Wallace Caldwell

17 April 2011

Record speed registered by Armstrong in Wallace Caldwell memorial road race.

Ballymena Road Club Northstone cyclists held their annual Wallace Caldwell memorial road race at Galgorm, as part of the Slane Ulster classic road racing league, last Saturday morning.

Perfect racing conditions were enjoyed by the seventy six entrants and they were to put in a record breaking performance as the winner, Adam Armstrong (Eurocycles), came below the three hours mark for the first time on this course. His time of 2 hours 58 minutes 01 seconds represented an average speed of 25.615 mph for the 76 miles marathon.

This was an amazing speed considering some of the hilly terrain which the course included. The present route, which by-passes Coleraine by going through Aghadowey, was first used in 2003 when Gary Cranston won in 3 hours 3 seconds and that was the previous best time for the event.

Adam Armstrong has a good record in the Caldwell as he also won in 2008 when his time was 3 hours 11 minutes 43 seconds
 
See full report by Richard Wilson attached
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