MaD Thrash Round 3 Done!

Would you Adam and Eve it! The rain stayed away, mostly due to the high winds we had when setting up the site, but the gusts never blew away any of the competitor’s, spectator’s and event staff’s enjoyment of the whole night!

The grass hadn’t been cut which made the course a lot harder than the last 2 rounds, but after a couple of laps a line bedded in and that excuse didn’t wash anymore. What was the track fairy thinking about when he designed and set up the course CLOCKWISE? Who goes in a clockwise direction these days???  But, it did lead to an ongoing chorus of us telling all our regulars “Yes, that way today!”. Thanks for all the great feedback on the course and the enjoyment you got from riding it.

A great turn out last night, despite us currently being in the middle of the holiday period. Thank you again for supporting these mini races as it helps us set up the next race. On that note , wait for MaD Thrash Round 4 location announcement in the next coming weeks. We have been stating the Boating Lake in recent communications in Twilight/Dark for Wednesday September 13th but, fingers crossed, we will be bringing you a first at a new location for the next race.

A fine field of participants lined up at the start : young and old (both riders and bikes!), short and tall, skinny bikes and fat bikes, all taking to the start line all with their own personal goals. For some, it was head down and pedal fast for the hour pushing their own limits whilst other’s preferred to smile and pull stunts for cameras whilst pedaling around. We had an cyclist with equipment failure losing his pink tassel from his handlebars and complaining his bike was leaning to one side after the loss because of the weight issue whilst others were complaining of sore bum but we are guessing they lubed up and battled on like a brave little solider.

Enough waffling and now onto the race results:

Full breakdown of numbers and printable certificates can be found via results like on Mean & Dirty Website here

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U8’s Males competition went ahead with Lucas Kent coming out on top with 9 mins 52 secs for the males followed closely by James Robinson half a second down! Congrats to both for competing and well done to Lucas who went onto a second lap (Victory Lap) completing that just over 10 minutes which is an outstanding achievement for those little legs.

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U8’s females competition only had one entrant but Pippa Dale completed the lap in 9 mins 52 secs which is equal to the U8’s males so there is something to boast about for sure.

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U12’s Males competition saw Jack Bristow taking top spot with 15 mins 19 secs for 2 laps followed home by Alex Evans 10 seconds behind and Ozzy Beswick taking third spot with putting him in the prizes. Shout out to Tom Bristow who came home fourth just outside the podium but top marks for competing.

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U12’s Females competition had Harriet Dale taking top spot with 2 laps coming home in 17 mins and 44 secs followed by Miranda Evans crossing the line with a rarely seen smile.

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A huge shout out for Malvern Cycle Sport Club for bringing so many U12’s and U8’s to the race as they are the future podiums finisher. It’s a large part of why as organisers we are putting so much effort into running these events. Well worth the effort when we see these guys. Long may it continue.

Now the apparent grown ups section

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Adult Males competition had Scott Chalmers rumping home with time in his bag to wheelie across the finish line. Scott winner of MaD Thrash Round 1 won this round in impressive style with over 2 minutes to spare from second place man Tom Halhead. Tom came home in second place but third place man Anthony White matched him the whole race wheel for wheel and came over the line 1 second behind with a sprint finish with Tom. Tipping of the hat to all adult men for taking part.

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Adult Female competition only had 2 entries with Sophie Hemming taking first spot with 10 laps within the hour time limit only 1 down from Scott the overall lead. Sophie finished 8th overall across all groups which is an excellent effort in its own right. Second place was taken by Lynn which is an excellent achievement and worthy podium finish for her efforts.

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Youth and Juvenile competition had Marcus Lindsay taking top spot with an impressive 9 laps with Sam Ford taking second place with 8 laps both riders holding their own in the overall field.

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Fat Bike Competition had Nic Burridge taking top spot with 11 laps and finishing 4th overall which again is an excellent achievement.

We are working on increasing our social media output, so please bear with us and we hopefully post race pictures on our new Instagram site over the next day or two. Please feel free to send in any pictures to us that you have taken to and we can publish on your behalf.

Again, as always, a huge thank you to everyone taking part as without you we can’t fund the next race. Also,  thanks to all the support staff including marshals and others helping on their own time to make events like this a success.

Don’t forget to look out for MaD Thrash Round 4 location announcement which we are very excited about but it might come with limited participant numbers so why not get in with registration just now via the online entry page here

Don’t forget to follow us on FB and Twitter @meandirtyevents for updates, etc.

 

MaD Thrash Round 3 – Boating Lake Gloucester

What you doing next Wednesday night between 19:00 and 21:00? We are looking for Males, Females, Boys and Girls, Racing Snakes, Couch potatoes, Single Speeders, Fat Bikers, Old and Young, First Timers and Old hands to join us for a quickie in the Boating Lake on Wednesday 16th August.

One hour session in the Boating Lake in Gloucester to stretch the race and as usual we are looking for people to join to and have fun. Link to the location and map can be found here PRESS HERE

Whilst weather reports can never be trusted today confirmed we are going to have sun but please don’t quote us on this one.

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Entry Fees:

  • Adult 17+ – £8.00 (OTD £10 cash only)
  • Youth & Juvenilles – £5.00 (OTD £7.00 cash only)
  • U12s – £2.00 (OTD £4.00 cash only)

Race Times:

  • Registration – 18:30 to 19:30
  • U12’s Race Start – 19:00
  • Adult, Youth & Juveniles Race Start – 19:30
  • Adult, Youth & Juveniles Race Finish – 20:30
  • Prize Giving – 20:45

As always we would love to see you there to support these events and online entry can be found by CLICKING HERE

 

MaD Enduro Round 1 Done

You think 30th of July and you would think it’s summer but oh no not in England and specifically not at Ebworth Centre where MAD Enduro Round 1 took place in saltridge woods.

The planned schedule went out the window as the course was in perfect condition Saturday night at 17:00 and then by Sunday morning the amount of rain that fell nearly put a stop to the whole race. Quick thinking by the Event Manager and Track Fairy pushed the practice back to a single stage session with the race time moving from 14:00 up to 12:30 to miss the in-coming rain scheduled at 15:00.

During the practice session it allowed us to seed the riders but hats off to everyone putting in a great effort completing a section blind whilst posting fast times even with some surfing the mud from top to bottom. Practice times can be found on the MaD Enduro page which you can find by clicking here

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The pace of the day was a bit too much for some or it might have been all that pedaling through mud but we aim to have to achieve a relaxing atmosphere at our events and despite the challenges today we think we achieved that well for the riders anyway as at Mean and Dirty were in panic mode most of the day.

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Onto the race it’s self, the riders where seeded from their practice session and set off in that order with the fastest guys and dolls going first. Feedback throughout the day on the stages was very positive and all riders seem to accept and support our change of schedule to match the course condition and we thank everyone for being patient.

Full race times can be found on the Mean and Dirty website click here

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The Female category was won by Ellie Masfield with a combined time of 11 mins and 46 and coming in second with a time of 12 min 51 seconds was Coralie Souchal. Third place was taken by Alicia Hockin with a time of 13 minutes and 32 seconds. Great effort by all females taking part today. Extra shout out for Ellie today as she finished 47th overall competing with all group categories.

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Juvenile Male  category was by Jayden Randell with a time of 10 mins and 2 seconds with Rory Holm coming home second with a time of 11 mins and 13 seconds. Third place was taken by Joe Childs who finished with a time of 12 minutes and 4 seconds. Again great effort by the Juvenile males taking part and Jayden one to watch for the future as he finished 10th overall out of all categories.

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Youth male category was topped by Josh Williams with a time of 11 mins and 16 seconds follwed closely by Max Harper with a time of 11 mins and 39 seconds. Third place was taken by Grady Jones only 3 seconds down on Max with a time of 11 mins 42 seconds. Outstanding effort by all our Youth Males.

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Junior Male group was trumped by Louis Brooks in an outstanding time hitting 6th overall with 9 mins and 46 seconds. Second place was taken by Robbie White with a time of 10 mins and 13 seconds and 14 seconds back was Sam Righton with a time of 10 mins and 27 seconds. The top 5 Junior males finished in the top 20 overall which is awesome standard of riding.

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Senior Males was won by Jonathan Weaver who took overall 1st place on the day with a time  of 9 mins and 22 seconds. Ashley Maller came in second only 7 seconds behind Jonathan with a time of 9 mins and 29 seconds. The high standard in the senior males continued with Ryan Williamson with a time of 9 mins and 40 seconds. High performance by all so hats off.

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Master Males top spot was taken by Matt Lakin with an impressive time of 9 mins and 34 seconds with Don Howe following him in second with 10 mins and 25 seconds behind. Third place was taken by Kevin Cook with a time of 10 mins and 29 seconds just losing out on second place by 4 seconds. Great effort by the masters with the local bigfoot club rider coming out on top.

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The Vet males had Chris Blackmore on top coming in under in the 9 minute club by 1 sec followed by Ian Hopkins on 10 mins and 36 seconds.Third place was captured by Nick Munn with a time of 11 mins and 4 seconds. Tipping my hat to the vets who all came and should experience counts.

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Grand Vet Males top spot was grabbed by Lloyd Maroney with a time of 12 mins and 42 seconds closely followed by Garry Higgins on 12 mins and 54 seconds. Third place was taken by John Feher with a time of 13 mins and 7 seconds. Only 25 seconds between the top 3 spots showed the even standard between the riders. hats off and you are never too old to ride or slide or fall….

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Final category is the fat bikes that saw Andy Deacon coming home in 10 mins and 45 seconds with an overall rank of 23 in all caterogies. Well done to Jonathon Cobb for coming in second with a time of 12 mins and 55 seconds and for going with the “I’m a little tea pot” pose on the podium.

A huge thank you to all the marhals, timing team, registration and support staff including 417 Leisure Lake bikes for supporting mechanically and throwing in some prizes. Thanks to Cafe2U and Velo Bakery for feeding and drinking the riders and event staff throughout the day.

Final thank you goes to all the you the riders for supporting the change in schedule and positive feedback we’ve received today on the race setup and format despite the fact it was all changing as the day went.

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We pride ourselves on bringing mountain bike events to all and trying to encourage everyone to have a go and hopefully we achieved that today despite the challenges.

 

MAD Enduro FINAL UPDATE

Looking forward to seeing you all in the morning, participant list CLICK HERE.

  • Registration: 08-1000hrs
  • Practise: 10-1300hrs
  • Lunch: 13-1400hrs
  • Race: 14-1600hrs (Seeded start times)
  • Prize Giving: 1615hrs ish

You will be parked approximately 1km from the Race Village.  There will be breakfast lunch and drinks to purchase, toilets and drinking water, as well as Neutral Service from LLB417.  You can bring a backpack with your spare kit, drinks etc and check it at registration.  You can ride out on practise as many times as you wish but you must be back by 1300hrs to record your times.  The race will be seeded based upon one of the stage times, so make sure you practise both.  Fastest riders will be going out at 1400hrs, no practise times then you will be going out last.  Your times will be available as you cross the finish line in the event arena.

Weather is dry all morning possible showers in the afternoon.

All other details are on the website.