2011 Summer Series - Race 6

Post date: Jun 13, 2011 1:34:05 AM

Ben Harris Hits a 6!

President Ben Harris joined the 6-lap club at the latest Summer Series race held by New England Mountain Bikers (NEMTB) at the Pine Forest on Monday afternoon.  He completed his 5th lap just before the 35-minute cut off and completed his 6th lap, finishing in a time of 42 min 17 sec.  Many riders were suffering sore legs after the 12 Hour Enduro on Saturday, but they pushed their bodies to the limit yet again.

The unstoppable Dave Harris once again took out the Men’s race completing 6 laps in 39:38.  Dave has shown that perhaps the elusive sub 6 min lap could become a reality before the summer series ends in 2 weeks.  His first lap this week was a new lap record of 6 min 7 sec.  Peter Hosking came second  (6 laps in 30:59) and Ben Harris 3rd.

In the Under 19 division, Ben Brunckhorst dominated with 6 laps in 41:43.  Second was Peter Platts with 5 laps (38:13) and Caleb Gasparri was third (4 laps in 35:35).

Jo Benham won the Open Female race by completing 5 laps in 39:13.  This was despite leaving the lycra at home and racing in baggy pants for the first time in years.  Second was Lisa Harris (4 laps in 35:15) with Barb Hosking third (4 laps in 43:01).

In the Under 19 Female section, Holly Harris had her most comprehensive victory yet over arch-rival Fiona Brunckhorst.  These girls both completed 5 laps with Holly finishing in 37:53 and Fiona finishing in 40:23.

In the Junior long course, Mick Harris (4 laps in 35:15) came in first from Jack Parker (4 laps in 39:28) and Angus Gasparri (4 laps in 47:30).  Katherine Hosking rode well but had some mechanical issues.

In the junior short course race Hugh Fletcher won with 7 laps in 39:11.  Second was Will Reeves (6 laps in 37:27) with Henry Perrottet third (5 laps in 33:55).