HMBA 2018 XC Pointscore

With a change of timing systems throughout the year the collation of the pointscore for the 2018 XC season has been even more complicated than in previous years – a big thanks to Steve and Clint for getting this together.

At this stage we are calling these the “preliminary results” for the next week so that anyone that has any questions or concerns can get in touch with us via email – presidenthmba@gmail.com – after the 24th March these results will be locked in and we will confirm the various category winners in the table below.

2018 HMBA Cross Country Pointscore Winners

The winners of the pointscore is open to full club members only.

The pointscore is based on the 9 races that took place throughout 2018, including the “normal” Sunday races and the 3 hour “endurance” events.

Where a rider has changed grades throughout the year, for the purpose of the pointscore, they have been placed in the grade in which they completed the most races. They have received points for each race completed the old grade equal to the average points achieved in the new grade.

Riders must have competed in at least 4 races to be eligible.

Click here for the full Pointscore Results: HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – 2018 Pointscore

The 2018 Winners, who will receive formal recognition at a future meeting are:

 

GRADE

 

WOMEN

 

MEN

 

Under 15 1st:

2nd:

 

A Grade 1st:

2nd:

3rd:

B Grade 1st :

2nd:

1st:

2nd:

3rd:

C Grade 1st:

2nd:

 

1st:

2nd:

3rd:

D Grade 1st:

 

1st:

2nd:

3rd:

 

HMBA XC Race Results – Awaba 16/12/18

Saturday night was full of mental anguish for a few of the HMBA committee members – should we cancel the Sunday morning Race based on the rain we had already received – or do we hold out and hope that the forecast remained clear – besides, none of us wanted to be the ones cancelling the race and forcing President Clint to adopt a “sausage sandwich” diet for the next week or so!

So with collective optimism we decided to remain committed to the event and review this decision in the morning – and we were sure glad we did as conditions that greeted the 57 Riders turned out to be prime – in fact the wettest things out there this morning were not the trails but the Riders dripping with sweat – boy was it humid!

A giant effort by all that turned up for our final race of 2018 – the course was well received as it offered the best of the twisty trails that Awaba has to offer and went easy on the hills – a surefire recipe for plenty of smiles from the mix of young and old riders alike.

A free sausage sanga and icy cold can of drink was a great way to finish off the year for the XC crew – Merry Christmas to all and see you on the start line in 2019 (calendar will be up ASAP).

Full race results can be found here (any queries – email presidenthmba@gmail.com):

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 10 – 161218

OR

https://my3.raceresult.com/114068/

HMBA XC Race Results – Awaba 18/11/18

Unlike previous races, it wasn’t glorious weather that greeted riders for XC Round 9 at Awaba – instead a heavy shower just before the main race meant that damp and muddy conditions greeted riders for their first lap of a challenging track set by our XC Coordinator, Dean K.

Luckily things got progressively drier throughout the race for the 55 riders that showed up (and hung around after the rain!), with reports that by the end of the race the amount of grip through the corners was off the chart.  Well done to our winners, and everyone that braved the conditions – see you in December for our final race of the year.

Of note, we almost “lost” a Rider during the pre-race briefing when a large dead branch fell from a tree in the main carpark area – a good reminder to all to be careful out in the bush following the recent weather – if you find any issues out on the trail please let us know via Facebook or send an email to the President at the below email address.

Full race results can be found here (any queries – email presidenthmba@gmail.com):

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 9 – 181118

OR

https://my6.raceresult.com/112407/#0_5B2D98

 

HMBA XC Race Results – Singleton – 21/10/18

An early call was made on Thursday afternoon this week to move the XC race to Singleton. Awaba was quite wet in parts and the expected rain for the weekend helped make the decision. After the sunshine and heat of Friday and Saturday we were beginning to wonder if this was the right call – that was until the Saturday night storm and we felt vindicated.

51 riders made the trek to Singleton for the HMBA XC Race today. Saturday night’s storm didn’t cause any issues with the course, but rather left it tacky and perfect – no dust, no mud and plenty of grip. We had a big turnout of young riders filling up the field and they all enjoyed being out on the big track! It was also nice to welcome some new members to the club, and we hope you enjoyed your race and will keep coming back.

A Grade Mitch showed the audience at the jump how to dismount his bike over the handlebars but jumped back up to still win A grade. Also in A grade, Lawrence had a mechanical that saw him put his bike away and take out his spare bike and complete his 5 laps – unfortunately he didn’t take his number plate with him and therefore we don’t have any results for him.

It was good to see our XC Coordinator Dean out racing for a change. And he didn’t do too bad for an old bloke with a top five finish. Speaking of old…our oldest member was out there today and apparently discovered the gap jump on the A line unexpectedly. Good to see the years of experience carried him over without incident – well done Kevin! I must also mention that Kevin was racing with his son Rod and granddaughter Lilli in the same race – not many people can say that.

Thanks to Clint for organising the new number plates today. The new plates are generally colour matched to grades and having the same number on the front as the timing chip on the back will make it easier for registration in the future. Don’t forget to bring your plate to each race!

https://my1.raceresult.com/109670/results?lang=en#0_5B2D98

HMBA XC Race Results – Dungog 3hr 23/09/18

Glorious weather and a ripper of a track were on offer today for all 51 riders that made the trip to Dungog for our rescheduled 3 hour race.

The climbs were steady but not steep – the rocks were plentiful and yellow – the riders were tired but happy – a massive thanks must go out to Allen Shrimpton and his Crew from MTB Dungog for maintaining this excellent facility and putting their local knowledge to use to design a race course that was genuinely fun.

And as always, thanks to Dean for track set-up (ably assisted by Tony Jumps Edwards?) and Preso Clint for timing, and Bronwyn (and her driver) for responding to the injured rider (a heavy fall on the shoulder down “The Snake” but most likely no fracture – except to the carbon handlebars – that will “bite” the wallet!).

We have attached a selection of images from today that show some riders getting into the spirit of the track – a full gallery will be put up in another post.

Full race results here (any queries – email presidenthmba@gmail.com):

https://my3.raceresult.com/108104/results?lang=en#1_7F7323

HMBA XC Race Results – 16/09/18

Another fresh start to the day greeted riders as they assembled at the Maison Dieu MTB complex near Singleton to tackle 3 hours of fast and furious racing.

The top riders banged out 7 laps, with Liam McGuire and Emily Dreaper claiming top honours in the Solo Male and Female categories.

Due to our (current**) President still having his L plates on with the new timing system he has right royally muddled up some entries from today’s race. It mainly affects those in teams, so if you are missing from the results can you please advise us of your name,  team mates name, race number and number on the sticker on the rear of your plate. We should be able to add or correct your results with this info – email to presidenthmba@gmail.com

(**Needless to say there are some rumblings of a leadership spill at the Club Committee meeting at Club Macquarie Argenton tomorrow night – 17th Sept – come along at 7.15pm and watch all the action as it unfolds – LOL!)

Full race results here:

https://my3.raceresult.com/106219/?lang=en