Friday 18 March 2011

Weekly Round Up

• Verwoods Darren Kenny came away with three gold medals from the Para-Cycling World track championships held in Montichiari, Italy over the weekend. Kenny lead a British 1-2-3 in the 3km Individual pursuit, successfully defending his title ahead of teammates Shaun McKeon & Rik Waddon. Waddon had to settle for silver in the 1Kilometre TT as Kenny again proved too fast. On the final day of competition the Paralympic champion made it a hatrick of gold’s, breaking the world record to win the men’s team sprint. Former Bournemouth Jubilee Wheeler, Barney Storey picked up two silver medals, originally from Corfe Mullen, Storey was riding as Tandem Pilot for visually impaired stoker Anthony Kappes. Missing gold by 200ths of a second to GB pair Craig MacLean & Neil Fachie in the Kilo, Storey and Kappes won the first of the three leg match sprint final. The second leg went to Fachie & MacLean to set up a thrilling decider with the two British tandems nearly colliding before Fachie & MacLean stole it on the line. Barney’s wife, Sarah won gold in the 500m TT and the Individual pursuit, a 2nd claim member of Bournemouth Jubilee, she is aiming to become the first women to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics. Born with no left hand, Storey was the first disabled athlete to compete for England at the Commonwealth Games after switching from swimming 5 years ago.
• Gary Dighton (Poole Wheelers) posted a super fast time of 56.09 to win the club 25 mile time trial. The former national record holder for the distance is getting back to his best form and will start favourite for this weekends Bournemouth Jubilee hilly 42km time trial. Riders expected to challenge Dighton on the testing Lulworth Cove course will be Adam Topham (High Wycombe CC), Paul Jones and Dave Pickering ((BJW).
• Bournemouth Arrow junior, Will Stephenson outsprinted experienced club mate Steve Moss to take 3rd place at the Mountbatten circuit in Portsmouth.

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