Central Cyclo-Cross R3, 30 Sept 2018

The course for this race has changed from previous years, it added in a half pipe and was much flatter however there were some uphill drags and one steep hill. I had a much better start this week, and kept with the leaders. They then dropped me as when we caught all the u14 boys near the start, it was on the half pipe and technical area, causing chaos. It meant a lot of running around them and crashes, luckily I didn’t crash though. After this, the places where pretty much set for the race. In the last lap I had a puncture on my front wheel towards the end of the race, I realised when I nearly crashed on a few corners. I couldn’t run though as the girl behind me was quite close, so I just had to be careful. I finished in 4th, and with more training I reckon I could become more competitive with the top girls as well.

Bea Pauley

 Photo: Esther Pauley

Photo: Esther Pauley

Tim PhillipsCX