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Offline Gar

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Kippure Estate invites you to join their XC MTB Development Summer Race Series to be held over the next few months on the estate.

The races are open to beginners and intermediate racers of all ages. The 4 Race series takes place on the following dates:
Sunday 30th May
Sunday 20th June
Sunday 25th July
Sunday 22nd August.

After the success of the XC Championships in 2008 and K-Capital Challenge Race Series final stage in 2009, Kippure Estate has entered into talks with Coillte, Wicklow County Tourism and Wicklow Rural Partnership to develop permanent mountain bike trails in the Athdown woods opposite the entrance to the estate. Coillte are very open to the idea and in conjunction with all parties a feasibility study is to be commissioned to look into the routes available, costing, etc.

The course for the first round is approx. 3km loop within the grounds of Kippure Estate, loads of singletrack and one nice fireroad climb and will include some interesting features along the way. The climbs aren't too hard, everything is rideable for beginners.
The relatively short loop will make it great for the spectators.

There is ample parking, acommadation & coffee shop on the grounds of the estate.

Race Categories
 
There will be an A and  B category for Sports:

A for riders who have reasonable experience on a bike
B for complete beginners

Other categories will be:
Women
Under 16
Under 14
Under 12
Under 10
Under 8.

Schedule
Sign On will be open from 10am. Make sure to get signed on as early as possible

11:00      Under 8/10/12
12:00      Under 14/16, Sports B & Women
13:00      Sports A

Race Entry

Entry fee will be minimal (all underage will be free entry) but one day licences will be compulsory.
Race Entry fee for the underage is free.
Race Entry fee for the sports A & B Women is €10

Day licences will be available on the day priced at €5 for underage, €10 for 16-18 year olds, €20 for adults
More information is available here:
http://www.irishxcmtb.com/Ref_docs/Irish_Offroad_Race_Licence_information.pdf

Online registration

We would really appreciate if you could take the time to fill in the online registration form. Firstly, this gives us an idea of who will be attending so that we can cater for everyone.
Secondly (and more importantly), We can put your details into the computer timing system in advance of the race to speed up the sign on process.

http://bit.ly/cEEEON

Directions

http://www.kippure.com/travel-directions.htm

Google Map - http://bit.ly/9WfkPX

More Info

Kippure Website
http://www.kippure.com

The Flyer
http://www.adventurewicklow.com/Summer_Series_Beginner_Mountain_Bike_Race.pdf

IMBRC - Post on the forum and we can answer any questions
http://imbrc.com/forum

Follow us on Facebook/twitter
http://www.facebook.com/kippure
http://twitter.com/KippureEstate

http://twitter.com/imbrc
http://www.facebook.com/pages/IMBRC-Irish-Mountain-Bike-Racing-Club/316207487946

Regards,

Development Series Team.

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 03:33:19 PM »
Just confirmed - MC for the day will be the one and only Richie Byrne.

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 10:02:40 PM »
Great stuff Gar
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose.”

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 05:42:16 PM »
My eldest lad just got a Giant Brass 2. He is keen on jumps/trails/stunts from TV but has no personal experience of this. It's a very heavy bike and I presume would take a lot of punishment although hard going up. He is 13.

The other has a Ridgeback hardtail - much lighter bike so wouldn't take as much hardship. He is 9.

Would this be a suitable event for these lads to have a go?

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 10:19:11 PM »
Yeah they should be well able to do it on those bikes.
There climbs aren't too bad and theres nothing too technical on the course.

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2010, 08:43:56 AM »
Thank you, Gar

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 08:07:34 PM »
Ok, I'll be closing online sign-on at 10pm tonight.....

Course is 2.3km long, and looking good.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2010, 08:23:24 PM by Gar »

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2010, 06:54:46 PM »
Hi
Thanks to IMBRC for todays races and thank you for having both such a competent medic / doctor there as well as the marshall guy who really helped
too.
I needed them and its a is a sign of a club who know how to do things right

thanks again to you both
Robert
« Last Edit: May 30, 2010, 07:12:07 PM by oldskool »

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2010, 10:20:14 PM »
Congratulations to the club today on running a great event. Great to see so many new faces at sign on today ! Everybody seemed to enjoy it and we where blessed with the weather ( seems to be coming a regular at our events ) Big thanks to Gar, Paul, Colm, Micko and Luke for all the work they put into the event. And the marshalls for Giving up there race to encourage ourselfs on ! course was perfect for beginners, Looking forward to the next one  ;)

a couple of pictures from today by peter and jay

http://picasaweb.google.com/112364543646991090931/DevelopmentalRace30510#

one that deserves a special mention  :D (Dont be too jealous paul)

if in doubt, pedal out !! ;)

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2010, 10:35:39 PM »
Yea lads fair play, twas a bril days racin :)

big thanks to de lads shane mentioned!! did a splendid job ;)
medic was great too!!!
Peters nd jays photos r great!!!!
lookin forward to the next round
you havent failed in life until you've failed to get back up!

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2010, 12:07:11 AM »
Attached are the results, apologies for the delay.

Thanks to everyone who came out, some great racing there.

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2010, 11:12:48 AM »
Just to echo what others have said..... Thanks to everyone for making the day a success... And to Richie and our friends in EPIC for their support and bringing the craic..!  :) Alfie for wearing that helmet..!!  :-\


Robert... I didnt see the crash but i hear it was nasty... Glad your ok and you got well looked after..!

Roll on the the next round in June..!


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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2010, 04:33:12 PM »
Yeah thanks for a good day out, the track was great fun, looking forward to the rest of the series.

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2010, 05:29:23 PM »
Here are the results - can someone make them public,

You need to login to view them - can someone make them public, I'm off to the pub.

U-8, U-10, U-12 to follow

Cheers,

Gar

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Re: 30th May - Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2010, 05:41:24 PM »
U-8
1. David McGarr
2. Caoimhe May
3. Ella Hegarty
4. Rachael Sparks
5. Luke Alan McDermot
6. Craig Duffy
7. Kate Jordan
8. Oisin May


U-10
1. Cian May
2. Kristof Rael
3. Adam McGarr
4. Robert Sparks
5. Ciara Jordan
6. Ruth Hegarty
7. Luke McDonald
8. Clodagh Moran
9. Ryan Kidd
10. Kyle Lalor

U-12

1. Jamie Grifferty
2. Jack Mooney
3. Ronan Gahan
4. Kristof Rael
5. Ben Harrington
6. John Quinn
7. Dean Coleman
8. Cian May
9. Callum Ashmore
10. Rider # 174
11. Adam McGarr
12. Eoin Hannigam
13. Dylan O'Sullivan
14. Rider # 133
15. Ryan Kidd