Eastern And Central CycloCross Championships
The last time Ipswich Velo kit will be worn for the youth.
On Sunday Welwyn Garden City hosted the combined Central and Eastern Regional Cyclo-Cross Championships. The course was slippery after the previous night’s rain. As the Under10s and Under8s lined-up with deep concentration on their faces; the commissaire blew his whistle to start therace. The field burst into life with everyone checking who was around them. Abbey Thompson of ‘Suffolk Youth Race Team’ led the Under10 girls into the first corner with the top three boys just ahead of her. Abbey raced against Isabel Beale from Lea Valley and Katie Allsop from Hillingdon with mixed success this year; this time she rode away from both. The boys accelerated out of the corners quicker with Abbey reeling them back in along the straights. An elated Abbey took 1st place in the combined Central and Eastern U10 girl competition and is also Eastern Regional Champion. Callum Thompson started really well from the back of the grid, due to being only 5 years of age racing against 8-year olds. Callum stormed around beating a number of older riders. Callum finished 3rd in Under8 boys in the Eastern Region.
Redgrave near Diss was the venue for round 11 of the Eastern Cyclocross league.
Under 10 Girls Abbey Thompson rode well, but got held up by a boy and couldn’t close the gap back to the leaders. Abbey finished 2nd girl.
This course wasn’t technical, but the long grass made it very energy sapping. Hopefully the next league round at Trinity Park Ipswich on the 16th December will favour our riders a little more.
Photos by Simon Howlett and Tommy Tomlinson
What a Great Weekend.
Abbey Thompson competed in the Central League’s Under 10s Cyclocross event at the Milton Keynes Bowl on Saturday. Abbey had a good start, and was first into the first corner with a large field following her. Abbey took the lead for almost the race. In the last half lap Abbey collided with a rider she was lapping, which meant she lost a place and finished a few seconds behind the winner giving her 2nd overall, but still 1st Girl.
Photos by Keith Perry
What a Great Weekend.
Sunday saw Abbey repeating her Saturday U10 girls win and second overall, but this time in the Eastern Region, at Colchester with another strong ride in a large field, which included some of the counties fastest U10 girls (This was due to a lack of races in other regions).
Photos on the podium by Oscar, and photos around the course by Tommy Tomlinson
Abbey above coming first
Oscar in his first race
A good day at West Stow CX for SYRT with Abbey coming 1st
Photos by Riana and Simon
Kids having fun at coaching today in freezing cold conditions