SEQ Gravity Enduro Toowoomba | Race Report

It was a belated start to the year for the SEQ Gravity Enduro Series in Toowoomba on the weekend but a welcome start for many. Rain and flooding had staved off the start to the series and the clear blue skies and beaming sun were a welcome addition to the weekend. 150 odd riders strapped on a race plate and battled it out for the win in perfect conditions, here’s the race report…..

By Mike Branch | Photography Sam Herbert Media

With weeks of wet weather we were not sure if the race at Toowoomba would go ahead with the trail network like many in South East Queensland suffering from the weather and trail damage as a result. The team at Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club managed to make sure the trails were good to go and the conditions were near perfect for riding bikes down the hill.

A crisp and cold morning greeted riders as the sun slowly poked it’s head over the horizon and blue skies beamed down on Jubilee Park, the scene was set for another great day of racing bikes.

A six stage course ensured even the fittest riders were digging deep by the end of the day and over 1000m of climbing and 21km of riding meant that cramps were not far away for many riders. Despite the lower race numbers for the event there were no shortage of smiles on the faces of many racers and it’s always great to see racing in Toowoomba.

Race Results

Elite Men

  1. Rory McKenzie 16:15.8
  2. Ryan Leutton 16:26
  3. Harry Reibelt 16:30.4

Elite Women

  1. Jessica Hoskins 18:28.5
  2. Elisabeth Fairley 23:23

U19 Men

  1. Nick Maxwell 16:37.2
  2. Max Webb 17:31.2
  3. Marco Millar 17:32.6

U17 Women

  1. Sacha Mills 19:32.9
  2. Sian Townsend 24:44.1

Senior Category Winners

19-29 Men | Jason Henderson

19-29 Women | Katie Lawrance

30-39 Male | Brodie Aitchison

40-49 Male | Steve Purchell

40-49 Women | Sarah Saunders

50+ Men | Robert Stone

E-Bike | Bailey Meares

Junior Category Winners

U17 Men | Oscar Murchison

U15 Men | Oliver Colthup

U15 Women | Zoe Carrick

U13 Men | Kai Lawson

U13 Women | Willow Greenwood

FULL RACE RESULTS HERE

EVENT PHOTO GALLERY HERE

It had been a hot minute since the SEQ Gravity Enduro Series had made it’s way to Toowoomba and it’s the first year that White Lightning has been back behind the reigns. Numbers were a little lower than normal but the year has been a strange one it’s always good to see racing back in there.

EVENT PHOTO GALLERY HERE

This weekend we see racing return to Toowoomba with the Fox Superflow Series and for those looking for a road trip, the SEQ GE series heads to NSW for the Byron Bay round.

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