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

Date: Sunday, 20 December 2009

Promoter: VC Baracchi

Contact: Patrick Harbord 01502 562907 / 07717 311092 patrickharbord@yahoo.com

Location: Ditchingham Village Hall, Loddon Road, Ditchingham.

Photos: www.mphotography.co.uk

Video: www.youtube.com (MECcyclingUK)

Report: We were all made extremely welcome at the Broome Ski Village. Picking our way to the start line through the dogs which appeared to have no legs and speeding toboggans was great fun. There were a few new riders today, who certainly had a baptism of ice. We welcome you all to the Eastern League throng, and assure you that these are not normal racing conditions.

The Vets race was led by Rob Smith. Richard Jackson shadowed Rob throughout the race and briefly got past Rob on the final lap. Rob was having none of it when Richard tried in vain to take Rob in the final sprint – Rob was ready to stake his life on a win, and Richard had run out of energy. So you 40+ers – you were all beaten by 50+ers. It will be noted in your end of term report.

Anna Buick was first woman. Being sandwiched between Mark Wyer and Paul Driver probably kept her warm and protected her from the elements. Dad Madgwick had to keep the family flame going as both James and Matthew suffered mechanicals, and, having not an ounce of spare flesh on their bodies, were shivering as soon as they stopped. Eat more cake, boys. Joolz Halpin never stopped smiling as she led the rest of the women to the line.

Josh Hannan was on top form taking an easy win in the Youth race. Great performances by Alan Trolove and Lewis Parker weren’t enough to reel Josh in. Sean Dunlea was first U14 boy, and Imogen Buick increased the family prize haul as first Youth girl. Lucy Harper also rode well to be first U14 girl. After the race many snippets were overheard about the total lack of efficacy of brakes on the snow. Well I never!

Yet again Tristan Price romped home to win the U12’s. Callum Mackie and James Jackson chased Tristan all the way, but they were no match for the rocket propelled hamster. Sophie Holmes got double honours again being first U10 and first girl. I’m sure that in time she’ll persuade Diss & District CC to change their club colours to pink.

The kitchen was kept pretty busy all day supplying us with hot soup and cakes. Well done, guys. What? We’ve got to go back out into the cold to judge another race?

The Senior and Elite Vet race at Broome always has a serious edge as the winner also takes home the Joe Waller Memorial Trophy. As usual, we were honoured that Joe’s father, Mel, came to present the prizes. David Nichols was a worthy winner and held a commanding lead from the second lap. Shaun Aldous kept the chase alive and kept Richard Dunnett at bay. Ian Newby wore an extra white and blue layer to keep him warm, leading me to repeatedly think that he was Gavin Rumbles, who wasn’t even racing today. His doppelganger approach worked as Ian was the 1st Elite Vet . Matthew Cook was never seriously challenged as 1st Junior. Bruce Robinson, kept warm by his beard, held off Phil Buick to grab 1st Elite Vet 50+. Peter Aldred lamented his last place position as he was only 13 seconds behind his next rival, Charlie Haines. Pete: it’s too late moping in the tea room about what might have been. You have to give your all, and then some, out on the course. Commissaire, Chris Jillings, had to be taught how to ring the bell properly. Swizzling the clapper round the edge of the bell is not sufficient. Use your arm muscles and make a good ring-a-ding!


Senior/Junior/Elite Veteran        Lap-o-meter        League table        Vet/Women        Youth        Under 12

127David NicholsSenior.Artic Premier RT9 laps in 53:27
22Shaun AldousSenior.Extreme Sports Therapy+0:41
312Richard DunnettSenior.Diss & District CC+0:43
442Michael RavenSeniorExtreme Sports Therapy+1:04
51Nathan MillerSenior.Lotto Olympia Team Interbike+1:07
69Greg SimcockSenior.XRT/www.Elmycycles.co.uk+2:06
785Ian NewbyE/Vet.Diss & District CC+3:36
843Dominic SchilsSeniorLotto Olympia Interbike+4:21
9152Matthew CookJunior.API Metrow+4:41
1075Clive HarrisonE/Vet.Ford CC+4:42
1180Philip PeacockE/Vet.St Ives CC+5:04
1244Tim GuySeniorEst/LCN+5:19
1376Bruce RobinsonE/Vet 50+.Shaftesbury CC+5:23
1493Phil BuickE/Vet 50+.Thetford MTB Racing+5:31
1516Martin DunnettSenior.Diss & District CC+1 lap +0:01
1697Bruce MackieE/Vet.Lee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +0:02
1774Dave CoplandE/Vet.Ipswich BC+1 lap +0:20
1822Carl ThompsonSenior.XRT/www.Elmycycles.co.uk+1 lap +0:40
1941Richard GreenSeniorStreetlife+1 lap +0:57
2090Philip CooperE/Vet 60+.Unattached+1 lap +1:53
21155Jack WoottonJuniorTri anglia+1 lap +2:05
2278Jim HardwickeE/Vet.Plomesgate CC+1 lap +2:40
2336Neil StevensSenior.VC Norwich+1 lap +2:59
2491Kieron DunleaE/Vet.PCA Ciclos Uno+1 lap +3:21
25157Simon WardJuniorNA BC+1 lap +5:29
2646Simon MillardSeniorTeam Streetlife+1 lap +5:43
2740Charlie HainesSeniorStreetlife+2 laps +6:17
2845Peter AldredSeniorTriTalk.co.uk+2 laps +6:30
-24Andrew NicholsSenior.Cambridge UniDNF
-38Robert HuntSenior.API MetrowDNF
-72Julian ParkerE/Vet.Ipswich BCDNF
-84Tim ButlerE/Vet 50+.Ipswich BCDNF
-101David FraserE/VetUnattachedDQ

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

157Robert SmithVet 50+.Ipswich BC5 laps in 40:25
266Richard JacksonVet 50+.Colchester Rovers+0:01
364Michael SheridanVeteran.Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club+0:22
492Nicholas WebberVeteran.Colchester Rovers+0:23
5108Giles CowleyVeteranTeam Streetlife+0:39
656Tony WilkinsVet 50+.Team Endura+0:54
783Mark WyerVeteran.CC Ashwell+1:31
8145Anna BuickWomenThetford MTB Racing+1:58
996Paul DriverVeteran.Ipswich BC+2:30
10109Gary WoottonVeteranTri Anglia+2:56
1167Stephen DunnettVet 50+.Diss & District CC+3:04
12107Duncan CheneryVeteranUnattached+3:11
1386Chris JillingsVet 50+.Ipswich BC+4:18
1481Adrian GrimwoodVeteran.West Suffolk Whls+6:31
15110Jim CoughlanVeteranGodric CC+6:52
1674Andy KennedyVeteran.Ipswich BC+6:53
17105Stephen NicholsVet 50+.Unattached+6:59
1878Tony MadgwickVeteran.Lee Valley Youth CC+7:26
1990Kevin BuntonVet 50+.Maldon & District+7:56
20142Joolz HalpinWomen.Team Chelmer Cycles+8:13
21136Trish DennisonWomen.West Suffolk Whls+1 lap +5:01
22139Mandy CookWomen.Mildenhall CC+1 lap +9:51
23138Anna FraserWomen.City Cycle Centre+2 laps +0:56

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

124Joshua HannanYouth.Extreme Sports Therapy5 laps in 36:45
24Alan TroloveYouth.West Suffolk Whls+1 lap -4:30
32Lewis ParkerYouth.Ipswich BC+1 lap -3:27
46Sean DunleaYth/U14.PCA Ciclos Uno+1 lap -2:31
519Archie WishartYth/U14.Welwyn Whls CC+1 lap +0:07
613Imogen BuickYth/Girl.Thetford MTB Racing+1 lap +1:04
78Jack HardwickeYth/U14.Plomesgate CC+1 lap +2:18
820Phoebe Aubugeau-WilliamsYth/Girl.Ipswich BC+2 laps -5:39
925Lucy HarperYth/U14/Girl.Maldon & District+2 laps -1:25
-15James MadgwickYth/U14.Lee Valley Youth CC-
-16Matthew MadgwickYth/U14.Lee Valley Youth CC-

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

15Tristan PriceU12.PCA Ciclos Uno7 laps in 11:32
217Callum MackieU12.Lee Valley Youth CC+0:51
31James JacksonU12.Colchester Rovers+1:01
42Sophie HolmesU10.Diss & District CC+1:03
520Elliot JarvisU12.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +0:02
613Pierce BaconU10.Ipswich BC+1 lap +1:30
731Fred ClementsU12Unattached+1 lap +1:57
816Felix MackieU10.Lee Valley Youth CC+2 laps +2:16

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