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Return to Midlands XC

Return to Midlands XC

It has been a minute, but Midlands XC has returned! Midlands XC was the first series I ever done in MTB and it has something very special about it. Due to Covid Midlands XC has been missing for the past two years, I was super excited when they announced their return, only two rounds but that is way better than nothing, round one would also include the Midlands Championship round.

It has been a minute, but Midlands XC has returned! Midlands XC was the first series I ever done in MTB and it has something very special about it. Due to Covid Midlands XC has been missing for the past two years, I was super excited when they announced their return, only two rounds but that is way better than nothing, round one would also include the Midlands Championship round.

mid3

The first round was held at Hanchurch Woods a venue I have never been to, we headed over early to get a good practice in. The course was massive, 5.5 mile a lap! It had some great climbs and some excellent downhill sections; so far, this has been my favourite course of the year. I slightly underestimated the course length and nearly missed gridding.

mid2

Due to my miscalculation of time, once I got back to the event arena, I only had time for a quick drink and then I was straight on to the start. The whistle blew and I pushed hard down the long start straight and took the lead as we entered the first turn. I attacked the course and had loads of fun, my lap times were consistent and some of the fastest female times of the day so mega pleased with that and it was showing that my training was working (thanks Christian).  As I crossed the finish line, I took a great win, over 9 minutes back to second place, again I was super happy and this gave me a much-needed confidence boost and crowned me the under 14 female Midlands Champion.

mid1 midpod

Next race is Round five of the British Cycling XC National series at my home venue Cannock Chase.

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Mazie Moo Moo
Photo credit sharperfoto

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