Tuesday, 10 July 2018

League Finale for 17-18


This year's Young Hackney primary School Cycling League reached it's conclusion last friday with a Grass track event at Hackney Downs. I can't remember a hotter drier day on the Downs for grass track - super fast if a bit bumpy for riding on. 

 Six schools were in attendance - would Jubilee catch Millfields in the overall? Would Mandeville beat Gayhurst and finish 4th in the league? Could Grazebrook catch Shacklewell? Lots to play for and little time to fit 16 races into.

The year 4 heats were first - two heats each for the girls and boys. In the girls <erle from Gayhurst won heat 1 from Charlie of Jubilee whilst in heat 2Margo from Gayhurst came 1st from Agynes of Jubilee to set up an all Gayhurst/Jubilee final. Merle took the honours followed by Charlie then Margo.

Year 4 girls results

In the year 4 boys Albert of Gayhurst won in front of Jenai from Mandeville. Heat 2 saw Elliot from Millfields win out over Zooy from Gayhurst. In the final Elliot claimed the win followed by Albert then Zooy.

Year 4 boys results 

The year 5 heats were next and in the girls heat 1 Lena of Jubilee came first followed by Winnie from Gayhurst. In heat 2 Ishanna from Jubilee was first and Sophie of Shacklewell was 2nd. In their final Ishanna prevailed over Sophie followed by Lena then Winnie.

Year 5 girls results

The year 5 boys were next and in heat 1 Jimmeof Millfields was first followed by Arlo of Gayhurst. In heat 2 Nikolas of Millfields was first followed by Zain from Gayhurst.

Year 5 boys results 
The year 5 boys final was a 1-2 for Millfields with Jimme pipping Nikolas followed by Zain then Arlo.

Next was the turn of the year 6 girls - in heat 1 Ashleigh from Millfields prevailed over Mabel of Jubilee whilst in heat 2 Hannah of Jubilee beat Taejah into 2nd place. In the final Ashleigh came 1st followed by Hannah then mabel then Taejah.

Year 6 girls results

The year 6 boys were eagerly anticipated - heat 1 sw Yuri from Jubilee finish 1st over Joshua from Mandeville. heat 2 saw Kaspar from Millfields win with Joseph riding up for Grazebrook coming 2nd. In the final Yuri won it followed by kaspar then Joshua and Joseph.

Year 6 boys results

So what did all this mean points wise? It was very close - Millfields scored 149 points, Jubilee 148, Gayhurst 138, Mandeville -87, Shacklewell - 67 and Grazebrook -39.

Millfields were champions once again a narrow 33 points difference over Jubilee being the final score. Gayhurst finished 3rd on 572 whilst Kingsmead were in 4th only 4 points above Mandeville in 5th. Full table below.

Final league standings 2017-18

 Well done to all the riders who rode over the season and thanks to all your helpers and schools for getting you to the races and ready to ride. thanks to russel from British Cycling for all his support and all the staff from Young Hackney for their hard work. Looking forward already to next season - see you in October.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Grass track 2 - Jubilee win round but Millfields edge closer to retaining title.

Millfields riders pinning each others numbers on.

8/6/18 - The second grass track of the 2017/18 YHPSCL season took place at Hackney Downs with the standings close at the top of the league who would come out tops in this year 5/6 meeting?

Young Hackney's expert sign on team

 The riders undertook heats in the form of a scratch race with the top two going through to the finals.

Action from one of the year 5 girls heats
 This meant four heats each for the boys and girls in each year group with the finals would mean a total of 20 races to get through in two hours.

Riders had to pay attention to which heat they were in ages themselves up and ready in advance.

As usual with grass track there were a few who forgot to pedal and came down - luckily no injuries sustained and in general the riding on display was very good.

 Although only the top two riders progressed to the finals all riders in the heats scored points for their team so all positions were worth fighting for.

 With the heats done and the riders positions settled it was time for first final - the year 5 girls. The finals took on different format - the elimination race.
Year 5 girls final
 Ishanna from Jubilee took the win ahead of Sophie from Kingsmead and Lena also of Jubilee.

Year 5 girls results

Year 5 boys final
 The year 5 boys was also a close race with the duo of Jimme and Nikolas edging out Arlo from Gayhurst at the end.
Year 5 boys results
Year 5 boys final winner - jimme

year 6 girls final

year 6 girls final

year 6 girls final

year 6 girls final

year 6 girls final
 the year 6 girls final was won by Ashleigh of Millfields from Mabel and Hannah both Jubilee.
Year 6 girls results
year 6 girls final

year 6 boys final
The year 6 boys final was won by Yuri from Jubilee ahead of Joshua from Mandeville and Kaspar from Millfields.

Year 6 boys results

The league standings with only one round left now looks like below - Jubilee win the round but Millfields edge closer to retaining title with 32 points ahead of their closest rivals. Well done Mandeville for coming third in this round. So the title is still up for grabs on the 6th of July - see you then.

League standings with 1 round to go.
 Thanks to Delphina for the lovely photos.