The latest round of the Lincolnshire Cyclo-Cross league took place in the ground of the Police HQ at Nettleham. After a lot of rain recently the course had dried out quite well and going was fast through the usual mix of single-track and open grass sections with only a couple of adverse camber sections to catch out the unwary.
There was a great turn-out of club riders in the younger age-groups with the girls winning all their categories. Amy Kolbert continued her domination of the under 16s despite still riding in the under 14s with a clear win and 15th overall amongst the boys. Younger sister Isla won the Under 12s (6th overall) and Scarlett Carling the under 9s. Also in the under 12s Annabelle Gould (5th) and Isobel Carling (8th)
The boys also did well with Noah Lane (2nd), Max Kolbert (4th) and Jacob Crowley (11th) in the under 9s.
In the under 12s Joshua Lane (5th), Oliver Bailey (9th), Rhys Browne (15th), Oliver Wix (24th), Samuel Crowley (26th), Bradley Lupton (28th), Daniel Lupton (35th)
The usual big field of 80 riders in the Veterans race, saw an unusual extra compulsory run section shortly after the start, to prevent the usual mayhem as the riders arrive at the first piece of single track, which seemed to work.
Paul Conneely starting to find some form was again best of the club riders in 20th overall and 5th vet 50, with Sean East 33rd (24th vet 40). Simon Cocker wasn’t far behind in 36th overall but lost a couple of places in the final couple of laps to rivals for 4th in the Vet 60 competition. Adam Kolbert rode a steady race for 71st overall (41st vet 40)
In the ladies Julie Clark was 8th overall (3rd vet 40) and Fiona Kolbert 11th (5th Vet 40).
The next round is over in the Wolds at Hubbards Hills Louth, always a tough circuit.
15th Amy Kolbert (1st U14 & U16 Girl)
2nd Noah Lane
4th Max Kolbert
10th Scarlett Carling (1st Girl)
11th Jacob Crowley
5th Joshua lane
6th Isla Kolbert (1st Girl)
9th Oliver Bailey
15th Rhys Browne
23rd Annabelle Gould (5th Girl)
24th Oliver Wix
26th Samuel Crowley
28th Bradley Lupton
31st Isobel Carling (8th Girl
35th Daniel Lupton
20th Paul Conneely (5th Vet 50)
33rd Sean East (24th Vet 40)
36th Simon Cocker (4th Vet 60)
71st Adam Kolbert (41st Vet 40)
8th Julie Clark (3rd Vet 40)
11th Fiona Kolbert (5th vet 60)