Today I raced at Thruxton in a race they call “The end of season points chaser”!
I was really nervous after my last two outings at Thruxton which hadn’t gone to plan. In one race I had two boys with me in a break and neither would do any work which was very frustrating, and the last time there I had a rider cut across my front wheel resulting in a crash and a badly cut, zombie leg kind of injury – although I still managed to get back in to the race.
Today, however, was really awesome!!
I knew I wouldn’t be as quick as in the middle of race season because of having a cold and being stuck in to my winter training now which isn’t race focussed. However it was really nice to race one final time because I enjoy the whole wind blowing in your face bit as you attack the pack, the friendly atmosphere, and just everything about racing!
The race went well, I got off to a great start and was soon in an established break of 6 riders. I did a fair amount of work on the front, and still had enough energy at the end to make a reasonable sprint for the line. I managed to get 2nd with a very speedy finish.
It was a nice day for what is probably my last race in the under 12 category… time to look to riding harder and faster in the under 14’s!