***High Res Photos are up on Flickr now. Remember these shots are for personal use only.***

After a week of nervously checking weather reports, 127 racers awoke to a clear and sunny race day in Wellington for the Urge Mt Vic Super-D, run by the Wellington Mountain Bike Club.

The course had a couple of new additions, with a couple of small jumps and a short typical “Welly-track” section (tight, off camber and covered in roots) to keep everyone on their toes. The heavy rain throughout the week had left the ground tacky for riders, although a few still managed to find the slippy bits to bring about a couple of spectacular crashes.

Eden Cruise smashed the under-15 class, his recent XC racing experience obviously paying dividends. Jack Compton took a slim win (1.2 seconds) from Gregor Wilson in the 15–17 year old class, but they were both nearly 30 seconds clear of the rest of the field. The ultra-competitive masters class was taken out by Karl “Weazel” Patterson, who also took out the fastest run of the day (by 2 seconds). The older men (40+) saw John Jacob edge out Trans-Provence-bound Jonny Waghorn by 5 seconds, and in the ancient men class (50+), Dave Carlyon won despite the after-effects of a nasty cold.

Hotly-tipped Sarah Atkin suffered a puncture in her race run, which is unfortunate given that she’s finally learned how to actually pedal up hills and has a lot of speed. The class was won by WORD’s Ash Burgess, over a minute clear of second place. Abbie Bull put in a strong showing in the Novice Women’s class.

Finally, Miles Davies smashed the Open Men’s field, over 12 seconds clear on both his seeding and race run.

Between the track, the close competition and the weather it was an excellent day, and so we eagerly await the 2014 edition. Full results are available here and we will have high res photos of almost every racer up on our Flickr channel tomorrow. But for now if you click on any image  in the post, you’ll go through to a full gallery of all the shots from today in lo res.

Junor Men (Under 15)  
6    Eden Cruise    Junior 1 Men (Under 15)    05:36.7    05:40.7
78    Finn van Leuven    Junior 1 Men (Under 15)    07:34.9    07:30.3
89    Tom Booker    Junior 1 Men (Under 15)    07:42.3    07:42.9

Junior Men (15-17)      
14    Jack Compton    Junior 2 Men (15-17)    05:57.1    05:55.8
15    Gregor Wilson    Junior 2 Men (15-17)    06:09.0    05:57.0
33    Jack Humphries    Junior 2 Men (15-17)    07:28.9    06:23.9

Old Men (30+)  
1    The Weazel    Masters Men 1 (30-39)    05:36.4    05:24.0
2    Mikey Northcott    Masters Men 1 (30-39)    05:30.0    05:25.8
11    Tom Adams    Masters Men 1 (30-39)    05:51.2    05:51.3

Older Men (40+)        
8    John Jacob    Masters Men 2 (40-49)    05:49.0    05:46.3
12    Jonny Waghorn    Masters Men 2 (40-49)    05:57.1    05:52.1
19    Jeremy Blake    Masters Men 2 (40-49)    06:11.7    06:02.1

Ancient Men (50+)      
58    Dave Carlyon    Masters Men 3 (50+)    07:13.9    06:50.8
73    Doc Wongsta    Masters Men 3 (50+)    DNF    07:15.7

Novice Women          
107    Abbie Bull    Novice women    08:53.2    08:35.6
115    Isla Day    Novice women    10:53.1    10:13.1

Open Women    
65    Ash Burgess    Open Women    07:08.6    07:02.0
99    Anna Harding-Shaw    Open Women    08:36.9    08:12.3
–    Sarah Atkin    Open Women    07:04.1    DNF

Open Men  
3    Miles Davies    Senior Men (18-29)    05:24.2    05:26.2
4    Elliot Pearce    Senior Men (18-29)    05:40.7    05:38.7
5    Stefan Gardner    Senior Men (18-29)    05:47.8    05:39.6

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  1. My first event at the end of my first week living in Wellington. An amazing day! Where can I find all the results to see how I went? A big thanks to all who organised this event. Cheers!

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