NEWS: Hawks get first podium in a decade

Hethersett Hawks / Swinton & Co had a rider on a British Championship podium for the first time in ten years.

Roger Carter finished third in the British 60+ Championship which was staged in conjunction with the Over 40s Championship at Harford Park in Norwich. Roger, who first raced for the Hawks Club in its early days of the late 1960s, but did not race again until he made a comeback in 2002, reached the Over-40s final at the fourth qualifying stage and went on to score 6 points, one less than his Grand Vet rival Les Stevens from East London.

Way out in front with 12 points was Bob Prince from Birmingham winning his fourth consecutive Over-60s title. Tim Grimes, racing in the Over-40s, was unlucky to slip when well-placed in one qualifying race. He missed the cut but left his best race till last when, in a battle for reserve places, he passed two opponents to go forward to the Final as first reserve.

Katie Adams was a member of the Eastern Region Women’s team that lost 67-53 to the Midlands at Leicester before going on to finish third in the Senior D Final in the Grand Prix. Four days earlier she had won the Norfolk Grand Prix Ladies round at Spixworth with Alfie Nixon winning the Under-10 category.

Katie could be in action again this Saturday at Ipswich in the British Youth & Junior National Round.