|Where's Harry competition at Mistley
CCH cyclocross riders saved some of their best for last after a long season with a great 2nd place in the Youth team championships for Ned, Frank and Logan - they would have won apart from some confusing rulings still a podium is a podium as they say in Belgium?
|Ned leads the way..
|.. as Frank follows in the team champs at Mistley
|.. followed by Logan in the technical wooded section..
|Molly at Mistley
|Frank Ramsay at the team champs
|Artie negotiating a rise at Mistley
Now there were many fine performances throughout so I won't go into them all but those that stand out - Molly Lloyd's 3rd place at the Eastern Champs in Ipswich - so what if the girl's field wasn't massive - she turned up and battled for a podium spot; Frank and Logan getting 1st and 3rd at Bury - Frank was always in or about the podium spots throughout the year so a first place was deserved and two CCH riders up there was icing on the cake; Stanley Boyd's 1st place at Broome Heath - again Stanley was contesting for podium spots all season; Molly Gregory's 2nd place in the same race was just reward for trailing round in her first season; her brother Harry's ride at the Eastern champs showed what he can be capable of; Artie's strong showing at Basildon; Ned in Letchworth; Judith taking on the eastern champs in her 1st ever cross race.
However the bravest performance if not the best goes to Stanley in the last race of the year at Bury - he only needed to stay in front of his two closest rivals or finish next to them to clinch 3rd spot in the league. Stanley lead from the start for the first couple of laps then had a crash eventually finishing in 8th spot, meaning he'd dropped to 5th overall in the league by a single point. His explanation after the race - "I was going for the win" says it all.
|Brown envelopes = cash
|You too can have legs like these...
Final placings in the Eastern league for CCH riders were as follows - Judith Philips- 9th women, Andy O'Regan- 2nd Vets 50, Harry Moore - 12th Vets 50, Dave Carr 19th - Vets 50, Neil Irons 20th - Vets 45-49, Gary Boyd 37th - Vets 45-49, Tom Lloyd also raced vets but didn't join league, Ned O'Regan 10th - Youth U16, Frank Moore 2nd - Youth U14, Logan de Monchaux-Irons 9th - Youth U14, Artie O'Regan 20th - Youth U14, Frank Ramsay 22nd -Youth U14, Louis Byrne 25th - Youth U14, Hal Crampin 30th -Youth U14, Molly Lloyd 5th - Youth U14G, Harry Gregory 12th - Youth U12, Stanley Boyd 5th -Youth U10th, Molly Gregory 3rd - Youth U8. other riders that raced - Alessandro and Serafino Sella, Mike Mooney.
CCH finished 10th in the Eastern league on 690 points.
In the London league where we all did a lot less racing - vets- Neil - 71st, Dave - 73rd, Harry - 84th, youth - Frank -18th, Ned 35th, Logan 21st, Louis - 39th, Hal - 79th, Artie 37th, Harry G 47th, Stan - 60th, Molly G -114th.
Other results below -
British National Championship (Derby)
Andy O’Regan V50 33rd
Harry Moore V50 61st
Gary Boyd V45 DNF (punctured)
Ned O’Regan U16 59th
Frank Moore U14 DNF (Shoe failure!)
Molly Lloyd U14G 20th
Eastern Regional Championship - Ipswich
Andy O’Regan V50 33rd
Harry Moore V50 20th
Gary Boyd V45 69th
Dave Carr V50 29th
Neil Irons V45 57th
Judith Philip Women 17th
(all Youths together)
Logan de Monchaux-Irons U14 26th
Frank Moore U14 15th
Molly Lloyd U14G 3rd
National Trophy – Milton Keynes
Andy O’Regan V50 18th
Harry Moore V50 35th
Ned O’Regan U16 44th
Artie O’Regan U14 38th
Frank Moore U14 DNF (Crashed final bend!)