Monday, November 1, 2010

Gorrick Autumn Classic Rd 1

It was a bright and crisp day when SUMBC turned up to Swinley Forest on Sunday October 17th for the first in the autumn series of the Gorrick XC series. Six riders from the university went to compete with a great time being had by all. The sport category saw competitors take on three laps of a fun, fast course and was the first category that the university's riders were competing in. The bright and dry weather brought out a large field with 91 riders starting the race. First home for the uni in 36th place was Rob Collier, closely followed by Tom Roberts in 43rd spot just over a minute behind. Steve Burnett was third home from the university riders in 59th place with Chris Tyson following in 71st spot. James Gaffney rounded out the SUMBC riders in 80th position, however he would have been higher placed without a slight timing mishap. Special mention must also go to ex-student Matt Treviss who finished in 18th place. The sport category was one lap longer and Tom Bandy was the club's sole presence in this competition finshing a very succesful 18th position. All in all it was a great day on a well designed course and a good start to a new academic year's racing.

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