HMBA XC Race Results – 22/7/18

Well after a very chilly start to the day that included a nice frost, we were finally greeted with some sunshine for Round 6 of the HMBA Club XC Series. This was also the first time using the club’s new XC timing system. Club President Clint had his “L” plates on for his first go at registration using the new Race Results timing software, thankfully he overcame his lack of typing skills and poor spelling to get everyone registered without incident and before the race started, a miracle some may say!
At this point the Club would like to send a massive thank you out to Martin Wisata of Rocky Trail Entertainment for his help setting up the new timing system and assisting with registrations, while also giving driving lessons on the new system.
This month’s race saw our usual track setting guru Dean away on a well deserved family holiday, so we had his understudy Joel step up and set what was by all accounts an amazing course. It took in all the best bits of the track with none of the hills (Dean please take note it can be done !) and ended up being 5.5km of awesome Awaba single track.
We had 58 riders registered today, and let’s just say the racing was fast and furious from the outset – with anyone suffering from the cold quickly suffering from the pace of racing and forgetting the lack of feeling in their extremities.
Male winner for the day was Mitch Lozinski, with the fastest female being Emily Dreaper, Congratulations for your well deserved wins.
Thank you to all the riders that made the effort to brave the cold and come racing today, we hope to see everyone again at Round 7 of the HMBA Club XC series on 19/8/18.

For the full results please click here:

https://my3.raceresult.com/103083/#0_5B2D98

HMBA Club Trial Enduro – 24/06/18

What a cracking day out on the home trails of Awaba Mountain Bike Park – today marked a test run of a new format of racing for our Club – a Point to Point / Enduro style of event, run as a social day to get feedback from Riders to help shape the future direction of racing at the track. We spoke to all Riders throughout the day and have taken on board everything that was said – this email we received earlier gives you a good idea of what you missed out on if you couldn’t make it

“Thanks HMBA for putting on such a great day of racing – I was all set for the 3 hour at Dungog and must say that I was a little disappointed when this was cancelled, although I do understand that if the trails aren’t up to it there is nothing that you can do. But not wanting to have another weekend without riding I decided to head out to Awaba and see how this ‘new format’ was going to work – and I am glad I did!
Perfect weather, if not a little cold to start, made for a thoroughly enjoyable day – there was something ‘bizarre’ about riding parts of the trails in the wrong direction – yes, I have done some of them before during XC races but to ride ‘the wrong way’ through the middle trails at your own pace during transitions made it feel like a different place.
I loved the Stage sections that you had put together, combining as much descending running as possible with the fun and flowy sections of the XC track thrown in as well – the trails were as technical as you wanted them to be based on your speed of attack, and there was nothing that was impossible for even the littlest of Riders – great to see all the youngsters out there giving it a go. I get that you need to have some climbs to gain elevation, and a bit of walking and pushing uphill was necessary to access the lower sections of the DH track, but given that you can do these transitions at your own pace and only really need to charge in the Stage sections (after an adequate rest I must add) all meant that you could just keep going for as long as you wanted – I managed 6 stage runs and left after about 2.5 hours – I’m sure others would have stayed well into the afternoon and smashed out more.
I hope that you get some good feedback about this type of event and can run them again in the future – they are a great alternative to the standard XC races and open up entries to Riders from all disciplines and ages, even old dogs like me! JB”

For more details about the event, including a report on the well attended Junior Race earlier in the day, please head to our Facebook Page at the following links:

HMBA Enduro Style Event

HMBA Club Junior Ride

 

HMBA Club DH Results – Awaba – 15/04/18

Another great day for racing out at Awaba MTB Park. Monkey DH was running sweet and some awesome times were put down by the small but happy field that took on the track.
Fastest times of the day:
Elite – Charlie Tru 4:17.877
Expert – Joshua Laurie 4:33.502
Masters – Craig Coggins 5:00.222
U15 – William Ireland 5:03.042

Thanks to everyone that came out, including our wounded DH coordinator Coleen!

More than ever, the help of the Volunteers is critical to the success of these days – please come out and support the club at the next round – the sharing of load makes it easier on everyone.

Click below for the weekends results:

HMBA DH Results – Rd 1 – Overall – 150418

HMBA DH Results – Rd 1 – Category – 150418

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 2 Awaba – 25/03/18

Excellent turnout for our second Sunday race of the year. 68 riders in the main event plus another 8 in the kids ride. Great to see so many new faces. Despite the extreme rain earlier in the week, the track was is perfect condition. It’s a testament to the trail builders that this track dries so quickly after rain.

Big thanks to Annette and Bronwyn for doing our time-keeping.

If you spot any errors in the results, please let us know either through the website or email hmbaxc@gmail.com

HMBA XC Results – Round 2 Awaba – 250318

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 1 Awaba – 18/02/18

The results are in!

What a great morning of XC racing we had at Awaba today. We had 9 kids on the development track who were rewarded with cake pops made by Annie G, plus a pick from the lolly/chip bucket! This event was directed by Dallas. Thanks to all the parents who helped out. Lots of junior riders, as well as big numbers across all the grades had us all smiling. Also lots of first time racers, I hope you all feel very welcome. Thanks to Dean for setting a great course and to all the volunteers – our wonderful President, time keepers and first aid, who make it all possible. You are legends!

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 1 – 180218