Monster Cross Event 11 September 2016 Catton Hall Derbyshire

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Monster Cross Event 11 September 2016 Catton Hall Derbyshire

Post by Woolfie on Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:24 am

Monster Cross Event 11 September 2016 Catton Hall Derbyshire

http://grit.cx/events/2016/06/whats-that-coming-over-the-hill-another-cross-event

http://www.fulcrum-events.co.uk/#!monster-cross/cpax

We have received word of a new UK based ‘cross race with a twist, and we reckon it’s going to be pretty damn popular.

Created by a group of folk who have been involved in the original MTB enduro format pretty much since the beginning (back when enduro was simply an abbreviation of endurance and meant riding for a long time, without need for pink goggles, cans of Red Bull and ALL the suspension), this is a little longer than your regular CX race – 3 hours long to be precise. Something this long clearly deserved a suitably gnarly name, so Monster Cross was born.

Now, if a regular ‘cross race leaves you in tatters and cramping as you cross the finish line after a mere hour, 180 minutes of burning lungs and legs may all sound a little too much like hard work. Fortunately there is a team of three option on offer, although we are sure many of the tough boys and girls will want to stay out for the duration.

Other than length, the race format will be pretty much as per any other standard ‘cross race. Line up at 11am, wait for the start, then ride like stink around a lapped course as many times as possible until the bell tells you the end is near. Curious as to what the course looks like? Fear not, the organisers have very kindly provided a video recording of the highlights of a lap for you to peruse and research crafty lines.

Monster Cross will be held at Catton Hall, Derbyshire and venue of the legendary Sleepless in the Saddle (SITS) 24 hour MTB race until just a few years ago. The race will be held on 11 September 2016. Entry will cost £25 for a solo racer, or £40 for a team of three.

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Re: Monster Cross Event 11 September 2016 Catton Hall Derbyshire

Post by Woolfie on Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:24 am

MONSTER CROSS - Like Cross But More Cross

We love cross. Cross is awesome. But sometimes we’re left wanting more, feeling like it’s over all too soon. That’s where Monster Cross comes in – it’s like cross, but more cross. Awesome like cyclocross but with more awesomeness; 3 hours long and featuring more course, with more singletrack, more run ups, more hurdles and more cowbells.



THE FORMAT

The course at Monster Cross is longer than that of a normal cx race at approximately 6km in length & will have plenty of interesting features to keep you wanting to go out for another lap. The race starts at 11am, simply complete as many laps as possible in 3hrs.



THE CATEGORIES

Race categories are open to solo riders and teams of three. Open to all riders over 16 years of age.



Solo riders - See if you can strike the balance of intensity & endurance to complete as many laps as possible before the bell rings to call in the final lap. Entry fee £25 per rider.



Teams of three - Sprint, change, sprint, change, repeat. Teams of three can handover every lap to race as fast as humanly possible over the entire duration. Every lap can be approached like the opening lap of a normal cx race. Entry fee is £40 per team.



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THE VENUE

Monster Cross is being held at Catton Hall, Walton Upon Trent, DE12 8LN. The site is close to the A38 so has great access from the M1, M42 & M6.



THE COURSE

We're making sure that there's plenty to get your teeth stuck into to keep things interesting & engaging every lap. Please take a look at the following course preview video to get a taste of what's in store. If things get wet and messy, don't worry as we have a dedicated jet washing area by the pits/handover area.



Further details of the format, rules and event site will be released ahead of the event.

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