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29 Marchl 2015: British XC Series Race 1 at Sherwoode

Wow, today was TOUGH!

First round of the British series today in Sherwood and I went into the race without massive expectations knowing I'd be quite flat as currently recovering from an infection and on antibiotics. However I settled in well in 4th/5th on a ridiculously muddy, slippy and rooty course and just worked away.

Kerry showing the glamorous side of MTB racing!

Annie Last came past and I got on her wheel (thinking I wonder how long I can hold onto her, haha) only to have a bad crash on a gravelly corner. It hurt so much I cried and the bike needed fixing and I got passed by 10 people. I was all set to pull out and push the bike back when I thought...stuff it, I'm not coming all this way and investing all this time and effort into my sport just to pull out (as well as everyone else's time, effort and investment) so I got back on the bike (after a lot of faffing and fixing) and focused on the race again.

Slowly clawed back about 6 places to finish 9th. Outcome wise not a great result but process wise, I'm really chuffed with my mindset. Brutal! The race was so long too that they cut the elite mens distance to be the same as us!!

Kirsty re-fuelling after her race

On a more positive note though, my sister Kirsty was racing in the Expert category and came 4th! Amazing! So chuffed for her!

Kirsty's boyfriend Angus has been amazing too as designated driver/car packer/pit boy/slave and having to deal with my Hitler-esque organisation which is only matched by Kenny from Rock and road cycles (why we make a good team)!

On the road back home now... a&e stop for me when I get back though, boo!

Ooh...my new shoes and helmet were amazing!!! Thanks Rock and Road, I felt well #pro!!

Kerry Macphee

 

Cycling Team
Kerry Macphee
Kerry Macphee
MTB

Kirsty Macphee
Kirsty Macphee
MTB

John Neil Mitchell
John Neil Mitchell
MTB

Paul Smith
Paul Smith
MTB

Donald MacRury
Donald MacRury
MTB

Craig McCulloch
Craig McCulloch
Road

Ruaraidh Michie
Gavin Earons
Team Manager


 
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