Well done Matt!
I hadn't realised vet races counted towards national rankings. I
thought they were separate or something.
On 10 May 2012, at 22:35, lukefarren@... wrote:
> Congratulations are in order for my big brother Matthew, who this
> evening clinched his 3rd cat license with an impressive 2nd place at
> the Surrey League handicap race at Ottershaw.
> It was clear that the 3rd Cat group would be the dominant force in
> the race with the numbers and the work ethic and caught the 4ths
> after 2 laps of the 7 lap race. Mat recovered well and with 2 to go
> took on the responsibility of pushing the pace at the front of the
> By the last lap there were only 5 riders left, and into the last
> 400m a rider from Charlotteville cc timed his jump excellently to
> surprise his fellow breakaway companions. I was busy fiddling with
> my phone trying in vain to video the occasion when I happened to
> look up and see Mat crossing the line 25m clear of the others on the
> uphill rise to the finish. Result! The 9 or so Cat 2's came in a
> nearly 2 minutes behind the remnants of the 3rds but were never
> really in the race.
> This followed a good 8th place at the 1st Dunsfold vets series last
> night, giving him 11 points in total and enough for a Cat 3 license.
> He's only been in the country 10 days and leaves again sunday - I'm
> hoping he'll sneak into the Barcombe race on saturday!
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