Stroud Green’s win in the League’s trophy competition — which had seemed already a certainty half way through the season — was secured last Friday with another emphatic win at Round 6 in Downhills Park.
The school notched up 250 points over the day’s 16 races — and won six of them.
North Harringay came second with 237 points. They were the best-performing school when it came to the finals, taking three B-finals and two A-finals.
Risley were close behind NHP with 233 points, despite only winning one race, the Boys’ 24” heat.
St. Aidan’s came fourth on the day in points, winning the Girls 26” B-final and the Boys 26” A-final.
Belmont struggled to compete with a reduced team of eight riders. That didn’t stop them winning the Boys 26” second heat, however, and they finished the day with 139 points.
See the full results and points-per-school.
With only each school’s best 5 rounds counting for the end-of-season tally, Stroud Green’s position at the top of the standings was beyond reach by the end of the day.
The five schools tackled another technically challenging course, with a series of tight turns and switchbacks compressed into a single, circular zone bounded by sweeping turns and a fast return straight.
We may hear a collective sigh of relief when the schools come back for the final round next month to find they’ll be racing on a simple oval course for a day of grass track racing, followed by the trophy presentation.