Race Results

Interested in how my racing is going? You'll find all my results for this season and back to 2014 on this page.


2016


In 2016 I'll continue to race in the Expert category for the British XC Series and the Elite/Expert category for the Scottish XC Series.  I'll still be doing as many XC races as I can but I'm going to turn my training focus back towards what I'm best at: Endurance racing.  Here are my planned races and results so far:

27/03 - 10th at SXC Round 1, Laggan
03/04 - BCXC Round 1, Pembrey (Wales)
24/04 - BCXC Round 2, Newnham (Plymouth)
01/05 - SXC Round 2, Dunoon
05/05 - Ingliston Crit Series Round 1, Edinburgh (Road Criterium)
12/05 - Ingliston Crit Series Round 2, Edinburgh (Road Criterium)
15/05 - BCXC Round 3, Dalby
22/05 - SXC Round 3, Cathkin
28/05 - Glentress Seven, Peebles
31/05 - Ingliston Crit Series Round 4, Edinburgh (Road Criterium)
12/06 - BCXC Round 4, Fforest Fields (Wales)
19/06 - Crit Under the Castle, Stirling (Road Criterium)
25/06 - Ten Under the Ben, Fort William
03/07 - SXC Round 4, Dalbeattie
17/07 - British XC Championships, Cathkin
31/07 - Manx 100, Isle of Man
07/08 - BCXC Round 5, Cannock Chase
21/08 - SXC Round 5, Fife
28/08 - JWCC Admiralty Road Race, Barmill
18/09 - SXC Round 6, Forfar
24/09 - Tour de Ben Nevis, Fort William
29/10 - 24 Hour UK Championships (Relentless 24), Fort William


2015



In 2015 I moved up to the Expert category for my races in the British XC Series and the Elite/Expert category for my races in the Scottish XC Series.  It's fair to say I'd like to put 2015 behind me.  I started the year unwell, was hit with illness and unbelievable hayfever symptoms that meant I missed races mid-season, and then was hit with a lymph gland infection at the end of the season.  To top all that off, I had my first ever mechanicals in a race - a puncture at the Scottish Championships and an issue with my rear derailleur at the British Championships!  It's all part of the learning curve though and I got a good insight into the challenge of moving up to the Expert category in XC racing.SXC Elite/Expert Overall Series - 6th

SXC Round 1 - 9th
BCXC Round 1 - 64th
BCXC Round 2 - 55th
SXC Round 2 - 9th
Brit XCM Champs - 33rd
BCXC Round 3 - 56th
SXC Round 3 - 5th
Brit XC Champs - DNF
BCXC Round 4 - 44th
SXC Round 5 - DNF



2014


In my first year of "serious" racing I competed in the Masters category of the British and Scottish XC Series and was delighted with how well I did for my first season racing XC.  I also squeezed in a few of my more traditional Endurance races and did well in them too, culminating in a bronze medal in my category at the 24 hour solo mountain bike World Championships!

SXC Overall - 2nd
Scottish Champs - 3rd
BCXC Overall - 18th


SXC Round 1 - 4th
BCXC Round 1 - 31st
SXC Round 2 - 1st
BCXC Round 2 - 22nd
Brit XCM Champs - 55
SXC Round 3 - 4th
Glentress Seven - 7th
BCXC Round 3 - 18th
TUTB - 3rd
BCXC Round 4 - DNF
Brit XC Champs - 21st
SXC Round 4 - 2nd
BCXC Round 5 - 17th
SXC Round 5 - 3rd
TDBN - 9th
WEMBO - 3rd