HMBA Dungog Round 2019 has been run and one – this is a race best summarised in numbers:

110 – Riders entered for the main race – massive!

3 – Hours of Riding  around Dungog’s finest trails (for most – we had 5 entries for the 1.5 hour short course)

7.1 – km Loop including some fresh new stuff

23 – Degrees of perfect riding weather – not a drop of rain despite the forecast

12 – Female Racers riding solo and in teams

15 – or so Kids having a go at the trails

9 – Laps completed by the race winner

4 – eBikes competing in the first ever HMBA eBike category

1 – Adaptive Cyclist braving the trails – another first for Dungog

167 – Rocks marked with a small yellow dot

6241 – Other Rocks!

Congratulations again go out to our winners – the speedster Mitch Lozinski once again held out Liam McGuire to take the big solo honours, with Trenton Day rounding out the top 3 for A-Grade.  For the solo females we saw Em Dreaper cross the line first from Laura Renshaw, both knocking out 7 laps, with Cassandra Thompson in 3rd.  Other Results of note:

Mixed Teams –

1st – “Twins” – Dean Megahey and Sean Mahony

2nd – “Tippies” – George Castillo and Dean Brame

3rd – “RCRC” – Waz Turnbull and David Morley

B-Grade Solo –

1st – Rodney Rae                  Olivia Gollan

2nd – James Saunders         Sarah Hunter

3rd – Scott Wevers               Hayley Thorpe

C-Grade Solo –

1st – Dave Tattis

2nd – James Sulzberger

3rd – Michael Bowen

eBike –

1st – Bruce Pain

2nd – Josh Bridson

3rd – Dieter Benischke

A huge thank you needs to go out to Alan Shrimpton and his crew for looking after the Dungog trails and setting up a fantastic course for us today (sure, some of the new bits were a bit sketchy to begin with but I think we started to bed them in nicely), and also to The Tinshed Brewery in Dungog for their donation to the event – if you haven’t called in to this place then add it to the list for next time you are in town – great food and some nice amber nectar to wash it down.

Final results can be access at this link:

https://my4.raceresult.com/138002/results?lang=en

Or download one of these documents:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Dungog 3 Hour – 220919

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Dungog 1-5 Hour – 220919

Any issues with these results please email presidenthmba@gmail.com

We would also like to get some feedback from all Riders on how they felt that the inclusion of the eBike Category went – did it affect you in any way? Any constructive criticism will be gladly received – we want to keep it off the public forums for now so answer by emailing the Club President on presidenthmba@gmail.com

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