Cyclo-cross events across the UK were battered with strong winds over the weekend, adding the new challenge of avoiding flying tape and route markers, along with the usual mud, steps, drops, etc. Those hoping to test run the National Trophy course at Cyclopark were disappointed to find it had been blown away!
However, there were plenty of races on, and Liv AWOL riders in attendance at several, with some good, in fact, excellent results, among them.
First year Junior, Lauren Higham, is undoubtably having a great start to the cross season, and at Mistly Cross, Essex on Sunday, she took her Eastern Cyclo-cross League wins to 4 out of 4 in the Women’s category, which includes Junior Women. Lauren is currently sitting in 2nd place overall in the League table, but has the highest average at 100 points. Six rounds have now been held.
It was round 5 of the Forme Notts & Derby Cyclo-cross League (NDCXL), and Sarah Lomas, who is finally feeling like her old self again after injury earlier in the year, was really pleased to ride to 3rd overall and 2nd Senior on a very tough course at Bingham.
At Youth level, Charlotte McGreevy had a great day racing at Ardingly, taking 1st place podium spot in the Youth girls, and 14th overall in Youth.
Iona Moir was also in attendance at Mistley Cross (Eastern Cross League), along with Lauren, and took 3rd place on what she described as a “Technical, hard circuit today with a few tough climbs.”
Featured photo by John Orbea