MMBCC MTB Update 21/02/12

MMBCC MTB Update 21/02/12

Good turnout at Dirt Crits this week, despite the rain, and I must say the track was pretty sweet!

There were 12 entries in the kids race and lots of big smiles out on the track, along with some extraordinary gorilla noises from Jamieson MacNamara – think there may be a Yully protégé on the way there!  Well done to all kids for a great race.

The Adults had a graded scratch race this week incorporating  a new section of the track called ‘Bogan’s beginnings’, created by students at the High school with guidance from Shannon . Great work team!

D grade winners were Jem Davies 25:07, Paula McMunn 27:13 and Kate Empy 26:57. C & A grade did a longer loop which cut into ‘rubbish run’ for a super-fun loop! C grade winners were Will MacDonald 26:01, Dave Bock 26:01 and Ben Annear (after stopping to assist a fellow team-mate after a stack) 27:06. B-grader Dave Moore joined the A grade race this week doing 5 laps of the course – good effort! An exciting sprint finish was displayed by Chad and Mitch with Chad taking 1st place 32:57 and Mitch 32:58. 3rd place went to Laurie Harding 36:17. Well done everyone on a great race!

Next week will be a handicap race kicking off at 6pm sharp.  Please be there 15 minutes before to register with your MTBA licence. Kate Empy and Rob Greenway on duty.

A BIG ‘well done’ should also be extended to Chad, Foley, Cam, Jason and Dave Empy who participated in the Kona Odyssey race in Forrest on the weekend.  The boys took part in either the 100k or 50k challenge and by all accounts did very well!  Results can be found on the Kona Odessy website  ( )

Mitch will be taking part in the Australian MTB championships this weekend, to be held in Adelaide, and then off to Newcastle next Wednesday for round 4 of the National Series. Go Mitch!!

Upcoming events:

Lake Mountain Granite Grind this weekend, 25 February:

Snowy Triple Trail MTB Challenge, 7 & 8 April, Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne NSW: . Please note the club has been offered 2 free entries to this event, on the condition that it is distributed to 1 male or female junior entry AND 1 male or female open entry. Please contact Katie Moore (0415 369 297) or Shannon (0409 552 564) if you are interested!

Social Ride: There are a few of us heading up to Buller on 3 & 4 March to do some riding at stay at the Bike Buller Lodge with Yully. All welcome! Contact Katie Moore (0415 369 297) if you would like to join in.