Updated – WINTER SERIES RD1 Newton Aycliffe- Report, Pics & Results

Rd 1 9.9.12 044Well its called the Winter Series but riders were racing in best weather conditions we have had all summer with temperatures hitting 22 degress around the course with a breeze in places and dust in the air. The event was based at Woodham Academy and set within the grounds, comprising of  mixed terrain and a couple of ditches to test the riders skills out. The day started with the U12’s doing a shortned course around the top field with B Dowson 1st U12 leading from the start and held a good strong gap inc lapping the littler ones, 2nd J Wilson U12 followed through  then 3rd A Brown U10. The second race was the U14/16’s with N Hamilton U14 taking 1st place who pulled away from the start and held the same gap for the duration of the race,  2nd J Anderson U14, 3rd T Tanfield U14 with L Kotch 1st U16. The Sen race had a very fast start from the top of the field with a good field of strong riders taking on the 1.32mile course. After a couple of laps C Ash had pulled a gap from A Nixon with the rest of field forming smaller groups and having good battles between themselves. At the end it was a blackhawkbikes wipe out with C Ash 1st, A Nixon 2nd & D Binks 3rd. E Davidson was 1st Jun, R Powell 1st V40 & I Robson 1st V50. Full results are in the results section now. Nearly 400 free pics here https://picasaweb.google.com/neccl247/NECCLRD1NewtonAycliffe Many thanks to Tony Liddle VC167, I Dunn Ferryhill Wheelers and all the helpers on the day. Also many thanks to Woodham Academy, Willmot Dixon & Durham County Council for use of the land and facilities. Garmin and strava stats are here http://www.strava.com/runs/21374504 and http://connect.garmin.com/activity/220610191