Great turn out at the East Anglian championships, lots of racing with some catergories involving 7 races and some people had entered more than one catergory, so quite a work out. Brilliant performance by the Panthers who dominated the U8 and U10 groups and two of the top three in the U13 and vets.
Due to the Kesgrave Panther’s success in the recent British Team Competitions they were honoured with the front page of the local In Touch Magazine. This is distributed to every house within the club’s main catchment area of Kesgarve and Rushmere.
Included was a report inside and mention of the successful Monday club night training sessions, open to all new comers.
In another freely distributed local magazine – “Kesgrave News” (that also has an online version) there was a nice feature on page 19 of the July edition. It can be seen here: http://www.kesgravenews.org.uk/
The article mentioned that the Panthers had held the Under 10 team title for 7 consecutive years and also retained the Under 13 title. Also that the veterans team reaching their final as well.
The Under 10 team British event has been a highlight of the clubs success over recent years and has been something that many of the new youngsters starting out in the sport have been inspired by.
Only a few Panthers travelled upto Leicester for the first round of the National stage; Kesgrave and Ipswich qualifying from the Eastern region.
Well done to Magnus (3rd) and Ollie (1st) for getting trophies in the U8 and U12 catergories.
Been a very busy calendar over the last few days. Big turn out for the Suffolk Individual Championships, 11 events at our home track, typical British summers day of sunshine and torrential rain. Well done to all the riders, good to see that Panthers girls doing so well in the U10, hopefully next year we can get a few more in the older events.
Photos from recent meetings below
At the club competition had the chance to get a photo of the U10 and U13 British Team Champions – will have to photoshop in Tommy and Zak in later
P.S. Great to see the site had 124 unqiue visitors and almost 4,000 views in the last week
In a word Awesome – only a small team of Panthers travelled to sunny Wolverhampton (not normally something you hear in the same sentence) but they certainly delivered. All the teams got to the finals and we retained our U10 and U13 titles.
Brilliant performance from all the teams; in the over 40s you could tell the other teams were very wary of a 2nd Kesgrave win so rode very defensively, the U10 was very close but Charlie Beaton was superb to win the run off (a mature / quality ride) and the experienced U13 team dominated the heats and the final. To drop only one point in the first round of the event from gate 4 is incredible – I think this really shook up the competition. Great team ride and special mention to Lewis and Jake who both secured maximum points.
Now that sadly there will be no longer an U10 competition, it does mean that our 2016 team of Charlie Beaton, Noah Woodhouse, Tommy Rope, Charlie Parr and Lucas Woodhouse will be reigning British champions for ever!!
Well done to our friends at Ipswich Speedway for putting out such a comprehensive team that covered all the team events and are worthy winners of the overal team cup.
Its time for all membership forms to be returned to Sarah so can you please do so over the next couple of weeks.
Also a reminder that if you want to race then you will need to get a racing licence so please check your one is up to date and renew if necessary. If you are new and dont know how then please come and see Sarah or i in the tuck shop and we will give you the forms.
For those that attended our AGM then you will be aware that we will need the tuck shop to be covered on a monday evening and plan to do this on a rota basis. Sarah will bring the rota along next week so please add your name to it if you can help out.
I was also asked today where you can get shirts from so I have added the link to this website so you can purchase shirts. www.sportsclass.com/Kesgrave
Starting on Monday 21st March from 6.15pm to 7.45pm is Under 10 and new riders. (please note that if the end time is too late then feel free to take your child home early but please let Peter (trainer) know that you are doing this)
Starting on Tuesday 22nd March from 6.15pm to 7.30pm is Under 11 to Under 16 riders. (younger riders are by invite only). From 7.30pm to 8.30pm is senior training and is for those racing in senior division 1 & 2. Anybody not racing in these 2 teams is again by invite only.
Please ask if you are unsure what your child should be doing ?
Also please note that if you cannot do your scheduled day then it is ok for riders to do the other day, however please let me know if this is the case.
Any problems please let me know ?
Another great performance from the Panthers; clean sweep in the Under 10 with Archie, Noah and Charlie P doing the honours, Lewis and Jake coming 1st and 2nd in the Under 13 and Lewis getting 3rd in the Under 16.