Round 5, The South Downs Social Wessex CX League, Southampton

Sotonia CC hosted round 5 of the Wessex League, with a brilliantly designed course, testing rider’s skill and power. The cold cx conditions arrived for Sunday, but the sun resulted in the ground baking, so the course was fast and flowing – although I’m sure many riders were caught out by the notorious off-camber.

Under 8:
The first race of the day, the Under 8’s, battled through freezing temperatures, putting on a great race to spectate.

Male Results:
1st – Noah Davis
2nd – Han Lu
3rd – Harry Wagstaff

Female Results:
1st – Emily Littlewood
2nd – Martha Kiddell
3rd – Jemma Gilfillan

Under 10:
The under 10 category was a testament to the promising young talent, navigating through the technically demanding sections with determination and skill.

Male Results:
1st – Elma Streule
2nd – Edward Nicholls
3rd- Freddie Trosh

Female Results:
1st- Amlie Lewis
2nd- Nancy Wagstaff
3rd- Emily Williams

Under 12:
The under 12 rides demonstrated great determination in the cold weather, passing through the course with skill and speed!

Male Results:
1st – William Terry
2nd – Jacob Wadlow
3rd – George Kiddell

Female Results:
1st – Isabella Mar-Molinero
2nd – Matilda Wilks
3rd – Florence Cooper

Under 14:
The first race to take on the famous off camber banking, the under 14 brought great racing, many being challenged by the tough course.

Open Results:
1st – Thomas Wilks
2nd – Asher Gray
3rd – Daniel Branford

Female Results:
1st- Evie Bramall
2nd- Eva Mar-Molinero
3rd- Sophie Jacobs

Under 16:
Next up to take to the circuit, the Under 16’s.

Male Results:
Open Category
1st – Jack Morgan
2nd – Niclas Olley
3rd – Thomas Allen

Female Category
1st – Isabella Hall
2nd – Kirsten Brown
3rd – Skye Martingale

Junior and Vet 40-49 Men
This race always provide a great spectacle of racing, and Sunday was no different. The competitive, lightning-fast race meant places were coming down to the wire.

Junior Open
1st – Mack Mellish
2nd – Miles Horner
3rd – Reece Pittman

Vet 40-49
1st – Andrew Gardiner
2nd – David Spencer
3rd – Jay Tarrant

Women’s Category
The Women demonstrated excellent skill and endurance to navigate through the course at such speeds. Well done all!

Junior Female
1st – Anna Patterson
2nd – Rebecca Gascoyne
3rd – Charlotte Smith

Senior Female
1st – Anna Boniface
2nd – Ellen Bennet
3rd – Carly Ibbitson

Vet 40-49 Female
1st – Kate Robson
2nd – Tracy Bremner
3rd – Sara Hallas

Vet 50-59 Female
1st – Caroline Goward
2nd – Katie West
3RD – Katy Parsons

Vet 60+ Female
1st – Julie Hughes
2nd – Catherine Pascoe

The Vet 50-59 men and Vet 60+ men were up next, still posting very fast lap times, through the changing conditions.

Vet 50-59 open
1st – Matthew George
2nd – Tony Anderson
3rd – Stuart Nisbett

Vet 60+
1st – Tim Costello
2nd – Dave Mcmullen
3rd – John Alderman

Senior Open
The big hitters up next, the senior open, posting some of the fastest lap times of the day, these riders were not hanging around.

1st – Oscar Hutchings
2nd – Oscar Hoult
3rd – Pedro Hutchinson

A great day of racing presented by Sotonia, thank you to all involved in making such a great event for everyone. See you all at Round 6 in Popham.


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Photos: Pitchside Paul

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