A look back at the 2016 season from Blair Buss

So the end of the season has finally come, a really mixed bag of ups and downs.

The season started well with several good results in the Yorkshire Spoco series, which was a target for 2016. This was followed as most of you know with a serious illness mid-April to the end of May.

Having to miss out on quite a few important races, June started a return to racing and the results were okay, but plenty of room for improvement. With more training and racing my form steadily improved. I still continued to race the Spoco series and managed to win the Vets and 3rd overall.

In August I managed to help the Yorkshire group win the National Vets 25 team title, this was soon followed by the Emergency Services TT Championships in early September. With a poor ride in the 10 mile race on Saturday , a big effort was required on Sundays 25 mile, luckily I was able to do this and came away with the British Fire Service Vet Time Trial title.

I decided to prolong my season until the middle of October to have a go at the closed circuit champs at Thruxton, it was very hard to keep motivated after a long and difficult season ,but the champs went well and I gave it my all, finishing 6th in my age group (the old farts) 50-55.

This season would not have been possible without the continuing support of Simon Fearnley and Keith Davey at SSLL. Also a massive thank you to Matt Clinton for his coaching advice this season, and to our main sponsors #Nopinz #OTE.

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