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Southern XC R5

posted 7 Jul 2015, 13:03 by James Chant
A report from Kim Little from the penultimate round of the Southern XC mountain bike series - 

A number of GDW members travelled up to Porridgepot Hil in Surrey for the fifth round of the Southern XC MTB series last weekend. The track is a rider favourite with its endless twisty singletrack and punchy climbs.

 Early in the morning Leo and Nicole Roberts were racing.  Nicole was racing really well to take second place in the under 9s and Leo working very hard getting 12th in the under 11s despite being much smaller than some of the other competitors.

Dad Scawen was racing later in the Veterans race, tussling with his regular nemeses and finishing 35th with some very consistent laps.  Andy Parsons in the same category finished 24th. Paul Hopkins was pushed harder than usual but still took the win in a sprint finish


Nigel Brown and daughter Rosie raced next, Rosie showing she has picked up more than a few tips from dad bagging second place in the Sport Female race.  Nigel was as always was at the pointy end of the Grand Veterans taking second too, only a minute down on the National Champion.


Kim Little was contesting the fiercely competitive Experts race and led out the first lap until a bad crash caused the race to be stopped.  Upon the restart Kim worked hard to take second place.


Liam Teesdale and Jim Broom were also caught up in the chaos with the race restarts.  Liam took a wrong turn on the course losing him lots of time and finishing 29th.  Jim was looking comfortable in the busy Open category and completed his three laps in 41st position.