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GALLERY: Dartmoor Velo impress at South West Mountain Bike XC Championships at Newnham Park

DARTMOOR Velo enjoyed plenty of success as Plympton’s Newnham Park hosted the South West Mountain Bike Cross Country Championships on Sunday.

Riders were treated to glorious sunshine at the event, which also incorporated round three of the SWXC Series.

Dartmoor led the way in the junior races. Lara Dix took victory in the youth female category, ahead of Mid-Devon’s Eva Fox and Plymouth Flyers’ Poppy Fitzgerald.

In the juvenile female race, Dartmoor’s Orla White claimed the honours, with her team-mate Aoife Scawn second.

In the juvenile male event, Matthew Holmes grabbed the title ahead of Dartmoor’s Freddie Day in second, while Max Standen won the youth male category.

Dartmoor claimed a double at under-10 level, with Bryony Medland winning the girls’ race and Charlie Day the boys’ event.

Mid-Devon’s Ben Ward won the under-12 event, ahead of Dartmoor’s Samuel Medland, while Lauren Fox was the winner of the under-12 girls’ race.

Georgia Smith secured the under-eight crown, with Dartmoor’s Harriet Day third, while Douglas Cook won the boys’ under-eight event.

In the senior race, Leo White took a convincing victory in the expert male category, ahead of Alex Rhodes and Ed Welsh.

Jack Southcott won the elite male event, with Jack Jee and Luke Eggar making up the podium.

There was a good junior men’s race, where Ollie Murphy held off the challenge of Ewan Dix and Tom Hocking.

Richard Gorst was first male vet, with Anthony White winning the grand vet title and Chris Seavell the super vet category.

Plymouth Corinthians’ Kari Eilertsen won the women’s expert title, ahead of Saint Piran’s Jenny Bolsom.

Saint Piran’s Christina Wiejack was first elite woman ahead of Davina McLelland and Libby Harman.

Mid-Devon’s Georgia Vaines was first female vet and Miriam Whitehurst was first female grand vet.

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