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NWCCA R10 - Stadt Moers Park, Whiston

Postby Buxton Bleat » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:15 pm

Round 10 of the NWCCA league took place today at Stadt Moers Country Park at Whiston near Huyton on Sunday. Although the last race is not until 20th January in what will be Round 14, it’s fair to say a few of the crossers feel like finishing the season now. Like a battered and weary Boxer on the ropes in the tenth, the Wheelers CycloCross racer just needs to keep his focus, keep standing, keep his defence tight and attack at the right time in order to take it to a points decision.

And points is what this cross game is all about. Only the best ten events count for the final league positions. So having raced (and finished) 10 events you’ve done enough - or have you? Who’s to say you can’t go better in those races to come? And therein lies the nagging dilemma. To stay on your seat or come out for another head bashing in the next round and the one after that and the one after that!

Anyway enough psychological / state of mind meanderings and to the business of the day. Robbie Rowson, the future of Macc Wheelers (no pressure Robbie), showed the old gits the way to go with his best result of the season. Tackling some arduous leg sapping climbs Robbie showed his class with sixth place in the Under 12’s which is a magnificent result and the best placing by a Wheeler this season. :thumleft:

The Seniors race saw Matt Lawton, Mark Rowson and Marcus Fielden take to the grid. Lawton was up to third having enjoyed a great start. Fielden had Rowson for close company on the opening sections as the field jostled for a decent placing heading into the single track sections. Stadt Moers is disused tip and was formerly a Brickworks providing a good degree of varied terrain. Standing water was a plenty too and made for a muddy course although it only really clagged up towards the end. However a brickpaved path, tarmac section and fast gravel paths provided some relief. Lawton was top dog again for the Wheelers and came home 13th. Next up was Fielden who was pleased with his last lap manoeuvre which gained him two scalps close to the line. Sensing race leader Giles Drake was fast approaching to lap him enroute to the win, Fielden dug deep, clung to Drakes wheel and passed two of his race long rivals and into the final stretch to finish 30th. Further back Rowson, not overly enamoured with this course, had a fast finish to place a very good 49th out of 120 starters. Greg Rowson was, as ever, on hand to ensure bike, wheels and kit were looked after. At the end, and like some sort of green barbour clad creature from the deep, Greg proceeded to clean his bike in one of the many deep ‘lagoons’ that had formed from the overnight rain. He looked very happy it must be said.

The wheelers make the long trip to Rhyl, North Wales for Round 11 which is next Sunday…….or don’t they, …..or do they,…. Or don’t they…. Aarrgghhh when does it end…… :wink:

Results from today here: http://nwcca.org.uk/2012/11/stadt-moers ... 0-results/
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