Woodland Riders Round 3 – 2013

It was Round 3 of the Woodland Riders Winter Series at Tavistock and after taking the overall win at the last round I could not wait! After a super early start on the Sunday morning we drove through just about every possible type of weather on our journey down to Devon. We arrived to the muddy but sunny venue nice and early so we could walk the course before practise began. The course started off very flat with a few really boggy flat corners and jumps, It then continued over the first road and into a long straight full of flowy jumps, the track then continued through a few more technical muddy sections before crossing the final fire road and jumping into the last rooty corners before the finish line. After the first practise run I found that the course was a lot slower rolling than I thought it would be due to how boggy and flat it was, which meant even though it was quite short it was fairly physical and good training for the longer tracks to come. On my first race run I made a few mistakes but managed a time of 1.20.109 which put me in 2nd in Junior, 3 seconds off of 1st place but I was confident I could make up some time! My dad (Rich Marzetti) had a good first race run and got a time of 1.33.837 which placed him 3rd in Veterans. My second race run went better and I went faster with a time of 1.18.802 so I stayed 2nd in Junior but moved up to 3rd overall which I was happy with. My dad made a few mistakes in his second run so he went slower but stayed 3rd in Veterans which was great considering he hasnt raced for over a year! It was another podium for me which meant my podium streak is now 7 in a row. I am now looking forward to the big races coming up at Bringewood for the Round 1 of the Pearce Cycles Series and Combe Sydenham for the First BDS.

Curtis Saunders
Curtis Saunders
Sam Marzetti
Sam Marzetti
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