The Blacksheep MTB Club kicked off the 2015 XC racing season with our annual Mud N Mayhem festival race on May 24. First, we would like to thank our platinum sponsors, Petrie’s Cycle and Sports, Fresh Air Thunder Bay, & Rollin’ Thunder. We would also like to thank Maltese for donating the delicious burgers! A huge thank you goes to all of our wonderful volunteers and, of course, all participants!
Conditions for this year’s event were relatively dry (although compared to last year anything would feel dry) with beautiful temperatures in the mid 20s. There were lots of smiles in the finish area, with general praise for the courses set by XC Race Director Gerald Hamm. The Sport class did a longer than usual race, while Elite had an added section of technical single track.
Young racer Emile Hamm proved he is ready to race the veterans, winning the Elite Male category while Marilyn Ailey took Elite Women. Laura Inkila continued her winning ways from last year winning Advanced Female with new comer Jacob Zavitz on top in Advanced Male. Youngster Peter Macgregor was first in Sport Male with Sheila Sundell winning Female Sport. Biggest smiles were on the Lambateur podium with Hannah and Ruthie Zavitz going one – two, while Willem Abbink won Lambateur Male on a course entirely within the Trowbridge playground area.
As usual a satisfying BBQ hamburger lunch and mini bike races completed the festivities.
Next up…the twisty turns of Shuniah Mines on June 3. Course details have been posted on facebook as well as the website!
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Results at http://racesplitter.com/races/03193F07D