This Sunday sees the fifth round of the 2013 XC NPS run at Slade Valley by IMBRC. The event is a two time winner of event of the year in the past and the technical singletrack is in phenomenal condition following the good weather which is set to stay for the weekend.
The 6km course has been changed somewhat from previous editions but still maintains the core of the award winning course. Expect fast and flowey singletrack with some lung buster kickers just to keep you on your toes. Slade valley has it all and the IMBRC crew have worked hard on the course to weather proof it regardless of the conditions.
Saturday is practice day in the morning but also sees the running of the now famous Team Relay from 1pm. Essentially it is based around teams of 3 but restrictions arise with regard to the team make up from different categories. This is to prevent teams of S1 or S2 racers dominating – you can only have one rider from S1 per team. Full details here. The event is always a riot so be sure to register.
Back to the main event on the Sunday though. Full details here.
Please note the €5 surcharge for registering on the day and use the link here to pre-register!
Start times are as follows:
11:00 U8, U10 U12 Short Course
12:00 U14, U16, S4 MEN, S3 WOMEN
13:00 > 13:30 prize-giving for above categories approx
14:00 Junior, S1Men, S2 Men, S3 Men, S1 Women, S2 Women