Leah Maunsell reports from Round One of the Irish Downhill series

The first round of the Irish Downhill MTB Series kicked off last weekend. It was the usual one day of practice on the Saturday and one seeding run, followed by a timed race run on Sunday morning. The weather was very changeable on Sunday with the track running completely different every run down. It was a wet seeding run after practicing mostly in the dry.IMG_5567I had a good smooth seeding run putting me in first place for finals. I rode a good race run with no mistakes to take the win in elite women by 36 seconds.

Jonathan seeded in 4th in elite men on his Process 153DL, just 3 seconds back. In finals he was on a solid run until he had a disaster three feet from the finish line, crashing into a tree!IMG_5564

This weekend it’s back to enduro racing up in Northern Ireland for the us so stay tuned