Leah Maunsell is Ireland’s leading female mountain biker. Dominating proceedings at home so far in 2019, she’s also grabbed a win on the world stage too. Now, ahead of the defence of her Irish title, she checks in with the guys at MTB Tribe podcast…
Leah Maunsell – Irish National Ladies Enduro Champion
On episode #90 we are chatting to the Irish National Ladies Enduro Champion Leah Maunsell about life, family, racing, sponsors, bikes and ladies in mountain biking. It was awesome to get Leah on the podcast and have a chat about how things have been going this season for her regarding racing both at home and on the EWS tour.
Leah has had an awesome start to her racing season with wins at the Grass Roots Enduro in Cork, the Vitus First Tracks Enduro at Ravensdale and wins at the first two rounds of the Gravity Enduro. The girl is ripping for sure. Leah started her racing journey at an early age but with her father and brother both being very good riders and racers, she was soon building on her skill base and had no option but to get faster or get left behind.
Leah started racing XC and got to the front, fast winning 4 National Championships in her first 5 years. Once the enduro scene started to become popular Leah soon adopted to the new race format and quickly got stuck in. She has now won the Irish National Enduro Championship title 5 times and in 2017 was the Irish National Champion in both Enduro and Downhill.
Leah had a 3rd overall finish on the EWS circuit last season but she only attended a few of the events because of school commitments. This season she plans to attend all of the European stages and possibly make her way to the California stage in Northstar at the end of August.
Tune in and hear Leah’s story of racing, podiums and future plans. Enjoy the show!