Oamaru turned on a fantastic warm sunny winters morning as 26 keen riders lined up for the start of the Chocolate Fish mountainbike race held on Sunday 29 May.

The race was held on tracks within the Cape Wanbrow reserve in Oamaru. The well thought out and groomed track had a good mix of bermed down hills, tight single track and an open shingle road. Dry dusty conditions greeted the riders in the pine trees making for a very enjoyable race for all. I’m sure we will be back soon for another blast. Keep an eye on the website.

Note: A number of riders were observed not to pass the time-keepers at the end of their final lap (collapsing at the bottom of the hill instead) – so their last lap was not counted!

    Place Number Name   Laps Time
    1. 232 Kyle Wood Timaru 8 33.4mins
    2. 207 Richard Dukes Oamaru 8  
    3. 234 Cam Dunnage Timaru 7  
    4. 221 Andrew Milne Oamaru 7  
    5. 211 Kelvin Fox Timaru 7  
    6. 238 Graham Macleod Oamaru 7  
    7. 239 Stu Davidson Oamaru 7  
    8. 240 Dave Hanson Waimate 7  
    9. 209 Brent Forbes   7  
    10. 210 Blair Selfe Oamaru 7  
    11. 236 Paul Walker Timaru 7  
    12. 224 David Wallace Timaru 6  
    13. 233 Matthew Milne Timaru 6  
    14. 212 Lee Gilbertson   6  
    15. 204 Oscar Smit Oamaru 6  
    16. 215 Luke Murdoch Oamaru 6  
    17. 201 Darren Gelson Timaru 5  
    18. 230 Jen Mitchell Timaru 5  
    19. 206 Connor Sandri   5  
    20. 235 Shay Fearn   4  
    21. 223 Mike Mullins Oamaru 4  
    22. 226 Rob Connolly Oamaru 3  
    23. 225 Grant Alding Oamaru 2  
    24. 202 Kalib Mullins   1  
    25. 213 Jamie Marsh   1  
    26. 208 Tom Booth   1  

Thanks to the Waitaki District Council for letting us hold the race on Cape Wanbrow and thanks to Andrew Milne and Mountain Biking North Otago for designing and preparing a great race track.

Next Choc Fish race will be back at the Scenic in Timaru on the 19 June. See you all there!