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Midleton Cycling and Triathlon Club host the John Shanahan Memorial Team Time Trial

The riders and guests of Midleton Cycling and Triathlon Club marked their late club member John Shanahan's 2nd anniversary by staging an event John would have loved himself - a handicap team time trial in teams of two. John was visually impaired so always rode with a pilot on his beloved tandem.

Fifteen teams took on the undulating course around Dungourney and back to Midleton via Castelyons Cross, minded and shepherded by a team of volunteer marshals. Despite twenty minutes between the departure of the first and last teams, it was a win for the handicappers when the 3rd last team caught the 3rd team on the line. Youghal Cycling Club's Anthony Kenneally and Brian Landers tell us they never even heard Midleton CTC's Daire Breathnach and Cian Murphy approaching. Thanks to the prize sponsorship of Carraigtwohill's Roca Sports, neither team left Midleton's My Place empty handed.

John Shanahan Memorial TTT winners (there were 2 'seconds' in it!)

John Shanahan Memorial Cup: Daire Breathnach & Cian Murphy

The following are the winners of Roca Sports Ireland Vouchers

Fastest Team - Time of 51:09: [Frank Büchsel]( & Mark McManus

Timed H'Cap 1st - Time 51:10: Daire Breathnach & Cian Murphy

Timed 2nd - at one sec H'cap: Anthony Kenneally & Brian Landers

Mixed Team - H'cap time 58:30: Sally Drennan and Jerry O Sullivan

Spirit of John Shanahan Award: Mike Forde.

(Mike had the unenviable task of marshalling approaching traffic in Ballyedmond thus not seeing any of the cyclists and went beyond the call of duty to help on the day as well as then riding the route with Rob Reen.)

Thanks to all 15 volunteers: Allanah Drennan; Barry O Callaghan; Barrie Drennan; Colum Foley; David Coughlan Isabelle, Lydia and Gary Neff; Mike Forde; Niall Hickman; Reece Bawden; Sam Hennessy; Tomás Mulcahy; Tony Fitzgerald and Rory O'Toole for the great pictures, Daithi Baily for the Handicaps. Special thanks to Roca Sports Ireland for the prize sponsorship

Brendan Hennessy

Photo credits to : Rory O'toole, Tomás Mulcahy , Colum Foley, Mike Forde.


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