Marcus Christie sets new course record at Ulster 10 mile time trial

Marcus Christie pictured at Sundays Ulster 10m TT Cycling Championship hosted by the Foyle Cycling Club.  DER3116GS008
Marcus Christie pictured at Sundays Ulster 10m TT Cycling Championship hosted by the Foyle Cycling Club. DER3116GS008

Marcus Christie, who broke his own 50-mile TT Irish record last Wednesday night, continued his winning form by setting a course record of 18:34 at the 10-mile TT in Eglinton on Sunday.

The event, which was hosted by Foyle Cycling Club, saw an impressive field of 70 riders compete across all disciplines.

With a strong southerly wind aiding riders on the return journey to the finish, Christie mastered the circuit and had almost two minutes to spare on Chris Hutchinson of Team Madigan in second place, with Chrsitian Nachtigall from Belfast club Phoenix completing the podium positions.

Other category winners were - Jane Millar of Bann Wheelers, Eileen Burns of Ballymena Cycling Club, Ciara Kinch of Orwell Wheelers, Xeno Young of Powerhouse Sport, Sean Hargan of Phoenix Cycling Club, John Madden of Inspired Cycling and Ali Gribben of Carn Wheelers. The team race was won by Carn Wheelers.

Foyle Cycling Club PRO, Ronan Gallagher was hugely impressed by Christie as he continues his rich vein of form.

“It was a fantastic day’s racing and with such a powerful rider as Marcus Christie in the field, the bar has now been set higher for other riders to compete.”

With the Ulster Road Championships due in the County Derry village in September, Christie will certainly be the man to beat.