Southern XC Round 2 – XC Team Report


Sunday 19 May 2013 saw the 2nd Round of the Southern XC Series at Crow Hill. The majority of the course was in the woods with lots of tight single track, and several boggy sections that caught out a number of racers.

Anna raced first in the Elite Female Category. All the women started off together and sped down the first hill at some pace. Through the singletrack the pack began to break up, leaving Anna to battle in 6th place with two other ladies. There was a bit of a fight in the second lap, but the course took its toll on many, leaving Anna to drop the lady behind and overtake one in front. Anna held 5th place all the way through the last lap to finish 4 mins ahead of the competition. A fantastic result against a very strong field.

Stu Selwood and Jon Speed were next to race in the Open Category, Stu made good use of his grid start, whilst John had to battle his way through main group. Stu finished a very creditable 14th out of 62, whilst John failed to finish after a Tree Hugging session in the 3rd and final lap. Bad Luck John.

Malc Toop-Rose was up next in Vet Category. He also had to start in the group, and made steady progress through the pack eventually finishing 19th out of 50, hopefully giving him a position on the grid at the next round at Wasing on June 30th.

The Team would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate Sarah Selwood on her first time as race commentator and thank her for all the MB Swindon XC Race Team mentions…great job and well done.

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