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Rob tops at Triathlon

Dessie Blackadder

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Dessie Blackadder

Congratulations to Ballymena Road Club member Rob Lawrence who topped the podium at Saturday’s 2018 Big Splash Triathlon in Portglenone.

The sprint distance triathlon includes a 750metre swim in the river bann followed by a 12mile cycle and then a 3 mile run.

Rob fell off during his cycle and still got up to claim first place!

Well done also to competing members Hall Booth, Eddie Hampton, Karen Neill, William Neill, Chris Millar and Janine Gordon.

Ballymena Road Club time trialists had great success at the Ulster 25 mile TT Championships held by Omagh Wheelers at the weekend.

Eileen Burns was the winner of the Gold medal in the Elite Womens event in a time of 58mins 13 secs with her team mate Laura Campbell getting on the podium and taking a bronze medal in a time of 64mins 56secs.

In the Masters womens event Joanne Regan took third place and a bronze medal with a time of 70mins 32secs. Not letting the ladies have it all their own way Hand cyclist Darrell Erwin received a silver medal.

Richard Maybin was unlucky not to claim the top spot at the Foyle GP at the weekend in Killea County Donegal. Richard was beaten to the line by Commonwealth Games cyclist Marcus Christie leaving the Ballymena man to take a well earned second spot after 70 miles of hard racing. This Wednesday will see the Gardiner Cup raced for on the Frocess circuit. The 10 mile TT will start at 7pm with sign on from 6-15 at Carnlea orange hall.

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