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North West Series Update – 4th August
Round 4 of the North West series and club league was held at Salford Quays, hosted by Manchester Tri Club. 2 hours before race start it looked like the run could be as damp at the swim, but the skies cleared for a perfect nights racing. With only series points and club league to race for, not to mention just racing, it was the usual fast and frenetic event.
In the men’s event Alex Young held on to a relatively comfortable win, from Beau Smith, with Paul Savage in third spot. These races have come on significantly over the last couple of years and the quality of the start fields is pretty high, with the first few competitors frequently being seen in Elite racing and the British Super series.
Despite not winning, Beau Smith (COLT) made up for it by clinching the series with one race to go. He now has an unassailable lead. He adds the series win to a 1st and two seconds in the championship events and a clean sweep of the junior competitions. 2nd and 3rd are still very open and anyone down to Jon Britton currently in 8th could still win a podium spot.
COLT also hold a 28 minute lead over MTC going into the final round of the Club League. However time gaps at Helvellyn can be quite large, so it’s all to play for, although it looks like a two horse race, so will be important for both teams to have two team members racing that day.
In the women’s event Nic Rowley, won from the MTC pair of Bex Heath and a wetsuit free Kate Ritchie. Like in the men’s event, Bex wraps up the senior series with one race to go. 2nd and 3rd places are still very much up for grabs. As a reminder its best 4 from 5 that count, but you need to complete 3 races to be eligible for a prize.
In the Women’s club league MTC have a commanding lead over Chester, however it’s not unassailable and as with the men, having two competitors racing may be decisive.
Last event is Helvellyn on 4th September, https://secure12.prositehosting.co.uk/e ... d=371&id=5
it appears the event is now full.
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