Another great report from alex racing today /this weekend
Wessex League Rd 9 – Southampton
Southampton is an ex National Circuit open sports pitched steep banks and single tracked wooded area
A bit of everything and one of the best circuits in the league.
Starting 24th on the grid today of a field of around 70 so was going to be a good battle with the usual suspects plus some new faces.
I had average start passing the pits in 17th after the technical wooded singletrack only to seem to be hit with the puncture fairy once again but this time pretty close to the second entrance of the pits to allow a quick bike change and no running!
After the bike exchange I was in the late 20’s in a pack of four Phill Godfrey , Doug Wollett, Richard Lewis with a few seconds gap between each on of us.
On one of the steep banks I went to make my move on all four of them only to realise that they where running it and I was able to ride it causing me having to get off and run with them when I didn’t really want to.
Another lap goes by and back heading towards the bank this time I made my pass on Phil Godfrey in front leaving me with a clear run up to the bank only to pass the other two at the same time at the top, We swapped places throughout the lap, again back at the bank I did the same move again this time dropping Phil Godfrey that was chasing which left me and Doug Wollett battling on the last lap for position In which succeeded to drop going into the woods on a small climb.
Coming out of the woods I could see I was catching the blazing saddles rider Tim warner pretty quickly I manage to catch him going on to the final straight on to be out sprinted to the line.
Overall a good day at the office a 25th finish and more points in the bag!
Roll on Dicot next week on what I’ve been told is a proper CX course involving a few hills and steps.
Thanks to Dad & Lindy in the pits.
Tim from Hills Cycles & Fishing Tackle for keeping the bikes up together !
Great result Alex keep up the great work and see you next week at the next race