The Winter 2016 UK OCR League Season is over and it was a tightly fought contest right down to the final race. All results are now in and we're delighted that we can now congratulate the Winter League Champions:
In the main table it really was the most exciting season we've ever had, whilst Ross Brackley had been in the lead from an early stage, it was never guaranteed and the league could have been won by anyone out of him, Ross MacDonald, Conor Hancock or James Appleton - it would have been whoever won Nuclear Rush. Conor and James weren't at Nuclear in the end, so it was between Ross and Ross in a climactic showdown! Ross MacDonald claimed his favourite position of second despite Dave Rogers overtaking him in the final mile of Nuclear, when Ross stopped to stretch out some cramp. This result also moved Dave into third place and this is the first time in five seasons that we've ever had somebody from the Masters (over 40s) category take a podium position in the main table so that is a phenomenal achievement for Dave. Ross Brackley now takes his seat alongside legends of British Obstacle Racing - Jon Albon, James Appleton and Conor Hancock (twice) as a league champion.
Also in the top 10, Tristan Steed did well to hold on to fourth place and the remaining six people achieved top ten positions for the first time so huge congratulations to Nick Day, James Burton, Declan Traynor, Aeron Charity, Sam Farrington and Phil Bearman Junior.
In the ladies table, Freya Martin won by a mile for the third season running and she seems absolutely unstoppable at the moment finishing a whopping 50 points clear of second place. Laura Heywood and Emma Carter also proving that age is no barrier by finishing second and third from the Masters category. It was then very close margins between 3rd and 5th with Ashleigh Cooper and Toni Cupit just a few points behind.
The Masters main table was dominated by Dave Rogers for the second season running but behind him it was very close with only 15 points separating 2nd and 7th. Congratulations to Shaun Wilde and Peter Gilbert for taking second and third.
Last but not least, the Ladies Masters Table had a surprise shock in the final race. Two-time league winner Toni Cupit had been sat in first position since the beginning of the season but, due to an injury, was unable to race at Nuclear and was unexpectedly knocked down to third place. Well done again to Laura Heywood who came second female and Emma Carter who took a top 7% finish to move them both above Toni.
As always, if you're missing points or want to add a team name, just drop us a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All eyes are now on the Summer season and the introduction of our first ever Team League Table - we'll have lots of news on that later today - so make sure that we have your team name and check where you can pick up points here .
Thanks to MyBibNumber for the photo of Ross above.