This morning, Sunday 17th October, Slaney Cycling Club held our annual James Butler TT on a new course and distance. Thirteen competitors signed on to try their luck on the 16km Enniscorthy N30 Bypass circuit.
With the weather improving, the time trialers still faced into a strong headwind on the first leg before having the benefit of the wind on the return leg. Taking advantage of the forces of nature and his vast experience of time trialing Paul Noble finally got the monkey off his back to climb to the top step of the podium, in a winning time of 22 minutes 26 seconds. On the second step was Luke Goff in a time of 22 minutes 56 seconds and on the third step came Brian Maher with his time of 23 minutes 20 seconds.
In the Ladies Section, Veronica Murphy took the laurels with a time of 26 minutes 55 seconds. Catriona Nangle raced in with a time of 30 minutes 18 seconds to take second place.
Liam Harmon took the Novice crown with a time of 27 minutes 21 seconds with Paul Campbell in second place with a time of 30 minutes 9 seconds.
Slaney Cycling Club would like to thank all who signed on for today’s James Butler TT and to all the club members who gave their time to help marshal the event.