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iDMS Round FIVE | Online Entry Closes at Midnight.

The 2014 iDMS will close out with a bang with round FIVE at Carrick on the 27th & 28th of September and to make it even more worth while, were offering double points for the win!
Online entry closes for Round FIVE, Wednesday, the 24th of Sept at midnight!

You can check out who’s entered HERE

If you don’t see your name on the list, you can check and see if there is part of your registration to be competed HERE or contact IrishDownhill@Gmail.com to query your entry.

Carrick, Co. Wicklow | 27th + 28th of SeptemberENTER NOW

Carrick has been host to some great racing from a variety of host clubs. It is held high as one of the best courses in the country and should prove a fantastic venue to close out the series.

Timing will be Tag Heuer live timing, provided by Voilla Timing.

Medical cover in the form of ambulance on both days and an advanced roaming paramedic.

Catering will be available both days! Ulla & Kurt, aka “The Germans”, will be on site filling us with some of the best food you will find at any race along with fresh coffee, teas, soup.

On-the-day entries will be accepted but there will be a €10 surcharge so make sure you get entered before hand.

You must have your number board from the iDMS rounds, if you have competed already this year. Failure will result in needing a replacement board at a cost of €10.
New entries get a number board when signing on. The BLUE national championship number boards will not be accepted.
Your number MUST be legible, if your board’s numbers are not legible please speak to a member of the race organisers team.

Practicing the course prior to the event will lead to your disqualification if you are caught! There will be no bending of this rule. The venue at Carrick depends heavily on the kindness of the local residents, we must respect their privacy in the lead up to the event.

Online entry will close, Wednesday, the 24th of Sept at midnight.

Carrick, Co. Wicklow | 27th + 28th of SeptemberENTER NOW

Two of the local Glenealy lads – Rory O’Kelly and Roy Kenny – put this together for us. They have assured us they did not peek once and weren’t practicing the course.

That’s a joke, obviously, the guys at GravityBC.com asked them nicely to make this video for us!

Shedule:

Saturday

08:30 – 13:00 Race registration.
09:30 Open practice for all riders.
16:00 Course Closed.
16:05 Riders’ meeting. (at organisers discretion)

Sunday

08:30 – 13:00 Race registration.
09:00 Open practice for all.
11:00 Timed seeding run followed by one timed race run.
17:30 Last Elite racer down.
17:45 Podium

Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/UJbvs

Carrick, Co. Wicklow | 27th + 28th of SeptemberENTER NOW

Updated DH Series Standings

Following a few amendments, here are the standings for iDMS 2014.

Have a look and see how you are doing and what you need to do to steal the win! Or make sure you have a comfortable margin.

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Download the PDF file .

The 2014 iDMS will close out with a bang with round FIVE at Carrick on the 27th & 28th of September and to make it even more worth while, were offering double points for the final round!

Get yourself entered today!

You can check out who’s entered HERE
If you don’t see your name on the list, you can check and see if there is part of your registration to be competed HERE or contact irishdownhill@gmail.com to query your entry.

keep checking the CRCiDMS Website for more info.

XC NPS is back for 2013!

I’m very happy to announce that the XC NPS is back on the racing calendar for 2013. We have 6 exciting venues and clubs from all 4 Irish provinces. I’m personally very excited about the fact that we have a brand new club on board and a venue that hasn’t hosted an XC NPS yet, definitely something to look forward to!

The dates of the races will be announced soon so watch this space.

Max Power
XC Co-ordinator

XC NPS Rnd. 6 (final round) Carn Wheelers. 24 June 2012

Carn Wheelers invite you to the 2012 XC NPS Rd.6 (and Ulster XC Rd.3)  on Sunday 24 June in Davagh Forest.

Online registration is now open – this is a pay-on-the-day event but you must register online. (reg. will close Fri 22 June at 6pm)

In 2011 a lot of work went into making a better course in Davagh and with more singletrack than before, it became one of the best courses on the XC calendar so for 2012 we decided to improve on our course with some more technical features whilst retaining the fast flowing singletrack that Davagh is well known for.


The course is about 4miles long and with about 20% fireroad there are plent of opportunities for passing and drinking. We will be using the start loop again this year but will turn the racers onto the main course at the end of it rather than coming through the start finish area. There will be a water splash to cool the legs, a rock garden section to catch the unwary and some technical feature to test even the most experienced mountainbikers.

Our first race of the day will be an Under 6 Fun Race, where the kids will get to enjoy a race of their own and maybe get a taste for competitve cycling. The Under 8 and Under 10 riders will use an improved mini course this year in the same location between the car park and start/finish areas, Under 12’s will complete a half lap of the main course and Under 14’s will race one full lap.

The course will be taped and ready for practice on the Saturday morning.

There will be food provided after the main races and the kids will each receive goody bags and whistles to make plenty of noise for the senior riders.

Race timing will be from ChampionChip Ireland.

Directions: Davagh Forest.
Located 10 miles north-west of Cookstown. The car park is located off the Davagh Road at the northern end of the forest. From Draperstown follow the Sixtowns Road through Straw Village. From Straw it is 3.8 miles to Davagh Road (sign posted East Sperrins Way), turn left and continue for 3.1 miles to the forest entrance on the left.

Co-ordinates: N 54.719316, W 6.920485
Google Map here
Camping and good food will be available at the Shepherd Rest Pub under a mile from the venue: http://www.shepherdsrestpub.com/

Garmin loop: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/80775776

We look forward to seeing you there, for updates see our club website: www.carnwheelers.co.uk

 

 

2012 XC event submissions

 Update 02/oct/2011:

This post has been updated to include invitation of submissions for non-champs endurance/marathon events.

Update 16/Sep/2011:

This post has been updated to include invitation of submissions for XC Marathon Champs and XC National Champs events.

The Offroad Commission are taking submissions for hosting clubs for the 2012 XC series, a draft calendar (non-confirmed!) of 2012 race dates can be seen here.

For the NPS, a 6 race series is planned, with the best 5 out of 6 races counting towards the total. A minimum attendance of 4 races for Senior & Junior categories, and a minimum attendance of 3 races for Youth are required to be eligible for points in the league table.

Online registration will be provided for all races and must be used in order to register for a race, online payment will be optionally provided if the hosting clubs require.

Clubs who intend hosting a round of the XC NPS or XC Champs events in 2012 should send an email to offroad.commission@gmail.com with the subject “2012 XC NPS event submission” by Nov 30th 2011.

For the NPS, approx. 1 week after receipt of submissions, clubs will be notified if they have been successful in their submission based upon the NPS event-standard criteria and other factors.

For Champs events submissions, clubs will be contacted in due course.

 

XC NPS & Leinster League trophy awards 2011

Please see this document for the finalised trophy awards for the 2011 XC NPS & Leinster League.

This list is derived from the 2011 League tables HERE

NPS trophy eligibility:
All SENIOR and JUNIOR categories must attend a minimum of 5 races in order to qualify for an overall placing (total of best 5 results).
All YOUTH categories must attend a minimum of 4 races in order to qualify for an overall placing(total of best 4 results).

Leinster League trophy eligibility:
All SENIOR and JUNIOR categories must attend a minimum of 3 races in order to qualify for an overall placing (total of 3 results).
All YOUTH categories must attend a minimum of 2 races in order to qualify for an overall placing (total of best 2 results).

If you have any issues with the list, please email offroad.commission@gmail.com with the subject “XC awards 2011″ BEFORE 30/Aug/2011 to rectify any problems.

 

Gridding for final XC NPS

UPDATED 9/AUG/2011


SENIOR 1 grid pos. 1= Gareth Mckee (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 122 | Total points: 122 | 0 points from leader)
SENIOR 1 grid pos. 2= Oisin Boydell (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 64 | Total points: 64 | 58 points from leader)
SENIOR 1 grid pos. 3= Tomasz Michalski (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 55 | Total points: 55 | 67 points from leader)
SENIOR 1 grid pos. 4= Matt Slattery (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 54 | Total points: 54 | 68 points from leader)
SENIOR 1 grid pos. 5= Mark Mcgauley (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 47 | Total points: 47 | 75 points from leader)
SENIOR 1 grid pos. 6= Maciej Staroniewicz (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 43 | Total points: 43 | 79 points from leader)
SENIOR 1 grid pos. 7= Vinnie Fitzsimon (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 41 | Total points: 41 | 81 points from leader)
SENIOR 1 grid pos. 8= David O Neill (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 39 | Total points: 39 | 83 points from leader)
SENIOR 1 grid pos. 9= Alfie Wallace (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 39 | Total points: 39 | 83 points from leader)
SENIOR 1 grid pos. 10= Richard Close (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 36 | Total points: 36 | 86 points from leader)


SENIOR 2 grid pos. 1= Simon Curry (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 108 | Total points: 108 | 0 points from leader)
SENIOR 2 grid pos. 2= Oscar Macananey (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 88 | Total points: 88 | 20 points from leader)
SENIOR 2 grid pos. 3= Michael Dardis (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 72 | Total points: 72 | 36 points from leader)
SENIOR 2 grid pos. 4= Gene Ryan (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 65 | Total points: 65 | 43 points from leader)
SENIOR 2 grid pos. 5= Colm Mcgarvey (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 64 | Total points: 64 | 44 points from leader)
SENIOR 2 grid pos. 6= Fergal Kilkenny (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 58 | Total points: 58 | 50 points from leader)
SENIOR 2 grid pos. 7= Eamon Mcconvey (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 46 | Total points: 46 | 62 points from leader)
SENIOR 2 grid pos. 8= Joe Jones (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 25 | Total points: 25 | 83 points from leader)
SENIOR 2 grid pos. 9= Brian Mccarthy (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 10 | Total points: 10 | 98 points from leader)
SENIOR 2 grid pos. 10= David Lawless (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 6 | Total points: 6 | 102 points from leader)


SENIOR 3 grid pos. 1= Terry Mcdonagh (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 79 | Total points: 79 | 0 points from leader)
SENIOR 3 grid pos. 2= John Richardson (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 69 | Total points: 69 | 10 points from leader)
SENIOR 3 grid pos. 3= Philip Mcdonagh (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 61 | Total points: 61 | 18 points from leader)
SENIOR 3 grid pos. 4= Nigel Glynn (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 58 | Total points: 58 | 21 points from leader)
SENIOR 3 grid pos. 5= Niall O’Hara (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 34 | Total points: 34 | 45 points from leader)
SENIOR 3 grid pos. 6= Frankie Taylor (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 26 | Total points: 26 | 53 points from leader)
SENIOR 3 grid pos. 7= Chris Mollaghan (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 10 | Total points: 10 | 69 points from leader)
SENIOR 3 grid pos. 8= Jon Hynes (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 9 | Total points: 9 | 70 points from leader)
SENIOR 3 grid pos. 9= Alan Carolan (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 8 | Total points: 8 | 71 points from leader)
SENIOR 3 grid pos. 10= Christopher Ging (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 3 | Total points: 3 | 76 points from leader)


SENIOR 4 grid pos. 1= Ryan Walsh (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 145 | Total points: 145 | 0 points from leader)
SENIOR 4 grid pos. 2= Stephen Law (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 81 | Total points: 81 | 64 points from leader)
SENIOR 4 grid pos. 3= Ronan Hopkins (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 59 | Total points: 59 | 86 points from leader)
SENIOR 4 grid pos. 4= Kevin Dalton (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 57 | Total points: 57 | 88 points from leader)
SENIOR 4 grid pos. 5= Graham Hand (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 33 | Total points: 33 | 112 points from leader)
SENIOR 4 grid pos. 6= Shane Elder (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 17 | Total points: 17 | 128 points from leader)


JUNIOR grid pos. 1= Matthew Adair (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 150 | Total points: 150 | 0 points from leader)


SENIOR WOMEN 2 grid pos. 1= Orla Mcclean (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 131 | Total points: 131 | 0 points from leader)
SENIOR WOMEN 2 grid pos. 2= Rose Griffin (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 94 | Total points: 94 | 37 points from leader)
SENIOR WOMEN 2 grid pos. 3= Julie Rea (# of races: 5 | Best 5 races points: 82 | Total points: 82 | 49 points from leader)


SENIOR WOMEN 3 grid pos. 1= Caroline Murphy (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 141 | Total points: 141 | 0 points from leader)
SENIOR WOMEN 3 grid pos. 2= Claire Breslin (# of races: 6 | Best 5 races points: 117 | Total points: 117 | 24 points from leader)

Important: 2011 XC NPS Points – Please Read!

So, the last NPS of the year is just around the corner – and it looks like it’s going to be an amazing one.

A lot of you have fought hard for points all year, so please be aware of the criteria to qualify for an overall placing.

All SENIOR and JUNIOR categories must attend a minimum of 5 races in order to qualify for an overall placing.

All YOUTH categories must attend a minimum of 4 races in order to qualify for an overall placing.

 

NPS trophies will be assigned to the Top 5 positions (assuming sufficient race attendance numbers), as an example, based upon the current tables, zero trophies will be assigned to SENIOR WOMEN 1 (due to riders not attending required number of races), for SENIOR WOMEN 2, a max. number of 4 trophies will be assigned, for SENIOR WOMEN 3, 2 trophies will be assigned, for JUNIOR a max. number of 2 trophies will be assigned etc..

If you DNF’ed in a race, this still counts as having attended a race, so please check the results table here (Excel file).

In column Y on the “NPS League table” tab, it shows your points for the best 4 or 5 races, several riders to date have only completed 4 races, and thus show as zero points on the table, once these riders attend the final NPS then their points will be assigned.

For example, in SENIOR 2, Jim Haide has a total of 69 points but does not yet qualify for an overall placing and thus does not have a position assigned, if he had attended another race, he would be in 4th position overall. Another “danger-man” Paul Coyne is in a similar situation with 59 total points, which would put currently put him in 6th place.
In SENIOR 1, Niall Davis has a total of 69 points but does not yet qualify for an overall placing (4 races attended to date) and thus does not have a position assigned, if he had attended another race, he would be in 2nd position overall.

Aiden McDonald has a total of 82 points but does not yet qualify for an overall placing (4 races attended to date) and thus does not have a position assigned, if he had attended another race, he would be in 2nd position overall.

So, moral of the story; watch-out for the danger-men/women!

Ensure to check the XC League tables to see where you could potentially finish the year and who could unsettle your best-laid plans!

Any questions drop an email to fergal.kilkenny@gmail.com

 

The Final XC NPS of 2011!

Date: Sunday 14 August 2011
Event: NPS Round 6 (Final NPS round)
Venue: Castlewellan Forest
Host club: XMTB McConvey Cycles

Full details (videos, Garmin routes etc..) can be found on the Ulster XC site HERE

Online registration is now open and will close on 12th August at 8pm!

Race Fees: Adults: £18 (€20) *, Juniors: £9 (€10) *, Youth: Free
* Please note that there will be a £5/€5 penalty for adults registering on the day.

All proceeds from the penalty fee will be donated to St Johns Ambulance. All riders are advised to pre-register for the event as this greatly helps the organisers to ensure accurate and quick results following the finish of races.

 

Register Online!!

Course Description: This year’s main course will be a familiar one to those who raced the Ulster Series here in 2010. Located at the far end of the lake the 4.6km (2.8 mile) track twists, turns, climbs and descends through the forest using the forest paths, fire roads and a number of single track sections.

As has been the setup for the past number of years the lap starts and finishes on the main fire road adjacent to the lake. From the start line the riders will have approx 500m of gently rising fire road on which to spread out and battle for position before turning into the first single track section. Upon reaching the traditional top of the first climb the track continues upwards this year for the senior riders taking you towards the highest point of the lap. The Under 14s will split at this point rejoining at ‘Spaghetti Junction’. Before topping out however the track takes a left into the second section of single track called the Archer’s Trail. This trail has a bit of everything with tight technical ascents and descents as well as fast flowing corners and a number of stone walls and drops to negotiate.

Climbing from the Archer’s Trail you have a quick burst back on the fire road climb before entering the next single track. A tight and technical climb with multiple lines takes you to the top of the mountain and onto the ‘Loggers Trail’. First used last year due to felling operations, the Loggers trail is fast and flowy ending with a number of steep drops. The main loop then joins with the Under 14’s course and both then make the final decent of ‘Moorish Tower’ and the ‘Waterfall’.

A quick blast along the fire road takes the riders out towards the Cypress pond. In a change to last year’s course the track cuts off early utilising a section first used by Banbridge CC to cut across and join the Cypress Pond Trail. This last kilometre of trail passes surprisingly quickly and before you know it you’ll be dropping into the iconic section above the finish line. The two wall crossings and the final drop into the finish will demand concentration right to the end.

The Under 8’s, 10’s and 12’s all have new laps for this year. All are located at the top of the start straight and use a stretch of the fire road and the area of forest on its right.