Good win for Bloomer in Time Trial League

PAUL Bloomer blew away the opposition with his second successive win in the Coopers Motorcycles Time Trial League in last week's sixth round over ten miles on the Omagh Road.

The Harps rider recorded a 21.16, 24 seconds ahead of Jonathan Dempsey, a multiple winner over this course in the past.

Young Coagh rider Robert Stewart really impressed, only one second slower than Dempsey as the firts six finishers were all comfortably inside the 22 minute mark.

Result in detail (RT Auroparts East Tyrone unless stated)

1 Paul Bloomer (Harps) 21.16

2 J Dempsey (East Antrim) 21.40

3 R Stewart 21.41

4 S Hutchinson 21.44

5 D Heagney 21.46

6 N Wilson 21.53

7 M Tohill (Spires) 22.07

8 G Jeffers 22.07

9 B Doyle (Harps) 22.34

10 M Sergeant 22.41

11 B McComb 23.02

12 G Sterling 23.18

13 W Young (U16) 23.36

14 A Somerville 23.39

15 C Doyle 23.47

Selected others: J McLaughlin (Island Whs) 23.52; G Seffen 23.55; M Steele 24.21; I Wilkinson 24.47; S Caldwell 24.48; A Bradley/E Fox (Tandem) 24.57; G Maguire (Harps) 25.12; Ann McFarland 25.13; L Mitchell 25.15; G Leonard 25.17; J Glasgow 25.33; J McLaughlin 25.34; P Ludlow 25.42; S Greaves 26.44; M Hewitt 26.51; B Armstrong (Island Whs) 27.24; Sheena O'Neill (Island Whs) 28.10

Youth event (six miles)

Under 14

1 Pierce Atchison 16.22

2 Darren Toner 17.29

3 Cormac Lynch 18.03

4 Lee Somersille 18.08

Under 12

1 Conor McCann 18.22

2 Conor Boyle (Juiced Orchard) 19.06

Overall Senior League placings (after six rounds)

Noel Wilson 108pts; David Heagney 97pts; Stephen Hutchinson 93pts; Robert Stewart 75pts; Paul Bloomer 50pts; Richard Watters 45pts

A good entry of 42 riders took part in last week's fourth round of the Super Six 10 mile Time Trial League, held on the Woodgreen course near Ballymena.

Eight East Tyrone riders took part, with David Heagney's third place moving him to third in the overall standings.

East Tyrone times as follows:

David Heagney 22.35; David Barton 22.39; Noel Wilson 22.47; Alan Somerville 24.38; Geoffrey Seffen 24.44; Mervyn Seffen 25.37; Leslie Mitchell 26.59; Geoffrey Leonard 27.49

Meanwhile, East Tyrone's Under 14 schoolboy Harry McComb finished runner-up in his category in the David McCall Foundation Ulster Youth League. Harry had his first Open win in the final round at Ormeau Park, Belfast.

Finally, racing continues tonight (Thursday) with round 5 of the Burrows Engineering Road Race League over four laps of the Rock village circuit, starting at Rock GFC at 7.30pm. There will also be racing for youth competitors.

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