Cross: Dan Whitehead wins Cross at the Castle 2

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Location: Glengorm Castle, Isle of Mull
Event: 16 December 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Dan Whitehead (Bike Station Ballater) duelled it out with Robert Friel ( to win the Cross at the Castle 2 event in Castle Glengorm.

However, Dan wasn’t wearing a santa outfit and so the prestigious title of Mr Santa Claus in the Santacross category went to Rob, who was fully adorned in festive dress!

Dan and Rob both got away from the rest of the field at the start and battled it out until Dan manage to open up a gap and Rob just couldn’t keep pace, finishing 11 seconds behind.

The Santacross is now in its seventh year and other category winners were Mrs Santa Claus: Morven Brown, Mr Santa Claus Senior: Gordon Dickson, Young Master Claus: Lewis Champion and Young Miss Claus: Emma Borthwick.


1 Dan Whitehead - Bike Station Ballater Nine laps @ 56:40
2 Robert Friel - @11sec
3Stevie Jackson - Glasgow United CC @31sec
4 Hans Forhaug - Glasgow United CC
5 Craig Hardie -
6 Chris Bell - Nevis Cycles Racing Team
7 Paul McInally - Rock and Road Cycles
8 Gus Robertson - Isle of Mull CC
9 Steven Turbitt - Glasgow United CC
10 Alex Robertson - Unattached
1 William Girvan - North Hants RC
2 James Melville - Glasgow United CC
3 Gordon Dickson - Rockhard MBC
4 Steve Nicholson - Dunfermline CC
5 Barry McGuire - Perth United Cycling Club
6 Andrew Strathdee - Nevis Cycles Racing Team
7 Gordon Durnan - G3R
8 Nigel Holl - Stirling Bike Club
9 Oliver Samphire - Stirling Bike Club
10 Ronald Barker - Rockhard MBC
Under 16:
1 Lewis Champion - Perth United Cycling Club
2 Mark McGuire - Perth United Cycling Club
3 Jamie Mason - West Lothian Clarion CC
Under 14:
Joseph Nally -
Santacross champions:
Mr Santa Claus: Rob Friel
Mrs Santa Claus: Morven Brown
Mr Santa Claus, Senior: Gordon Dickson
Young Master Claus: Lewis Champion
Young Miss Claus: Emma Borthwick

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