It's all change at the top of Mudstacle's UK OCR League tables, after an exciting two days of racing at Nuclear Rush. We now have THREE new leaders...
Read the news below or go straight to visit the updated tables here.
In the ladies' table, Becky Neal took home the win by several minutes at Rush, which jumps her from third to first. She's now the first athlete to score over 400 points this season. Breaking through the 400 barrier is a rarity but I've got a feeling we'll be seeing a fair few more this season, as the standard has got so much higher.
Nuclear Phoenix (formerly known as Team Phoenix OCR) had a cracking weekend on their home turf with three podiums: Becky's win being backed up by two bronze medals for Dasos Gonnella and new entry to the league Ruth Goodwin. They also hit a fourth place and two others in the top twenty which has boosted their team score by an astonishing 125 points. They're now well ahead of third place and the question has to be posed... Can they catch the Mudstacle Machines?? A few more weekends like the one just gone and they might be in with a chance!
In the men's table, Mudstacle Machine Jason Brunnock (pictured, above left) sneaks just ahead of teammate Ross Brackley to move into first place. Jason came second on Saturday in a nail-bitingly close finale that saw Dasos and Sam Farrington from Nuclear Phoenix and Dave Rogers and Jason from Mudstacle Machines all within seconds of each other, as they came to the final few obstacles. Jason just about clinched the silver, but only by a few seconds.
Tristan won on Saturday by around 90 seconds ahead of the pack, but he is still only on two scores. That said, the two scores he has got are the highest two scores by anybody all season, so there's little doubt he'll move into a fairly untouchable position at the top when he scores his third race.
In the ladies masters table, Muddy Race's Laura Heywood came second at Nuclear Rush, which moves her into first place, just two points ahead of Dom Searle. Emma Carter came 11th which puts her into fourth. There are a lot of really great racers in the ladies' masters table that are still on two scores (Emma included) and it could turn out to be a really close top ten.
Last but not least, in the men's masters table, James Clancy and Matt Igglesdon scored strongly at Nuclear to move them into second and fifth in the table respectively. We'd also like to welcome new entry Tony Leary into the league, who was the second fastest master at Nuclear and I'm sure will be targeting podium positions in the league once he's got a couple more scores under his name. Table leader Dave Rogers (pictured, right) came fifth to retain his strong position at the top.
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.