results
1) Jason Burns 1 hour 18 minutes 12 seconds (2) Gerry McCullagh (Bann Valley) (3) G Elliott (Carn Wheelers) (4) Claire Gillespie (5) Uel Cunningham (Ballymoney) (6) A McPeake (Bann Valley) (7) Simon Taggart (8) Tommy Wilson (9) Connor Young (10) Richard Reid (11) C. Grant (12) Michael Carroll (13) Ryan Shaw (14) Gary Reid (15) Karl Taylor (16) Jim McConnell (East Antrim) (17) Nigel Kernohan (18) Adrian Kerr (19) Matthew Brennan (20) Colin Scullion (21) Alan Blair (22) John Shaw (23) P McGuigan (24) Neil Millar (25) Martin Ruddy (26) David Dougan (27) David Kennedy
 
Youth result at Clough
Two laps, 7.2 miles.
 (1) Breandan McCavana 20 minutes 32 seconds (2) Caolan Stuart at 11 seconds.
 
Youth result for the Martinstown to Glenariff 5 miles road race on Tuesday 30th July. (1) Eoin Mellon (Bann Valley) 16.09 (2) Shaun Byrne (Bann Valley) 18.20 (3) Fergus Byrne (Bann Valley) 19.34 (4) Caolan Stuart 19.59 (5) Breandan McCavana 20.22