Update: FINAL result now here
Message in from Louise Gore, who is tasked with trying to unpick a few problems with the results from the November event…
I finally received the Brockhole lap score sheets yesterday and have come up with a provisional result (however there are still errors to be resolved – so don’t update the league tables just yet)
Please could you email the provisional result to those you normally send the league tables to, and invite the riders to send in any queries to me by Friday 15th January at the latest.
In particular I would urge the following people to contact me as I have unresolved queries for them:
Paul Hudson (32), David Switzer (45), Matthew William-Jones (100), Phil Braybrooke (123), Paul Simpson (175), Morgan Donnelly (197) and Richard Wood (226/496).
On the last lap a number was recorded twice. In order to make sure that I have the correct number of finishers I have listed below all riders that I have recorded as DNF and request that these riders confirm that they Did Not Finish:
Dean Smith (1), Clive Wilkinson (13), Graham Kennerley (21), David Switzer (45), Kevin Walford (46), Jack Bowyer (48), Scott Wilson (56), Mick Speirs (79), David Boulder (98), Duncan Stuart (179), John Hols (184), Paul Andrews (188), Keith Ashbridge (191), Sam Clarke (199), Sean Hoban (235) and Richard Leafe (246)
Anyone not shown in the results that should be, needs to let me know.
A lot of these riders may not be registered for the league, but I need their input because their numbers may have been mixed up with some of our league riders. Maybe you could ask Dave Haygarth to display this info on the website for those who are not on the email list.
Sunday’s Rhyl CC Cyclo-Cross at Glan Morfa saw over 50 riders of various ages taking part in the only North Wales round of the North West England League.
Every competitor deserved a medal in awful conditions of driving rain, hail and finger-numbing cold temperatures, but there was a fiery finish to the main race as young junior Lewis Burke and 37 year old Paul Bethell (both Macclesfield Wheelers)battled for the honours. The pair had been wheel to muddy wheel all race long with Burke eventually taking the chequered flag by a couple of bike lengths. Rhyl CC’s Andy Bowyer did well to just beat the experienced Mark Baker (Deeside Olympic) of Prestatyn in 15th and 16th and VC Melyd’s Simon Price was 23rd.
Mayor of Rhyl Glyn Pickering sent the riders on their way for all three events supported by Rhyl Town Council and Denbighshire County Council, and Ashley Clitheroe (Red Rose Olympic) was best U16 just ahead of Welsh champion at U14 level St.Asaph’s Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Rhos-On-Sea CC), and U10 Sol Kerfoot-Robson won the U12 race in fine style riding on a sticky bed of slime and mud. The all conquering family also had daughter Seren claim 1st place in the U12 girls.
The Stadt Moers cross was run off in dry conditions, albeit the ground was sodden in a few places from the constant rain over the last few weeks. The course was altered from previous years in that we didnt use the paths and tarmac at the East end of park, but utilised new tracks kindly provided by the Rangers. Stronger riders could ride all of the course, but with four climbs, adverse cambers and some water splashes it kept riders on their toes.
The Youths race was on shorter all rideable course was a display of strength from Red Rose Olympic , led home by Jack Humphries, with Ashley Clitheroe and Andrew Noxon in 3rd and 5th places. Sport City’s Bryn Davies and Christian Braybrooke took the first two places in the U14, with Jessica Wilkinso n BNECC winning the U14G prize, just behind Becky Preece who won U16G.
The U12s race was won by Matt Wallis of Eastlands Velo from Sam Hollingworth of Red Rose ,with Oran Speakman of Salt Ayre Cog Set 3rd. Kim Baptista of Eastlands Velo was 4th and first U10 rider.
Jonny McEvoy of Candi TV -Pinnarello, who lives quite close to the course was a clear winner of the Senior race by almost two minutes to Richard Kent Colnago/Microshift/Skins, with visitor Matt Denby V40 of Zepnat RC 3rd and futher 1.15 back.
Another newcomer to NW events was Rob Smails of Mid Devon CC was 4th ahead of Roy Hunt (Colnago/Microshift/Skins). Paul Bethell was the next regular NW followed by Martin Woffindin who was first Junior. Mechancial problems affected a few riders with 5 DNFs ,well down on last weekend, including Lewis Burke who dropped out after two laps, and Joe Allen who broke a chain.
A video was taken of all three races by Stuart Turton for showing in full at the NWCCA presentation event at Beacon Park on the 24th January. Excepts will be posted shortly.
Click here for results
Senior results here
Youth and U12 results here