Yes Hardwick Park has been used for the first time ever for a CX event and just what a fantastic days racing. First off was the U12’s in glourious sunshine and perfect course conditions to test their strength on a shorter course with a couple of climbs and gentle descent. Then the U14/16’s tackled the full adult course around the West Park area with a set of hurdles to contend and some technical 180 degree turns. Onto the main race the sun died away sharply with over cast cloud but the course still held up very well indeed for the time of year. All the kids were prestented with a goodie bag full of goodies and the all the adults got a goodie when they signed on and 20% off in the cafe. No one went away with nothing thanks to Durham County Council for sponsoring the event and for the use of the land and facilities. Also a big thanks must go to Ian Dunn – Ferryhill Wheelers CC and all his helpers on the day – photos of the days action here http://picasaweb.google.com/neccl247 Results are also in the results section & league tables updated.