Spirits were high on Friday, 11th September, as a horde of excited Leinster Treccies descended on the Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry for the TREC Ireland National Championships, hosted by Kerry TREC.
Lured there by wonderful photographs of the world famous beautiful scenery, expectations were high that the POR route would include spectacular views and riders were not disappointed. The quiet roads and tracks wound their way up and down mountains, along the cliff tops of Dingle Bay and through the farmlands and valleys of the local area, all the time allowing riders to enjoy the incredible scenery throughout the peninsula. Even the weather co-operated with crystal clear views to be seen and the sun and light fresh breeze were perfect for the POR throughout the day.
And Lady Luck held again for the forecasted rain on Sunday to stay off just long enough for the CoP and PTV to be completed, in the soft turf and grassy fields of Longs Trekking Centre in Ventry. As usual with the PTV, fortunes rose and fell along with the Low Branches and the On Foot Immobility, both of which turned out to be really testing obstacles but the Trailer Obstacle, not often used on PTV, was generally done well, as was the Corridor.
And at the end of the day (rapidly becoming like a tropical monsoon!), Leinster Treccies did brilliantly and had some great results – well done to all!
And many thanks to Kerry TREC who did provided everyone with great hospitality and a wonderful setting for the National Championships.
Level 3 Pairs: 1st – Niamh O’Huid and Celia Taylor
Level 2 Pairs: 2nd – Liz Burbage and Vicki McMullen
3rd – Louise Parkhill and Sophie Sauveroche
6th – Paula Donoghoe and Marie Gallagher
Level 2 Indiv: 3rd – Rosemarie Bryson
4th – Trish Young
Level 1 Pairs: 2nd – Susanne O’Rourke and Natasha O’Rourke
Junior Champion: Vicki McMullen
Best PTV Level 1 – Susanne O’Rourke
Veteran class: 2nd – Diana O’Huid
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