Christie blitzes Irish TT Champs trial event after US training stint

Posted on: June 7th, 2019
Marcus Christie has shown some very good form on the course that is to be used for the National TT Championships in three weeks (Photo: Shea Gribbon)

Marcus Christie has taken a very clear victory in the National TT Championships trial event, scorching around the course in Donegal in a blistering time last year.

The Performance SBR man has been training in the US since the start of the year for a planned assault on the world hour record.

And he has clearly come home with some very good form; recording an average speed of 48.5km per hour on a rolly 42.3km course in Burt last night.

The TT was organised by Foyle Cycling Club as a trial run for the nationals at the end of the month. Marcus Christie recorded a time of 52:10, more than 3½ minutes faster than runner-up Donal Shearer (Phoenix CC).

Rounding out the podium on the night was one of the main organisers of the upcoming nationals, Ronan McLaughlin. The Dan Morrissey-Pactimo man clocked a time of 57:27.

Thurs, Jun 6th: TT Champs Trial Event

Burt, Co Donegal (42.3km)

Promoted by Foyle Cycling Club

  1. Marcus Christie Performance SBR 52.10
  2. Donal shearer Phoenix CC 55.44
  3. Ronan McLaughlin Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo 57.27
  4. Ciaran Cahoon Clann Eireann 58.01
  5. Mitchell McLaughlin Four Master CC 59.34
  6. Brendan Connor Performance SBR 60.48
  7. Andy Deery Foyle CC 63.16
  8. Sean Og Harrigan Foyle CC 63.19
  9. Mark McGinley Four Master CC) 63.24
  10. Simon Gill Foyle CC 64.05
  11. William Callaghan North Pole CC 64.39
  12. Paddy McCallion North Pole CC 66.32
  13. Jack Quigley Performance SBR 67.13
  14. Tommy Kerrigan Performance SBR 67.30
  15. Eamon Toland SLCC 69.39
  16. Michael McNulty Four Master CC 69.40
  17. Joe Doherty Performance SBR 70.10
  18. Kerrie Mcilmoyle RVCC 75.13
  19. Carl Fullerton North Donegal CC) 75.32

Junior Course

  1. Shay Donley Zappi Racing 30.53
  2. Emmett McCarry Foyle CC 39.57