Michael England just won his first 2015 Rockhampton 3hr Mountain Bike Marathon all whilst wearing his new Triple Play kit. Here’s what Michael had to report on the event.
It’s always great fun to be able to race close to home. Being a Gladstone boy, making the 125 kilometre trip up to Rockhampton to race is a regular occurrence. The first race of the 2015 Mountain Bike season was the Rockhampton 3hr Mountain Bike Marathon. It was an excellent trial for my new machine, a Trek SuperFly 9.9. In very muddy conditions, I stuck to a comfortable pace early to allow me to navigate the worst parts of the 7 kilometre track. (Track upgrades, where) By the end of the first lap, there was 2 or 3 competitors around. It was then time to get down to business. My second lap was the quickest, where I gained the lead. I managed to maintain this lead for the remaining 7 laps, through consistent lap times. I was happy to be able to complete nine laps of the course in the designated 3 hour time limit. It was alos great to have my family there to cheer me along. I’m very happy to get my first win for 2015 under my belt. Despite getting very dirty, I was impressed with how all my equipment performed in the conditions, especially my Triple Play kit. After a good wash, it came up as good as new. Thanks Triple Play.