In yet another action-packed installment of the high-octane discipline, some of Ireland's best Cyclo-cross riders did battle in Thurles.
Jamie Meehan put in a fine display as he did battle with national champion Dean Harvey in the senior race, with the pair exchanging the lead throughout in a thrilling battle before a rapid last lap saw Meehan pull out a gap of just 14 seconds at the finish.
Greta Lawless continued her fine form as she steps up to junior level, finishing almost two minutes ahead of the field in the women's race. Caoimhe May came in second place as the best placed senior rider.
Joseph Mullen was head and shoulders above the field in the junior race, finishing well clear of David Gaffney and Conor Murphy in a talented podium. The masters category saw Ronan O'Flynn take the M40 race and Alan Bingham win the M50 race while Johnny McCabe was strongest in the M60s.
At youth level, Jack Woods and Mia Geary were strongest in the U16 races while Eoin Davis and Katie Turner picked up wins in the U14 races.
Full results are available click here
Find out more about the 2023/24 Cyclo-cross National Series click here
Cyclo-cross National Series Round Four Preview
The Cyclo-cross National Series continues this weekend as round four takes riders to Thurles as Upperchurch Drombane CC play host.
It's been an exciting series so far as the Cyclo-cross season heats up over the winter months, with Upperchurch Drombane once again welcoming Ireland's best riders to the Premier County.
Round four comes after the young riders proved to be the stars of the show in Westport last month, with national champion Dean Harvey winning the senior race as first-year junior Greta Lawless impressed many with victory in the women's race. Full results from round three can be found - click here
Here's everything you need to know ahead of round three of the 2023/24 Cyclo-cross National Series:
Date and Location
Round Three of the Cyclo-cross National Series takes place in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, on Sunday, November 12th.
Racing will take place in Technological University of the Shannon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, E41 PC92.
9:50am - Under 6s
10:00am - Under 8s
10:15am - Under 10s
10:35am - Under 12s
11:30am - Under 14s, Under 16s, Women
12:55pm - Junior, M50s, M60s, Support race
2:15pm - Senior, M40s
The following categories will be included in the Cyclo-cross National Series:
• Under 14 boys
• Under 14 girls
• Under 16 boys
• Under 16 girls
• Women (an additional prize for the first unplaced Junior and master on each round)
Upperchurch Drombane Cycling Club said:
"Upperchurch Drombane CC will host Round 4 of the National Series. This time it's in a new venue in Thurles on the grounds of TUS college campus racecourse road. With the help of dedicated club members and the kind permission of the college we hope to incorporate a fast-paced course with a mixture of tarmac, grass, a technical embankment and a small wooded section. It also has ample parking facilities close to the circuit. We look forward to welcoming riders and spectators to Thurles on November 12th."