Phan­toms star Shros­bree pushes Hill all the way


The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World of Sport -

A BIG-MONEY BMX event at­tracted rid­ers from across the coun­try.

Al­most £600 of prize money was up for grabs when Peter­bor­ough Phan­toms staged their ‘Golden Ticket’ cash race ex­trav­a­ganza at Her­ling­ton.

And the bulk of the booty, put up by the city coun­cil, went to rac­ers from out­side the area.

Rid­ers in the 16+ age group did bat­tle to get their hands on a prize fund of £345 and it was Nor­wich vet­eran Alan Hill who charged to vic­tory.

He hit the road back to Nor­folk with £150 burn­ing a hole in his pocket while Phan­toms star Arran Shros­bree pushed him hard to take £75 for sec­ond place. Fel­low lo­cals Matthew Allen and Jonathan Hast­ings picked up £10 apiece for sev­enth and eighth-place fin­ishes re­spec­tively in the ‘A’ fi­nal.

The Golden Ticket race – so-called be­cause the age group that con­tested it was de­cided by a ran­dom draw ahead of rac­ing - was worth an ad­di­tional £220.

And that meant a bumper pay day for the rid­ers to shine in the male and fe­male 8/9 bracket. Lochlan Dud­ley of Not­ting­hamshire took vic­tory and the £100 first prize with Phan­toms rider Nathan Wood com­ing home sec­ond for £40. Deb­o­rah Parrish was fur­ther back in fifth.

But it wasn’t all gain – there was plenty of pain for a cou­ple of Phan­toms ped­allers. Jehu Parrish suf­fered a bro­ken arm in a nasty crash in the male/fe­male 10/11 cat­e­gory and Tom Drinkwa­ter fin­ished third in the ‘B’ fi­nal of the male/fe­male 14/15 bracket de­spite break­ing a wrist ear­lier in the week­end.

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