Successful 4th Round of the Yakima Sunshine MTB Series

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Round 4 of the Yakima Sunshine Series at Adare yesterday. We had approximately 200 riders which is the biggest round 4 number I can remember ever hearing, so it’s a bumper year in XC racing. Big thanks to Ange Skirving for driving things from the TRC end, thanks to my wonderful wife Karen for never stopping behind the scenes all day, thanks so much to Chris Cowell, Heather Carfrae and Sharon Jones for helping in rego and canteen.

Thanks Haydz and Fleur for being super reliable and just fun to work with. Thanks to JR for Commissaire and starting duties and for being great fun to commentate with. Thanks a million to Oppy for building “Oppywood” and giving the riders a brand new adventure, and also to Lach and Connor Carfrae, iSaac and Wil Taylor, Nathan Cowell and Nicko and Mitch for digging, hacking, cutting, shovelling, dragging mowing and making a great track.

Thanks to Fiona Thorne for organising sponsorship and driving the vegie box concept each year and to Barden Produce for sourcing and packaging them up for us.Thanks to Grant and the helpful crew from Gatton Power Sports who generously support us with ATVs to use for our Marshalling and Management purposes. Thanks to Michelle and Colleen in LVRC Events for their enthusiasm and ongoing support.

And lastly thanks to all the riders who make a track into a race track. If I missed anyone, I owe them a beer!