Bristol Rollapaluza: Results, report and photos.

by Rollapaluza on 06/11/2008

We always guessed that a Rollapaluza in Bristol would be a success, but we were a little surpised with the amount of racers and spectators who turned out on a Wednesday night….amazing! thanks all for coming, we really enjoyed it and will definitely be back. We’re glad we chose Mud-Dock as the venue, what a wicked place thanks Matt, Jerry and all bike-shop and restaurant staff. Thanks too to Iron Horse for sponsoring and providing the excellent “Transit 0.0” bikes as prizes.

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Winner: Marcus Mumford

Rollapaluza Home 

Qualification. (all qualification times at bottom of page).

Qualification photos: here. 

Male final on youtube here.

The Rollapaluza crew managed to rattle through 71 qualifiers in the early hours of the evening…this is one of the highest entries in Rollapaluza and modern roller-race history…coming close to the 88 racers at Rollapaluza Kingspin earlier in the year.

39 male racers came in under 23 seconds (Shaggy just scraped in there)…these are fast times and the qualification cut off time of 22.32 is amazing…..so many riders came cose to this time but not close enough. Some clear early favourites emerged with three riders going under 21 seconds but none of these were to become the eventual winner. Mud Dock manager Matt Carr (World 24h single speed record holder) found his legs less suited to sprinting, qualifying in only 58th place, however Duncan ferris (four cross racer) another Mud Dock employee set a blistering time of 20.04, impressive for his first attempt at Rollapaluza.

8 brave women signed up to race in the female event and Sarah looked good for the win early on with her time being nearly two seconds faster than any of the other ladies.  Rollapaluza friend and Winston’s ex workmate form London courier days rolled in to a stylish last place…four seconds behind Sarah.

Male First Round:

Rollapaluza rules dictate that the fastest qualifiers compete against the slowest, and the form-book was followed for the first few heats until Marcus sensationally overhauled Jamie, shaving over a second off his time, Barney also beat faster qualifier Ben but pro-cyclist Simon Richardson (Plowman Craven) just managed to squeeze through to the next round.

1. Duncan Ferris (20.46) bt Pete Brookbank (22.98)

2. Andy Magnier (20.96) bt John Russell (22.17)

3. Dan Bowen (20.5) bt Dave Coghill (22.7)

4. Rob Reed (20.45) bt Richrd Sanders (22.23)

5. Greg Pittam (20.67) bt James Armstrong (21.07)

6. Marcus Mumford (20.75) bt Jamie Howard (21.58)

7. Barney Wreyford (20.48) bt Ben Brown (21.75

8. Simon Richardson (20.81) bt Chris White (21.02)

Male Quarter Finals:

Racing really started to get close in the quarters, Duncan knocked out road pro Simon becoming the 10th person in Rollapaluza History to go under 20 seconds…..Marcus continued to improve but amazingly had to struggle through two dead heats (and re-runs) with Dan to continue.

1. Duncan Ferris (19.9) bt Simon Richardson (20.54)

2. Andy Magnier (20.4) bt Barney Wreyford (20.68)

3. Marcus Mumford (20.38) bt Dan Bowen (20.88)

4. Rob Reed (20.48) bt Greg Pittam (20.24)

Female Semi Finals:

The two favourites sailed theough this round, however Sarah slowed a little while Nicky got considerably faster!

1. Sarah Barber (24.96) bt Karen Hathway (25.96)

2. Nicky Russell (24.73) bt Fi Spotwood (25.37) 

Male Semi finals:

Duncan continued what looked like his destiny, thrashing Greg in the first semi and historically slipping under 20 seconds to record the fifth fastest Rollapaluza time (of over 7000 participants) and Marcus continued to improve hid time and defeated Andy.

1. Duncan Ferris (19.75) bt Greg Pittam (20.84)

2. Marcus Mumford (2.59) bt Andy Magnier (20.68)

Female Finals:

In the minor final for 3rd and 4th place, Fi set a much faster time, a time that might have got her into the major final, but she was only racing for third.

Sarah always looked like she was going to win and she didn’t disappoint beating Nicki into second place.

1st.  Sarah Barber

2nd. Nicky Russell

3rd. Fi Spotswood

4th. Karen Hathaway

Male Finals:

In the minor final Andy posted his fastest time of the night to claim third place form Greg.

We keep “forgetting” to tell the riders that the Rollapaluza male finals are held over double the distance….1km! Ooops! Duncan and Marcus might have had something to say but we couldn’t hear them for the crowd cheering in agreement of the decision to race a full kilo…in the end the longer distance benfited Marcus who was clearly slower than Duncan and some way behind, until about 350 to go when Duncan started to tire and Marcus’s endurance paid off as he passed him and continued to the win!

1st. Marcus Mumford

2nd. Duncan Ferris

3rd. Andy Magnier

4th. Greg Pittam

Male and female winners walked away with a brand new Iron Horse “transit 0.0” fixed / single speed bike….nice!  

Male Qualififcation:

Name

Time

Age

kph

mph

1

Duncan Ferris

20.04

25

89.8

56.1

2

Andy Magnier

20.64

20

87.2

54.5

3

Dan Bowen

20.87

23

86.2

53.9

4

Rob Reed

21.01

25

85.7

53.5

5

Greg Pittam

21.02

23

85.6

53.5

6

Jamie Howard

21.15

31

85.1

53.2

7

Ben Brown

21.31

22

84.5

52.8

8

Simon Richardson

21.32

25

84.4

52.8

9

Chris White

21.40

84.1

52.6

10

Barney Wreyford

21.54

28

83.6

52.2

11

Marcus Mumford

21.62

29

83.3

52.0

12

James Armstrong

21.84

17

82.4

51.5

13

Richard Sanders

22.14

32

81.3

50.8

14

Dave Coghill

22.15

46

81.3

50.8

15

John Russell

22.24

38

80.9

50.6

16

Pete Brookbank

22.32

37

80.6

50.4

17

John Whittington

22.32

20

80.6

50.4

18

Keir Stone

22.34

18

80.6

50.4

19

Jim Reis

22.36

25

80.5

50.3

20

Adam Barnes

22.40

22

80.4

50.2

21

John Cowley

22.40

38

80.4

50.2

22

Ed Bailey

22.46

25

80.1

50.1

23

Jeremy Humphries

22.46

45

80.1

50.1

24

Ben Hall

22.48

30

80.1

50.0

25

Matt Golding

22.50

30

80.0

50.0

26

Glyn Griffiths

22.59

30

79.7

49.8

27

Dominic Noble

22.61

22

79.6

49.8

28

Will Peskett

22.64

20

79.5

49.7

29

Steve Robinson

22.67

41

79.4

49.6

30

Andy Legge

22.68

32

79.4

49.6

31

Mike Tomlinson

22.68

32

79.4

49.6

32

Micheal Gray

22.68

23

79.4

49.6

33

Rob Smith

22.72

79.2

49.5

34

Ross Grimmett

22.76

29

79.1

49.4

35

Joe Exon

22.76

42

79.1

49.4

36

Nick Blackham

22.81

34

78.9

49.3

37

Steve Green

22.90

31

78.6

49.1

38

George Salt

22.95

31

78.4

49.0

39

Shaggy

22.98

28

78.3

49.0

40

David Beskeen

23.00

24

78.3

48.9

41

G

23.12

25

77.9

48.7

42

Gary Whiteland

23.20

42

77.6

48.5

43

Nobby Clarke

23.24

46

77.5

48.4

44

Toby Whitley

23.64

35

76.1

47.6

45

Anthony Heveningham

23.76

30

75.8

47.3

46

Graeme Woodward

23.82

39

75.6

47.2

47

Rich Miller

23.87

36

75.4

47.1

48

Neil Bromwich

23.89

42

75.3

47.1

49

Ben Fletcher

23.89

28

75.3

47.1

50

Matt Mcmillan

23.93

24

75.2

47.0

51

Craig Dolwin

24.12

26

74.6

46.6

52

Daniel Kempe

24.26

43

74.2

46.4

53

Dave Braidley

24.28

46

74.1

46.3

54

Jim Shaw

24.28

27

74.1

46.3

55

Graham Wadsworth

24.32

26

74.0

46.3

56

Chris Davis

24.39

28

73.8

46.1

57

James Leith

24.53

22

73.4

45.9

58

Matt Carr

24.58

33

73.2

45.8

59

James Sims

24.62

31

73.1

45.7

60

Steven Webster

24.65

30

73.0

45.6

61

Jerry Arron

24.75

52

72.7

45.5

62

Cab Green

24.84

44

72.5

45.3

63

Gordon Stovin

27.10

37

66.4

41.5

Female Qualification:

Name

Time

Age

kph

mph

1

Sarah Barber

24.51

30

73.4

45.9

2

Nicky Russell

26.12

39

68.9

43.1

3

Fi Spotswood

26.14

29

68.9

43.0

4

Karen Hathway

26.17

34

68.8

43.0

5

Celia Way

26.29

25

68.5

42.8

6

Raluca Bunea

26.92

31

66.9

41.8

7

Faye Stewart

27.82

27

64.7

40.4

8

Jo Eastley

28.17

38

63.9

39.9

{ 2 comments }

Clubber November 12, 2008 at 17:15

Go Vegas! Well done Marcus

James November 17, 2008 at 02:05

I was there, and it was one of the best i’ve been to!

It’s been all over the intenet!

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/tra/EventReports2008/20081105_Rollapaluza_Bristol.asp

I even saw it on this random site!

http://trendplanner.com/2008/11/13/spinning-the-bike-trend-with-rollapaluza/

James

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