‘Cross: Mellor Wins W Mids Lge R4

‘Cross: Mellor Wins W Mids Lge R4

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Location: Top Barn Farm, Holt Heath, near Worcester
Event: 2 October 2011
Report: Jacob James


Luke Grivell Mellor (Mid-Shropshire Wheelers) eased his way to victory at the Choose Cycling Scramble, round four of the Waldrons Solicitors West Midlands League.

Luke took the bull by the horns from the start, opening up a gap on the first lap and extending it steadily from then on.

The closest rider was some two minutes down and came in the form of Darren Atkins (Team Jewson), while in third was Neil Hayward (SportsTest.com).

In the Veterans over-40 category Steve Knight (Team Jewson) was in a class of his own, strolling his way to victory, while the junior race was fought out between Joe Fox (Rapha Condor) and Jacob James (Halesowen A&CC). Fox, the stronger of the two, just edged ahead of James to take the top junior spot.

Pete Harris (Pearce Cycles) took the spoils in the over-50s category, whilst Hannah Payton (Kinesis Morvelo) eased her way to a win in the woman's event.

The youth race was typically contested by the Solihull CC trio of Ethan Lee, Jack Ravenscroft and Danny Fox. However, this was interrupted by Chris Welburn (Lichfield City CC) who took third spot ahead of Lee whilst Ravenscroft won over Fox who finished second.

Results:

Seniors:
1 Luke Grivell Mellor (Mid-Shropshire Wheelers) 54:49
2 Darren Atkins (Team Jewson) @ 2:38
3 Neil Hayward (Sportstest.co.uk) @ 3:15
4 Andrew Tamplin (Wrekinsport CC) @ 3:25
5 Gareth Scott (Beacon RCC) @ 4:12
Veterans/Women/Juniors:
1 Steve Knight (Team Jewson) 39:46
2 Joe Fox (Rapha Condor CC) @ 1:06
3 Lorenzo Buratti (Team Jewson) @ 1:14
4 Greg Slater (Lichfield City CC) @ 1:19
5 Gary Howard (unattached) @ 1:27
6 Jacob James (Halesowen A&CC) @ 1:46
Over-50s: Pete Harris (Pearce Cycles). Women: Hannah Payton (Kinesis Morvelo).
Youth:
1 Jack Ravenscroft (Solihull CC) 31:11
2 Danny Fox (Solihull CC) @ 3sec
3 Chris Welburn (Lichfield City CC) at 56sec
4 Ethan Lee (Solihull CC) @ 2:33
5 Alex Mitchell (Solihull CC) at 2:48
Under-12s:
1 Lewis Askey (Lichfield City CC) 16:28
2 Ben Breakwell (Solihull CC) @ 43sec
3 Matt Shaw (Solihull CC) @ 44sec
Under-10 boys:
1 Ben Askey (Lichfield City CC) 13:26
2 Daniel Barnes (Lichfield City CC) @ 7sec
3 Jack Rootkin-Gray (Solihull CC) @ 20sec
Under-10 girls: Rachel Mayhew (Solihull CC).


British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.