Kathleen Bortolussi negotiating the barriers did a good job on three hours sleep to get 3rd place behind team mate Janel Lodge in the women's 35 plus. Michelle Perez finished on the podium as well in 5th place.
Mark Howland outrode the field again and won the mens 45 A group.Tim Watson followed in 12th, Tom Fox in 14th and Frank Kalcic in 19th in a large competetive field.
Jeff Traugott made the podium with a clean race and a fine 4th place.Benoit Dubuisson continues to improve at 7th with Bruce Lodge coming in 9th. Allan Bennett also had an improved race coming in 8th. Stella Carey finished 2nd in the womens elite catagory and is building up quite a lead in the overall. She didn't bother with the podium -she would rather spend another hour on the course on her single speed where she rode to 8th. In the 55 plus men I managed to get on the bottom step of the podium yet again with a 5th place. Finally, at the end of the day the elite mens group went off and Dave Wyandt looked good to finish high up until a flat ended his race. Aaron Kereluk in his first race of the season pulled off an excellent 8th place while Jeff Patton continues to have a good season finishing 15th. Both Dave Wyandt and Jason Rawhles raced in the 35 A group but both DNF'd. Will Hall had a spectacular crash in the 35 B group that ended his race early. This was a tricky course with many opportunities for a rider to get thrown off the bike. Not many racers left the CCCX III without some sort of painful memory of the event!