Sunday 24th February 2013
Cannock Chase Winter
access_time Sunday 24th February 2013
place Cannock Chase Winter
supervised_user_circle Hosted by Run and Ride
So what has changed? We have altered the categories a little to try and improve the racing for the guys who are completely new to racing. We want close racing and whilst the altered categories helped we thought that introducing a Fun category to fit in between the "First timers" and "Enthusiast" will help improve thing even further. For those who haven't attended one of our events before we like to mix things up a bit...
The categories are:
U10's Boy & Girls (10 Minutes) U13's Boy & Girls (15 Minutes) Juvenile Male & Female (M - 2 laps / F - 1 lap) Youth Male & Female (M - 2 laps / F - 2 laps) Junior Male & Female (M - 3 laps / F - 2 laps) First Timers Male & Female (M - 2 laps / F - 1 laps) Fun Male & Female (M - 3 laps / F - 2 laps) Enthusiast Male & Female (M - 4 laps / F - 3 laps) Pro & Racing Snakes Male & Female (M - 5 laps / F - 4 laps)
Another question that kept coming up was are we going to offer National Ranking Points. We understand that for hardcore racers offering points was an attraction but goes away from what we want to achieve by putting on these races, ie affordable racing suitable for fun and newcomers. We still offer categories for those hardcore racers and the prizes are still great but it's just not what the events are about.
Another change for 2013 will be the timing. Last year it was a test for us and to a point it worked but for our own personal standards it just wasn't good enough. We want to be able to provide a professional service which includes making results available for everybody quickly after the event.
As for the course, expect a real mountain bike course. What do we mean by that? Well plenty of nice techy, but fast flowing singletrack. and some lung busting climbs mixed up with a few fire road sections. As with all our events we try to create a few new sections with the backing from the Forestry Commission ready for the event. If you are a newcomer don't be put off by the "real mountain bike" talk. Our course are 100% rideable by all levels and we don't put anything too dangerous in the course, plus anywhere that has a difficult section in will have a 'chicken route' alternative. The course will be around 5km in length and take an average of 20mins (Top riders) 30mins (first timers) to complete.
The venue at Tackeroo is ideal for holding events at. Easily accessible from the north or the south Tackeroo is around 15 minutes from the M6 motorway junctions at Cannock (South) or Stafford (North).
The event is very kindly supported by Juice Lubes, Accelerade, Mt Zoom, Husky Organic, SuperB Tools and Schwalbe who will be supplying prizes for the podium finishers along with cash prizes for the Elite / Racing Snake category. Without the suppo Cross Country
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