With the World Endurance Mountain Bike Organisation’s (WEMBO) Solo 24hr Championships being held at Mt Stromlo in October, those keen to show some of their cards headed to Dargle Farm for this years JetBlack WSMTB 12hr held on the weekend. Rocky Trail Entertainment the event organisers claim they had more than 350 participants racing across a variety of categories, from solo to teams of four.
It was Jason English, reigning WEMBO champion who claimed the solo elite win after 12 hours of racing at Dargle, for the fifth time in a row. He looked rock solid all day and chalked this win up as good training for the WEMBO Champs later in the year. National Solo 24hr Champion Liz Smith managed the most laps over her competitors in her solo elite category, adding this 2013 win to her 2011 win of the same event.
More than just a handful of goodies were up for grabs in the solo Masters category, with the winner also receiving an entry to the synonymous Crocodile Trophy, an honour valued at over $2500. Masters category dominator Pete Selkrig was viewed as the favourite to take the win, but it was patient super competitor Phil Welsh that moved through the ranks and held off the remaining competition, claiming the Croc Trophy entry.