by Jamie Mack

Competition was tight this weekend. Conditions were tough, but the strong have shown through. And we’re not even talking about the races! Cyclocross Magazine congratulates Beth Hamon for submitting “Race Report: Cross Crusade #4” which has been judged the winning entry in the first edition of Cyclocross Magazine’s Best Race Report Contest #2.

Beth Hamon (R) wins CXM's Race Report Contest #2. photo: courtesy Team Beer

Beth Hamon (R) wins CXM's Race Report Contest #2. photo: courtesy Team Beer

Congratulations Beth! Watch out for her on her way to her next race. She’ll be cruising in organized style with her special edition Timbuk2 messenger bag (that we paid for ourselves).

Well, as the season continues so do the contest. Race Report Contest #3 starts now. Cyclocross Magazine announces the continued search for the best race reports. Race reports from the weekends of 10/31-11/1 and 11/7-11/8 should be submitted on the cowbell forums. Come on, Halloween and cyclocross? How can that not produce some entertaining stories?

Prizes this week should encourage CXM’s loyal readers and racers to step up their game. Up for grabs are a pair of Hutchinson Piranha cyclocross tires to help you make your way through the turns on your next race. And when you reach the podium, we’ll help you look the part with the ultra-cool, Sachs CFR T-Shirt.

Here are the rules: (Read them to qualify for prizes and avoid public shaming)

Original content only. Nothing that has published elsewhere will be allowed and posting links to your blog doesn’t count. We want to see the text right there in the forums. Posting a link on a blog or other site to your race report on CXM is encouraged.

Extra credit for photos or videos. Friends, enemies and strangers are welcome to comment in judgment. That might influence us.

Contest will end November 11, 2009.

Race reports for this edition of the contest should be from races held from 10/29 – 11/11.

USA residents only, void where prohibited. If the winner is in Belgium, or otherwise outside of the USA, she will be required to cover travel expenses so that CXM staff can hand deliver the prize.

Other than that, it doesn’t matter is you rode in the biblical East Coast slop, epic Silver Lake sand, NorCal’s heat or in your local Wednesday night training race, we just want to hear about it.

Companies, wealthy individuals or generous cyclocross fans: Wanna sponsor our next contest? Contact us if you want some affordable promo to our 300,000 online visitors!