Pollard back on the podium


Enduro rider Jimmy Pollard raced to a podium finish at the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro in Dunedin over the weekend.

Queenstowner Pollard, bouncing back from a thumb injury and overseas racing, took third place at the two-day race.

“I had a few niggly spills and a few bad line choices here and there, but it was good to have a nice run for the last one,” Enduro World Series rider Pollard says.

“The crowd in Dunedin is sensational, every time you come here there is always a massive crowd and some one is waving a chainsaw in your face - that definitely makes you take it up a gear.”

EWS riders Joseph Nation and Rae Morrison took the two top spots, in 44mins 56seconds and 46.6 respectively, while Pollard finished in 46.12.

Meanwhile local riders faced fairly miserable conditions for Queenstown downhill series race 2, held at Remarkables’ original grass track on Saturday.

Arrow Bikes worker Connor Harvey was down in the fastest overall time and won the open men, with a run of 2mins 5secs. Arrow Bikes sponsored the event - so Harvey won a sweet $250 from his boss.

“It was a bit windy and wet but a good day out. The rain held off for the runs, it was awesome.

“I was pretty happy with the result.”

Bob Latchem was fastest woman in 2.26, Kelly McGarry fastest of the ‘old men’ in 2.11, while Simon Read was fastest ‘grom’ (junior) in 2.14.