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RRP Midlands XC Series 2011 - Cannock Chase - Round 1

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Published: 11th March, 2011

Entries are flooding in for round 1 of the 2011 RapidRacerProducts Midlands XC Series which takes place at Cannock Chase on Sunday 20th March, with the event already 60% full on pre-entries alone. Enter online here

Here's the lowdown from the organisers on what to expect:

The new 6.5km cloverleaf shaped course is based in the "Tackeroo" area of Cannock Chase, located off Penkridge Bank road (postcode: WS15 2UE) and just North of the Birches Valley visitor centre. The change in location from previous years means ample hard standing car parking and on site water, plus camping is available for the first time on Saturday night (contact to reserve a spot). 

Cross Country (XC) racing is lap based with the number of laps varying for each category, all the way from Elite riders doing 6 laps to Juvenille riders completing 2 laps. Top Elite and Junior riders will be aiming to clock a sub 20 minute lap, with average lap times expected to be 25 minutes. The course does not use the waywarked 'Follow the Dog' and 'The Monkey Trail', so if you have any energy left after your race, there's lots more singletrack still to be ridden! 


09.00 - Registration opens. Course open for practice.

10.30 - Morning Race (Race 1) - Under 18's and over 40's male categories. All female categories.

13.00 - Short Track XC Racing for Under 12's and under 10's (entry on the day only).

14.00 - Afternoon race (Race 2) - All senior male categories (Elite / Expert / Masters / Sport / Go Race).

Podium presentations will follow each race. Female podiums will be combined if there are less than 3 people in each category. There will also be spot prizes for the Go-Race category handed out at each podium presentation.

Thanks to the following local companies and riders for their support of the event: 

Look out next week for an exclusive course preview here on!

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