Ulster Cyclo-cross Championships Mallusk 2017 / by Dermot McElduff


Sunday 3rd December was the Ulster Cyclo-cross Championships, it was kind of last minute for me to pop along due to work commitments but I was so glad I go the chance to drop in.


The course looked fantastic, at least to watch, and the weather stayed pretty dry, though cold and the ground was soft in places.  The organisers also added a nice little sand trap to spice things up.


I admit that I was again in awe of these guys ability to push through, I would currently not have the fitness to keep up with any on on this field, perhaps a return to the saddle is required...


I was also cool to see the head coach of the Belgium national team coach Rudy de Bie in attendance, especially as one of the clubs in attendance (Glendale) have the same colours as the Belgium national team, which I am sure is no accident :)


See http://www.ulstercyclocross.com/ for more details on the event itself and the rest of the 2017 season. I am told that is the end of the season now, which is unfortunate but hopefully more to come in 2018. Though I am really keen to travel to Europe to shoot some of the CX action over there in 2018 if the opportunity arises, hint hint to all the sponsors, clubs, teams and magazine editors out there!