Event: Colchester Rovers Mistley Cross   Add this to my calendar (Outlook etc.)

Date: Sunday, 23 January 2011

Promoter: Colchester Rovers CC

Contact: Ken Baker 01206 520707 emmross@ntlworld.com

Location: Furze Hill, Shrublands Road, Mistley, Essex, CO11 1HS. (Off B1352 at Mistley GR 122315)

Video: From Mark Carroll (MECcyclingUK):

Report: Going into the final round of the Eastern cyclocross league at Mistley near Manningtree in Essex on Sunday promoted by Colchester Rovers cc, 3 riders were in contention to win the 13 race senior league, the closest it's been for many years, long time leader Shaun Aldous (extreme sports therapy) and Andy Nichols (cambridge Uni) were tied at the top whilst Nathan Miller (xrt - elmy cycles) stood a mathmatical chance of the league win should the other two falter.

The Mistley course set on a wooded hillside is one of the most demanding in the eastern league both physically and technically, and provided a fitting finale to the league standings.

Using the event as a final run out before the junior world championships this weekend, National junior champion Hugo Robinson (xrt - elmy cycles) led from the start followed by the seniors battling for the league title, Miller's hope's were soon dashed when he unshipped his chain at the bottom of a muddy decent soon after the start causing damage to his rear mech and forcing a run to the pits for his spare bike. Robinson deployed his usual rocket "catch me if you can" start and was soon out of sight whilst Nichols had Aldous for company as the two set about deciding who was the 2010-11 league champion, signs of the elastic starting to stetch on the 2nd lap showed Nichols had the upper hand with Aldous blowing on the 3rd lap, Miller meanwhile was charging his way back through the field, comfortably moving up to 4th whilst his younger teammate continued to smoothly increase his lead up front, for a while it looked possible that Miller could catch Aldous but the time lost on the first lap proved too much. Robinson crossed the finish line to take another win, Nichols took 2nd despite a last lap crash, the league title his for the 2nd year in a row whilst Aldous held off Miller for 3rd.

The Elite vets title was settled before the start of the final round with the no show of cc luton's Gavin Rumbles, winner Martin Carter (unnattached) had a close battle with Ben Paton (amis velo) for the first half of the race before pulling away to take the elite vet win.

1st race of the day for Vets and Women saw Bruce Robinson (shaftesbury cc) and Phil Buick (thetford mtb) in another race long tussle, Buick opening a lead early on only for Robinson to claw his way back into contention, the draggy climb at the back of the circuit suiting Robinson's power, a falling backmarker held Buick up on the last lap, try as he might there was no catching Robinson. Nicki Davis (walden tri) put her mountain bike to good use on the technical decents on the course edging teammate Sue Mcintyre for the womens win.

In the youth race Sean Dunlea (pca ciclos uno) was dominant from the start, his slight build suited perfectly to the course's many climbs, Dunlea left behind an interesting battle between Imogen Buick (thetford Mtb) and Matthew Madgwick (ipswich bc), Buick fresh from her National Trophy triumph the previous week at Rutland was in a clear 2nd place at the end of the first lap before Madgwick joined her midway through the race before making 2nd place his own behind the flying Dunlea.

The U12's race was won convincingly by Georg Jenson (lea valley youth), the only rider to beat Jenson in the league all season Zak Coleman (Gt Yarmouth cc) took 2nd in a close battle with Pierce Bacon (ipswich bc).


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

1151Hugo RobinsonJunior.XRT-Elmy Cycles7 laps in 49:37
21Andrew NicholsSenior.Cambridge Uni+1:41
311Shaun AldousSenior.Extreme Sports Therapy+2:38
410Nathan MillerSenior.XRT-Elmy Cycles+3:02
534Steven HalsallSenior.St Ives CC+4:47
686Martin CarterE/Vet.Unattached+5:07
774Ben PatonE/Vet.Amis Velo RT+6:20
84Richard DunnettSenior.Diss & District CC+7:31
928Hayden WoodSenior.Unattached+8:07
1038Mark HoltSeniorCambs Uni CC+1 lap +0:41
1172Ian NewbyE/Vet.Diss & District CC+1 lap +0:52
1275Julian ParkerE/Vet.Ipswich BC+1 lap +0:54
138Martin DunnettSenior.Diss & District CC+1 lap +2:25
1491Michael SmithE/Vet.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +2:31
15154Patrick CookJunior.Ipswich BC+1 lap +2:47
1631Dan OakleySenior.Unattached+1 lap +3:09
1737George BateSeniorCambs Uni Cc+1 lap +4:06
1835Matthew MantleSenior.Mildenhall CC+1 lap +4:21
1983Colin NewsteadE/Vet.Ipswich BC+1 lap +4:31
2013Robert ChenerySenior.Unattached+1 lap +5:51
21156James JobberJunior.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +7:06
2233Antony BirtSenior.Ipswich BC+1 lap +8:44
2382Paul MossE/Vet.Stowmarket & District+1 lap +9:10
24159Lewis ParkerJunior.Ipswich BC+1 lap +9:10
2594Daniel ZagniE/VetIpswich BC+1 lap +10:11
2680Jim HardwickeE/Vet.Plomesgate CC+2 laps +0:43
2784Russell CookE/Vet.Ford CC+2 laps +1:00
2814Greg AndrewsSenior.Colchester Rovers+2 laps +2:33
2939Theo GoguelySeniorUnattached+2 laps +4:16
-40Peter IngramSeniorIpswich BCDNF
-81Bruce MackieE/Vet.Lee Valley Youth CCDNF
-161Gabriel ClarkeJunior.UnattachedDNF

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

11Bruce RobinsonVet 50+.Shaftesbury CC5 laps in 41:34
23Phil BuickVet 50+.Thetford MTB+0:18
3101David BrownVeteran.Essex Roads CC+1:04
491Lee DesboroughVeteran.St Ives CC+1:45
54Geoff BoresVet 50+.Ford CC+3:15
654Roger HolmesVeteran.53-12 Multisports+3:23
717Nicholas WebberVet 50+.Colchester Rovers+3:41
896Mike BowenVeteran.West Suffolk Whls+3:44
974Andy HillVeteran.Unattached+4:11
1079Paul DriverVeteran.Ipswich BC+4:35
1123Colin CracknellVet 50+.Ipswich BC+4:53
1215Bob FlackVet 50+.Ford CC+5:38
1357David WestVeteran.Amis Velo RT+6:09
1462Michael BarnardVeteran.Colchester Rovers+6:40
1568Simon HurrellVeteran.Maldon & District+7:10
16110Paul BarrowVeteranAmis Velo RT+7:35
17105Thomas WalkerVeteran.Ipswich BC+7:41
1884Darren MyersVeteran.Crest CC+7:45
1978Clive QuantrillVeteran.Ipswich Triathlon Club+8:26
2061Jon PerianVeteran.CC Breckland+8:29
2110Stephen DunnettVet 50+.Diss & District CC+9:18
2219Duncan CheneryVet 50+.Unattached+9:31
2327Peter HallVet 50+.Colchester Rovers+10:29
2487Steve De BoltzVeteran.Ipswich Triathlon Club+1 lap +0:44
2555Glen BorehamVeteran.Velo Schils Interbike+1 lap +1:09
2665Jim ClaytonVeteran.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +1:25
2749Barry DennyVet 60+.West Suffolk Whls+1 lap +1:40
2820Tony SheppardVet 50+.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +1:43
2913Kevin BuntonVet 50+.Maldon & District+1 lap +1:55
30111Ant PreeceVeteranMildenhall CC+1 lap +2:23
3192Mark GibbsVeteran.Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club+1 lap +2:26
32112Richard AlexanderVeteranAmis Velo RT+1 lap +2:27
33108Steve WoodsVeteranUnattached+1 lap +2:42
34109Jim CoughlanVeteranGodric CC+1 lap +2:44
3586Kevin LookerVeteran.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +3:19
369Richard JacksonVet 50+.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +3:30
3722Tony MadgwickVet 50+.Lee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +3:30
38106Jeremy WarrenVeteran.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +3:34
3914Raymond RicksVet 50+.Velo Schils Interbike+1 lap +3:46
40107Paul BarryVeteranWest Suffolk Whls+1 lap +4:12
41136Nicki DavisWomen.Walden Tri+1 lap +4:33
42137Sue McIntyreWomen/Vet.Walden Tri+1 lap +4:38
4330Mick GibsonVet 50+Maldon & District+1 lap +7:39
44128Stephanie WyerWomen/Vet.CC Ashwell+1 lap +9:35
45113Andy HardcastleVeteranUnattached+1 lap +11:30
4641Philip WilliamVet 60+Unattached+1 lap +13:11
47138Jo NewsteadWomenIpswich BC+2 laps +0:07
48125Anna FraserWomen/Vet.City Cycle Centre+2 laps +2:18
49135Diane MantleWomen.Mildenhall CC+2 laps +12:02
50133Rachel ClarkeWomen/Vet.Ipswich BC+3 laps +0:06
-5Peter PartnerVet 50+.Colchester RoversDNF
-70Andy KennedyVeteran.Ipswich BCDNF
-100Kevin RoltVeteran.Newmarket Cycling &Tri ClubDNF

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

12Sean DunleaYouth.PCA Ciclos Uno4 laps in 32:29
24Matthew MadgwickYouth.Lee Valley Youth CC+3:06
36Imogen BuickYth/Girl.Thetford MTB+3:52
43Archie WishartYth/U14.Welwyn Whls CC+4:37
516George WoodYouth.Maldon & District+5:09
65James MadgwickYouth.Lee Valley Youth CC+5:53
78Alwyn NewsteadYouth.Ipswich BC+6:10
837Bethany HaywardYouthWelwyn Whls CC+6:39
932James TapleyYth/U14.Cambridge Triathlon Club+8:23
1039William HughesYouthIpswich BC+10:46
1114Mitchell PowellYth/U14.Chelmer CC+11:31
1220James JacksonYth/U14.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +0:17
1312Callum MackieYth/U14.Lee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +0:22
1421Frank LongstaffYth/U14.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +0:23
1522Francesca Morgans-SladerYth/Girl.Lee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +1:22
1636Adam LookerYth/U14.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +1:27
179Jack HardwickeYth/U14.Plomesgate CC+1 lap +3:20
1828James Ambrose-ParishYth/U14.Lee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +4:29
1911Adam GoughYouth.Mildenhall CC+1 lap +4:40
2013Sherilyn PowellYth/Girl.Chelmer CC+1 lap +5:03
2133Lewis HardcastleYth/U14.City of Norwich+1 lap +6:41
2238Harry ChavnerYouthLee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +6:42
2310Lucy HarperYth/U14/Girl.Maldon & District+1 lap +7:30
2415Samantha ParkerYth/Girl.Maldon & District+1 lap +7:43

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

130Georg JensenU12.Lee Valley Youth CC7 laps in 12:23
23Zak ColemanU12.Gt Yarmouth CC+1:11
34Pierce BaconU12.Ipswich BC+1:19
42Matthew BakerU12.City of Norwich+1:54
59Felix MackieU10.Lee Valley Youth CC+2:00
638Tom DurkinU12Welwyn Whls CC+2:05
717Bob LongstaffU12.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +0:02
81Sophie HolmesU12.Diss & District CC+1 lap +0:03
912Aaron FreemanU10.Chelmer CC+1 lap +0:03
105Tomas GouldU12.Ipswich BC+1 lap +0:43
1129Colin MantleU10.Mildenhall CC+1 lap +1:25
1221James WarrenU12.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +1:46
1318Sam BoothU12.Ipswich BC+1 lap +1:53
1428Joseph LathamU10.Welwyn Whls CC+1 lap +2:01
1516Finlay ClaytonU12.Colchester Rovers+1 lap +2:10
1639Harrison BaconU10Unattached+1 lap +2:12
1732Lexie WhiteU12.Lee Valley Youth CC+2 laps +0:22
187Rowan BakerU10.City of Norwich+2 laps +0:54
1919Oliver VobeU12.Ipswich BC+2 laps +1:17
208Daniel HallU8.Colchester Rovers+2 laps +1:26
2110Oliver PartnerU10.Colchester Rovers+2 laps +1:49
2213Fergus CrouchU10.Colchester Rovers+3 laps +0:11
2333Murdo WhiteU10.Lee Valley Youth CC+3 laps +1:01

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