Monday, November 16, 2009

Auckland 1 Hour Champs Round 1 Wrap-Up

Well, we had a modest, yet determined turnout for our first race.

The course was chosen Saturday after a week of lovely weather, and then the rain came down Sunday afternoon, and Sunday night… And Monday morning… And it made for a rather fun and slippery evening of riding and racing! I am pleased to say that at the end of the hour, we still had some big grins poking out from behind mud covered faces.

Tony blitzed the field with 7 laps in an hour, followed closely by one of our promising looking juniors for the series, Thomas Hinge. The Gals category was closely contested with Hattie finishing a mere 4 seconds ahead of Natalie Retief (phew!). Big ups for the week go to Callum, who took on the course as his fourth ever MTB ride (nice work dude!). I’ve never seen someone love the mud so much… I’m sure he got off his bike and rolled around in a nice big puddle.

We’re going to switch it up a bit and next week’s course will be a little different to this week, so if you weren’t so keen on this week’s mud (and even if you were), next week should be a treat! Junior riders outnumbered the oldies this week, so will be interesting to see what the mix is like next week, but Young Rider of the Series is going to be in hot contention.

Big ups to our series sponsors, without whom we would not have the pleasure of racing!

Bike 75
Spoke Magazine
N-Duro Events

See you all next week!


1 comment:

  1. Oh, if you need some directions to the race, just post a comment with your email address and I'll email you a map. Your comment will be moderated, so I will make sure your email address doesn't get published as a comment ;)