The Racing Post – CX Season has begun
1st round of the NWCCA league today at Avenham Park, Preston. Very, very slippery, muddy course. I floundered around somewhere near the rear of the field, was good to be back on a cross course though having taken last year out. Anyone else race today?
Results just out. I was a stunning 114th / 125 finishers 🙂Posted 5 years agoMulletus MaximusMember
Three rounds in for me and I’d say quite successful. Regular top 10 finishes in my class so overall very happy. 😀
Today’s round in Poole was very tough. More of an XC course with a very hard fire road back section with a brutal head wind. 😕
Also racing the evening GWR series in Swindon 4th in class in the first round and a top 10 last week.
Last week’s soggy mud fest in Swindon for the combined Wessex/ Western league round.
Photo taken by Graham Robins. http://www.grahamrobins.net/%5DPosted 5 years ago
You looked like you were going well Oldgit. I had a stinker, hurt my back a couple of weeks back and it’s still not right. DNF’d after 45 mins.
I’ve struggled to get out for the last couple of months and it showed yesterday. Will probably give the other races a miss for a month or so to build my fitness back up. Probably won’t make my 6 races to complete the league.Posted 5 years agoplop_pantsMember
3rd London League. My first time at Happy Valley. Despite being pretty flat it was bloomin’ hard work with no opportunity to recover and the head wind made it tough too. Quite happy with 22nd overall out of 135 but having a cold took the edge off a bit.
Just finished, no bike cleaning, bonus!Posted 5 years ago
New to racing this year, but Wellington 2 weeks ago and then the Wareham forest pseudo MTB race last weekend have been a great intro. Any training/ random tips welcome!
For once I wish I was a girl though- the missus is also a newbie, but keeps walking away with cash and prizes in the ladies class- thats her reward for chasing me evry ride we go on!Posted 5 years agoaPMember
Standing miserably in a field this weekend as a marshal. got away at about 5pm.Posted 5 years ago
2 weeks time will be 2nd race this year, then comm-ing at Hemel then race at re-venued Thame race, commi-ing at Musdy Hell, then racing Rapha Super Cross.
My 3 aims as in all these things are: stay upright, finish & don’t be sick. I know I’ll never trouble the upper echelons 😐doboMember
My first cx this year at wareham forest, was a decent course, was tough though, but they all are right? even the flat sports center fields..
had a total nightmare, for some reason my chain decided to pop off on ever single time down the bobly off road decent… hope to get this fixed for eastleigh on sunday where i may make up 1 place lol
so whats eastleigh cx course like?Posted 5 years ago
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