Combat Cancer cup goes to Jason Burns

08 June 2014
Ballymena Road Club Ė Chain Reaction Cycles Ė held their annual Combat Cancer cup 25 miles time trial as part of their Northstone sponsored club race series last Wednesday evening.

The counter attraction of the inter club road racing league event at Ballymoney had an impact on the race, with just eleven from BRC and another six visitors lining up at Woodgreen for the start.

Conditions were very windy with the stiff breeze on the leg to Ballymena making life difficult.

Steven Workman was fastest in the club section with 56 minutes 04 seconds and that was despite having to stop briefly mid-race when he was unwell.
Sean Wright, who won the previous weeks H and M Wilson cup road race, was second with 57.09 while another top veteran Tommy Wilson finished third with 58.04.
Jason Burns put in a great performance of 59 minutes 09 seconds to beat the hour for the first time. Jasonís previous best 25 miles time was 64 minutes 42 seconds and with such a dramatic improvement he won the handicap section and with it the Combat Cancer cup.
That keeps the Combat Cancer cup firmly in the Burnsí family trophy cabinet as Jasonís wife Eileen won it in 2013. In fact Eileen didnít give the cup up easily because her net handicap time was only 3 seconds slower than Jasonís as she too had a PB time.
Aaron Swan of the N Roche PT was fastest of the visitors with 55 minutes 47 seconds.
RESULTS (1) Steven Workman 56.04 (2) Sean Wright 57.09 (3) Tommy Wilson 58.04 (4) Jason Burns 59.04 (5) Nigel Kernohan 61.42 (6) Martin Ruddy 62.18 (7) David Kennedy 62.45 (8) Eileen Burns 62.49 (9) John Maxwell 65.41
HANDICAP (1) Jason Burns 54.22 (2) Eileen Burns 54.25 (3) M Ruddy 58.14 (4) S Wright 59.06 (5) D Kennedy 60.14 (6) J Maxwell 60.45
Visitors (1) Aaron Swan (NRPT) 55.47 (2) Jim McConnell (East Antrim) 57.13 (3) J Evans (Carn) 58.53 (4) Laura Maxwell (Roe Valley) 61.56 (5) Declan Butler (Michelin) 66.00
Hand cycle (1) Darrell Erwin 1 hour 26 minutes 43 seconds.