Friday, 10 February 2017

Racing is back at Castle baby!!

February 5th seen Ipswich Offroad Cyclists host a successful return of racing to the classic Ipswich venue of Castle Hill, 174 racers took on the 4.7km course and with 70m of climbing per lap there was no shortage of punters in the hurt box!

Massive thanks to JR for organising the series and giving IOC an opportunity to reignite racing on the hill, Ipswich City Council and Cr Kylie Stoneman for being super supportive, the Blackstone Girl Guides and Jungle Bean Mobile Cafe who came out and kept the punters fed and caffeinated, also massive thanks to Element Photo & Video Productions for the sick images!

And of course everyone who came out and raced, spectated or helped out, we're looking forward to doing it all again, hopefully soon!!
See you all around!!

The A grade gents set out to do 5 laps, with Cameron Wright smashing out a 14:49.3 first lap and going on to take the win with a total time of 1:18:06.1, 1:10.3 ahead of second place Nick Pedler who crossed the line just 4.6 seconds ahead of Aiden Lefmann.

 Despite a first lap crash and having to work his way back through the hoards of riders, Momo Frank took 1:08:51.0 to pinch the win in B Grade Men over Cooper Aves and Shaun O'Brien, getting the lead back at the end of lap 2 of 4.

C Grade Men podium, with the old boys getting schooled in 3 laps by the youngsters Caleb Dodds, Joel Dodds and Tobi Thompson, with a winning time of 56:14.7!!

A Grade ladies, these 3 ladies pumped out 4 laps, with Megan Williams finishing in 1:13:29.7, taking out the win with a 7min gap back to second placed Katherine Hosking with Caitlin Dore coming in 3rd.

B Grade Ladies, Laura Craft taking the top step ahead of Maddison Dillon and Rebecca Stone with a strong 3 lap winning time of 1:01:55.6

C Grade ladies battled it out over 2 laps, with first place Sarah Craft finishing in 43:18.0 ahead of Kate Craft & third placed Celia Thompson 

Under 15 Boys

Under 15 Girls

The calm before the chaos!!

Young pinner Shane Jackson gets ejected on the toughest corner on course, he had a visit to hospital and was given the all clear.

Recent addition to Castle Hill thanks to Ipswich City Council, a new event village including a shelter, bike wash and a pump!!

Under 10's setting off on their 15min dash for lollies!

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