King’s Lynn MTB trio on podium

KL MTB cycling Dom Clarke
KL MTB cycling Dom Clarke

King’s Lynn Mountain Bike Club hosted the first round of the now-established Mud Sweat and Gears mountain bike race series.

For the second year Shouldham Warren welcomed close to 400 competitors from all over East Anglia, from under 9’s, taking part in a combined coaching/race day, to Elite riders looking to gain national points which go towards their overall standings with British Cycling.

The MTB riders gained three podium positions: in the Ladies Open category Emily Quantrill battled to a second place, Rob Smithers (Men’s Open) took second and Paul Ashby won the very competitive Grand Veterans.

Taking part in the U9 coaching/race were Joe Allen and Calum Stewart.

The trail conditions were really good, just a little sticky in places; the course was very hilly, making the event one to remember.

Full results for MTB riders, Open Male: 2nd Rob Smithers, 4th Matthew Lay, 8th Paul Asplin, 9th Paul Quantrill, 16th Linley Gales, 25th Dom Clarke, 29th Mike Cubitt, 34th Lee Nowak, 40th Richard Hallett, 42nd Richard Cook, 43rd Mark Hollingworth, 71st Adrian Murray. Sport Female: 2nd Emily Quantrill. Sport Male: 7th James Murphy. Grand Veterans: 1st Paul Ashby.