May 24, 2022, Kelso Mountain Bike Race Series 2022 Event Number 1……A RETURN TO MASS START RACING AT KELSO!!!!!!!
It was a great night to kick off the 2022 Kelso race series and NCCH came to the course ready to race. It was obvious from the end results that all the training and amazing coaching our athletes are receiving is paying off in a big way.
In the Novice Race, NCCH had six (6) Athletes in the top 20 overall, and several riders had great results in their categories. In the female 10 and under category Sofie G. stared her racing year off in a big way taking first place. Addison M. continued the strong start to her race season finishing second in the female 11-14 category.
In the male 11-14 category NCCH had Logan B. (4th), Julian M. (6th), Liam C. (8th), Caleb A. (11th) and Rhys C. (12th), five riders in the top 12 and we are looking forward to them building on their early season success. Jamie H. had a strong race taking 4th in the male 15-18 category. Coach Barry took first in the male 50-59 category but had an overall time slightly slower then Logan and it appears the student is becoming master.
In the sport race, Matthew P. missed first place overall by 2.7 seconds securing himself a second-place finish overall and a second-place finish in the crazy fast male 11-14 category. Also in the male 11-14 category and building on his early success at the O-Cups and Youth Road races, Jaxson V. finished 3rd and Rohan B. rounded out the field crossing the line in 11th. In two great showings by some of our female riders, Maria M. took silver in the female 15-18 category and Coach Amy won the female 40-49 race. Also repping NCCH blue was Jeff B. in the male 40-49 category finishing 32nd.
The expert race saw two NCCH riders in the top 4 overall with Brady S.(3rd) and Antoine B.(4th). Brady’s finish saw him take 1st in the 60+ category, man does he look young for his age, and Antoine’s finish saw him place 2nd in the male 15-18 category. In the female 15-18 category Sophie B. and Vanessa M. took second and third respectively.
In the male 40-49 category NCCH was well represented with Coach Cyril(5th), Coach Mike V.(6th) and Coach Fred (15th). A special shout out goes to Coach Mike B. who got bit by the race bug and took 5th in the male 50-59 category.
In probably the fiercest competition of the night Luke C. represented NCCH in the kids race and finished second overall and in the highly competitive beginner race Charlie S. finished tied for second, way to go boys, the future of NCCH is bright.
Congratulations to all our Athletes who represented NCCH on the race course and thanks to all the coaches and race day support at the event. It was a great start to the Kelso race series season and we hope to see our riders build on their early season accomplishments.
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