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Corder and Moss beat the muddy conditions to become West Midlands League Champions

Stratford Editorial 18th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SPENCER Corder and Tamsin Moss ploughed through the mud at Newport in Shropshire to become West Midlands League champions.

Such were the quagmire conditions that bikes came to a near standstill at times to scrape off the mid or to change bikes.

Despite the races being tougher than ever, Stratford has 18 riders get to the finish line in a variety of events.

But Moss kept going through to win the under-sixes race, finishing 27 seconds clear of the field, and clinch the title.

Corder also raced to victory in the under-10s race, finishing 43 seconds ahead of team-mate Lewis Tinsley, who had a 27-seconds gap to the next rider. Jo Gregg was 15th.

In the under-eights section, Callum Moss finished eighth and Davis Hird was 13th in the under-14s. He was followed by Conor Murphy (24th), Freddie Jones (28th) and Thomas Clarke (29th).

Anabel Jones was eighth and Bethany Ellis ninth in the under-12s race.

At senior level, Ian Tinsley has been Stratford’s most consistent rider. He continued his top-ten places with tenth spot in the under-45s section.

David Pugh was 22nd in the senior race and Danny Murphy 33rd in the under-45s.

Veteran racers Nigel Jones took 17th place in the under-50s race and Teresa Lewis was 97th and third woman home.