Chris Burr, Overall winner Arrowsmith
The first race of the new nationals series format was held at Arrowsmith, this race was the first of the South Island Cup races. The Arrowsimth course was a 42km loop race with a mass start for all competitors.
This made interesting reading for the results. Chris Burr, a supposed retired racer entered On the Day (OTD) in the vet class on a borrowed Santa Cruz Blur XC. He beat the complete field by almost 10 minutes.
There was a good Santa Cruz representation on the podium too.
Aaron Reardon, 2nd
Cathy Hamer, 1st
George Bennett, 3rd
Chris Burr 1st (Overall winner, beating all the pro-elite field)
Craig Phillips, 2nd.