Eager to start year 4s line up at what they thought was the start of the hill climb - it was actually 20 metres back down the hill behind them.
The 2023-24 season started last Thursday - yes not Friday - at the usual venue for the beginning of the league up at Springfield on the dreaded hill climb. Eight teams representing ten schools were in attendance from years 4,5 and six. The hill had been freshly relayed in nice smooth tarmac so fast times were expected. Also what should have been expected was the weather to finally turn. It felt like someone had flipped the switch from summer to autumn overnight. The rain let up in time for the racing but would slipping wheels mean we wouldn't get the fast times we were hoping for?
The year four girls competition was won by Greta from Jubilee in time of 47.03 seconds from Matt - Gayhurst on 54secs with Jess of Jubilee third on 57 seconds. Special mention goes to Nova from Millfields who chain slipped off close to the bottom of the hill and she then ran all the way to the top.
|Year 4 girls results|
Year 4 boys results
The year five girls race was won by Marina from Gayhurst in 45.55 seconds followed by Agatha from Jubilee 2 seconds behind, then Beatriz of Millfields a further four seconds back.
|Year 5 girls results|
|Year 5 boys results|
|Year 6 boys results|
|Year 6 girls results|
Well done to all the riders especially all those on big heavy school mtbs and hybrids getting up the hill. And great to see two new schools coming along - Daubeney and Nightingale. League points are as below and we look forward to seeing everyone at Mabley Green for the next event in November.