Surgeoner selected to represent Ireland in World Championships

Ballymoney cyclist Chris Surgenor.
Ballymoney cyclist Chris Surgenor.

BCC Biesty’s Centra Triathlon team competitor Chris Surgeoner has been selected to represent Ireland at the World Triathlon Age Group Championships in London from 11th-15th Sept.

The 16 year old Dalriada schoolboy and Ballymoney Cycling Club Racing Team member will compete in the Junior age group (16-19 years) Championship where he will be one of the youngest competitors racing against triathletes from all over the world.

The race will be on a similar course to last summer’s Olympic Games race based around Hyde Park in central London. It will include a 750m swim in the Serpentine lake, a 20km cycle followed by a 5km run around Hyde Park with the winner taking around one hour to complete.

Chris’s training and racing with his Ballymoney Cycling Club’s, Ulster and National medal winning youth and junior cyclist team mates has greatly improved his cycling performance in triathlon. Chris was recently involved in the 6 race Inter-club series that the Ballymoney team won convincingly from Bann Wheelers, Ballymena, Spires, Bann Valley and Carn Wheelers.

The Olympic champion Alastair Brownlee will also be competing in the World Championship finals against his brother and current world champion Jonathon Brownlee, with both facing stiff competition from Javier Gomez from Spain. The professional’s race will be shown live on BBC television on Sunday 15th Sept.

Schoolboy sensation Ryan Orr wins the “Lungbuster2”

Recent TT bronze medal winner at the Irish National Championships under16 rider Ryan Orr rode the time of his life in the final BCC race of the year

on the Ballybogey Road. BCC Biesty’s Centra Racing team hold two of these events, one at the start of the year and the number two in the series

as a season finale

Here are the RESULTS from Wednesday night

1st Ryan Orr (U16) Biesty’s Centra Racing Team - 10.43, 2nd Mervyn Linton 10.49, 3rd Stuart Laverty (Jun) 10.57, 4th Liam O’Connor (BVRC) 11.49, 5th Chris Surgeoner (U16) 11.52

6th Brian Doherty (Causeway CC) 12.02, 7th Wavy Davy McAvoy 12.15, 8th Steven McAllister 12.21, 9th Paul McQuillan (BVRC), 10th Ricky McMaster 12.34, 11th Stuart Nevin 12.51, 12th Tony Blaney (Vet) 13.04, 12th Philip Magill 13.04, 14th Robbie Doherty (U14) 13.38, 15th Shay Donley (U12) 14.21