Two Golds for GB today at the 2018 World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships (WMMBTOC) in the Long race today.
Overnight rain made the conditions for this race even tougher than was expected with winning times increased by 15-25% by the muddy conditions. On a very hilly course this affected optimum route choice with longer routes with better traction winning out.
The conditions favoured both Killian Lomas (M50) and Charlie Somers-Cocks (W55) winning Gold.
Congratulations to Killian and Charlie on your Gold winning performances today in the Long today.
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In the Women's Elite Long distance race today! Clare Dallimore gained her best ever position in the Women's Elite in 4th place just over a minute from Finn Antonio Haga in bronze, cementing her place in the World Ranking top ten. Andy Conn, Steven Hale and Sarah Bayliss all came 4th in M50, M55 and W50 respectively. Clare's father Nick and mother Caroline both came 5th in M60 and W60 to complete a succesful day for the GB team in Budapest.
More information and full results can be found here.