Round 3 of the Choc Fish Series on Sunday went well, running on a brand new track under construction in Herbert Forest. The track was rooty, rough, challenging, had a few features to keep riders on their toes, and great fun to ride (on a soft tail at least!). A little rain mid race, but it did not affect the track under the trees. Bad luck to Tim Rush from Oamaru, after getting a puncture early on. He pushed hard to make up ground, producing the only sub 8minute lap. MBNO now have some re-construction work ahead to strengthen bits of the new track that did not hold up to the total 156 laps, in the dry, loose conditions.

It was great to see a good turnout by all the clubs. Thanks to those from Mid Canterbury that made the big trip down from Ashburton. Thanks also to Andrew and MBNO for hosting this event. They have put in some hard yards to get this track to where it is, and we encourage them to keep developing it.

Keep tabs on the website for details of the next one. It would be great if we can keep up the numbers.

Remember that to be eligible for final points standings, you need to be a member of the Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, or North Otago MTB clubs.

Club Name Pos Race No. Time Gap Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4 Lap 5 Lap 6 Lap 7 Lap 8
Oam Richard Dukes 1 207 1:00:32   8:45 8:56 9:01 8:45 8:26 8:15 8:24
Tim Kelvin Fox 2 228 1:07:28 6:57 9:26 9:17 9:11 9:44 10:43 9:55 9:12
Oam Scott Dunavan 3 224 1:07:31 7:00 9:06 9:39 9:15 9:41 9:59 10:12 9:40
Tim Stu Davidson 4 208 1:10:09 9:38 9:16 9:22 10:04 10:00 11:29 9:30 10:28
Oam Tim Rush 5 213 1:01:48 1 lap 8:43 19:55 7:53 8:22 8:10 8:45  
Tim Carl Vaughan 6 225 1:03:16 1 lap 10:12 10:20 10:56 10:37 10:40 10:31  
Ash Neil Wylie 7 221 1:03:24 1 lap 10:32 10:20 10:49 10:28 10:41 10:36  
Tim Clinton Hall 8 205 1:03:41 1 lap 10:55 10:36 10:22 10:47 10:38 10:22  
Tim Paul Walker 9 209 1:04:33 1 lap 11:22 10:24 10:39 10:25 10:56 10:48  
—-Tim Chris West 10 226 1:05:17 1 lap 10:19 10:29 10:49 11:15 11:23 11:02  
Ash Allan Dowdle 11 219 1:06:25 1 lap 12:20 11:14 10:59 10:37 10:36 10:38  
Tim Dave Wallace 12 204 1:07:04 1 lap 10:44 10:44 11:10 11:30 11:20 11:37  
Ash Graham Russell 13 216 1:09:24 1 lap 12:18 11:14 12:11 11:07 11:31 11:04  
Tim Simon Philips 14 212 1:11:39 1 lap 11:32 11:34 11:34 12:15 12:20 12:24  
Oam Blair Selfe 15 215 1:12:34 1 lap 10:01 10:34 10:50 10:50 11:39 18:40  
Tim Dave Hanson 16 201 1:01:28 2 laps 12:46 11:42 12:05 12:10 12:45    
Tim Nigel Shelley 17 223 1:03:48 2 laps 11:24 12:25 13:54 13:14 12:51    
Tim Keith Westoby 18 210 1:06:06 2 laps 13:38 13:24 13:13 12:54 12:57    
—–Tim Sam Rushton (1) 19 106 1:07:50 2 laps 12:50 13:14 12:59 13:50 14:56    
Tim Matthew Milne 20 202 1:08:22 2 laps 13:28 13:27 14:07 13:46 13:34    
Ash Adrian Ryk 21 222 1:08:28 2 laps 13:47 13:31 13:49 13:34 13:47    
—–Tim Lydia Kinsman (2) 22 102 1:08:59 2 laps 13:13 15:04 12:47 14:49 13:05    
—–Oam Oscar Smit 23 206 1:12:54 2 laps 13:33 13:53 14:21 14:37 16:29    
Tim Blair Westoby 24 214 1:13:27 2 laps 14:18 17:26 15:14 11:06 15:22    
Oam Taz Selfe (3) 25 104 1:12:19 3 laps 14:57 17:29 18:00 21:53      
—–Oam Ross McCullock 26 250 1:13:22 3 laps 26:00 16:18 14:25 16:39      
Oam Luke Murdoch 27 211 42:43 4 laps 12:34 12:44 17:25        
Oam Vandy Selfe (4) 28 105 1:12:27 4 laps 19:45 23:28 29:14        
—–Oam Ryan Smit 29 101 1:12:41 4 laps 19:51 23:13 29:38