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Two leaders jerseys was the order of the day for sarum velo after today’s wessex league event amazing for us considering the size of us as a club well done to Alex watkins and Lindy Larkin Lindy came 4th overall in today’s race but was second senior and Alex got an amazing. 6th place and David got 11th
Also racing today in the men’s vets 50+ Peter who came in 48th well done peter great effort keep up the great work
Thanks again to the organisers of the series and commissars marshals and volunteers who turn up week in week out your hard work is appreciated by us all for your amazing efforts to bring us the racing week in week out over the cx season .
Andover wheelers delivered a great cx course that tested all the riders racing at the weekend sarum velo has yet another great weekend with Lindy getting second senior and third overall great result Lindy behind Aimee Perryman the winner
Lindy had a testing time with the hurdles nearly as tall as she was Aimee lead from
The start and obtained a commanding lead and there were battles between Helen Lindy and Abby for the other podium places great race ladies http://sarumvelo.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/img_5539.mov
Alex and Dave had a brilliant race yet again Alex breaking in to the top ten superb results for them both as they battle each other with Alex gaining the edge this time keep up the great work guys you are doing an awesome job
Chris Mingo and Peter Williams also having there personal battles in the testing course
And not forgetting the inter club rivalry between sarum velo and sramcc we have a. Great racing relationship supporting each other. And it’s much appreciated for the support each club gives each other and the assistance given esp in the pit area ..
Been another great day for Sarum velo with Lindy Larkin brazier taking the overall win in today’s ladies race at Southampton parentini Wessex league cx race series
and an amazing 6th place for Alex Watkins who was mixing with the podium places till later in the race brilliant effort Alex sadly David brazier has to withdraw but rich also kept going and getting a really good 35th
we have also had all the other team riders racing Chris Mingo got a very good 46th place in a very competitive field of in the 40/49 race and Pete Williams who was racing as well obtained a superb 45th place well done to all who competed onwards and upwards to the next race .
Lindy has had a ace start to the new season with obtaining overall leaders jersey at Reading in the seniors event of the. Wessex league sponsored by Parentini
Can’t wait till the next round in Swindon this weekend
(Apologies for the short review will update page when get more info )
LIndy Does it and wins the 1st Senior Ladies in the Southern Regional CX Championships
what a great ride by Lindy from the get go was a tough battle with all the other riders
who were racing for the regional titles in the overall Race LIndy FInshed 5th behind the winner of the Championship and winner of the Junior Title as well Abbie Manley
another powerful determined ride by a girl with a great future in the Sport.
The Mens Senior Race was Next and we had Three Riders Racing in this event
The Boys did a Great job on a hard course with lots of running there were a few spills during the racing with Dave comming down and also Rich having a Spill Alex BAttled on giving it his all as did Dave and ALex
the Race was Eventually Won By Sam Allen
The WInner Rode the race in Dominating Fasion Sam Allen Stormed off the front and was able to get a large lead great Result Sam Well done
i will update the results as soon as ive got more info…
Sarum Velo riders were yet again up for the the race at the Testing Course at droxford this course is used a lot for motocross so has lots up ups and downs and its testing to Say the least we didnt have any riders racing in the vets races so the first rider Racing was Lindy as per normal lindy was full of Nerves but after a swift Talking to by is all we managed to calm her down and get her focused for the race ahead. the Red train of Hargoves -Montezuma racing took to the lead
Abbie Manley stormed off the front of the group and got a lead
with the others following in her wake Lindy was up there following what we call the Red Train and was having a battle with Ella Lawrence and managed to get past and leave her behind and eventualy
came in 4th overall and 1st Senior after an exteremly tough and demanding course behind Abbie Manley who dominated the Race and a great race it was .. well done Ladies Great Race
The Next Race Sarum Velo Riders were in was the SeniorMens Race which as per normal had a large Field of riders of great abilities at the off it was clear there was going to be a certain rider dominating the race Sam Allen was quick to make a Lead
ALex and dave also made great starts and were well up with the riders alex was suffering a bit with a slight Knee Niggle so wasnt firing on all cyclinders in middle part of the race it was obvious alex was struggling a bit in places but he soldiered on having a few battles with other riders. dave was also having lots of battles on his Single speed much to the amazement of some of the spectators there was also quite a lot of verbal abuse on Heckler Hill where the beer was flowing and the music being pumped out on portable speakers much to the amusement of some of the riders..
As the race Progressed Sam Allen lead also grew he was picking up riders and lapping them on the tough and demanding course and even managed to catch up to Alex on the Last Lap was a true show riding skills Sam won the race with Alex comming down a lap coming 11th still a great rider considering his knee injury and dave on his single speed came in in an amazing 18th well done team great results by you all..
the Next Race Sarum Velo rider will be Racing in will be the Soutern Cx Championships in Bristol Best of Luck Team you can do it
Lindy Larkin yet again wins at Dalton Barracks in the Senior Race getting another top spot on the Podium
Nigel did me a little write up of his weekend from the racing the other weekend and also send some Photos
Wessex Cyclocross Round 8 – Dalton Barracks – V50 race.
Having left home earlyin rain and a southerly wind, I knew the race was possibly going to be wet, butarrived at Dalton Barracks with an overcast sky and the usual chilly airfieldwind. We arrived early to cheer on Tom Butt at his first novice race, althoughnot yet a Sarum Velo rider he aquitted himself very well enjoying the ride andthe fast conditions, he moved steadily through the field and eventuallyfinishing in 1st place. One happy rider and now CX convert.
(Well Done Tom just need to sign up and join the club now and get racing to the next race ! Paul Club Sec)
With a couple of hourswait until the V50 race, I spent a couple of laps testing the route andunfortunately the rain started to move in causing the top layer to turn into aslippery mud bath. By the time the V50s got to start, the surface had nowturned into a sticky, slippery surface. I always enjoy a fast start and managedto move past several riders, but then got caught up when three riders went downin the ruts just after the start, feeling confident I pushed on and started towork back to a couple of riders and on the second lap, just after the boards,the front wheel washed out and down I went.
By lap 3 the bike hadbecome a solid mess of mud and grass, (the Schwalbe Racing Ralphs were nowslicks), the knobs on the tyres could not shift the mud quick enough, so Idecided to use my mountain bike which Tom had used earlier, unfortunately Iforgot to put the seat post back up and thought I was riding a BMX bike, whichstill had summer tyres fitted, so also not much fun as I hit the ground twicemore!!
This is my second visit to Dalton Barracks and both times have been wet and slippery, but I can say my lap times were somewhat improved since my first visit and has been a good learning curve.
Now to the next race at Droxford in two weeks time, this will be the second visit this year, so hopefully I will be able to put some of the things I learnt previously into action. Yet again being part of the Sarum CX team is a pleasure and everyone is so friendly which is one of the reasons I want to come back week after week.
Thanks to all of you.Nigel
Alex & dave raced in the senior race with Mixed results Dave sadly had A mechanical and a DNF
Alex Battled on and had a reasonable race from what he told me and was able to get up to 11th well done Alex another great result for you
well done again to all the Sarum Velo Riders who raced at this event and sorry if I missed anyone out
This weekend its back to Droxford near Fareham http://www.wessexcyclocross.co.uk/event/fareham-wheelers-4/
Get down and Support Sarum Velo (there may even be a beer tent ?)
Oh What a Race …….
More to Follow Below!!!
Well another great weekend and Sarum Velo riders were blessed with a super course set up by wessex league and Vc Venta a true testing and fast paced course that if it had been wet would have proved even more eventful.
The Veterans 40+ Race Sarum Velo Had Jon Ellis and Chris Mingo Racing (must get chris updated sarum velo kit );-) chris came 63 and john came 73 according to wessex League Results when this was typed.
Oh What a Race epic to the End ……
Well LIndy what can i say bag of nerves before the race had to be calmed down by Pa Watkins you can do this LInds…..
Then the race Kicked off and below are the images to tell the Story…
LIndy Started off off the front and stayed there all the way to then end other riders clawing there way back towards LIndy with and Epic finisn Between her and Lauren Cracknell with Alison bringing up the rear .. Epic Race Ladies Well Done
Vets 50 +Race
Nigel Benham Made his return back to the fold and road a great race with some awesome competition in the vets 50 +to get a very well Deserved 47th Place
Mens Senior Race
Well what an Amazing start by Alex watkins he roared up to the front and was up to Third place on the first lap great start Alex (carbo loading night before must have worked )
dave was also up there in the bunch with rich in his first race .getting to grips with the new type of racing the boys battled and it was fierce in places as alex came cropper twice during the race .
while alex was having his own battles dave and rich carried on racing and having there own battles dave worked hard and carried on up through the bunch on his single speed while rich battled through the bunch and did amazingly for his first Race
the boys all did an amzing effort and raced the day away and alex did amazingly considering the crashes and came an outstanding 8th with david comming in at 16th and a briliant effort by Rich in his first race comming in at 32nd well done boys ..
was a great day for Sarum Velo and everyone seemed to enjoy it inc all the Dads, Wifes and ,girlfriends and children who were there supporting there loved ones cx is one happy Family
We also even PIck up the odd Stray (alan)
thanks again for your great support to all riders who race and follow us as a team we Love you All..
we also now have club beenies with bobbles available to order Sarum Velo Bobble Hat
Sarum Velo Riders along with Riders from Salisburys Other Club Sram CC raced Sunday 21 October 2018
ive attached some pictures from the racing today
Jon Ellis raced in the 40+ Vets and had a great days racing
Lindy Brazier Larkin rode an amzing race with yet another podium in the ladies race she got 5th overall and 3rd senior well done Lindy.
David and Alex were also Racing today and got some well deserved positions of 10th and 13th overall well done Team both riders had incidents during the racing with produced a fall so well done guys for your results.
and last but not least we also had the Sram cc Riders Racing Today as well well done to you as well.
Thanks Again to SramCC for cheering on the Sarum Velo Riders as it was great to have both Salisbury Clubs Represented in the Race