11 September 2013

No more Mtb racing in the NE for this season

It was the last Round of the NE XC Series on Saturday gone at a rather damp and muddy Hamsterley Forest. The day before it rained for nearly 24hrs and i mean rain. The course was longer than the normal Wednesday night event (apart from the U12's course). The day started off with the U12's and there was plenty of them as well. It was the same course as normal for them with the older ones lapping some before they even got one lap in. The little ones struggled on the climb and descent and were off and pushing in places. Arran had a good race and got 1st U10 on the day (5th in the race) and 1st overall in Series. Then it was onto the second race of the day for the U14's on the full course. There was massive gaps forming between riders and they ended up racing on their own for most of the two laps. Angus was 6th U14 and 7th on the day and come in 3rd overall in the series. The third race was the Sen, Vet, Lady, Jun @ U16's race. We didnt stop to watch this so no photos but there was a low turnout with 38 riders finishing the race. Here are some photos of the action inc Kids presentation. Its a shame that its only the top three from each age cat that get a mention at the Presentation as they have all worked very hard all season to finish the series.

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