Phantoms ace Leah makes British final

Leah Pearson (left) on the podium.
Leah Pearson (left) on the podium.
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Peterborough Phantoms rider Leah Pearson put in a fantastic performance to reach the final when taking part in the huge HSBC British BMX Championships in Blackpool at the weekend.

The event featured over 1,000 riders from all across the UK and there were over 50 riders in Pearson’s 30+ female cruiser class.

Jazz Newton in action.

Jazz Newton in action.

She was in cracking form in her motos (heats), gaining a win and two second places to breeze into the semi-finals.

There she was second again and went on to claim fifth spot in the A final.

Several other Phantoms riders were in action, racing for the East Anglia region team, and Joseph Carey also looked set for a final placing.

He was competing in the Male 12yrs class and comfortably made it through to the semi-finals. But unluckily for him a crash ended his racing for the day.

Elsewhere, Beth Campbell rode in the female 17+ class and reached the semi-finals where she was eighth while George Fox and Liam Arnett reached the quarter-finals of the Male 7yrs and Male 9yrs respectively.

Bradley Goulding and Jazz Newton rode in the Male 10yrs and both made it through the motos in a field of 84 riders.