Flow MTB rider Michelle took part in the second round of the 2018 Irish Gravity Enduro Series at Mount Leinster

Founded in 2011, the Gravity Enduro Ireland series is the original national Enduro series in Ireland with events taking place around the country. The format is relaxed and fun; with no transition times you can start the event in any order so it’s the perfect combination of competition and a great day on the bikes with your mates. It’s a two day event with optional practice on Saturday and the race only on Sunday.  The five stages were in prime condition. Built by mountain bikers, these tracks were fast, technical and pushed you to your limits. Picking up 2nd place here’s Michelle’s race report.

Starting off the weekend with a customised race plate as ‘Women’s A Series Leader’ this really was one of those races where every stage left you wanting more but also completely bust!

Another weekend of super tight racing against Meave Baxter who got me again! This time by 2 seconds over 24 minutes of racing. We fought hard on each stage, and even though I bagged three stage wins, Meave’s awesome bike handling skills on the toughest track of them all, Stage 2, gained her a 10 second advantage on me, enought to close the gap and take the win.

The five stages were in prime condition. Built by mountain bikers, these tracks were fast, technical and pushed you to your limits. I finished every stage with nothing left in the tank with both leg burn and arm pump, it was one of those races where winter interval training really pays off! Something I realised I hadnt done enough of!!

Im always grateful to be up on the podium, and this time with these two awesome riders, Meave Baxter and Ruth Doorley.

Massive thanks to @biking.ie for by far the most fun stages to date this year! Well done Niall and crew.

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