Category Archives: XC Marathon

First notification of the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM

This is the first notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM).  This meeting will take place on Saturday 21 October 2017 – venue to be confirmed (Dublin based).

Positions on the Commission
The commission will be made up with the following 8 positions.  Apart from the position of Chair (which is a two year post) all of the posts are up for re-election.

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Downhill Co-ordinator
  • Cross-country Co-ordinator
  • Cyclo-cross Co-ordinator
  • Enduro Rep
  • Youth Development Co-ordinator
  • Women’s Rep

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Irish XC Marathon Championships – results

The 2017 Cross Country (XC) Marathon Championships took place in Ballyhoura on Sunday the 24th of September. There were 2 race loops to choose from, the full championship distance of 65km and the shorter support race distance of 35km (which was actually closer to 40km!). A lot of rainfall since the beginning of September this year and some torrential rain the day before the event made both loops quite soft and challenging with a lot of water, soft sand and loose rocks. However on Sunday, we were lucky with the weather, temperatures increased by the afternoon to scorching 16-17 degrees and even the sun came out!

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