The Manx Mountain Bike Club held Junior National Championship for under 12
years which took place at Conrhenny on Sunday and despite many other sporting
events that weekend there was a good turn out of 42 riders. This was a new venue
for junior mountain bike racing and with a gruelling climb to the finish, all the riders
showed phenomenal bike skills and motivation.
The overall winner and winner of the under 12’s was William Draper, followed by
Tom Boruch who only started racing this winter series and has shown great potential,
in third was the consistent Josh Smith. A great finish for Charlie Gibson who won
the under 10 year age group battling to finish in 2nd place overall, William Corkhill
and Callum Smith were 2nd and 3rd for the under 10 years. Chloe Crellin was a lone
rider for the under 12 girls but she had a very good race as always putting in 110%.
The winner of under 10 years girls was Shellan Leeming, followed by the greatly
improved Molly Cubbon in 2nd and Holly Glassey in 3rd .
There were 17 under 8 years riding with some as young as 5 years old, on a less
technical course than the older juniors but with the same grueling hill to finish. The
consistent winner for this age group was Zack Walker coming first followed by Ralf
Holden in 2nd and a close battle for third which in the end was a tie between Cameron
Dudley and Ivan Sorby. The Girls were represented by Mia Dunwell in first and
Nancy Wheeler in 2nd.
There was a presentation for this event and the winter series at the Creg ny Baa
afterwards full race results on Manx timing solutions. The organisers would like to
apologised to the boys in the under 12 age group after a correction to Tomasz Boruch
laps, the initial results on the day have been amended.