Bad Luck For Paul
Paul Johnson (East Antrim) was one of the first riders at the sign on today for the P.J. Logan memorial race in Coalisland.
Last week he placed third on the A4 racce at Moneymore and was upgraded to A3 category. He was already pre entered for the A4 race today but let the Island wheelers know of his upgrading so was there very early to make sure of a ride with the A3s in the main event.
Poor Pauls day took a turn for the worse however. He was really happy to get into the main race and going about his usual warm up when he took a tumble off his bike on a down hill. He summersaulted over and landed hard on the road. Paul has just confirmed he has sustained two broken fingers and has minor cuts and bruises to his face and knee.
Paul was so keen to get going with the A1s 2 & 3s so he was sorely disappointed. He is a newcomer to the sport and I'm sure he'll be back after he recovers.
Extremely cold weather did not deter the riders in a full program of events. Geoff Hewitt (Phoenix CC) won the over 50s race on his own, with Rachel Mitchell (North Down) winning the sprint for second and first lady.
Sean McIntyre (Orchard) won the A4 race while the main race for the PJ Logan Cup went to Donegal man Mark Buchannon (North Pole CC). Runner up in a close sprint was Jack Wilson (An Post Sean Kelly).
The next group was lead in by Glen Kinning (East Antrim) for third and Stuart Henry (North Down) fourth. Rory Devlin (North Pole) and Mark Downey (Nicholos Roche Development Team) completed the top six.
Paul is happy for his photo to be on the website.
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