Ellie raced in the Beti Bike Bash 2012, a women's only mountain bike with nearly 300 racers! It was a perfect day for such an event.
She got a great start and was in first place for a long while.
Then she crashed and dropped her chain. By the time she was back in action, she could not catch up and ended up coming in second place. The two other girls on the Jr. 15-18 podium were a few years older than she is. I think she had a good time and she won some great, bright green grips for her bike. She wanted new ones and was happy to win them.