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

Date: Sunday, 19 December 2010

Promoter: VC Baracchi

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

Location: Broome Heath, Ditchingham Village Hall, Loddon Road, Ditchingham, Bungay, NR35 2RA.

Photos: From Julian Claxton

Video: From Mark Carroll (MECcyclingUK)

Report: Sunday's Broome Heath scramble saw a repeat of last years snowy conditions, organisers velo club Baracchi from Lowestoft manfully travelled over in the early hours to set up the event in subzero temperatures.

The senior event saw the welcome return to cyclocross of David Nichols, having spent the majority of this year based in Belguim road racing with one win and several top 10 placings to his name, David has taken a break from cross this season but as defending Broome champion made a welcome return.

The start was lead away by David Nichols (van eyck sport) closely followed by his brother Andy (cambridge Uni), David showed his strength by being one of the few who was able to ride a frozen sand bank where most still had to dismount and run, David had brother Andy and Nathan Miller (xrt - elmy cycles) for company at the end of the 1st lap, with gaps already forming behind, after a couple of laps the pace at the front began to take its toll on David whose 7 hour road rides have left him with little speed in the legs, with Andy and Nathan locked in battle up front, local rider Shaun Aldous (extreme sports therapy) caught and passed David, having lost time in the early laps Shaun spent the later half of the race pursuing the two up front holding a gap of around 20 secs, Having recovered David bagan to claw his way back to Shaun with Hayden Wood (unnattached) for company, these two looked like catching Shaun until a puncture thwarted David's efforts.

Controversy at the finish as Nathan crossed the line first with Andy rolling in a few seconds further back and going straight to the commissaire, apparently unhappy with the amount of force Nathan exerted in getting to the front for the last narrow section before the finish. Ben Paton (amis velo) showed class of the past, a former league champion came away as 1st elte vet.

Showing what a family sport cyclocross is the Buick family went away with 1st woman, 1st girl and 1st vet, though Dad Phil didn't sport the festive tinsel headwear that his daughters Anna and Imogen raced in.

Alan Trolove (west suffolk wheelers) and Cameron Toms (extreme sports therapy) were never more than 2 seconds apart in the youth race with Alan sprinting in for the win.

Sophie Holmes (diss and district) nearly beat all the boys in the under 12's race, only Zak Coleman (gt yarmouth cc) managed to stay out in front for the win.


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

11Andrew NicholsSenior.Cambridge Uni9 laps in 52:02
210Nathan MillerSenior.XRT-Elmy Cycles+0:02
311Shaun AldousSenior.Extreme Sports Therapy+0:23
428Hayden WoodSenior.Unattached+0:52
543David NicholsSeniorVan Eyck Sport-Wambeek+1:12
64Richard DunnettSenior.Diss & District CC+1:25
734Steven HalsallSenior.St Ives CC+1:43
874Ben PatonE/Vet.Amis Velo RT+1:51
986Martin CarterE/Vet.Unattached+2:35
1072Ian NewbyE/Vet.Diss & District CC+2:53
1181Bruce MackieE/Vet.Lee Valley Youth CC+3:55
1242James WhatlingSeniorOrbea FGS+4:09
1377Philip PeacockE/Vet.St Ives CC+5:22
14153Joshua HannanJunior.Extreme Sports Therapy+5:49
1592Ivan BurchE/Vet.Velo Schils Interbike+5:50
1678Dave CoplandE/Vet.Ipswich BC+6:03
17154Patrick CookJunior.Ipswich BC+1 lap +0:00
188Martin DunnettSenior.Diss & District CC+1 lap +0:01
1990David FraserE/Vet.Unattached+1 lap +0:03
2033Antony BirtSenior.Ipswich BC+1 lap +0:04
2139Neil StevensSeniorPedal Revolution+1 lap +0:26
2244Chris GuySeniorExtreme Sports Therapy+1 lap +0:50
2388Kevin BarkerE/Vet.PCA Ciclos Uno+1 lap +1:18
2435Matthew MantleSenior.Mildenhall CC+1 lap +3:27
2513Robert ChenerySenior.Unattached+1 lap +4:29
2684Russell CookE/Vet.Ford CC+1 lap +4:33
2741Mark NickersonSeniorGreat Yarmouth CC+1 lap +4:48
2887Kieron DunleaE/Vet.PCA Ciclos Uno+1 lap +5:23
2938Adam HoughtonSeniorGreat Yarmouth CC+1 lap +5:51
3040Kev ComanSeniorGreat Yarmouth CC+3 laps +0:44
-37Clive BondSeniorGreat Yarmouth CCDNF

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

13Phil BuickVet 50+.Thetford MTB6 laps in 38:49
291Lee DesboroughVeteran.St Ives CC+0:41
359Craig GouldVeteran.Ipswich BC+1:31
46Tony WilkinsVet 50+.Team Endura+2:00
523Colin CracknellVet 50+.Ipswich BC+2:23
654Roger HolmesVeteran.53-12 Multisports+2:33
779Paul DriverVeteran.Ipswich BC+3:07
88Martin GravesVet 50+.Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club+3:43
9108Neil TurnerVeteranGreat Yarmouth CC+3:52
10100Kevin RoltVeteran.Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club+3:56
1181Kevin DarraghVeteran.API Metrow+3:57
1272Antony BensleyVeteran.Unattached+4:24
1319Duncan CheneryVet 50+.Unattached+4:29
1410Stephen DunnettVet 50+.Diss & District CC+4:32
15109Adoni TomsVeteranNorwich ABC+4:53
1687Steve De BoltzVeteran.Ipswich Triathlon Club+4:59
1774Andy HillVeteran.Unattached+5:02
1896Mike BowenVeteran.West Suffolk Whls+5:28
19107Steve WoodsVeteranUnattached+5:45
2082Chris RidleyVeteran.Maldon & District+5:57
2164Mark WyerVeteran.CC Ashwell+6:18
22139Anna BuickWomenThetford MTB+7:03
2325Stephen NicholsVet 50+.Unattached+7:29
2470Andy KennedyVeteran.Ipswich BC+1 lap +0:03
25110James CoughlanVeteranGodric CC+1 lap +0:06
26138Emma JohnsonWomenXRT/Elmy Cycles+1 lap +1:19
2711Colin DoeVet 50+.Ford CC+1 lap +2:12
2822Tony MadgwickVet 50+.Lee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +2:36
2913Kevin BuntonVet 50+.Maldon & District+1 lap +3:48
30132Rebbecca HammondWomen.Maldon & District+1 lap +3:54
3192Mark GibbsVeteran.Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club+1 lap +6:42
3230Paul AndersonVet 50+Gt Yarmouth CC+1 lap +6:57
33128Stephanie WyerWomen/Vet.CC Ashwell+1 lap +8:33
34125Anna FraserWomen/Vet.City Cycle Centre+2 laps +0:39
35135Diane MantleWomen.Mildenhall CC+2 laps +6:21
36133Rachel ClarkeWomen/Vet.Ipswich BC+2 laps +9:26
3749Barry DennyVet 60+.West Suffolk Whls+3 laps +1:00
-2Tim ButlerVet 50+.Ipswich BCDNF

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

11Alan TroloveYouth.West Suffolk Whls5 laps in 31:43
237Cameron TomsYouthExtreme Sports Therapy+0:02
32Sean DunleaYouth.PCA Ciclos Uno+1:05
44Matthew MadgwickYouth.Lee Valley Youth CC+5:24
56Imogen BuickYth/Girl.Thetford MTB+6:08
631Jonathan SjolinYouth.West Suffolk Whls+6:19
712Callum MackieYth/U14.Lee Valley Youth CC+7:26
85James MadgwickYouth.Lee Valley Youth CC+7:56
917Matt ClementsYth/U14.Lee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +0:28

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

13Zak ColemanU12.Gt Yarmouth CC9 laps in 15:09
21Sophie HolmesU12.Diss & District CC+0:16
35Tomas GouldU12.Ipswich BC+0:30
49Felix MackieU10.Lee Valley Youth CC+1:13
529Colin MantleU10.Mildenhall CC+1:32
67Rowan BakerU10.City of Norwich+1 lap +0:21
738Finley HolderU12GYCC+1 lap +1:35
839Ben TurnerU12GYCC+2 laps +0:07
940Seth HoulgateU12GYCC+2 laps +1:08
1014Connor GouldU8.Ipswich BC+2 laps +1:29
1141Ellie DesboroughU12St Ives+3 laps +2:53
-2Matthew BakerU12.City of NorwichDNF

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