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Summer 75 MTBO Series off to a great start at Westerfolds

Sunday, 25 January 2015

 

The first of the 4 event Summer 75 MTBO Series got the 2015 season off to a great start on Saturday 24th January.
The late afternoon was hotter than desired, 32C in Templestowe, but the evening cooled down to provide excellent riding conditions.

The 'Fitz-simons Lanes' map, first used 4 years ago, was extended to the west to provide new navigational challenges.
Thanks to Russell Bulman (YV) who mapped and drew the OCAD map.
The decision to print to A3 ( scale 1:15,000) instead of usual A4 was done to enable the “Hans’ Loop"  intricate single tracks - east of Fitsimons Lane, to be more easily read and navigated.
The feedback from riders on the night was an affirmation a good decsion had been made.

Course setter, Alex Randall (YV) created many a conundrum for riders. Which way to start? Should I ride some ‘out and backs’ or create sweeping loops.
The variety of directions taken to first controls indicated Alex achieved a good spread of riders going in different directions.

Thierry Ellena took out the honours of ‘top rider' for the event - with 400 points (all controls) in 68mins 49 secs. His total distance was 22.5km. Click on map.

Two junior champions schools MTBO riders came down from Bendigo for the event - Nick and Lachland Cherry gained 400 points, took 78 mins - but had a 4 mins penalty (40 pts).

Thanks to the YV Club members who volunteered; to Cusworths for the catering; Ralph and Sandy Koch for handling the map board loans and Geoff Hudson for his timing system.

Full results and splits here

Next event at Plenty South on Saturday 7 Feb

Peta Whitford
YV Club event organiser


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