The Barnesbury Go Cross took place on Saturday the 8th, thank you for mentioning in last weeks chronicle. I now have the result. The event was a success, and cyclo cross made a welcome return to Northumberland after many years of absence. In the first race it was vistors from Darlington who took the honours. The race was limited to those aged twelve years of younger the result is as follows
1st place Sam Murray, Westbrook cycles 6 laps in 11minutes 15 sec.
2nd place Ellis Murray, Westbrook cycles
3rd place Thomas Maddison, unattached
4th place Daniel Holmes, Tyneside Vagabonds from Bedlington
5th place Ben Mason, unattached
6th place Daniel Waddell, unattached rider from Bedlington
7th place Elliot Cummings, unattached rider from Bedlington
the 12 to 16 year old race was won by Jack Watson an unattached rider from Cramlington
The senior(novice) race result is
1st place Geoff Turner, Barnesbury Cycling Club 19 laps in 40 minutes
2nd place Jason McCourt, Barnesbury Cycling Club
3rd place Ian Rowell, unattached
4th place Simon Watson, unattached
5th place Alan Dunlop, unattached
The racing was enjoyed by all who competed with the under twelves race run on a short flat course in the vicinity of the playground in Gallagher Park, Bedlington. The Senior and 12-16 year old race ran on a larger circuit starting and finishing next to the playground, but incorporating a noticable climb up the old pit heap. This had the effect of splitting the race considerably and many riders were lapped. The race would like to thanks Jim's Cycle shop in Bedlington and McDonald's restaurant in Blyth for kindly contributing to the prize list. All riders were offered a prize and many riders received multiple awards. The race was held in quite blustery and cold conditions, however this did not deter the competitors enthusiasm. In the senior race Geoff Turner of North shields and the promoting club was clearly the strongest on the day and quickly lapped other compeitors. The best inter race competition was between Simon Watson and Alan Dunlop a vistor from Scotland riding his first cross race. The two riders battled against each other constantly passing one another.