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Mt Taylor Fox Superflow race outright and elite winner Dru Berryman.

Mt Taylor Fox Superflow

Mt Taylor Fox Superflow

Mt Taylor Fox Superflow race outright and elite winner Dru Berryman.

Local domination at Mt Taylor's first Fox Superflow race

Fox Superflow mountain bike racing on the weekend in East Gippsland looks to be the first of many, after a successful event at Mt Taylor.

The Fox Superflow is a gravity enduro-style race by Rocky Trail Entertainment, the Bairnsdale event being only the second Rocky Trail event in Victoria.

Race director Bob Morris said the very social racing format proved incredibly popular with its new Victorian racers – three timed races stages had to be tackled with neutral transition sections in between. All to be completed in any order and up to five attempts on each – the fastest run counted towards the final result. With a possible 15 runs each, SuperMaster (50+) Charles Anderton from South Morang was one of the racers who did them all clocking in over 120 minutes of racing over the weekend.

The incredible performances across all age groups and race categories was outstanding – the East Gippsland MTB racers put on their A-game with Elite racer and former national-level junior Downhiller Dru Berryman from Melbourne the only one to beat the outright time of 15-year old local pinner Nicholas Banson from Bairnsdale. Berryman finished on 18:03.6 with a gap of 2.2 sec to Banson.

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Elite racer Keenan Bird from Traralgon came in third outright in 18:06.1 ahead of Hudson Tarling (18:09.6) – at only 13 year old the local shredder clocked in the second-fastest time on one of the tracks even! Vet racer Brad Matherson, another Bairnsdale racer came in 5th outright in the main acoustic bike division with Jono Krusic from Wurruk the fastest eBiker of the weekend.

The female field at Mt Taylor accounted for almost 13% of the riders, which was above average, said Jo Parker, the Rocky Trail Event Manager at Mt Taylor. “The flexible time schedule and social kind of racing really resonates with our female racers and we look forward to seeing more women join in over the coming months in Victoria”, she said.

The 37-year old local racer Hayley Dean took out the outright win at Mt Taylor. In a race time of 20:01.9 the Vet racer won ahead of Kate Braithwaite from Mt Evelyn (22:47.4) and Berit Barton from South Yarra (23:03.1).

The next Fox Superflow event in Victoria will be at Silvan in April, right after the Canberra race at Stromlo Forest Park.

The Bairnsdale crew (l-r): David Tarling, Nicholas Banson, Brad Matherson, Hudson Tarling:

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