The Suffering Race certainly lived up to its name with a brutally hilly 13 mile Pain And Suffering course last weekend. For the second week running, we saw another exceptionally exciting women's race with just six minutes separating the top three. A small margin considering the length and brutality of the race.
Read the news below or go straight to visit the updated tables here.
With five members of the Mudstacle Machines racing at Suffering and ALL FIVE hitting podiums in their respective races, including Clare 'Miller' Rees (pictured above) who destroyed the women's course record for the Relentless challenge. It's no surprise that the Machines go straight to the top of the team league. They've got a lead of over 200 points on the second placed Team Nuts, with Team Kitbrix just behind in third. We really should be looking out for the likes of RPCC and Team Phoenix who have the next highest scoring averages, but haven't yet hit their twelve results minimum to take their place in the higher echelons of the table.
In the ladies' competition, Andrea Berquez from Team Kitbrix has increased her total to an impressive 375 points, putting her way out ahead at the top of the table. Only Andrea and Jo Shelmerdine in second have hit their three scores, but the likes of Becky Neal or Natasha Mansell in third and fourth would still have to score a first place victory to dethrone Andrea.
Looking at the men, we have a tie at the top of the table! RPCC's Chris Shipley is neck and neck with Daniel Titcomb from Team SLI365 (formerly known as the British Army team). As always with a tie, we look at the decimal places from our very precise points calculations and this gives Daniel the slight edge as he's a half point ahead. Rich Enderby from Team Kitbrix moves into third.
There's no change in the ladies masters's table, with Carrie Webb still slightly ahead of Toni Cupit, but Mudstacle Machine Dom Searle did her first race of the season and came second at the Suffering Race - an amazing result against a very strong field of women.
In the men's masters table, Nick Taylor-Komar has clung on to the top spot for another week, but he is the only member on three scores. Lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce for the top of the league are Paul Furness, Michael Midgley and Matt Igglesdon who are all still on two results. Jason Burgess did amazingly at Suffering to win overall, but as that was his first race of the season, he's still got a way to go.
To view all league tables, visit the UK OCR League Website
Also note that the points allocation tables are slightly differently this season, with all race results going into the same table. This means that you can search by name or team name to see all of that person or team's results in one place, without having to go through multiple tables.
As always, if you're missing any points or would like to add a team name, just drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.