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Army Represented At National Cyclo-Cross Event

The event is part of a three-month tournament across the UK.

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Library image of the Army cycling team.

Two of the Army’s Cyclo-Cross team have competed at the National Trophy CX Series in York.

Captain Simon Hale was part of the Veteran Men 50-59 race while Warrant Officer Jason Marriott raced in the Veteran Men 40-49 category.

Capt Hale secured the higher finish as he came in tenth on the race while WO2 Marriott was not far behind in his race with a 29th placed standing.

During the race, athletes combine riding and running with a heavy focus on their bike handling. The course in York brings riders the challenge of knee-deep mud as well as tarmac and sand.

The result in York means Capt Hale is in a strong position on the Veteran Men 50-59 table heading into the final two races of the campaign. He sits in eleventh just a point behind Bill Kay of the MTS Cycle Sport team in ninth.

Meanwhile, WO2 Marriott is 44th in his category but could climb into the top 20 with positive results in the closing two events.

Ipswich is the host of the next race on the December 8 while the competition closes out in Shrewsbury on the January 5 2019.