Irish National Downhill Championships

The Nukeproof Irish National Champs were held in Rostrevor for the 2nd year in a row and with the improvements made on the track it was set to be a great weekend of racing. My main focus this season has been Enduro however I still enjoy racing Downhill so was looking forward to getting back to a DH race.

I arrived early on Saturday to walk the track and was impressed with the natural sections and improvements to the existing trail. Practice went well and I felt like I was getting up to speed towards the end of the day.

After a few more practice runs on Sunday morning it was time for racing to get underway, my seeding run was steady with no real mistakes, I came down into 3rd place knowing I could shave a few seconds off my time. A quick bite to eat and it was time for finals, I was having a great run and had one small mistake at the end, I managed to shave 3 seconds off my seeding run which secured 3rd place on the day. I was happy with my result considering my lack of time on my Downhill bike.

Results –

Thanks to Dermott Sweeny for the photos.

Irish National Champs 2015. Photo by Industry Image.

Thanks to all the team sponsors for their continued support, Nukeproof, Bell Helmets, Schwalbe, SRAM, Ride 100%, Mucky Nutz, Point1 Athletic Development.

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