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Posted by on in Race Events

 

Well done to all in yesterday’s off road Granite Mann triathlon some very cold looking people emerging out of the reservoir to start the mountain bike section around Cringle.

 

The course is in great shape, thanks to Willie Corkill, even with all the wet weather we’ve had over the last couple of weeks.  Riders had very little mud on them and found the course fully rideable.  For those who have not pre ridden it, you can all this week as the arrows are staying out ready for the clubs event.  The whole course is located on the left hand side of cringle reservoir if entering from the Corlea road.

 

Sign on is from 0815 till 0845 in the car park to Cringle Plantation on the Corlea Road. Race will start at 9am sharp.  Please try and register online to save time on the day and bring the right amount of money, this helps.  All categories will be doing one less lap except novice who will still do two laps due to the length of the lap.

 

 

 

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Good luck to all competing in the inaugural Granit Mann off road triathlon this Sunday Morning.  The mountain biking section follows the Blue dot trail through Cringle Plantation.  This course will stay out till next weekend to play host to round 2 of the Manx National Series.  Try and get out and do some laps and get your self entered. We still require a few more marshals please send me an e mail brionyandscott@yahoo.co.uk if you can help. 

 

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CA Prize Presentation and Dinner

Isle of Man Cycling Association invites you to the annual Prize Dinner and Presentation Friday 14th November, 2014 Claremont Hotel, Douglas. Drinks reception sponsored by Sleepwell Hotels 7pm. Call for Dinner 7.30 pm Special Guests Mr. R Downing Mr. M. Stephens Tickets strictly on a first come first served basis. Cheques for £40 per person payable to IOM Cycling Association, with an email address for confirmation, to be sent to Cedar Lodge, Braaid. IM4 2AL. No reservations by telephone/email due to limited numbers.

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The Manx Mountain Bike Club held its first round of the new 8 round National Championship at Archallagan Plantation on Sunday in surprisingly good weather conditions after all the heavy rain the week before. The Championship will determine whose national champion in each of the categories raced.  At the gun Nick Corlett set a blistering pace followed by Elliott Baxter and Ian Brookfield but Corlett started to pull a huge lead on Baxter who pulled into the pits after 3 laps. 2nd was then taken by Brookfield with Martin Hill in hot pursuit.  Andrew Radcliffe and Dave Holland making up the finishing order for the Elite class after 6 lap’s.  Corlett putting in a fastest lap of 14.39.
Expert class was taken by Glyn Thomas with Fergal McLoughlin 6 minutes behind.
Graham Hughes elected to use his fat bike for the race and took 3rd from an unlucky Gary Kirby who snapped his chain on a log with a lap to go.
The largest class in the race is always the Sport and enduro rider Alex Rockwell proved he’s just as good without an engine by taking the win by 2 minutes from Karl Parker
with Julie Lyness, Kevin Gelling, Jeff Plowman, Keith Lowe and Richy Cryer all separated by a minute. Julie Lyness took the womens race from Jenny McEvo.
Joe Haddck won the junior race at a blistering pace that would have put him 4th in Elite men’s.  Jo Ricciardi, Jamie Duddley, Liam Mazzone and Nathan Hinks made up the rest of the juniors in that order.
There was an encouraging turnout for the Novice race which ended after 2 laps with Toby Flack, Sarah Jewel and Kirree Quayle taking the top 3 places from Mario Ricciardi in 4th.
The full results can be found at   manxtimingsolutions.com.
The next round will be at Cringle Plantation on Sunday 2
nd
November.

The Manx Mountain Bike Clubs AGM will be at the Creg Ny Baa, Thursday 23rd of October. 7pm upstairs. This is a time when you can discuss the way forward for the club for next year’s racing and Social events, and vote in a new committee.

 

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Tomorrow’s cross country race sign on will take place between 0815 and 0845, in the main car park at Archallagan Plantation. As numbers are 50+ the car park will fill up early on.  Please use the two other car parks and cycle to the main car park.  Remember your race number/timing tag.  At sign on please write down your race number alongside your details.  If you do not have a race number these are free for all paid up club members.  If you are not a member of MMBC and need a race number/timing tag the cost is £5 and you keep this and use it at all MMBC races.  YOU NEED A RACE NUMBER/TIMING TAG TO RACE.  Please bring the right amount of money if entered on line but paying on the day.  On the day entry costs £20 and please turn up early.  Please try and do a sighting lap before the race and ride over the timing mat to make sure your tag is beeping the timing system.  That’s it for now, going to get loads of cake for you all. See you in the morning. Scott.

 

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