Southern XC Round 7- Matterley Basin Revisit 100716 by Seb Price

Southern XC Round 7- Matterley Basin Revisit 100716 by Seb Price

Fred, Edith and Oliver came back to Matterley Basin for round 7. This was a replacement  venue as the originally planned Minley Manor was no-longer available.IMG_3296

This was also Oliver’s first race.  All 3 did a practise  lap together, only to find the course was reversed before the start! This was for the best as the wet conditions would have resulted a  few crashes on the downhill singletrack otherwise.

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All three got off to good  starts. The field  strung out over  the opening loop before the start of the first full lap and the technical singletrack climb. All 3 rode it well, with a few dismounts for logs in places. Fred finished 4th, Edith 6th and Oliver in his first race finished in a great 9thplace! Well done all.

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This was followed by another coaching session that focused on the technical  singletrack climb and front wheel lifts to clear the logs. Really good specific coaching.

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Following the race, the challenge of the ‘Pump-an-innertube-until-it-explodes’ game  was too hard to resist.  Edith assembled a girls pair to challenge Fred and Oliver. The competition was close, but the girls just edged it, exploding their tube first and getting an entry on the ‘Top Gear’  leaderboard.

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A fun morning out for all, despite the rain. Well done all, especially Oliver in his first race!

 

By | 2016-07-28T14:06:35+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Race Reports, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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