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All the latest news and information from the club.

 

The 4th round of the Manx Mountain Bike Clubs National series took place at Arrasey Plantation on Sunday in cold conditions with the previous night’s rain leaving the going pretty muddy to say the least.
The course designed by Jeff Plowman took riders from the top car park onto the start of the E2E course, then down through the trees parallel to the E2E to the quarry then back up the fire road to the lung busting finish.

The elite race was first off at 10am and almost immediately favourite Nick Corlett was in trouble with a broken rear spoke that jammed in his disc brake allowing Elliott Baxter to gain almost 50 seconds on the first lap, with Alex Rockwell one minute behind. Corlett sorted his problem and went on the attack, so bad was some of the mud sections, he managed to run quicker through them Cyclocross style and pulled up to Baxter’s wheel on lap 2. The race had been reduced by the conditions to 5 laps and at the flag Corlett got the uphill sprint for 1st, Baxter 2nd and Rockwell 3rd.

The expert Race of 4 laps was always going to be newcomer Dave Curtis
with Jeff Plowman 3 minutes behind. Dave Griffin, 3rd another 2minutes adrift. Rownan O, Toole on his fat bike floated over most of the mud to 4th place.
The biggest field is always the sport class, but with last month’s winner Shaun Cannan competing but not feeling 100% it was left to rival Jim Callister to pick up the win this time, over the 3 laps. Cannan 2nd and Richie Cryer was 3rd 2 minute’s down with a great ride and Kevin Gelling 1 minute behind him.
The 2 lap novice race was the closest of the day Jeff Shipsides putting in consistent laps to keep Neil Garlick 24seconds behind in 2nd with Jason O’Connor 3rd only 38 seconds down. Emily Looker was the only female racing and was 7th, and received a prize for best improved rider.

The MMBC would like to thank Jeff Plowman and Gary Kirby for laying out the course, all the marshals and St Johns Ambulance for first aid cover.
Also a big thank you to Mark Harrison at EUROCYCLES for the spot prizes. The full results can be found at manxtimingsolutions.com.

 


The next race is unmissable
“World Famous” Dhoon Quarry course.

 

  7th of February

 

 Great racing and Spectacular Spectating.

 

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Please vote to support the Island Games cycling team by sending an e mail to  iomsportsawards@gov.im 

The 2015 Isle of Man Sports Awards, which take place at the Villa Marina Royal Hall on 23rd March, is a highlight in the sporting calendar and will bring together sportsmen and women who have achieved greatness over the past 12 months.

Eleven awards will be presented on the evening:

 

  • Sportsman of the Year, sponsored by Isle of Man Bank
  • Sportswoman of the Year, sponsored by Isle of Man Bank
  • Disability Sportsperson of the Year, sponsored by Conister Bank
  • Sports Administrator of the Year, sponsored by Service Tech Ltd
  • Isle of Man Ambassador, sponsored by the Department of Economic Development
  • Coach of the Year, sponsored by Mylchreests Group
  • Team of the Year, sponsored by Microgaming
  • Under 21 Sportsman of the Year, sponsored by IOM Newspapers
  • Under 21 Sportswoman of the Year, sponsored by SMP Partners
  • Veteran Sportsperson of the Year, sponsored by Manx Radio
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by VisitIOM.co.uk

 

There will also be the presentation of the Young Sports Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by Sure, and the recipients of Isle of Man Sport Aid for 2016/17 will receive their certificates.

 

The deadline for submitting nominations for the awards is Sunday 31st January. They can be sent to Paul Callow, Isle of Man Sport Office, National Sports Centre, Groves Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2RB, or emailed to iomsportsawards@gov.im

 

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Dear all,

 

 

 

Further to the previous information provided by Chris Quine, regarding the application process for the IOM Sport Aid Support Programme, please find attached the following:

 

-       An application for NEW applicants to the programme

 

-       The Head of Performance sign-off sheet to endorse all applications (you will need to add in additional lines if you have more than 8 nominations)

 

 

 

The forms are designed to be completed electronically if preferred.

 

 

 

All those currently on the programme are receiving a slightly different form that will be e-mailed directly to them. If you are unsure of who this includes from your sport, please let me know. They will still need to pass their form on to you to endorse their application.

 

 

 

It is up the Head of Performance to determine if they feel that someone fulfils the criteria. The Management Committee will, in exceptional circumstances consider someone who is up and coming and close to the criteria but these should be exception rather than the rule. In these instances you need to “make the case” for them.

 

 

 

I realise that you may be requested to submit a form by parents or athletes, who fall well short of the criteria. Please do not put someone forward who you know for certain will not be accepted onto the programme. I appreciate that sometimes this may create a difficult conversation with athletes and parents but it simply wastes everyone time, including yours and the athletes, as well as building up false hope/expectation.

 

 

 

All application forms and the Head of Performance sign-off sheet must be returned to me at Isle of Man Sport by Friday 27th November 2015 at the latest. We will be repeating the extended assessment again this year for new applicants in which those selected will have the opportunity to use some of the Institute services as part of their assessment for support. Those selected will be invited to a further briefing about this on Thursday 17th December, starting at 18.00 at the Institute and, if possible, we would like them to bring along their sports coach as well. It might well be worth letting new applicants know about this so that they can reserve the date.

 

 

 

I trust this all makes sense and is clear. Please let me know if you have any questions at all about the process or the forms.

 

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The Manx Mountain Bike Club held the opening and first round of the National Cross Country series around a dry and fairly straight forward course at South Barrule Plantation this Sunday.
 
Right from the start Daniel Curtis took the reigns and won the Elite class unchallenged, however the real excitement was for second place with Paul Renshaw starting well though begins to fade towards the end allowing Les Corran who paced himself very well chance to close the gap and finish only 10 seconds behind.
 
In the Expert class Alex Rockwell entered some impressive lap times to finish first, with Jamie Dudley riding very well to secure a good and unchallenged second place.
 
The Sports category was won by convincingly by Kevin Gelling, with Nicolas Struber second and Jim Callister third.
 
There was a one, two, three in the Novice race between first place Dave Ashbridge, Ralph Jackson next and local sidecar passenger Jason O'Connor in his first race.
 
There was only one entry in the 16-18 category that of Joseph Ricciardi, who despite having no one else in his class to race against produced a turn of speed of that in a par with the elite riders.
 
A big thank you to all who help, marshalled and supported this event.
 
Full details of the lap times can be found on the clubs website at www.manxmtb.com
 

 

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https://www.manxmtb.com/component/kunena/14-end-to-end-cross-country-and-enduro/11768-results-round-1-south-barrule-1516-national-seri.html

 

Results are DRAFT until 20:00

 

Any queries, please e-mail me at Nigel@manxmtb.com

 

Phew, finished.  Not bad for a 07:00 am start.

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