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Welwyn Omnium Results

The Welwyn Youth Omnium Sunday May 7th

A long and busy day at Gosling Sports Park as the organisers of Round 2 of the South East Youth Omnium. Over 100 riders had pre-entered for the event.

Parts of the race team were there at 8.30am to start preparations for the day – organising the refreshment stock, setting up the signing on desk and the gear check system.

Riders started arriving soon after 9.00am, gazebos erected and the officials and helpers were all in place and ready for the first race at 12 noon

Highlight of the day was the fast and top quality racing in the 29 strong under 16 boys events. VC Londres riders filled the top three positions led by Oscar Nilson–Julian – Oli Stockwell was the top placed Welwyn rider in 9th position with Archie Peet 15th,and Joe Bennett 16th.

Sophie Lewis (CC Ashwell) was the dominant rider in the Under 16 girls event winning all 5 events. Josie Griffin was third and Imogen Chastell (VCL) 4th.

Joe Kiely and Euan Woodliffe finished 3rd and 4th and Tom Sharples 6th in the Under 14 boys group of 25 riders while Ellen Bennett was 7th in the girls series.

Six Wheelers rode in the 25 rider group in the under 12 boys series – Thomas Dixon and Mark Lightfoot (CC Ashwell) finished on equal points in 3rd (but Mark Lightbook had better result in Points race so Thomas Dixon moved to 4th) , Dylan Starkey was 5th with Cormac Nisbet and Thomas Oliver 10th and 12th respectively.

The days racing and the prize presentations were finally completed by 6-15pm and by the time everything was dismantled and packed away it was around 7-00pm. It was a tough and tiring day for both the riders and the ‘race team’ but well worth the effort. One major relief was a day of ‘crash-free’ racing, no ambulances !
Congratulations to Susi Sharples (Race organiser) and the large team of club officials and helpers. A job well done.

The third and final Round of the local Omnium series is at Stratford Olympic Park next Sunday. The top 4 riders in the Under 16 and Under 14 categories based on the results of all three rounds will qualify for the National Final at Herne Hill.

Winter Indoor Track

The Winter Indoor Track season continues to see good form shown by our Youth riders.

Icebreaker Round 2

Josie Griffin and Imogen Chastell represented the club at the second Round of the Icebreaker Series in Newport on Saturday.

The Icebreaker Omnium events attract large entries from around the country and with 41 Youth U16 Female riders on the start list competition is fierce and the standard very high.

Amongst the highlights of the day were Josie and Imogen finishing 3rd and 5th respectively in the qualifying Scratch Race and then in the Scratch final Josie securing an excellent 4th place, with Imogen 12th.

Both riders qualified comfortably for the Points final and in the Points race final it was Imogen impressing to take 6th with Josie securing 8th.

In the overall Omnium standings Josie finished 7th and Imogen 11th both outstanding efforts in a high quality National class field.

London Youth Track League Round 9

The penultimate round of the London Winter Youth Track League produced some great results for Welwyn riders.

In Group 3 Euan Woodliffe picked up a brace of second places in the 1km Dash and Points and was 3rd in the Elimination.

In Group 2 Archie Peet had a fine evening winning both the Elimination and Points race. Tom Sharples impressed as he took 7th in the 1km Dash

In the Youth/Junior Female Group Imogen Chastell picked up third in both the 1km Dash and Points.

Club Track Championships U16, Junior & Senior

The Club Track Championships for the under 16, Junior and Senior riders was run on Wednesday evening at GSP.

Six riders competed in the four  event Omnium format in under 16 group – Will Raymond won all four events to retain his trophy. Nathan Blackmore took second place followed by Gwill Park, Joe Bennett, Freya Butler and Jamie Deane.

Michael Parry and Ben Webster had a close battle in the Junior category. Michael won the 4 lap Time trial while Ben won the Elimination race and the 2 lap Sprint. The winner of the final 6 lap scratch race would determine the overall result. Michael won the scratch race resulting in a tie on 6 points each. In the event of a tie the result of the last race determines the winner so Michael Parry is the Club junior track champion.

The only Senior/Veteran to ride was Ian Hayter

Peter Waghorn

Club Track Championships‏

U14 Two lap Time Trial Time  Time Trial Devil Sprint Scratch Total     Position
 Joe Kiely   1.21.22     2      2      4      1      9       1
 Michael Sumner   1.23.16     3      3      1       2      9       2
 Tom Sharples   1.19.68     1      1      3       5     10       3
 Imogen Chastell   1.23.55     4      6      2       3     15       4
 Jenna Miles   1.27.95     5      4      6       4     19       5
 Ellen Bennett   1.28.84     6      5      5       6     22       6
U12  One lap Time Trial time  Time Trial  Devil  Sprint  Scratch  Total Position
 Euan Woodlife  38.71     1     1     1     1     4       1
 Max Jackson  44.60     2     2     2     2     8       2
 Toby Brown  48.34     4     3     3     3    13       3
 Isaac Whitten  46.86     3     4     4     5    16       4
 Jeremy Landon  50.70     5     5     5     4    19       5
 Beth Bennett  54.52     6     6     6     6    24       6
U10  One lap Time Trial time  Time Trial  Devil  Sprint  Scratch  Total  Position
  Thomas  Dixon  16.1    1    2     1     1    5      1
 Dylan Starkey  16.5    2    1     2     2    7      2
 Fin Woodliffe  17.5    3    3     3     3   12      3
 Rupert Cavill  17.9    4    4     4     4   16      4
 Henry Landon  18.6    5    5     5     5   20      5

Phae one of the Club Track Championshps were held on Wednesday 22nd June at Gosling Sports Park. All riders in the three age groups competed in the 4 event Omnium – Time Trial, Elimination (Devil), Sprint and Scratch race.
In the Under 10 group the final result came down to the sprint finish in the 4 lap scratch race – Thomas Dixon won by inches from Dylan Starkey to clinch victory.
Euan Woodliffe was the clear winner in the Under 12 group winning all four events from Max Jackson.
A close tactical battle in the under 14 category – Tom Sharples won the first two events from Joe Kiely but both riders lost out in the one lap Sprint race by watching each other and ignoring the other riders – Michael Sumner took the sprint. In the final 6 lap scratch Joe Kiely rode away from the field and won by 200m Michael Sumner beat Imogen Chastell on te line to take second spot. This resulted in a tie for first place between Joe Kiley and Mchael Sumner on 9 points. The result of the final race was used to resolve the tie which made Joe Kiely the winner of the under 14 category.
Our thanks to the band of Officials who organised the evening
The club trophies for the top riders – boys and girls – will be awarded at the Club Social Dinner in January 2017.

Cycling Results – Welwyn Wheelers‏

Round 4 of the London Area Omnium series was run at a very sunny Herne Hill on Sunday and the Wheelers achieved some great results in a number of the age related categories.

Josie Griffin and Millie Gage took the top two podium places in the Under 16 girls group while Will Raymond finished 5th in the tough and very competitive under 16 boys events.

Oli Stockwell and Joe Kiely were 5th and 7th in the under 14 group.
The rising star of the day was Euan Woodlife who won the under 12 event in a race long battle with Matti Dodd the winner of the Wheelers Omnium – the final result went down to the last race of the day with Euan taking enough sprint points in the final points race to clinch victory.


There were a good number of the Wheelers riders in the under 10 group – Dylan Starkey was third, Tom Dixon 6th and Finn Woodliffe 9th.

The results in the 4 Omnium events – Lee Valley, Welwyn, Preston Park and Herne Hill – were combined and the top 5 riders in the under 16 and under 14 groups gained qualification for the National Final which will be held in Cardiff in July.

Will Raymond, Josie Griffin, Millie Gage and Imogen Chastell have all qualified for the Final – a great result for the club and congratulations to them all. Eaun Woodlife tied for first place overall with Matti Dodd in the Under 12 series and was disappointed to learn that BC had decided that there would be no National Final for the under 12 riders this year.

Other weekend results – Ellie Cadzow was 3rd, Caia Casciello 7th and Claire Fisk 14th in a Womens road race in Cranfield. Cadzow added a 2nd place in the Peterborough 10 mile time trial on Saturday and Annabel Sill came 3rd.

Lauren Higham was first juvenile and fastest lady rider in the North Road CC 25 mile time trial on Saturday in a PB of 1-10-31. Also, in her first 25 mile TT event, Anneke Prins completed the same 25 mile TT in 1:14:30.