The Dirt Crits details DID arrive!
Monday 14 November 2016 - View of a race from within the race.
It was an excellent turn out for the MMBCC Dirt Crits at Riflebutts Reserve on Monday night.
A couple of new faces and many of the usual suspects pitted themselves against the course and the other competitors. Ages within the field ranged from 10 years young to well over 50 years old.
The race format is called an Irish Handicap: this format sees riders handicapped both by time and by lap numbers. Basically everyone is in the same race, the numbers of laps are set to suit the individual abilities and everyone has a chance to win… well except for me (attention Mr Handicapper!!!)
After a hard fought race wherein, from my perspective, far too many people caught and passed me and I caught and passed far too few other riders, it was one of the youngsters ‘the junior’ Dan Friday who triumphed overall after his 2 laps followed in by Bella Green in 2nd place, also completing 2 laps and Cam Dobson rounding out the podium in 3rd after his 3 laps. A mere 30 seconds separated the three major placegetters after 28mins of racing.
Special mentions go to
- Fastest on course, a new face to Dirt Crits this week, Mark Raymond with his scintillating 4 laps at an average of 6 min 20 sec per lap
- Youngest competitor Zachary Empey for his excellent 2 laps
- And the Sheer determination and commitment award to Anthony Plummer for turning out 3 laps in this race after a hugely tough weekend of racing at the Thule Bright 24hour race in Bright.
Mansfield Mount Buller Cycling Club Dirt Crits happen every Monday night at Riflebutts Reserve Starting at 4pm for juniors and then 5.45pm for seniors.
Please feel free to call Damian Grundy 0411 045 771 for information on the seniors racing or Kate Stonnell 0438 098 594 for the junior races.
Everyone is welcome. Coaching and loan bikes can be provided for first timers.
P.S. I have unilaterally determined that we will have a DH Team night next Monday.
Riders will be placed into teams of 4.
Once all entries have been accepted then the riders names will be placed into 4 groups of A, B, C and D grades. The teams of 4 will then be drawn, one name from each grade. Some Pre selections of riders for teams may occur.
Riders will compete one run on each of 2 courses. The final team time will be made up of the best 7 run times (ie the team can eliminate their slowest run time).
Separate awards will also be made for best male time, best female time and best U15 time male and female.