Challenging conditions at Bree for the Downhill National Championships

The 2022 Downhill National Championships took place at Bree Hill, County Wexford over the weekend of 23-24 July 2022. The popular venue attracted a full capacity entry of 250 riders. Host club Bree MTB has a great reputation for hosting off-road events at this venue and this was their first time hosting the national championships. The venue has a great event village at the entrance to the site and a large car parking field across road. On Friday riders were able to do a track walk with practice opening on Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon saw the seeding run.
Seeding results here
Sunday morning had another practice session with the main race taking place in the afternoon with a single timed run down the hill. Conditions were made challenging by some heavy showers. Congratulations to those who made the podiums. Well done for all who took part. Speedy recover to those who crashed.

1 – Daniel Lappin
2 – Brendan Conroy
3 – Max Shone

1 – Ronan Dunne
2 – Daniel Wolfe
3 – Drew Armstrong

1 – Meghan Flanagan
2 – Leah Maunsell
3 – Hannah Mullin

1 – James Macferran
2 – Philip Mullan
3 – Michael Rea

1 – Glyn O’Brien
2 – Michael Cowan
3 – Dale McMullan

1 – Brian Steele
2 – Scott Barkley
3 – Joe Bergin

1 – Reuben Pekaar
2 – Ruairi Steele
3 – Callum Morris

1 – Darragh Ryan
2 – Ros Keeffe
3 – Kyle Murray

Full race day results here

Thanks to all those from Bree MTB for hosting the event. Thanks to Cycling Ireland for their support and to Coillte for the use of the site. Thanks to the sponsors HIGH5 Sports Nutrition, BBB Cycling and Cyclon Bike Care.

Report from Cycling Ireland – here

Race video (YouTube) – here

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