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Apr 9, 2014

Fog To Dust

Four Wentworth College boys attended the Inter-School Motocross competition in the backblocks of Huntly on Friday 4th April. 

Logan and Jed Murman, along with Henry Williams, headed off with an early start to beat the Auckland traffic. They hit fog at Meremere and had a slow winding journey through Waikato farmland with visibility down to 50m. Nevertheless they arrived with plenty of time to sign in and catch up with Bowen Hopper – the other team member.

On the 'look lap' to get the know the track, the fog was thick and stuck to the boys’ goggles, and they were also coated with an icing of dust from the freshly harvested maize paddock. However the sun eventually burned away the fog, and racing got underway. The damp soon turned to dust and the organisers had to water the track. While the team did not bring home any silverware, they did enjoy racing against 170 other students. Jed took a huge crash at the start of the third round but walked away with only a few bruises.

The Wentworth team hopes they can field a team again next year!