Caersws Cup Round 3

Jul 7, 2010 at 13:54
by Ian Harvey  

July saw the third round of the Caersws Cup in Mid Wales. The first two rounds were run in glorious sunshine, but normal Caersws weather returned with high winds and squally showers on a dusty track.

The Caersws Cup run by Chris Roberts of nakedracing.com is a five race series all based on the same hillside in Mid Wales. The hill has numerous options for different tracks making each round a different challenge.

Top spots and video inside,

Round three consisted of a technical series of switch back corners into an off camber mid section that was dry, dusty and very exposed. Following this was a fast berm into a wooded off chamber section over a fire road and a sprint down the finishing field.

Jamie Maller - 3rd Junior
Jamie Maller - 3rd Junior

The weather played a big part as high winds created dust clouds on the exposed sections of the track and threw riders off balance. With the addition of rain showers the finishing field became like an ice rink with many riders sliding down instead of riding.

Chris Sinden - 2nd Expert
Chris Sinden - 2nd Expert

Results

Hardtail - Richard Acott
Juvenile - Callum Havard
Youth - Philip Atwill
Junior - Brandon Love
Master - Foz Willis
Veteran - John Cobb
Senior (W) - Rachel Walker
Senior (M) - Alex Holowko
Expert - Tom Gleave
Elite - Alex Florian

Fastest Time - Tom Gleave - 2mins 17s

Foz Willis - 1st Master
Foz Willis - 1st Master


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Photos by Iain McConnell - www.turniptowers.co.uk
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21 Comments

  • + 3
 And shut up, the kit is good ok!
  • + 2
 What happend to the TRESS???????????
  • + 1
 Foz Willis takes the crown for the worst dressed man on a MTB ever. Neon PJ's, um, yea, uh... cool.
  • + 1
 thats the kit that his team wears.
  • + 1
 very funny mate what gear do you were plain black ??????
  • + 2
 fozwillis - it'd be better than pyjamas
  • + 1
 ha ha
  • + 1
 awsome track! but i wouldn't fancy riding in that weather! :L
  • + 1
 i wouldnt mind wish we had an event like that here in the states looked dope
  • + 1
 It was a nightmare - wet, windy and dusty at the same time
  • + 1
 2nd race runs were definately stuff of nightmares Confused
  • + 1
 ha ha yeah the dust really looks like it would blur your vision!
  • + 1
 the rain was the problem for me, my goggles got all rained up lol
  • + 1
 i kept my goggles under my jersey till about 10 seconds before my race run and by the time i'd reached the bottom of the start gate I couldn't see a thing!
  • + 1
 i love ridding in gnarly weather
  • + 1
 so pissed i missed this race Frown
  • + 1
 hey consider yourself lucky you have god knows how many years to ride i have about a month then its off to basic trraining
  • + 1
 ah fair enough, still missing awesome races due to lack of transport Frown
  • + 1
 carpool with the buddies
  • + 1
 yah phil boyyee
  • + 1
 farmer cut them down.

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