Cross: Wood wins Eastern Team Champs

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Location: King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds
Event: 4 February 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports


Cambridge-based Hayden Wood was first across the line in the Eastern Team Championships, staged at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds.

The 32-year-old crossed the line almost three minutes ahead of PCA Ciclos Uno rival Andrew Nichols, gaining some revenge for being beaten by Nichols to the Eastern League title this season.

Overall, Colchester Rovers were the winners with their best placed finisher being James Jobber, 18 and from Wivenhoe in Essex, while Greg Andrews was their second best finisher in tenth spot in the senior race.

Wood, who is based in Cambridge, was riding unattached and purely for his own benefit, but would’ve taken some satisfaction from his performance.

Beating rival Andrew Nichols would’ve been his aim, but to do so by almost three minutes and lap all but five of his rivals in the senior field would’ve sent him home with a smile on his face.

“I got a reasonably good start,” said Wood. “I like racing when it’s cold and hard, and it was quite bumpy today. The course was really good – they had some nice banks and off-camber sections.

“Andrew Nichols usually wins, but I got away from him and pushed it hard for the first five laps, and I was checking the gaps a lot to see where he was. The only times I’ve won in the Eastern League he’s not been riding, so I knew he was strong.

“Although this race wasn’t part of the League, I still wanted to turn up and race hard, and see people get their awards.

“Next for me, I’ll take a month off and then get back to some road racing and mountain biking – I usually do the Eastern Mud Sweat and Gears League.”

Results:

Overall Team:
1 Colchester Rovers 141 pts
2 CC Ashwell 141
3 Chelmer CC 136
4 Lee Valley YCC 135
5 Ipswich BC 133
6 West Suffolk Wheelers 129
7 Newmarket C&TC 123
8 Norwich ABC 113
9 Mildenhall CC 113
10 PCA Ciclos Uno 112

Sen/Jun/E Vet:

Team winners: Ipswich BC

1 Hayden Wood Senior. Unattached 12 laps in 57:19

2 Andrew Nichols Senior. PCA Ciclos Uno +2:51

3 James Jobber Junior. Colchester Rovers +4:08

4 Graham Collins Senior Ipswich BC +4:20

5 Philip Peacock E/Vet. St Ives CC +4:32

6 Antony Birt Senior. Ipswich BC +4:37

7 Dave Copland E/Vet. Ipswich BC +1 lap +0:07

8 Ivan Burch E/Vet. PCA Ciclos Uno +1 lap +0:13

9 Bruce Mackie E/Vet LUYCC +1 lap +0:18

10 Greg Andrews E/Vet. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +0:44

11 Patrick Stokes E/Vet. Unattached +1 lap +1:38

12 Mark Longstaff Senior. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +2:30

13 Bruce Robinson E/Vet Shaftesbury CC +1 lap +3:06

14 Barney Horne Senior Norwich ABC +1 lap +3:09

15 Alan Trolove Junior. West Suffolk Whls +1 lap +3:37

16 Paul Driver E/Vet. Ipswich BC +1 lap +4:13

17 Craig Gould E/Vet. Ipswich BC +1 lap +4:14

18 David West E/Vet. Amis Velo RT +1 lap +5:44

19 Chris Ridley Senior Maldon & District +2 laps +0:38

20 Richard Stiff Senior. West Suffolk Whls +2 laps +0:51

21 Adam Tapley Junior. Lee Valley Youth CC +2 laps +2:12

22 Matthew Mantle E/Vet. Mildenhall CC +2 laps +2:37

23 Colin Newstead E/Vet. Ipswich BC +2 laps +2:47

24 Peter Cornwell Senior Norwich ABC +2 laps +5:02

25 Martyn Taylor Senior Norwich ABC +2 laps +6:01

26 Matthew Eaglen Senior. West Suffolk Whls +3 laps +0:59

27 Neil Shave Senior Norwich ABC +3 laps +3:20

28 Sam Jones Junior Lee Valley Youth CC +4 laps +6:00

- David Moore Senior Norwich ABC DNF

- Patrick Cook Junior. Ipswich BC DNF


Vet/Vet50/Women:

Team Winners: Newmarket Cycling & Tri Club

1 Phil Buick Vet 50+. Iceni Velo 7 laps in 36:27

2 Tim Brown Veteran. North Road CC +1:02

3 Mike Bowen Veteran. West Suffolk Whls +1:52

4 Paul Rippon Veteran. Ipswich BC +1:56

5 Tim Butler Vet 50+. Ipswich BC +2:11

6 Bob Pisolkar Vet 50+. Finsbury Park +2:17

7 John Terrell Vet 50+. Ipswich BC +2:26

8 Richard Muchmore Veteran. West Suffolk Whls +2:30

9 Colin Cracknell Vet 50+. Ipswich BC +3:48

10 Philip Cooper Vet 60+. Unattached +3:49

11 Steve De Boltz Veteran. Ipswich BC +3:51

12 Mark Gibbs Veteran. Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club +4:13

13 Andy Hill Veteran. Unattached +4:21

14 Rowland Wallbank Veteran Bedfordshire Road Club +4:23

15 Mark Anstee Veteran Bedfordshire Road Club +4:38

16 Steve James Veteran Bedfordshire Road Club +5:07

17 Dominic Castle Veteran. Ipswich BC +5:08

18 Martin Graves Vet 50+. Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club +5:14

19 Alan French Veteran. Interbike RT +5:35

20 Jim Clayton Veteran. Colchester Rovers +5:58

21 Leith Couper Veteran Bedfordshire Road Club +6:18

22 John McDowell Veteran. North Road CC +1 lap +0:04

23 Michael Sheridan Veteran. Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club +1 lap +0:06

24 Andy Kennedy Veteran. Ipswich BC +1 lap +0:12

25 Paul Sparks Veteran. PCA Ciclos Uno +1 lap +0:12

26 Kevin Rolt Veteran. Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club +1 lap +0:22

27 David Keily Veteran. North Road CC +1 lap +0:23

28 Richard Jackson Vet 50+. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +0:31

29 Tony Madgwick Vet 50+. Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +0:33

30 Kevin Looker Veteran. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +0:56

31 Timothy Skelding Veteran CC Ashwell +1 lap +1:12

32 Sherilyn Powell Women/Jun. Chelmer CC +1 lap +1:17

33 Kevin Godber Veteran. Ipswich BC +1 lap +1:18

34 Darren Myers Veteran. Crest CC +1 lap +1:40

35 Paul Barry Veteran. West Suffolk Whls +1 lap +1:45

36 Adrian Grimwood Veteran. West Suffolk Whls +1 lap +1:49

37 Steve James Vet 50+. North Road CC +1 lap +1:51

38 Steve Jenson Veteran. Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +2:08

39 Joseph Warren Veteran Colchester Rovers +1 lap +2:18

40 Daniel Doncaster Veteran. CC Ashwell +1 lap +3:00

41 Stephen Davies Veteran CC Ashwell +1 lap +3:06

42 Stuart Field Veteran CC Ashwell +1 lap +3:08

43 Glen Boreham Veteran. Velo Schils Interbike +1 lap +4:28

44 Clive Tricker Vet 60+. Ipswich BC +1 lap +4:30

45 Peter Partner Vet 50+. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +4:57

46 Mark Fraser Veteran City Cycle Centre +1 lap +5:39

47 Jackie Field Women/Vet. CC Ashwell +1 lap +5:53

48 Lee Dickinson Veteran Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club +2 laps +0:36

49 Sarah Wells Women Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club +2 laps +0:37

50 Anna Fraser Women/Vet. City Cycle Centre +2 laps +0:53

51 Bob Griffiths Vet 50+ Lee Valley Youth CC +2 laps +0:54

52 Colin Parish Vet 50+. Lee Valley Youth CC +2 laps +4:23

53 Stephanie Wyer Women/Vet. CC Ashwell +2 laps +4:43

54 Angie Handy Women/Vet. Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club +2 laps +5:50

55 Tom Lowther Vet 50+ Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club +2 laps +7:00

56 Karen Payne Women/Vet. Newmarket Cycling &Tri Club +2 laps +8:01

57 Graham Denny Veteran West Suffolk Whls +2 laps +8:11

58 Diane Mantle Women. Mildenhall CC +2 laps +9:05

59 Rachel Clarke Women/Vet. Ipswich BC +3 laps +1:33

60 Jane De Boltz Women/Vet. Ipswich BC +3 laps +3:10

61 Kate Ambrose Women/Vet. Lee Valley Youth CC +3 laps +7:24

- Anthony Deeming Veteran City Cycle Centre DNF


Youth:

Team winners: CC Ashwell

1 Cameron Woolsey Youth. CC Ashwell 6 laps in 30:31

2 James Tapley Youth. Lee Valley Youth CC +0:42

3 Theo Doncaster Youth. CC Ashwell +1:11

4 Georg Jensen Yth/U14. Lee Valley Youth CC +2:46

5 James Madgwick Youth. Lee Valley Youth CC +2:50

6 Callum Mackie Yth/U14. Lee Valley Youth CC +3:49

7 Mitchell Powell Yth/U14. Chelmer CC +4:02

8 Matt Clements Youth. Lee Valley Youth CC +4:05

9 William Hughes Youth. Ipswich BC +4:18

10 Frank Longstaff Yth/U14. Colchester Rovers +4:56

11 James Ambrose-Parish Yth/U14. Lee Valley Youth CC +5:45

12 James Jackson Yth/U14. Colchester Rovers +5:46

13 Adam Looker Yth/U14. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +0:09

14 Bryn Davies Youth. CC Ashwell +1 lap +0:55

15 Alwyn Newstead Youth. Ipswich BC +1 lap +1:17

16 Antonio Cappasso Yth/U14 Ipswich BC +1 lap +1:27

17 Francesca Morgans-Slader Yth/Girl. Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +1:39

18 Finley Clayton Yth/U14. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +2:21

19 William Warre Yth/U14. Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +3:13

20 Tomas Gould Yth/U14. Ipswich BC +1 lap +3:59

21 Harry Chavner Youth. Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +4:11

22 Matthew Madgwick Youth. Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +5:34

23 Henry Skelding Yth/U14 CC Ashwell +1 lap +7:30

24 Adam Shard Youth Unattached +1 lap +7:49

25 Oliver Woolsey Yth/U14. CC Ashwell +2 laps +2:45

- Jack Louther Yth/U14 Newmarket DNF


Under-12s:

Team winners: Colchester Rovers

1 Bob Longstaff U12. Colchester Rovers 5 laps in 12:49

2 Aaron Freeman U10. Chelmer CC +1:03

3 Felix Mackie U12. Lee Valley Youth CC +1:44

4 Harrison Bacon U12. Ipswich BC +2:03

5 Robert Mercer U12. Colchester Rovers +2:12

6 Jack Parrish U12. Ipswich BC +2:13

7 Colin Mantle U10. Mildenhall CC +2:57

8 James Fraser U10. CC Ashwell +1 lap +0:23

9 Noah Field U12 CC Ashwell +1 lap +0:52

10 Josh Murad U12 Mildenhall CC +1 lap +1:10

11 Daniel Hall U10. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +1:19

12 Lexie White U12. Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +1:36

13 Oliver Partner U10. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +1:43

14 Silas Warren U12 Colchester Rovers +1 lap +1:47

15 Martha Dean-Tozer U12 Unattached +1 lap +1:56

16 George Dean-Tozer U10. Unattached +1 lap +2:05

17 Daniel de Boltz U10. Ipswich BC +1 lap +2:47

18 Felix Field U12 CC Ashwell +1 lap +2:47

19 Connor Gould U10. Ipswich BC +1 lap +3:18

20 Cameron Douglas U12. Colchester Rovers +1 lap +3:41

21 Theo Warren U10. Colchester Rovers +2 laps +0:02

22 Evie Morgan U12 Ipswich BC +2 laps +0:15

23 William Sheldray U10. CC Ashwell +2 laps +0:29

24 Murdo White U10. Lee Valley Youth CC +2 laps +0:37

25 Harriet Godber U12 Ipswich BC +2 laps +0:41

26 Jack Godber U10. Ipswich BC +2 laps +1:24

27 Eilidh White U8. Lee Valley Youth CC +2 laps +3:26


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.