Otterspool Park Cyclo-Cross three …. try again

The third of three Cyclo Cross races at Otterspool Park this year and again a fourth place. Not much wrong with fourth place, but it’s just an annoying course for me because:

  1. The first race there saw me break my chain on lap one and have to run for approximately 1km and start lap two in about 40th place – eventually finished 7th
  2. Race two went relatively smoothly, but I had a really slow start and had to fight to pass people for the first three laps. Eventually got fourth on account of Rob Jebb turning up and Johhny McEvoy being on a flyer – Stuart Reid got me in the finale. Could be better, could be worse.
  3. Race three was drier on the ground than the first two which was welcome because of the sticky mud that can clog your bike up. I did a good race (despite a sesh the night before) finishing one place behind Rob Jebb but we were nowhere near Ian Field and Ian Bibby (Trek-SIS) who were cruising round.
  4. Interesting venue, but glad it’s all over for another year!