Sunday, 19th August 2018
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Bright start to the racing season for WRC

It has been a positive start to the 2018 campaign for Waterford Racing Club, across all levels and age groups.

Our star of the show so far has been Mia Smith who has produced some commanding performances in the Under 12s category.

Notable results include first girl home at the notoriously hilly Des Hanlon memorial in Carlow earlier in the spring, which is a very impressive result particularly when taking into account that Mia had to compete with the boys.

This past weekend Mia also scored a fantastic result at the Waller Cup in Bohermeen, Co. Meath. The average pace of over 32kph for the U12 race would be a challenge for many fully grown adults to handle, nonetheless despite being with the boys once again Mia was eighth overall and second only to the current national champion in the girls category. A real bright prospect for the future this one.

Also in Bohermeen, one of our newbies, a recent convert from triathlon Will O’Reilly was narrowly beaten into second place in the A4 race. An amazing result in only his second ever bike race. Elite mens riders Paul Smith, Karol Stafford and Kieran Merriman were also glad to make it through the race intact in their first event since crashes and illness took them out of the Gorey three day last Easter weekend where our former national champion Keith Gater recovered from a disappointing first stage to challenge and then break the eventual winner whilst finishing second on stage 3 on his way to seventh overall. Well done to everyone involved.

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