McNamara blitzes King Nelba at Enduro

Callum McNamara set the pace from the outset of the King Nelba 75km ride in Sunday's Tathra Mountain Bike Enduro ride.

McNamara held the edge in every loop of the track to establish a five-minute lead, finishing the course in blistering pace of three hours, 45 minutes and 17 seconds.

His nearest rivals were remarkably both in their 50s with Paul Morgan finishing a close second with three hours and 50 minutes, while third fell to Trent Moore just two minutes and 30 seconds further behind.

Suzie Kluth was the leading women's rider, wrapping up 75km of pristine Tathra single track in four hours, 28 minutes.

Runner-up was Ebony Tanzen finishing in four hours and 44 minutes, with third place to Claudia Fiess in five hours 27 minutes with just four women contesting the weekend's longest distance.

There was a strong field of about 40 riders taking part in the 75km distance, which opened Sunday's major events with a race start at 8am from the Tathra Beach Country Club.

Brisk conditions greeted the early risers, but conditions quickly warmed and many riders embraced the filtered sunshine through the sweeping bushland bends.

Meanwhile, the later Mitas 50km was one of the biggest yet with a whopping 150 riders taking part.

Tathra's own Charlie Todd took line honours in the debut e-bike class finishing the 50km event in the impressive time of two hours, 10 minutes.

Just 45 seconds behind was the leading pedal-power rider with under 19s contender Dylan George heading up the pack in two hours and 11 minutes.

Matt McAuliffe was third, finishing just a further four minutes behind the leading pair of riders.

There were 18 ladies in the 50km course and the leader was Sam Reinhardt, finishing the course in two hours and 54 minutes.

Runner-up was Tara Sutherland just four minutes behind the event leader, while the winning e-bike rider was Bernadette Serone with a time of three hours and 19 minutes.

Paul Cuthbert was the best of the singlespeed riders - finishing fourth in the King Nelba event.

The 25km distance also attracted a huge field of 104 riders meaning almost 300 riders took part in the longer Sunday distance events alone, while organisers were also thrilled with the response to the shorter Lap-it-Up and children's classes that were held on Saturday.

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