Winter Series Race 6 Sunday 25th September 2011

Post date: Sep 25, 2011 10:58:27 AM

New England Mountain Bikers held their 6th race of the Winter Series on Sunday. The event was held for the first time at Fat Tyre Farm (FTF) instead of the usual Armidale State Forest.

Two tracks were chosen to cater for all abilities. The first course was a 1 km track that gave the participants a flavour of what FTF is all about, short steep grinds, flowy descents and a few log roll-overs. The second longer course added some short steep pitches and rock gardens to test the technical skills to a total of 4.5km per lap. In summary everyone raved about the more technical and vertically challenging courses.

Dave Harris punished the open men’s category completing 4 laps in 1:15hr, Greg Manttan is showing a strong improvement finishing in 2nd at 1:16hr followed by Toby Brunckhorst (1:20hr), Peter Hosking (1:21hr) and James Harris (1:31hr). Barbara Hosking completed the 3 laps in the open women to finish in (2:07) followed by Nina Stone. Ben Brunckhorst came first in the U19 with a time that would have placed him second in the open men, followed by Sam Hutton (1:16hrs) and Edward Harland (1:32hr). Fiona Brunckhorst’s home course advantage paid off with a win in the U19 women followed a few seconds later by Holly Harris (1:05hr). Mick Harris performed well with 2 long laps in a time of 0:48hr. Katherine Hosking finished her two long laps in the U12 in 1:11hr followed by her sister Isabella (1:21hrs).

Race 7 in the Winter Series will be held on 23 Oct at Armidale State Forest. See for more information.