Night 3 of the Burma Challenge saw everyone on two wheels as the bikes took over. On a great night for cycling we had some terrific performances. At the head of the field three men had an all-out sprint for the finish with Brian Carroll getting the nod finishing in 8.03mins. Just a wheel behind were Eamonn Cornally and Mark Cummins both crossing the line in 8.05. Seamus Concagh had a great bike ride finishing fourth in 8.26 with our first lady Nicola O’Mahoney sprinting over the line in 8.41 to take fifth place overall. Nathan Bowe had a terrific tussle with Liam Kelly with just a spoke between them finishing sixth and seventh in times of 8.43 and 8.44. The next three finishers, Jim Cummins, Tom Flahive and Richard Daly, were all timed at 8.53 to finish 8th, 9th and 10th overall.
Ashley Dann was the second lady to cross the line and she did so in fine style with a time of 9.24 with Roisin Daly next in 9.38 followed by Ber Spillane in fourth in 9.47. Naomi Morrissey sped around in 10.05 with Lisa Quinlan just behind on 10.11 followed by Muireann Lloyd on 10.20, Frances Long on 10.35, Aisling Maher on 10.37 and Jennifer Cummins on 10.38.
P.B’s were recorded by Pauline O’Connell, Breda McNamara, Sharon Kiely and Teresa Everard to name just a few.
In the team competition Derryfadda have now taken over the lead jumping from 5th place last week to 1st place this week with a combined score of 174.02. They have turned a two minute deficit into a near three minute lead. Moyneard have jumped from 7th to 2nd with a time of 176.59 followed by Killoran on 178.46 again a leap from 8th to 3rd. Moynetemple who were the last team a week ago have moved up to fourth on 179.26 just 18 seconds ahead of last week’s leaders Boulabeha. Rahealty are sixth on 180.18 with Cooleeney next on 180.23 followed by Kylemakill on 180.46 and Moyne 181.21.
In the family challenge we have clear leaders in the Daly’s on 59.00 followed by the Mcloughlin’s on 67.50, the Powers on 76.48, the Doyle’s on 77.11 and the Cummins on 77.23.
It is still all to run for with a further two rounds to take place. This week sees the final 5k run with everyone starting together at 7.30pm.