Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Keep Rolling Rolling Rolling....



12/1/18
Another frenetic day of exciting racing was held last Friday at the Forest Youth Centre - it could only be the indoor roller racing round of this years YHPSCL. With five schools showing up in the morning and another four in the afternoon it was a full day of high intensity efforts and extremely loud cheering.
Morning briefing
concentration before the start...

...and the're off ...

... the end of another hard race



looks like the green bike won this race

The morning session went very well with a lot of fast times but the results were not finalised until the afternoon riders had their go too. The year 4 girls competition was won for Jubilee by Poppy in great time of 36.8 seconds for the 500m distance, with only 2 tenths of a second separating 2nd place Sarah from Southwold from May of Parkwood.
Year 4 girls results



The year 5 girls times were as expected even quicker with Sophie and Lolo from Kingsmead only a second apart for 2nd and 3rd but once again a Jubilee rider - Ishanna took the honours with a 31.8 second win.
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Jubilee continued to dominate the girls competition with another gold for Iris in year 6 on a blistering 30.8 second pace with her teammate Hannah coming second followed by Taejah from Millfields in third.
Year 6 girls results

The boys competition on the other hand was dominated by Millfields with Year 6 Milton setting the fastest time of the day -28.3 seconds. Solomon from Millfields also came second with Mylo from Jubilee third.
year 6 boys results




The year 5 boys title also went to Millfields - Jimme finishing in 31.1 seconds ahead of Demi from Mandeville and Zain from Gayhurst.
year 5 boys results






 The year 4 boys also went the way of Millfields with Harris's 30.5 seconds faster than the year 5s. Albert from Gayhurst was second followed by Elliot from Millfields.
year 4 boys results
 All this means it is hotting up nicely on the league standings with Jubilee winning this round to close in on leaders Millfields. Kingsmead closed the gap to Gayhurst and Mandeville leapt up the table to close in on Southwold and Parkwood.
YHPSCL current standings after round 4

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

All the action from the Lea Valley Circuit races


8/12/17 A sunny but bitterly cold afternoon in early December over at the Velopark greeted the 86 brave riders from different schools who turned to race in round three of this years YHPSCL.


In order to keep everyone moving and get them used to the circuit we moved straight into coaching sessions with the riders working with CCH coaches on their cornering and gearing techniques. Some of them also worked on aerodynamics and learnt how to stay low on the bike which was vital coming into the home straight and the strong headwind that worked against them.


First to race were the year 4 girls setting the format for all the races with  a three lap mass start circuit race. Charlie and Grace from Jubilee along with merle from gayhurst soon established a lead and held on to take the podium spots. Results below Roderick's excellent photos.
Year 4 girls leaders
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Year 4 girls results.
1st place y 4 boys Vincent
Next up were the year 4 boys and as in previous rounds the Millfields boys were to dominate with Vincent taking 1st place followed by Harris in 2nd and Logan 3rd.

2nd place Harris y4 boys
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Year 4 boys results

The next race was the year 5 girls a group of six riders from Jubilee, Kingsmead, Orchard and Parkwood opened up a gap after lap 1. Ishanna from Jubilee began to show her form and pulled away from the rest but Sophie from Kingsmead wasn't giving up and was closing the gap when sh took 2nd place. lena from jubilee completed the top spots.
year5 girls leader


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Year 5 girls winner Ishanna way out in front.

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1st place Ishanna and 2nd place Sophie checking each other out

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year 5 girls results
Our last race was the year 5 boys and once again the Millfields team showed strength in depth with Louis, Joseph and Fergus taking the podium spots followed by a pair of Gayhurst riders.

Year 5 boys leaders




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Year 5 boys results 


So the league looks like below as we come into the xmas break - will 2018 see the other schools step up and not let Millfields have it their own way? Lets wait and see...
Current league standings