Cycling: Gary Jeffers has a win for second week in a row

Gary Jeffers took first place in the  Ernie Magwood memorial 10 TT. Pic: Alan Donnelly
Gary Jeffers took first place in the Ernie Magwood memorial 10 TT. Pic: Alan Donnelly

Gary Jeffers had his second successive win in last week’s second Round of the Performance Nutrition Plus T.T League over 10 Miles on the Omagh Road course.

There was a good turnout of 39 starters with Bann Valley,Harps CC and Island Wheelers well represented as well as several individuals.

Result in detail (East Tyrone unless stated)

1. Gary Jeffers 21.35

2. G.Corey (Harps) 21.51

3. H.Barnes. 22.20

4. D.Burnside (Island W) 22.31

5. J.Ferrity (Island Whs) 2.36

6. J.O’Neill (Spires) 22.40

7. G.Donnelly (Island W) 22.54

8. R.Archer 23.19

9. Lee Somerville 23.25

10. M.McAllister (Island) 22.33

11 . J.Glasgow 24.18

12. A.Somerville 24.18.6

Selected others: M.Steele 24.20; K.Talbot (Island Whs) 24.25; C.Ramsay 24.26; B.Talbot (Harps) 24.32;M.Conway ( Termon Whs) 24.41; E.McGoldrick (Bann Valley)24.45; N.Wilson 24.53; K.Wallace 24.55; J.O,Boyle (Bann Valley) 25.00; G.Rainey 25.06; B.Kirkland (Island Whs)25.09;M.McCann (Harps) 25.21; W.Armour (Bann Valley)25.35; G.Watt 26.00; M.Loughran (Harps) 26.10; G.Leonard 26.11; K.Ruddell 26.12; Rachel Withers (ACT) 26.22; James Glasgow 26.34; P.McAdam (Island Whs) 26.35; G.McCullough (Bann Valley) 26.37; R.Brown 26.39;B.Darragh (Bann Valley)26.45; R.Burnside (Island Whs)27.20; I.McAuley (Bann Valley)27.38; P.Ludlow (Carn Whs) 28.24; Deirdre McAuley(Bann Valley) 29.41

The racing action this Thursday, 21st April, is Round One of the 5 Inter Club Road Race League hosted by the Lakeland Club at Fivemiletown starting at 7pm.

Meanwhile, the six man East Tyrone team of Jason Glasgow, Ivan Jeffers, Brian McComb, Melvin Steele, Alan Somerville and Lee Somerville took part in the Lakeland two-day Stage Race in County Fermanagh at the weekend.

The team rode strongly throughout what was a hard event including a mountain top finish on the final stage, placing a brilliant third overall in the team event.

Finally, Harvey Barnes’ frequent podium finishes continue unabated with an excellent second place in the A3 Event at the Bann Valley Classic - and arguably took his best A3/Junior win to date on Sunday in the the Coombes-Connor event in Drogheda, Co.Louth.