Thanks to Neil and Graham for their hard work in putting on the Grantley event, which following the pandemic delays finally went ahead on a hot July day. Their race report is below.
Next events: The next NYMBO events are scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend, at Malham on the Saturday and the Ebor White Rose on the Monday. We’ll confirm both those events just as soon as we have details available.
Grantley 17th July 2021 – Race Report
It was great to see such a good turnout given the blistering hot weather and the need to pre enter online.
This event was originally scheduled to take place in May 2020 from Sawley Village Hall but was obviously cancelled due to the pandemic. As we were unable to rebook Sawley we decided to move the event centre to Grantley which we last used in 2017.
Graham and I had hoped to plan a course with a variety of route choice and terrain. We also hoped that given the right conditions and riders it may have been possible to clear up. In that respect thanks to overall winner Andy Conn who almost proved us right, by visiting 27 of the 30 controls and finishing with 482 points. Congratulations also to the other category winners Harry Kingston, ( M21 – 459 points), Paul Dobson (M60 – 360 points), John Dixon (M70 – 375 points), Naomi Malkin (W21 – 250 points), Carmen Elphick (W40 – 210 points) , Jill Ellison (W50 – 305 points) and Angela Brand-Barker (W60 – 265 points).
Despite our initial fears on seeing the majority of rider head north from the start, thereafter it appears there was a wide variety of route choices. Despite the heat, a few mechanicals and nettle / bramble scars it appears most of you enjoyed your rides and thanks for the positive comments.
It was good to see some new faces and hope you make to the next events and spread the word.
Thanks to Dave Robertson for web support, Steve Willis for running the registration and Tim Evans who eventually arrived to oversee the download !
Also many thanks to Shelia Pearce, John Dixon and Tim Evans for volunteering to collect controls along with Graham and myself.
Apologies for anyone I may have missed
Neil Reed & Graham Tibbot (Planners)