2012 Winter Series Race 1 Results - 15/4

Post date: Apr 15, 2012 7:55:00 AM

The Winter Series of races held by the New England Mountain Bikers kicked off in the Armidale Pine Forest on Sunday. This first round saw a fast and dry track with many riders completing their laps in personal best times.

This year riders in the winter series have the choice of two tracks. One is the full 11 km cross-country “Black” track with the other being an easier 6 km “green” track. The green track has very few technically difficult sections and is fast and flowy.

Here are the results for the 11 km Black track.

The winner of the 3-lap race grade for the Open Men was David Harris. He completed his 3 laps in a time of 1 hour 37 mins 2 secs. Second was the fast improving Steve Rumble (1:43:27) with Steve Chapman third (1:44:10).

The 2-lap Sport Men’s race was won by Damian Schumde (1:30:25) from Mark Trotter (great to see you back, Mark!) and Wade Johnson.

Sam Hutton was flying early and finished 4th overall for 3 laps and was the winner of the Under 19 men’s race.

In the Under 15 men’s race over the long course (2 laps) was won by Michael Harris (1:17:35) from Angus Gasbarri (1:27:10). Kayne Gasbarri was impressive in his first race and came third in a time of 1:37:31.

The winner of the Open Women’s race was Sonya Wrenford-Mobbs (2 laps in 1:40:49) from Nina Stone (2 laps in 1:44:26).

The girl’s Under 15 race (2 laps) was won by Winona Rumble (1:36:33) from Emily Wooster (1:40:47).

On the shorter Green Track the women’s race was won by Lisa Harris (3 laps in 1:02:32) from Caroline Chapman (2 laps in 55:41).

Also on the Green Track was an Under 15 men’s race (2 laps) with Hugh Fletcher winning in a time of 52:39). Second was Harry Wooster from Will Schmude.

The next winter series race will be held in the Pine Forest (The Armidale State Forest) on 29th April. Races start under the power lines out the back of the Pine Forest. Go into the piney via the second gate along Pine Forest Rd. Rego is from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm with all races starting at 2 pm. Riders of all abilities are invited to participate. The tracks are well marked with arrows and members of the public are encouraged to ride in their own time. Check out the club website for more information: www.nemtb.com.au.