Endura Mtb Series 2011- Auckland

Postby bee&tee on Sun 8/May/11 6:46pm

Challenge yourself in the Endura MTB Series, an event designed for all mountain bike owners. Ride the best tracks in Auckland with a fun mix of single-track, downhill and 4WD trails.

The Auckland MTB Club and Endura Clothing present two great events at each round:

R&R Sport Auckland XC MTB ChampionshipThis a good old-fashioned MTB multi-lap racing over a 7-9km loop for mountain biker riders whom love to race. Points are awarded for all places at all rounds. Best three results determine your final series place. You must start at least three rounds including the final, to be eligible for an overall series place. Trophies will be awarded to the Auckland Champions (M&F), Singlespeed Champions (M&F) and Junior Champions (M&F), certificates for each class.

Bike Barn Auckland ChallengeChoose either 15 or 30 km and enjoy the challenge. Certificates will be awarded to those who finish the Challenge series. You must start at least three rounds including the final, to be eligible for an overall series place. Trophies for the long and short course series winners.

Event Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Endura-MT ... 1707304394
Enter online now: http://aucklandmtb.co.nz/events/endura-mtb-series/

Phone: 021 0299 4907 (Tim)
Email: events@aucklandmtb.co.nz
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Re: Endura Mtb Series 2011- Auckland

Postby blackadder63 on Sun 8/May/11 8:48pm

Nice work Tim...shaping up to be the best series ever!! :)
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Re: Endura Mtb Series 2011- Auckland

Postby bee&tee on Mon 9/May/11 7:39pm

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Re: Endura Mtb Series 2011- Auckland

Postby 1mad-dog on Wed 7/Sep/11 4:37pm

Round 1 of the Endura MTB Series got off to a flyer on Sunday at Woodhill MTB Park, with over 130 bikers turning up for either the 4 lap RnR Sports Auckland XC MTB Champs or the only slightly more sedate Bike Barn Auckland Challenge/fun ride.

The 15/30km fun event was a new addition to the series. Riders from as far away as Whakatane, Taupo, Rotorua and Hamilton made the excursion to ride this event.

There were plenty of smiles and cheers as the riders headed up the trails lead off by Auckland MTB Club handy man Andrew MacDonald who lead the way to the 8km marker. The twist and turns of the northern section of the Woodhill Bike Park sorted the field out. The 15km riders hurtled down the tricky rutted and rooty down section towards the finish line with Ian McConnell blitzed the course finishing 40 minutes ahead of his closest rival, Time to enter the XC champs Ian.

The Women’s 15km was as close as it gets with Samantha Osborne peddling away to take first from Katie McConnell who was only 18 seconds behind.

The 30km riders got to sample the best of the trails on offer at Woodhill, with Shane Hall and Anna Dahlberg taking the victory. Sadly Andrew MacDonald could not hold the pace and dropped back to seventh place (maybe he should've ridden the single-speed....)

As for the racers in the R&R Sport XC Champs, it was carnage. The start saw 80 of Auckland’s fastest mountain bikers attempt to ride in an "orderly" fashion, but they soon realised that this is not to be with a few riders tasting Woodhill’s finest gravel within the first 5o metres along with several other spectacular crashes.

The course was slightly longer than expected (46.8km) and several riders succumbed to the extra distance and heat. Singlespeed Sundays winner Matt Andrew (without the revealing nurses uniform) was on the back wheel of Graham Norman who eventually won the race in a time of 2:33hrs. Matt and his fellow single speed riders presented a real challenge to the "geared" riders, with 4 in the top 10 (and no beer short cuts). Expert woman, Raewyn Morrison led the ladies to victory, a well earned birthday treat.

Full race results can be found herehttp://aucklandmtb.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/xc-overall.pdf

Round 2 kicks off at Hunua on Sunday 25th September, so you still have a chance to get a piece of the action, not to mention over $15,000 of cash and spot prizes!

Entry and race details here http://aucklandmtb.co.nz/events/endura-mtb-series/
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