Event: Norwich ABC 125th Anniversary Cross   Add this to my calendar (Outlook etc.)

Date: Sunday, 7 November 2004

Promoter: Norwich ABC

Contact: Darrel Glover 01953 455772(h) 07050 038048(m) darrel@drgbodyshop.co.uk

Location: New Eccles Hall School, Eccles, Nr Attleborough, Norfolk. Click here for a map. Click the grey arrows at the bottom right of the map to see a detailed version.

Report: A beautiful autumnal day at Eccles tempted a good field for a fine day’s racing. Congratulations are due to Darrel Glover and his team for excellent facilities and planning, and to Norwich ABC on their 125th Anniversary.

In the Under 12’s race Hugo Robinson stormed round in cyclonic fashion, with only Andrew Philips avoiding being lapped. Cara put in yet another strong performance to be first girl. All competitors are commended for excellent sporting efforts. It’s nice to see that Connor Barry can now get round the course without help from Daddy. Paul Barry is also pleased about that.

The youth race gave Carl Harris his fourth win of the season, thus nudging him ahead of Andrew Griffiths in the league. Peter Hargreaves was making time up on Carl all the way through the final laps, but didn’t quite have the oomph to grab the win. Luke Newby had his best ride of the season so far, and Dale Jackson continued his run of finding the most unpleasant place to fall, landing himself in a nettle patch. Mandy Cook wrapped up the ladies race. Kerrick Newstead put in a good effort for the Junior race, but it wasn’t enough to catch an on-form James Jackson. Kerrick suffered from carrying too much hair round the course.

The battle of the vets continues to twist and turn. Today Mark Farrow took the lead from the first lap. Try as he might, Dave Copland was off the pace and couldn’t catch him. Donald MacGregor got the Senior Vets (that’s “quite old”) and it was good to see Tim Butler put in a very respectable performance after a long break from racing while recovering from injury. John Terrell was also having a good day judging by his smile at the end. That doesn’t mean much though, as John is usually smiling. Bruce Robinson made an easy win of the Grand Vets (that’s “very old”). New boy on the block, Clive Sparkes, showed old timer Chris Gooch how to win the Master Vet category (that’s “seriously old”) and Brian Foster moaned and groaned his way to Super Vet winner (that’s “older than you’d care to think about”).

In the Senior race Carl Davey continues the sparkling form he has maintained all season. Carls Davey and Thompson and Shaun Aldous played cat and mouse for the first four laps, but then Carl Davey pulled away for another emphatic win with his special tongue to chin pose for the finish line. For his second ever ‘cross race, Matt Spillman shows that triathletes can do it in style. Neil Stevens is a welcome returner to the league after a few weeks of changing nappy duty. He was a bit down on past form, no doubt due to the sleepless nights.


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

11Carl DaveySenUnattached10 laps in 59:48
213Carl ThompsonSenXRT/Elmy Cycles+0:46
35Shaun AldousSenInterbike/Boyer/Eddy Merckx/Diavolo/Schils+1:00
419Glenn StanfordSenEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+1:21
53Ian NewbySenDiss & District CC+1:44
616Greg SimcockSenXRT/Elmy Cycles+2:08
712Nathan MillerSenAnglia Sport+2:58
817Ivan BurchSenAnglia Sport+4:30
921Daryl GoochSenTeam Clean/Time Out+4:53
1061Mark FarrowVetVC Norwich/Fitt Signs+5:38
1162Dave CoplandVetIpswich BC+6:11
1249Ben SpashettSenXRT/Elmy Cycles+1 lap +0:54
137Michael DunnSenUnattached+1 lap +1:28
1481Trevor HolmesVetDiss & District+1 lap +2:00
156Stuart ChattingSenAnglia Sport+1 lap +2:18
1698Donald MacGregorSen/VetTeam Marie Curie+1 lap +2:23
17126James JacksonJunLee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +2:28
1846Ben PatonSenAnglia Sport+1 lap +2:37
1980Bruce RobinsonGrand/VetShaftesbury CC+1 lap +2:54
2099Tim ButlerSen/VetIpswich BC+1 lap +3:43
2147Matt SpillmanSenDiss & District CC+1 lap +3:52
2223Terry SmithSenColchester Rovers+1 lap +4:03
23121Kerrick NewsteadJunIpswich BC+1 lap +4:16
2470Dom MingayeVetRAF CC+1 lap +4:49
2529Craig BeechSenInterbike/Boyer/Eddy Merckx/Diavolo/Schils+1 lap +5:01
2650Joe WallerSenEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+1 lap +5:27
2792Carlton AinsworthVetEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+1 lap +5:41
2876Darrel GloverVetNorwich ABC+1 lap +5:45
2940Patrick HarbordSenVC Baracchi+1 lap +6:01
30127Jay HunterJunInterbike/Boyer/Eddy Merckx/Diavolo/Schils+1 lap +6:55
3142Stuart MainSenGodric CC+1 lap +6:58
3263Chris JillingsSen/VetIpswich BC+1 lap +7:17
3314Colin NewsteadSenIpswich BC+1 lap +7:27
3494Philip HargreavesSen/VetVC Norwich/Fitt Signs+2 laps +0:35
3565John TerrellSen/VetIpswich BC+2 laps +0:48
3641Geoff BrewsterSenEly & District+2 laps +1:37
37106Dave JohnsonVetUnattached+2 laps +2:16
38105Cliff BaileyVetSlime Surfers MTB+2 laps +2:16
399Neil StevensSenEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+2 laps +2:17
4043Stephen DownySenUEA+2 laps +3:03
4137Jim HardwickeSenPlomesgate CC+2 laps +3:29
4245Alan McLarenSenNorwich ABC+2 laps +3:31
4339Richard EmmersonSenTeam Flow Racing+2 laps +3:41
4477Kevin HoweVetFlow Racing+2 laps +5:02
4569Paul HarrisVetEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+2 laps +5:24
4636Martin HollandSenEly & District+2 laps +5:35
47107Phil BuickVetTitus Cycles+2 laps +5:44
4890Clive SparkesMast/VetIpswich BC+2 laps +5:52
4948Paul WhiteSenDiss & District CC+2 laps +7:02
5015Matt KyleSenBasildon CC+2 laps +7:55
51101Dick WoodVetAnglia Sport+2 laps +8:35
5289Paul BarryVetIpswich BC+3 laps +0:05
5391Alan FrenchVetInterbike/Boyer/Eddy Merckx/Diavolo/Schils+3 laps +0:13
54103Chris GoochMast/VetJames Hay RT+3 laps +0:32
5575Alan ChapmanGrand/VetMildenhall CC+3 laps +2:25
5693Dennis ReeveGrand/VetEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+3 laps +3:00
5779Simon LarbeySen/VetMildenhall CC+3 laps +3:45
5844Darren CottenSenUnattached+3 laps +4:03
59128Jonty DennisJun+3 laps +5:54
60102Brian FosterSup/VetEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK+3 laps +6:27
61104Dave GeorgeVetNorwich ABC+3 laps +7:09
62132Mandy CookLadyMildenhall CC+3 laps +8:23
63108Peter DickersonVet+3 laps +9:18
64100Barry ArcherVetMildenhall CC+4 laps +1:16
65136Claire LarbeyLadyMildenhall CC+4 laps +2:31
66125Neil FellinghamJunIpswich BC+4 laps +4:42
-38Richard GreenSenUnattachedDNF

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

12Carl HarrisYouthEastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK4 laps in 30:38
218Peter HargreavesYouthVC Norwich/Fitt Signs+0:13
36Dominic SchilsYth/U14Interbike/Boyer/Eddy Merckx/Diavolo/Schils+2:14
411Luke NewbyYth/U14Diss & District CC+3:21
513Matthew CookYth/U14Mildenhall CC+4:15
64Mark ChapmanYouthMildenhall CC+5:06
719Dale JacksonYth/U14Lee Valley Youth CC+6:57
815Hannah RobinsonYth/Girl/U14Ipswich BC+1 lap +2:00

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

111Hugo RobinsonU10Ipswich BC10 laps in 14:23
223Andrew PhilipsU12Mildenhall CC+1:22
325George MattinU12Anglia Sport+1 lap +0:30
42Cara AinsworthU12Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi+1 lap +0:54
524Frazer WoodU12Anglia Sport+2 laps +0:01
68James ArdenU10Norwich ABC+2 laps +0:19
722Jack HardwickeU8Plomesgate CC+2 laps +0:55
818Jonathon BarryU12Ipswich BC+3 laps +1:12
94Alwyn NewsteadU10Ipswich BC+3 laps +1:50
106Kaley AinsworthU10Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi+4 laps +0:56
1121David ArcherU9Unattached+4 laps +1:23
1219Conor BarryU7Ipswich BC+5 laps +1:23

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