MFG #5 Results are now posted for King County CX

King County CX is now in the books, and results are posted here.   What a spectacular day!    Thanks to Rich “Mc Lung” for setting up a fantastically awesome course.

It’s 7:35 pm on Saturday night, and you now have 25 hours to email if you have any result protests.      All result protest requests will be addressed until Sunday night at 7:30 pm Pacific.

Thanks to everyone who made it out to this insanely fun course.    Great flow, international-level course set-up, and a really good time.


    • wow
    • Oct 31, 2009
    • at 7:46 pm

    Wow BILL CRAVEN One and a half minute lead over second place. Time for an upgrade?

    • alex
    • Oct 31, 2009
    • at 9:54 pm

    Great course! Nice work guys.

    • Brian
    • Oct 31, 2009
    • at 10:23 pm

    He’s putting in his upgrade at the end of the season. This is his first season EVER racing CX and he’s a cat 4 on the road. He just found his niche. :)

    • Vandessel
    • Nov 01, 2009
    • at 7:26 am

    Fantastic Course! Kudos to Mc”Lung” and all the MFG crew for pulling this off in such short notice!


    • GregA
    • Nov 01, 2009
    • at 9:17 am

    Great course and a good time. You sure couldn’t tell it was done on such short notice.

    Just wondering how the young lady faired with the ankle. I was there when the Medics showed up and she was holding up well considering the position of her foot relative to her lower leg.
    Hope is bounces back quickly.

    • Greg Moring
    • Nov 01, 2009
    • at 11:11 am

    Why are there no race times for cat 4 masters 45 plus men. Did the ankle bracelets not record times?

    • McNett
    • Nov 01, 2009
    • at 1:20 pm

    That was my favorite course of the season so far. It was fast, the technical parts were fun, and there was ample room to pass. Personally, I almost never really enjoy the SCX Evergreen HS course and had no idea such cool terrain was on the other side of that fence.

    Huge props to the MFG gang for putting together an amazing course on short notice. Also, get well soon to the HB rider who hit the deck during the start of the Cat3 race. That looked gnarly.

    • Nathan
    • Nov 01, 2009
    • at 7:27 pm

    Jodi Connelly (sorry if I spelled it wrong) had successful surgery on her ankle to day. Her husband, Brendon, through the smacks down to day in honor of his wife and took a commanding win in her honor in the 35+ Cat 1/2 field. Brendon said that she is doing well and is good spirits. I’m sure that she will be out soon, ringing a cowbell for all of us, especially her hubby.


    • Hal
    • Nov 01, 2009
    • at 10:10 pm

    Why were times not recorded for many of us? What’s the point of everyone having chips if our time is not recorded? For instance I was in the masters cat4 45+ with a time around 33 minutes, but half of us racers did not have our time in the results even though we definitely came in within the lap cutoffs.

    • Hautacam
    • Nov 02, 2009
    • at 9:12 am

    UNBELIEVEABLE course –truly fantastic — and a great atmosphere. Nice work, MFG!

    I hope you will get the word out if Jodi (90-degrees-from-normal ankle girl) needs help with medical bills. I know the insurance question came up at the scene, and there wasn’t a clear answer at that point. That seemed like a freak accident and it coulda been any of us. Hopefully the CX community can pull together to lessen the burden if insurance won’t cover her treatment.

    • Randy Salamon
    • Nov 02, 2009
    • at 9:25 am

    Does anyone have links to pics from this weekends mfg?

    • Bill
    • Nov 02, 2009
    • at 11:52 am

    Great course! And I would like to also say, as Brian pointed out, this is my first season racing cyclocross. This is a great sport, I would agree that I am probably in the wrong category, BUT how is one supposed to know that without competing, and possibly finishing the way I have.

    MFG crew great course, and look forward to Woodland Park.

    • Cameron
    • Nov 02, 2009
    • at 12:26 pm

    This was a super fun race, good job to the promoters for putting on a well-run event with a great course. This is what all cross races should be like, thanks a lot!

    • mjc
    • Nov 02, 2009
    • at 2:31 pm

    Randy, check out the photos either here on the MFG site or go to Flickr:

    Nice racing out there Randy!


    • mjc
    • Nov 02, 2009
    • at 4:08 pm


    Check out MFGCyclocross on Flickr or see all of right here on the MFG site. New ones just went up. Oh, and yer in there too…


    • Kevin S
    • Nov 02, 2009
    • at 5:02 pm

    Great course! Really fast with fun swoopy sections. Keep up the good work cause we’re all looking forward to Woodland Park!

    • admin
    • Nov 02, 2009
    • at 9:17 pm

    On the timing chips – The use was a free demonstration for us by Winning Time. We were mostly using the chips to count laps and determine lapped riders. From a judging standpoint this is the most difficult part of scoring races so we had them focus on that aspect of the system.

    • Nathan
    • Nov 02, 2009
    • at 9:42 pm

    While I am not “part” of MFG, I understand the timing experiment and how much work is involved with dialing in RFID timing. Both series are experimenting with RFID technology and both are figuring out the in and outs of RFID timing. At this time there are more questions than answers, but as both series gain more experience and gather more data, they will be able to produce accurate results in a short amount of time.

    Patience my friends, in due time all will be right in the timing world.


    • jodi
    • Nov 03, 2009
    • at 9:13 am

    Hi team. Jodi (90 degrees from normal ankle girl) here. A HUGE shout out to MFG race promoters/staff, fella (and fellow) racers, kind spectators, medics, Highline Hospital, and the best blue rooster/sports med clinic teammates in the world. My foot is now back in it’s proper position, and I have titanium to hold my fibula together (yes, TITANIUM). Thanks to ALL of you incredible people. You are why this is the best sport in the world.

    A crazy “turn” of events. Reminds me to watch every corner and not “react” (i.e. dab – keep the foot in!) My toe spikes did their job.

    Thanks for the kind mention of the financial impacts – you are thoughtful folks.

    Again – HUGE kudos to the incredible race promoters, organizers, King County Parks and Highline school district. These guys know how to pull it off. I wish I could have enjoyed the course longer. According to my timing chip, I must still be out there enjoying it! (who do I give this to?)

    Cheers – I will be ringing cowbells at the next race.

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