Congratulations to percrime - 2nd in D grade, and to Dalai - 3rd in A grade. And me? A win in E grade
A small field today - I guess the threatening rain suggested we wouldn't finish a race program. We did have an interruption during the D grade scratch race, but were able to resume after the track dried again.
E and F grade raced combined. There is no respite from the wind behind these pocket rockets. I was in the lead in the scratch race, thought I had the opposition covered - and didn't notice in time the late charge on my right. Percrime YELLED at me, and I DID accelerate - not enough, not in time. 2nd for me.
Points race - a beautifully timed sprint to take the intermediate sprint just on the line.
. Two riders got away towards the final sprint - maybe I could have chased them down?- but I couldn't persuade myself to hurt enough to chase. I did make sure I held off attack from behind me. 3rd for me.
Team pursuit - girls v boys. I have the last sprint for the girls. Girls rock. We win by about a bike length.
E grade victory. (I think I am in D grade next race - watch out percrime!)
No club racing next week. Good luck to Blackburn teams racing at DISC.
Club championships the week after - I don't think there is anyone else in my age group.