On a short but technical senior circuit, Dave Haygarth (Wheelbase / Gore Bike Wear) enjoyed a realtively trouble-free victory over John Shaw (Ace RT / Impsport) and the unlucky Dave Brailsford (Horwich CC). After a fast start, a broken saddle rail forced Haygarth into an early bike change, letting Brailsford up to join him, but it was Brailsford’s turn for bad luck, with the first of two punctures a lap later. Shaw was the first veteran and Joe Allen took his second junior victory of the weekend.
The Wheelbase rider was pleased to be back on the bike after organising the previous day’s cyclocross in Radcliffe. “It’s a tiring business and a very long day organising the race” said Dave, “but I knew I’d have fresh legs today and I was determined to make the most of it – my wife, daughter, mum and my mother in law were watching today – my family home’s just up the road in Kirkby Lonsdale – so I couldn’t afford to mess up!“.
In the youth race, Martin Woffindin made the most of the fast but slimey grass conditions and dismounts to take a well deserved Victory.
Sam Turton made it two in two days with an impressive victory in the U12s race.
1st Dave Haygarth – Wheelbase/Gore
2nd John Shaw – Ace RT/Impsport
3rd Dave Brailsford – Horwich CC
1st U23 Rob Pugh
1st Vet John Shaw
1st Lady Marie Stuart – Team Chance
1st Junior Joe Allen – New Brighton CC
1. 15 Martin Woffindin Sport City Velo U16
2. 5 Jack Humphreys Red Rose Olympic U14
3. 4 Lewis Burke U16
1. 38 Sam Turton Ribble Valley CRC U12
2. 35 Christian Braybrooke Eastlands Velo U12
3. 45 Robert Armstrong Ribble Valley CRC U12
Full results here > Lune Cyclocross Results Hornby 14 10 2007 (Excel workbook)