Convict 100 completed. A nice 5th place. First time at the event for me and won’t be the last. This year they ran the course in reverse, either way makes a challenging, scenic, fun 101km loop. With a chilly 8am start in St Albans, we hit the first climb splitting the bunch with 6 of us reaching the top first. Working together nicely towards the 40 km point before the long 15km section of rock levels began (very difficult stretch). Andy Blair, Shawn Lewis put the hammer down as I lost touch with the front leaving myself and James Downing in chase. From here we pushed on eventually reeling in Tristan Ward at the 70km point leaving James and myself to sprint off for 4th. To be honest I didn’t have anything to bring to the sprint with James riding so strongly. Great fun though. Well done to everyone competing. Especially Andy Blair 1st, Shawn Lewis 2nd and Craig Cooke 3rd. A big thanks to Triple Play Clothing for keeping me warm during the 2 degree start temperatures.
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Michael England is about to fulfill a childhood dream – to represent his country. And, amazingly, it will be in a sport that he has only been completing in for 18 months – Marathon Mountain Biking.
Mick has been asked to represent Australia in the upcoming UCI World Championships in Selva Va Gardena in Italy on 27 June 2015.
This is a fantastic opportunity but there is quite a bit of stress associated with the tight timeframe and the costs involved in funding the trip.
It would mean the world to us if people could donate to help alleviate the stress so Mick can focus on racing well and doing Gladstone and Australia proud.
How lucky I was to race in such beautiful place as Derby, Tasmania. Having three days of riding the track prior to the race was a great opportunity. It unfortunately was never going to prepare me for the gruelling 90km race, made up of three 30km laps. The temperature being 5 degrees was always going to be an issue with a 8.30am race start. We paraded up Main Street, Derby for 1km before hitting the first climb that continued for 5kms. After reaching the top, Brendan Johnston and Mark Tupalski had a slight lead, with Andy Blair and myself sitting in 3rd and 4th position. During the descent, heading into the first single trail section of the course, Andy Blair and I were caught by local rider Ben Mather. Andy maintained 3rd while I dropped to 5th. These positions remained the same until midway through the second lap when I passed Ben Mather but was caught by Shaun Lewis. Heading into the final lap, I made the mistake of not picking up enough food and water through the feed zone. Managing to stick with Shaun Lewis for the first quarter of the last lap, I soon realised the severity of my lack of nutrition. The race turned from a fight to gain 4th place to me having to defend my 5th position. The most evident sign of fatigue was that I started to lose my vision – a new extreme way of racing MTB. With around an hour of the race to go, the inability to make out the rocks and roots on the course made it inevitable for a crash (which happened but was thankfully not position altering or body harming). Dusting it off and continuing on, I managed to hold 5th place which was a huge win for me. Super Happy. 5th place at the Australian Champs. Congrats to Brendon Johnson (1st), Mark Tupalski (2nd), Andy Blair (3rd), Shawn Lewis (4th). Thanks to everyone for all the messages and support – awesome motivation.
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