April 2nd Club Runs and Racing
Balbriggan CC were the hosts for the Ben McKeena Memorial Race’s on Sunday. Myself, Peter and Fran represented Tullamore CTC. The weather was dry and fine but with a good northerly breeze blowing. I was heading off with the A4’s, Peter with the A3’s and Fran was out in the Ladies Race.
The race started with a roll out for a mile or two. The roads at the start were narrow with some tight corners and even though we were going slowly some still managed to nearly crash. A ten minute wait ensued until the A3’s were well clear. Eventually we were let off and headed back towards the Ballyboughal with a quick decent. The bunch soon settled into a nice rhythm as I sat close to the rear staying out of trouble. The route headed back towards Balbriggan on the old N1 with a nice stiff headwind not helping progress. The lap line eventually appeared at the top of a nice drag and we set off for our 2nd and final lap. A hairy descent followed on some very narrow roads with a load of gravel and some hairy bumps. A Dublin Wheelers caught some air off of a humpback bridge which looked scary.