Event: Broome Heath Scramble   Add this to my calendar (Outlook etc.)

Date: Sunday, 19 December 2004

Promoter: VC Baracchi

Contact: Patrick Harbord 01502 519599 patandshaz@tesco.net

Location: Broome Village Hall, Sun Road, Broome, Bungay. Click here for a map. Click the grey arrows at the bottom right of the map to see a detailed version.

Report: It was a beautiful winter’s day looking out from the Broome village hall. Stepping outside, it turned into a freezing day. Seriously cold. There was a low turn out for the Youth and U12 races – perhaps the cold weather and the usual bugs that circulate at this time of year made the younger folk see sense. That didn’t matter to Hugo Robinson who celebrated his 10th birthday by winning the Under 12’s and clinching the league title. George Mattin came in a strong second and Sam Bores won a battle with Cara Ainsworth to grab third place. It’s great to see the confidence of the younger riders grow each week with improved riding by James Arden and Conor Barry.

In the Youth race, Andrew Griffiths maintained his winning form. The U16 and U14 titles won’t be settled until the last race. Carl Harris (U16) is in the lead, but with four races to go, it is well within Andrew’s grasp. Matthew Cook and Joe Perret are battling for the U14 crown. Joe has been consistently strong all season, while Matty has gradually improved his results, and his slower efforts are being cancelled out with better results each week.

There was an excellent sized field for the senior race – perhaps they hadn’t realised how cold it was. After a fast first few laps (when the race length was calculated) the top of the field slowed down, making the race last just over the hour. The scorers needed plenty of thawing tea and cakes back at the village hall before they could start trying to interpret results recorded with numb hands. In the Vets race, Mark Farrow had a strong start, and maintained his effort and stamina throughout the race. Dave Copland had to settle for second after a first lap puncture. He just couldn’t bridge the gap. Bruce Robinson, Geoff Bores and Julian Parker kept each other company all through the race – perhaps they were huddling to combat the freezing conditions. In the end it was experience and age that took 3rd place. Well done, Bruce.

None of the juniors could match James Jackson’s speed and strength as he notched up his 10th win of the season, finishing in 11th place between the first two vets. You’ll have to find some more room in the trophy cabinet, James. Perhaps Santa will bring you a polishing kit. Dan Parker easily beat Jay Hunter to be 2nd placed junior.

The Senior race had the most drama. Shaun Aldous held the lead, then Greg Simcock, and then Nathan Millar, until Shaun decided that he wanted the lead for keeps and surged ahead to take a commanding advantage and his 7th win of the season. Nathan, Greg and Carl Davey stayed in a pack till the end, when Nathan took the sprint for 2nd ahead of Carl and Greg. Carl Thompson was some way behind in 5th. He must have used up too much energy by grinning ear to ear for the duration of the race. At the other end of the race, Alan Chapman had an excellent ride, coming in well ahead of Bob Griffiths. Bob made a huge effort in the final lap to just pip a focussed Andrew Arden, who paid dearly for his early effort in the last two laps. It was good to see that Dominic Castle did not learn his lesson and came back for a second race, improving his finishing position this time. A special mention is richly deserved by Richard Little who rode his first ever ‘cross race in memory of Joe Waller, riding Joe’s bike.

Stephanie Wyer took the Ladies race easily ahead of Claire Larbey. Debbie Knott, triathlete extraordinaire, continues undaunted.

In the “Dad and Offspring” category it was an emphatic win for Julian and Daniel Parker ahead of Daryl and Chris Gooch. Paul Smith was let down by Rob retiring, thus gifting 3rd place to Simon and Claire Larbey.

Apparently the Eastern Elf Division has suffered some delivery problems. Word on the street suggests that Kerrick’s much-anticipated hair product gifts (gel and rollers) have been accidentally rerouted down Paul Harris’ chimney.


Sen/Jun/Vet/Women        Lap-o-meter        League table        Youth        Under 12

15Shaun AldousSenInterbike/Boyer Planning/Chateau Wines/The Essex/Veloschils.com12 laps in 1:02:45
212Nathan MillerSenAnglia Sport+0:39
31Carl DaveySenUnattached+0:41
416Greg SimcockSenXRT/Elmy Cycles+0:43
513Carl ThompsonSenXRT/Elmy Cycles+2:48
619Glenn StanfordSenInterbike/Boyer Planning/Chateau Wines/The Essex/Veloschils.com+3:18
74Nick AinsworthSenJames Hay RT+4:18
83Ian NewbySenDiss & District CC+4:48
917Ivan BurchSenAnglia Sport+5:05
1061Mark FarrowVetVC Norwich/Fitt Signs+1 lap +0:58
11126James JacksonJunLee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +1:37
1262Dave CoplandVetIpswich BC+1 lap +1:56
1380Bruce RobinsonGrand/VetShaftesbury CC+1 lap +2:42
1464Geoff BoresGrand/VetLea Valley Youth CC+1 lap +3:06
1586Julian ParkerVetIpswich BC+1 lap +3:19
1698Donald MacGregorSen/VetTeam Marie Curie+1 lap +3:56
1778Craig StevensVetPCA Ciclos Uno+1 lap +4:32
182Russell ParkinsSenUnattached+1 lap +4:43
1965John TerrellSen/VetIpswich BC+1 lap +5:07
20124Daniel ParkerJunIpswich BC+1 lap +5:26
2121Daryl GoochSenTeam Clean/Time Out+1 lap +5:52
2238R GreenSen+1 lap +6:06
2376Darrel GloverVetNorwich ABC+2 laps +0:04
24127Jay HunterJunInterbike/Boyer Planning/Chateau Wines/The Essex/Veloschils.com+2 laps +0:25
2546Ben PatonSenAnglia Sport+2 laps +0:35
2672Kieron DunleaVetPCA Ciclos Uno+2 laps +0:47
279Neil StevensSenEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+2 laps +1:02
2823Terry SmithSenColchester Rovers+2 laps +1:38
2963Chris JillingsSen/VetIpswich BC+2 laps +2:17
3041Matt SpillmanSenDiss & District CC+2 laps +2:41
3170Dom MingayeVetRAF CC+2 laps +2:52
32108Phil BuickVetTitus Cycles+2 laps +3:03
33101Chris GoochVetTeam Clean/Time Out+2 laps +3:31
3435Chris PlayfordSenEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+2 laps +4:14
35109David JohnsonVet+2 laps +5:28
3633Mark WyerSenLondon Phoenix+2 laps +5:40
37106Richard EmmersonVetFlow Racing+2 laps +5:45
3839Paul SmithSenIpswich BC+2 laps +5:49
3945R LittleSen+2 laps +5:59
4040A WilliamsSen+2 laps +6:44
4169Paul HarrisVetEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+3 laps +0:21
4291Alan FrenchVetInterbike/Boyer Planning/Chateau Wines/The Essex/Veloschils.com+3 laps +1:33
4337Tim HardwickSenPlomesgate CC+3 laps +1:41
4444R HolmesSen+3 laps +1:48
45128Adam BredfordJunVC Baracchi+3 laps +1:50
4695Paul TurnerMast/VetIpswich BC+3 laps +2:04
4743Jason TurnerSenNorwich Road Runners+3 laps +2:08
48102Trevor BaleVetNorwich ABC+3 laps +3:05
4977Kevin HoweVetFlow Racing+3 laps +3:25
5042Paul WhiteSenDiss & District CC+3 laps +3:48
51103A L MainVetGodric CC+3 laps +3:51
5290Clive SparkesMast/VetIpswich BC+3 laps +4:05
5367Ian PooleSen/VetMildenhall CC+3 laps +5:10
5489Paul BarryVetIpswich BC+3 laps +5:34
5575Alan ChapmanGrand/VetMildenhall CC+3 laps +7:58
5673Robert GriffithsSen/VetLea Valley Youth CC+4 laps +0:26
57100Andrew ArdenVetNorwich ABC+4 laps +0:51
5879Simon LarbeySen/VetMildenhall CC+4 laps +1:28
5993Dennis ReeveGrand/VetEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+4 laps +2:32
60140Stephanie WyerLadyLondon Phoenix+4 laps +2:44
61105Dominic CastleVet+4 laps +7:37
62107Peter DickersonVet+4 laps +8:46
63136Claire LarbeyLadyMildenhall CC+5 laps +2:35
64139Debbie KnottLadyBedfordshire Road CC+6 laps +6:30
-66Robert SmithSen/VetIpswich BCDNF
-121Kerrick NewsteadJunIpswich BCDNF

Youth        Lap-o-meter        League table        Sen/Jun/Vet/Women        Under 12

11Andrew GriffithsYouthLee Valley Youth CC4 laps in 23:35
22Carl HarrisYouthEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+2:36
35Joseph PerrettYth/U14Lee Valley Youth CC+3:38
413Matthew CookYth/U14Mildenhall CC+7:19
511Luke NewbyYth/U14Diss & District CC+8:13
64Mark ChapmanYouthMildenhall CC+1 lap +0:28
721Aaron GuyYouthStreetlife Cycles+1 lap +1:59
815Hannah RobinsonYth/Girl/U14Ipswich BC+1 lap +3:51

Under 12        Lap-o-meter        League table        Sen/Jun/Vet/Women        Youth

111Hugo RobinsonU10Ipswich BC10 laps in 17:02
221George MattinU12Colchester Rovers+1:39
31Sam BoresU12Lee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +1:47
42Cara AinsworthU12Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi+1 lap +1:52
510Lewis ParkerU10Ipswich BC+2 laps +0:30
68James ArdenU10Norwich ABC+2 laps +2:24
722Jack HardwickU12Plomesgate CC+3 laps +0:39
819Conor BarryU8Ipswich BC+6 laps +0:07

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