The short course eliminator was a big hit with it being run over an 800 metre course around Lockstocks and past the entrance to Barking Spiders. The key to winning was in getting a good start and leading into the single track, so the first 75 metres along the fire road and into the first corner provided some great entertainment. As the rounds progressed riders were grouped with others of similar speed until the final four was decided being Tim Cotsell, Geoff Gilchrist, Emily Parkes and Ryan Gilchrist. Ryan got the better start and the crowd was wondering if he would be allowed to get away before his father quickly shut him down and led into the single track. The race for third between Emily and Tim was almost too close to call with Tim getting his wheel across the line just before a hard charging Em.
We then had change mode from explosive starts to a 3 lap. 21km xc race to decide the overall champions. Unfortunately the timing system didn't want to play on the day so we don't have a full breakdown of lap times but xc places were:
Men Women Juniors
Geoff Gilchrist Emily Parkes Ryan Gilchrist
Pete Marshall Shona Walker Camden Aitken
Tim Cotsell Helen Parkes Ben Winter
After both the Eliminator and XC race were taken into account, our 3 very proud Club Champions for 2013 are:
Mens - Geoff Gilchrist
Womens - Emily Parkes
Juniors - Ryan Gilchrist
Two sets of results are below, one showing just the Coffs members for consideration of club champion and then the raw scores including all others who competed on the day.
Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable Christmas and look forward to riding with you in the new year.