Report: UK School Games 2011 - Mountain Biking

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Congratulations to everyone that took part in the UK School Games in Sheffield this weekend. There were some great results for the girls and boys, and some serious crashes on the mountain bike course.

Ffion James won Wales their first medal in the Dirt Crits coming 3rd on Friday, and her medal success continued with a bronze in the Cross Country and the Time Trials. Mererid Hunt crashed in the first event, the Dirt Crits as she tried to stop two other riders passing her and was sadly ruled out of the rest of the games with a possible scaphoid fracture.

Nicholas Jones also crashed out of the Dirt Crits, but managed to return to the games. Ffion James rode twice in the Team Trial instead of injured Mererid Hunt, which saw both the boys and girls coming in 9th place. There was another crash in the uphill climb as Dylan Kerfoot-Robson came over the finish line, another rider went into him.

Scott Budgen, Welsh Cycling went with the Team to Sheffield, "The UK School Games 2011 was a great event. It gives all the athletes a taste of a multisport competition. There were great rides by Dylan Kerfoot-Robson and Ffion James, but there was a massive team effort put in by everyone."

Thank you to all the coaches and volunteers involved that made the games possible.
Team Wales finished 6th in the Mountain Bike competition, Welsh rider results are listed below.

Full results available here>>>

Day One:

Dirt Crits Girls
Ffion James - Bronze A Final
Rebecca Hunt - 7th B Final
Emily Haycox - 2nd C Final

Dirt Crits Boys
Dylan Kerfoot-Robson - 8th A Final
Adam King - 10th B Final
Sebastian Maighan-Davies - 1st D Final

Team Relay
Girls - 9th
Boys - 9th
Uphill Girls
Ffion James - 4th A Final
Emily Haycox - 20th A Final
Rebecca Hunt - 1st B Final

Uphill Boys
Dylan Kerfoot-Robson - 4th A Final
Adam King - 22nd A Final
Nicholas Jones - 28th A Final
Sebastian Meighan-Davies 4th B Final

Time Trial Girls
Ffion James - Bronze
Emily Haycox - 20th
Rebecca Hunt - 32nd
Time Trial Boys
Dylan Kerfoot-Robson - 21st
Adam King - 31st
Sebastian Meighan-Davies - 42nd
Nicholas Jones - 45th

Cross Country Girls
Ffion James - Bronze
Rebecca Hunt - 14th
Emily Haycox - 22nd

Cross Country Boys
Dylan Kerfoot-Robson - 6th
Nicholas Jones- 30th
Sebastian Meighan-Davies - 37th