Well after many weeks of planning etc true British Winter Weather struck. Over 12hrs solid rain and flooding softened the course up nicely for all the riders. Roads were closed, fields flooded and river overflowing but the course held up considerably well. The day started with the U12’s in the pouring rain taking on a shortened but still quite technical course and they were all presented with a massive goodie bag each. Then its was onto the older kids U14/16’s again still pouring down & blowing a gale. Due to this the organiser made the wise decision to reduce it by a lap. Again every rider was presented with an even bigger goodie bag. Onto the main race and weather had changed for the better, the rain had stopped and wind was still strong but gusty now. Riders were in for a challenge around the grounds of Hardwick Park and they got it. Ian decided not to bother with hurdles so that was one thing easier with the winner coming in just under 50mins. Photo are here – https://picasaweb.google.com/neccl247/NECCLRD4Sedgefield Full results are in the Results section . Race stats here http://www.strava.com/runs/29494727 Many thanks to Ian Dunn Ferryhill Wheelers for organising the event. Durham County Council for the use of the land and facilities. The Rangers for preparing the grounds and also a massive thank you to the sponsors of the event Rotary Club, Ringland Scaffolding, Westbrook Cycles and Cestria Cycles.