Southern Regional College student Jude Sands has recently won the John Haldane Memorial Race in Newry.  

Jude powered to the finish line on a rain soaked afternoon to beat off the competition. 

Jude Sands with his trophy.
Jude Sands with his trophy.

Jude studies the Foundation Degree in Sports Science at Newry campus.  He is from Newry and trains as part of Newry Wheelers cycling club.

Jude said of his win, ““It felt great to get the win, especially on home ground and to be the first Newry Wheeler to win the Haldane since 1993,”  His next challenges will be the Tour of the North and Tour of Ulster, and he is looking forward to stage racing again.