10 November 2012: Grafham Water Cross

A lot of rain in the days leading up to the race meant that the cyclocross course rapidly turned into a quagmire, with lots of sections made almost un-rideable by thick mud mixed up with tough grass. This gunky combo stuck to the brakes, and slowed the pace down considerably. Also, many rear mechs were broken after being clogged up.

Vets/Womens Race

Youth Race

The race was won by Jake Poole (unattached), completing 4 laps in 29:03. Fastest under-14 was Dougal Toms (Iceni Velo), 3:41 behind.

Great Yarmouth CC results -

  • 16th: Zak Coleman, @7:01
  • 22nd: Matthew Baker, @1 lap + 0:15

Seniors Race

Elite Veteran Greg Simcock (Team Scott UK) powered around the filthy course to a winning time of 59:45, for 8 laps.

Great Yarmouth CC results -

  • 16th: John Swindells, @8:29


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My name is John Swindells and I'm a keen recreational cyclist with a preference for long one-day rides. I've also previously dabbled in time trialling and cyclo-cross. See more of what I get up to on Strava!

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