What happened in April

The last few weeks have continued to be busy ones. I’ve set up my workshop and weekly race meetings have commenced. We’ve raced 6 meetings at Leicester, Berwick and Glasgow as well as at home and the team is putting in some great performances. The Monarchs have only dropped two away matches both by a margin of just two points.

We have a very strong team and everyone is scoring really well which has taken the pressure off me to perform a bit as it is taking me a while to firstly sort out my gating and also to get settled on the different track surfaces over here. Before my parents went home they took me over to Denmark to visit the Lund family who I spent time with last year at Outrup. Kristian organized some track time for me at the Outrup Club which has been invaluable to me sorting out my starts. I was fortunate to be able to join in on the Danish Under 21 team practice day and receive a few pointers from their coach. I have also attended the meeting at Newcastle last weekend and participated in some 2nd half rides to familiarize myself with their track prior to our match there soon.

I seem to be improving at each outing though and was able to add some valuable points at our last home match against the Berwick Bandits. I had one particularly good race which earned me the Monarch of the Match award which will inspire me to continue to try my best to contribute to the Monarchs scores at each match.

I’d like to thank my team mates and also the Monarchs administration for being patient with me and allowing me the time to adjust to the conditions over here. The support I’ve received has been fantastic and I hope to continue to improve and help my team to the top of the league ladder this year. We’re looking pretty good so far.

 

Photo courtesy or Ron MacNeill - Max in the Middle
Photo courtesy or Ron MacNeill - Max in the Middle
Photo courtesy of Jack Cupido - Monarch of the Match
Photo courtesy of Jack Cupido - Monarch of the Match