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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Interesting venue, but glad it’s all over for another year!