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If you are thinking of entering this event, if you enter and pay by this Friday you will receive a customised race plate that is unique to you (OK it has your name on it!).

I'd like as many people as possible to enter before Friday so that I can order race plates over the weekend.  I will then have to guess the remaining last minute entries to ensure we get enough plates (but dont have loads hanging around)..

So this is also a plea, that if you entering, please enter and pay before Friday :)

Thanks everyone.

Nigel

 

e: Nigel@ManxMTB.com

 

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We have had lots of comments that some longer distance "proper" marathon type mountain bike events are needed.  So, we have now a new event - The Manx 50.  It takes in the final 50km of the Manx 100 route.  What I like to think is the most fun 50km in the whole event - unless of course you have 110km in your legs, in which case, it is probably a whole load more interesting.....

Route is Neutralised start on the Patrick road at St Johns to Barnell where you will turn left and head up Barnell.  At the top you will join the Manx 100 route to the end.  

This takes in all your favourites - Arrasey, Pipeline, Glen Rushen, Eary Cushlin, Earystane, Cringle blue dot, Cringle Riddler, Corlea, South Barrule, Stoney Mountain (out and in side), Glasshouses, Archallagan, Eairy Kelly, Ballacotch, Chibbanagh, Oatlands, Old Castletown road and Kewaigue / Fairy Bridge to a neutralised ride back to the Grandstand.

You will be getting a special Manx 100 race plate for this one event.  If you want your name printed on it, you will need to enter by FRIDAY the 15th of JULY.  If you want us to scrawl a name on the front of a plate, then entry is still open.  Note, due to administration time entries close on Wednesday 27th July.

It will be an over 18 only event, if you are 16/17 and think you can deal with this, please e Nigel@ManxMTB.com to have a natter.

Please keep an eye on here and facebook, as there are some plans in the offing, that may tweak how we run this event.

https://www.manxmtb.com/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=428&Itemid=1014&year=2016&month=07&day=31&title=the-manx-50&uid=e99afa86b44b0851e645cce8b252543a

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Are in, the points have been calculated and we have our 15/16 Champions.

The amount of work that these people have put in to achieve these results is absolutely amazing, but a BRILLIANT JOB for every single competitor who took on all weathers that the Isle of Man could throw at them.  All the roots, mud, rocks, and not forgetting the blood, sweat, tears and probably quite a few beers (other beverages are available).

So the top 3 are as follows:

Ladies: 1st Julie Lyness, 2nd Sarah Jewell, 3rd Kate Priest

Senior Elite Men: 1st Nick Corlett, 2nd Daniel Curtis, 3rd Gary Kirby

Senior Expert Men: 1st David Curtis, 2nd Jeff Plowman, 3rd Jamie Dudley (all moving to elite for 16/17)

Senior Sport Men: 1st Shaun Cannan, 2nd Bob Kinvig, 3rd Kevan Gelling (all moving to expert for 16/17)

Senior Novice Men: 1st Ralph Jackson, 2nd Jason O'Connor, 3rd Jeff Shipsides (all moving to sport for 16/17)

Anyone else can of course change class as well :)

2016/17 is shaping up to have a number of different formats, with the hopeful re-introduction of Trailquests, and pre winter evening series of racing and a post "worst of winter" series of racing.  We will hopefully have more "marathon" type events as most people really enjoyed the two peaks.  The monthly Sunday morning events will probably not continue.  If you feel strongly about this please email the Chair at nigel@manxmtb.com 

 

Full results are here :

http://manxtimingsolutions.com/DynamicResult/OverallTypeSER.aspx?eventId=MMBC1516

 

Any issues please e me on nigel@manxmtb.com

 

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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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