Words & Photos: Angus Cairney
On the weekend, Greenvalleys Mountain Bike Park and Wollongong Mountain Bike Club held their annual event, East Coast Titles, for the third year running. Always a popular event with riders and spectators alike, there was racing in enduro, cross country and downhill, as well as a whip-off.
Sunday’s Downhill did not disappoint either, with big names like Tom Crimmins and Tegan Molloy out for the occasion, racing was high speed and exciting. This event allowed riders two runs on the same track, and their best run would count. In Elite Male, Tom Crimmins took out the win, 2.5 seconds ahead of whip off champion Pat Butler who slotted into Second place. Tim Eaton also performed well taking Third. Special mention to Jon Gatt, finishing just 6 seconds off the pace on his XC bike. Elite Women also saw some exciting racing, with only 0.36 seconds separating Tegan Molloy (First) and Sian Ahern (Second), followed by Kellie Weinert in Third. Chris Palser rode into First place in Under 19 male, which was another highly contested category.
Overall, the weekend was a great success, and a big congratulations is due for Nick from Greenvalleys and Wollongong Mountain Bike Club for running another successful event for the third year in a row.
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