Katie-Ann Elliston at Stratford and Hogg Hill (continued....)
Just to let you all know Katie-Ann had a great weekend on Saturday
she had 3hrs coaching with British Cycling at Stratford velodrome. She
had one crash from ¾ up on the bend and slid to the bottom. They
finished at the end of the session with a 500m sprint race which
Katie-Ann got 1st place in the u12 girls out of 16 riders from as far a
field as Manchester. Then on Sunday she had the last round of the Essex
Roads CC Go Race winter series which she got 2nd Girl U12 in the first
race. And in the second race she achieved her goal and got Her 1st
place!! This event has been a great boost to her confidents and skill
level being up against groups from so many well supported clubs. Next
Saturday she is back at Stratford Velodrome for another 3hrs of coaching
from British Cycling .
A big Southend Wheelers congratulations to Katie-Ann
Simon Alexander (Richardson's Trek RT) took second place at the
Eagle Road Club LWRC Series Opener (results)
Ben Willy (Southend Wheelers) took 15th place at the Ipswich BC
Spring Scramble (results)
Simon Alexander (Richardson's Trek RT) took 8th place in the
Wally Gimber Trophy in a race won by another former Southend Wheeler,
Jason White (results)
Mud Sweat & Gears - Eastern Region Race Series Round 1
Russell Whitford in his own words: Mud Sweat and Gears round 1 open
event (racing against people half my age!) Started in about 70th
position out of 93, finished 26th. Completed the last two miles with
torn ligaments in my right wrist as I was so Knackered from all the
overtaking sprints that my bike decided it didn't want me on it anymore!
How can I add to that.
Click here for full results - Russell is in the 'Open Male' section
Katie-Ann Elliston at Hog Hill
Katie-Ann Elliston has bee racing the in the U12 Girls races at Hog
Hill and she has had a 4th place and a 3rd place; her skills and
confidence are growing.
Sunday February 9th - Burnham & Baddow Cycle Challenge, Stow Maries
2014 saw a change in venue for the annual Burnham & Baddow Cycle
Challenge; East Hanningfield Village Hall was swapped for the Stow
Maries Aerodrome, the country's only surviving First World War Airfield
still in its original state. 175 riders braved the windy weather and
unfortunately the route had to be shortened due to flooding of the River
Chelmer. The northern loop from Woodam Walter to North Hill via Utling
and Hatfield Peveral had to be cut but at least we still had the bulk of
North Hill to enjoy. For many people the time saved on the ride was
spent looking around the Museum and other attractions of the Aerodrome.
It was a great success and all the riders would like to thank all the
volunteers and the Friends of SMA for putting on the event.
Some comments from Terry Butcher, the ride organiser:
175 entries, 148 male and 27 female of which
139 entries for the
60 mile 56 mile course (128 male &
36 entries for tje 25 mile course (20 male and 16 female)
areas on the hard-standing sections was soon exhausted and we had to
resort to parking on the grass but despite the wet ground no-one got
stuck. A special mention is due to seven youngsters from the EETC (East
Essex Tri Club) who were lead around a truncated version of the 25 mile
course, and despite puncturing whilst still in sight of the aerodrome,
they all completed the course and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was
a very windy day but there were no reported incidents and the new venue
seemed to meet with everyone's approval.
Special thanks to Russell Savory, director of SMA, and the volunteers
for making us so welcome. And of course to the members of the local WI
for their lovely cakes. Thanks to Gary Livermore at Print Warehouse on
Raweth Industrial Estate for producing the direction arrows free of
Click here for a few photos of the event from the Friends of SMA
To learn more about SMA, please visit the “Friends of SMA” web-site:
Saturday 25th January - LVYCC Winter Series Round 1, Hogg Hill
James Jenkins 7th Place, picking up 4 points for the series.
Winner: Charlie Quaterman, Zappi's Racing Team.
Click here for full results