National 4X Champs 2013

National champs is always an important race to me, I love supporting the UK series and it means a lot to me to wear the national flag on my sleeve for the year. National champs this year were held at Bridgenorth, we have not raced this track for a few years in the British series so it was good to return here. It was a double rounder weekend with round 5 of the national series on Saturday and the Champs on Sunday.
Saturday went well for me, I managed to win all my motos and knock out heats and got through to the final. The gate dropped for the finals and I got the snap and led to the first corner. I managed to stay clear of trouble and held a clean run to the finish line to take the win for round 5.
After the nice evening resting my legs in the hotel swimming pool it was straight to bed ready for champs in the morning. National Champs are ran in the same format as a Pro Tour with a qualifying run and straight in to knock out heats. I had a smooth run for qualifying with only one small mistake but it was good enough to hold the lead and take the win.
After a long break we were back racing, for my semi-final i had a real bad gate but managed to power ahead by the first jump to edge ahead and take the lead. I had smooth run from here on and took the win placing me through to the finals.
As the gate dropped for the finals I got the snap and tried to power ahead, as I got in to the first corner I could hear the girls close behind me. I tried to keep as smooth as possible to keep the lead but could hear them chasing the entire way. As we dropped in to the last corner I pedalled as hard as possible and crossed the line first taking my 4th consecutive National Champs title. Im so happy I get to keep my sleeve for another year and I had such a great weekend racing everyone.

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