Cycling

Hooper continues her success in South West XC Series with victory at Newnham Park

 PLYMOUTH’S Sharn Hooper continued her success in the South West MTB XC Series at Newnham Park on Sunday.

The Great Britain age group cross duathlete made it three wins out of three in the senior women’s category.

Competing for Southfork Racing, city student Hooper completed four laps of the Plympton-based course in one hour and 13.27 minutes, which was well ahead of Exmoor Bike’s Alicia Hockin, who took second in 1:25.11.

The Newnham Park event, which incorporated the unofficial South West Championships, was the third of four races in the series.

Hooper had also triumphed at Woodbury Common and Hustyn Wood in the opening two legs. The final event will be held at Haldon Forest on June 18.

There was plenty of success for Pilgrim Flyers at Newnham Park at the weekend.

They claimed the top three places in the under-12 boys’ event. Dylan Gorrin won in 23.12 minutes, Oliver Murphy was second in 24.04, with Archie Townsend third in 24.12.

They also filled two of the top three placings in the juvenile male category. Taw Velo’s Ben Rowell won in 58.51 minutes, with Pilgrim’s Jonathan Rockey second in 59.43 and his team-mate Jack Southcott third in 1:00.24.

The under-10 boys’ race was won by Taw Velo’s Louis Garnsworthy in 20.20, with Pilgrim Flyers’ Ben Goldsmith second in 21.50 and Toby Murphy third in 23.31.

Kodie Harmer won the under-10 girls’ race in 20.47, with Ellen Garnsworthy taking victory in the under-12 event in 23.17.

Scarlett-Ivy Dagger triumphed in the under-eight race, with Litchfield’s Jonah Hearn enjoying success in under-eight boys’ category.

Richard Long, competing for Rocking Bikes, took victory in the senior men’s race. He completed five laps in 1:15.27.

Second senior man was Plymouth Corinthians’ Mark Byrne in 1:17.12, with Ed Welsh of Southfork third in 1:18.33.

Pete Dawe was first male vet in an impressive time of 1:16.35.

Full results can be found HERE.

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