Racing News Round-up

The competition at the HSBC UK National Mountain Bike XC Championships was fast and furious yesterday. With a twisty turny, technically testing course to tackle, both fitness and technical capability were to be key to getting a good result.

Hattie Harnden 2019 NationalsBut our two young exceptionally talented lady superstars from Malvern certainly didn’t disappoint. After a very difficult time recently for Evie being sidelined with a troubling knee injury, how fab it was to see her back to winning ways, and to take the Under 23 National Jersey once again. With a dominating display of true grit and determination, Evie stormed to victory with a clear 6 minute advantage as she crossed the finish line.
But earlier in the day, it was Hattie who would also put in a fantastic performance too in the Junior Women cat, to pull on the National Jersey yet once again. But Hattie didn’t quite have the same advantage as Evie, and was pushed quite hard from behind by the other girls who were desperate to take the National crown away from her. But Hattie kept her cool through the technical sections, kept the gas on, and took a very deserved win in front of the excitedly awaiting crowd.

Les Dalley

Evie Richards

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