CYCLING: Running man Jake races to second

Eat my dirt: Spalding Cycling Club's xx xx makes tracks at the second round of the Lincolnshire Cyclo Cross League at the Gleed Girls' School. Photo: SG021011-123TW
Eat my dirt: Spalding Cycling Club's xx xx makes tracks at the second round of the Lincolnshire Cyclo Cross League at the Gleed Girls' School. Photo: SG021011-123TW

JAKE Norton produced a remarkable finish as Spalding Cycling Club bossed the U/12 section of the Lincolnshire Cyclo Cross League meet at Alford.

The race was bossed by Spalding’s Matt Ellis, who nailed the race with a blistering start to make it two wins out of three in the league.

But Norton took a dramatic second place after ending the race with his bike in his arms.

On the last lap he sheared off his rear mech and was forced to run with his bike for half the lap to secure the runners-up spot.

In the youth race Sam Bentley was in the hunt for second, but tangled with the race tape after a clash with another rider. He still managed to come home in third place.

Jennifer McAndrew was the first girl home in the same race, as she placed fifth overall. Spalding’s top senior rider was Shane Norton in 20th place, with Ian Fensom 34th.

Lincolnshire Cyclo Cross League (round three, Alford): U/12s – 1st Matt Ellis; 2nd Jake Norton; 3rd Jacob Santry; 4th Robert McAndrew; 6th Warren Eve; 9th Ben Norton; 13th Megan Kendall. Youth – 3rd Sam Bentley; 4th Jake Peel; 5th Jennifer McAndrew; 11th Reece Mordakhan; 13th Harriet Moore. Seniors – 20th Shane Norton; 34th Ian Fensom; 48th Simon Santry; 51st Gary Bentley; 54th Graham McAndrew; 56th Andy Pack.

Lincolnshire Cyclo Cross League (round two, Spalding): U/12s – 1st Jake Norton; 2nd Matt Ellis; 4th Robert McAndrew; 5th Jacob Sentry; 9th Warren Eye; 11th William Gurney; 12 Sophie Wright (2nd girl); 14th Ben Norton; 15th Thomas Brackstone; 16th Molly Peel (3rd girl); 20th Daniel Brackstone; 21st Caitlin Langford (4th girl); 22nd Tom Wright; 24th Edward Gurney; 26th Erin Langford (6th girl); 29th Mimi Gurney (7th girl). Youth – 3rd Sam Bentley (U/16); 5th Jake Peel (U/16); 6th Oliver Fensom (U/16); 11th Jennifer McAndrew (U/14, 2nd girl); 13th Reece Moradkhan (U/14); 17th Harriet Moore (U/14m, 4th girl); 20th Tom Webster (U/14); 22nd Tilly Gurney (U/14, 6th girl). Seniors – 17th Adam Ellis (Vet); 24th Premek Jasnikowski; 27th Shane Norton (Vet); 28th Chris Pratt; 32nd Ian Fensom (Vet 50+); 44th Tom Webster (Vet); 46th Simon Santry (Vet); 50th Andrew Gurney (Vet); 51st Andy Pack (Vet); 53rd Gary Bentley (Vet 50+); 54th Graham McAndrew (Vet); 58th Harry Bellars (Junior); 60th Simon Wright (Vet); 68th Sarah Bentley (Lady 50+).

Lincolnshire Cyclo Cross League (round one, Sleaford): U/12s - 1st Matthew Ellis; 3rd Jacob Sawtry; 4th Robert McAndrew; 9th Megan Kendall (2nd girl); 11th Molly Peel (4th girl); 16th Caitlin Langford (6th girl). Youth - 4th Ollie Fensom; 5th Sam Bentley; 8th Jake Peel; 11th Jennifer McAndrew (1st girl); 13th Reece Moradkhan (5th U/14s); 15th Harriet Moore (7th U/14s); 16th Thomas Webster. Seniors - 13th Adam Ellis (6th Vet); 36th Ian Fensom (5th Vet 50+); 44th Simon Santry (13th Vet); 47th Chris Peel (15th Vet); 51st Graham McAndrew (16th Vet); 54th Andy Pack (18th Vet).