King’s Lynn MTB Club Mud, Sweat and Gears
The stunning setting of Henham Park, Suffolk, played host to the second round, keenly anticipated by many following the mud-fest at round one.
A strong turnout from the club and some great riding saw the blue and yellows take first in the Men’s Open with Paul Quantrill, who led from the start and mastered the A lines and short sharp climbs with ease.
Not far behind, Dom Clarke, after missing Round 1, rode a stormer to bag third place and another club podium.
Linley Gales, looking stronger than ever, came in fourth, also proving that KLMTB has got some great talent in this category.
Roger Seales came in 58th out of a field of 71 but more importantly aced the double drop off A line every lap.
In the Women’s Expert/Elite race, club member Em Quantrill, riding in her first year as an Expert, came home in fourth.
The afternoon’s races after a mix of hail and rain changed up the already slippery conditions to make some of the course simply unrideable for many.
Dave Penny, in the strongly contested Veteran category, rode to a confident 10th place just one week after riding the infamous Paris-Roubaix sportive; Adrian Murray came home in 58th.
Robin Lines in the Junior male crossed the line in 7th.
Round 3 is at Fire Road 24, Santon Downham, May 8.
Another great day for KLMTB on the racing scene.
It was a deceivingly tough course with lots of long and short climbs mixed in and some nice techy bits to test the reflexes.
Not to be outdone, mile muncher Russell Miller completed the Dirty Reiver 200 challenge with some crazy stats; 120 miles, 3400m of climbing, riding time 9:56 and elapsed time 10:16.