|Race face on ...|
Having raced previous eastern champs' in the snow it was pleasing to see the sun come out on the lovely course however the wind was whipping down Dedham vale and over Ipswich onto Trinity Park making for a couple of hard headwind sections where a rider might have normally expected to get a breather. I imagine the same wind hit Belgium a little while later as that's what the course most resembled - Belgian style cyclocross - that sand again.
Cycling Club Hackney provided riders in most of the categories racing - unfortunately Ned and Andy were out due to illness and with some of the rest of us suffering from colds it wasn't looking too clever. Could we rise to the challenge?
|Molly in the U10s at Trinity park.|
|Stan in U10s|
|Harry on his way to a great 7th.|
Harry Gregory was up next on the same course for a tough looking Under 12s race, whilst the winner pulled away from the start behind him a close race developed and Harry was reeling them in lap by lap finishing in a great 7th place - much to the chargin of his dad who had promised him £2 per place he finished above where he normally finishes. A pro in the making there.
|Frank on the lumpy bit.|
|Molly chasing the podium spot.|
Molly however finished on the podium in third place Youth girls and 2nd Under 14. Frank finished 6th under 14 boy and Logan 10th. A great showing by all the CCH youth.
|Logan finishing Sagan style.|
|Molly on the podium.|
|Harry with some traces of dirt hitting visible.|
|Dave after the world's slowest wheel change in the pits.|
|Judith on her first outing looking for the exit.|
|Neil in the lumpy bits with the other mamils.|
|Gary coming to a halt in the portable beach.|
Unfortunately we didn't have a rider in the senior race but Ben and Matt over at our friends Hackney GT finished 2nd and 4th. It was a great day out and a well run event - next time at Trinity I'll bring my legs. Full results here.
|Its a serious business cyclocross...|