Sian and Maddie fly the flag for Bourne at Nationals

Bourne Wheeler Sian Botteley
Bourne Wheeler Sian Botteley
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Bourne racers Maddie Gammons and Sian Botteley raced in the National Youth and Junior Track Championships at Manchester at the weekend.

Competing in the U14 omnium, Maddie was unlucky to finish 16th out of the 30 competitors.

Only one of the four events that made up the omnium was a bunch race, which is her speciality. Her third place in the scratch race was excellent and would often have lifted her towards a top 10 finish overall. Unfortunately she was a bit off the pace in the timed events where good pace judgement is crucial.

Sian recorded a time of 40.8s for the 500m time trial in her first ever attempt at the distance, for 15th overall.

As one of the youngest juniors at the event, her time was excellent and bodes well for a serious attempt at the discipline next year when she will be a year older but still classed as a junior.

l Bourne Wheelers held their 2Up competition on the Greatford course on Wednesday evening.

On an almost ideal night for racing, fast times were recorded from the 10 pairs that took to the start line.

Quickest of all were James Gelsthorpe and Campbell Pollock who clocked 23m32s for 10 second cushion ahead of runners-up Keith Munton and Andy Barnard. Making up the podium, in third place, were Antony Gough and Tom Comben with 25.07.

The fastest youth pairing was Adam Botteley and Dan Burton with 27.18 while Maddie Gammons and Sian Botteley were the quickest all-girl team with 27.11.

Gerald Bone and Steve Collins were the fastest veteran team with 26.56, while Michael and Jamie Nation were the quickest family team with 30.50.