Round 3 Mugdock Cyclocross


A rapid start to the Women's Race. Photo: PaulH211


The expected rain held off (almost) all day for an exciting day of racing at Mugdock Country Park. Over 270 riders braved the mud to take part in the 3rd round of The Tri Centre Scottish Cyclocross Series hosted by Glasgow Mountain Bike Club.

Up first was the Under 12, Under 10 & Under 8 race with the course extended from previous years it was a stong test of the riders skill & fitness. The podiums for the U12 race is as follows:

U8 Boys
1.Lewis Moore
2.Lewis Steel
3.Sam Chisolm

U8 Girls
1.Anna Reid
2.Claire McNeish
3.Katherine MacLeod

U10 Boys
1.Callum Reid
2.Ruaridh Duncan
3.Thomas Aggleton

U10 Girls
1.Niamh Docherty
2.Abby Stewart
3.Rhona Samphier

U12 Boys
1.Cameron Mason
2.Ross Field
3.Robert Fernie

U12 Girls
1.Ellie Park
2.Anna Shackley
3.Ruth Blaikie

Full race 1 results are here.

Next up was a sizeable field of 40 taking to the Youth race. The course was fresh and fast and some super-quick lap times were set. The podium placing for the Youth race are:

U14 Boys
1.Joe Nally
2.Jack Crombie
3.Logan Dow

U14 Girls
1.Emma Borthwick
2.Philippa Samphire
3.Katie Allan

U16 Boys
1.Calum MacGowan
2.Edward Fletcher
3.Francis Webb

U16 Girls
1.Jenna Fenwick
2.Erika Allan
3.Wenna Hastings

Full race 2 results are here.


With the Veteran Men given their own race the women and juniors had plenty of space to rip it up - and they certainly did! The podiums for the Women & Juniors are:

Senior Women:
1.Maddie Robinson
2.Mona Petrie
3.Ruth Fraser-Moodie

Vet Women:
1.Anne Murray
2.Brenda Callander
3.Julie Nimmo

Junior Male:
1.Scott Lindsay
2.Craig Owen
3.Calum Foster

Junior Female:
1.Louise Borthwick

Full race 3 results are here.

Veteran Male:
In the penultimate race of the day, the vet mens race took place on a well churned up course, but this didn't get in the way of some very close racing. Mechanicals and punctures forced a few sprint finishes on foot that would put Ussain Bolt to shame!
Here's the Vet Mens podium:

1.Gary McCrae
2.John McCaffery
3.Franco Porco

Full race 4 results are here.

Senior Male:
The senior mens race was as action packed as ever. The muddy course had the pit teams working hard with bike swaps almost every lap. The rain couldn't hold off all day and a drookit mens podium is as follows:

1.Dan Whitehead
2.Gareth Montgomerie
3.Stevie Jackson

(Call to the top 3 senior men: the organiser forgot to put your prize money in your bags, could you please get in touch with your address so we can post it out to you - sorry!)

Full race 5 results are here.

With all the racing completed and all the podium places set, there is only one other result to announce - The Alpine Bikes Fastest Lap of the Day.....goes to Calum Macgowan. Congratulations, Calum, you win a £50 Alpine Bikes voucher. Email your address to us and we'll stick your voucher in the post.

Fastest laps:
1: Calum Macgowan 05:57 (Race 2, Lap 1) Youth A
2: Ross Green 06:02 (Race 3, Lap 4) Junior
3: Dan Whitehead 06:05 (Race 5, Lap 2) Senoir

That just leaves a big thank you to say to everyone who took part today - invaluable volunteers and enthusiastic racers - all contributing to a fantastic day of racing.

Also, if you have any queries or corrections around the results please email scottishcyclocross@gmail.com.