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.