Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Roller Racing at the Forest Centre - results

Riders from Kingsmead and Southwold battling out against the clock

The enthusiastic and very noisy support cheered on every rider
The Forest centre provided a new venue for the league last friday as the Roller racing event moved us onto round three. Six schools competed - regulars Kingsmead, Millfields, Southwold and Gayhurst were joined by returnees Tyssen and newcomers Nightingale - making for close on 70 riders.

The blurred legs show how fast these riders were going
Riders battled against the clock for the same distance as the Olympic Velodrome track - 250 metres. The schools were pitted against each other in boy and girl catgories and by year group. Every race was cheered extremely loudly by the watching teams and supporters. The four fastest riders overall in the boys and girls then went through to the semi finals. The first girls semi final pitted Rose Rowan-Bishop from Nightingale against Victoria Nkan from Millfields - a close race saw Victoria edge through to the final. Next up were Shahila Richards from Kingsmead and Mia Perez from Gayhurst, another close contest saw Shahila go through. In the girls final Victoria got the upper hand early and won in style maybe benefitting from a longer rest between races or maybe she had saved something extra for the final?

The girls results

The boys first semi final had Sultan Adekuya from Southwold up against Harvey Hart from Gayhurst. Sultan started stronger and harvey came back at him but Sultan held on to grab the final spot. Next up were Gyula Buzasi and Tom Bardill again representing Southwold and Gayhurst respectively, with Gyula taking the victory and setting up an all Southwold final. It was close but Sultan's strength shone through and he grabbed top spot.
The boys results
It was a great day out in a great venue - well done to all the riders and thanks to Young Hackney for all their help. There was a good spread of the points across the schools with Gayhurst coming out top and taking over top spot in the league from Millfields. With plenty more races to come I'm sure this could all change again. looking forward to seeing you all at the next one on the 17th January at Hackney Downs for a bit Cyclocross.
The schools totals .