MAD MTB’s annual club championship is a highly coveted event. Usually, run on the wettest day of the year (not by design), this event involves mass start racing around MAD’s favourite trails and some other shenanigans thrown in for the laugh.
2022 MAD Club Champs @The GAP
The club was back in the GAP again for the 2022 Club Champs. However, unlike in previous years, the format was changed with the event taking place over three trails in a timed Enduro-style race. Each competitor was given the chance over the space of an hour to put down a single run on each of the three stages. The times over the three stages then being calculated to find the overall winners in both Mens and Womens categories.
The day also saw the running of the dual slalom competition which has become a popular addition to the recent Club Champs. The competitor faced off in head to head rounds with the first competitor to cross the line at the end of the dual slalom track advancing to the next round. After multiple rounds, it ended in a final head to head between Marcus Davies and Kevin Lanigan with Kevin coming out on top.
Men’s Winner: John Belling
Women’s Winner: Chloe Traynor
Dual Slalom Winner: Kevin Lanigan
- 2021 Fergal Power & Marie Farrell
- 2020 Rob Henry & Niamh McGreen
- 2019 Matthew Wallace & Ruth Doorley
- 2018 Matthew Wallace & Niamh McGreen
- 2017 Rachel Cinnsealach & Michiel Hogerzeil
- 2016 Ruth Doorley & Matthew Wallace
- 2015 Brian Melia & Ruth Doorley
- 2014 Chris Mollaghan
- 2013 Cormac Phelan
- 2012 Stephen Scrivener
- 2011 Fergal J Kilkenny
- 2010 Simon O’Connor
- 2009 Oisin Boydell
- 2008 Graham Diamond
- 2007 Stephen Scrivener
- 2006 Nigel Shekelton
- 2005 Sean Downey