Over 1,000 riders headed for the Selkirk round of the Merida Marathon Series last weekend, and although the weather did its best to literally put a dampener on proceedings, the riders enjoyed the four courses on offer.
1100 participants were on the starting line on Sunday morning to tackle one of the courses (mini 25km, half 55km, middle 70km and full marathon 88km) on offer.
The first 25km rider crossed the finish line in just over an hour and a half, with the final rider coming in at 6.20pm when the last full marathon rider crossed the line under the red High5 dome. Plenty of mud covered faces crossed line throughout the day decorated with big smiles.
Selkirk has now become one of the most popular on the marathon series, mainly due to its mixture of extensive natural and man made trails.
Event photographer Jon Brooke was out and about at Selkirk, and there are pics of almost every rider here, searchable by rider number. The numbers that were visible through the mud anyway...
Final round of the Merida Marathon Series - Ruthin, North Wales 15-16th September 2007
The last round of the Merida Marathon takes place on 15-16th September. Entry for the event is open and there are places available for all four courses. To find out more about the Ruthin round go to http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/events/ruthin.php or go straight to the entry page.