Monday 21 May 2012

Local Riders,Local Races

Bob Joliiffe writes.......
BRAMSHAW’S Julia Shaw claimed her sixth consecutive 10-mile national 10-mile time trial championship win at Sawtry in Cambridgeshire on Sunday (MAY 20) morning.Riding for Drag2Zero, the popular New Forest-based powerhouse who, like national cycling gem Chris Boardman hails originally from the Wirral, tore around the 10 miles in 22 minutes 27 seconds to beat her nearest challenger Claire Galloway (For Voired RT) by more than a minute-and-a-half.Galloway’s 23-59 was two seconds too quick for London Dynamo’s Rebecca Slack who took bronze.The amazing Michael Hutchinson (In Gear-Quickvit-Trainsharp RT) won the men’s national 10 championship for the ninth time on the same course in the afternoon, clocking 19-40 to beat Matthew Bottrill (Drag2Zero) by 19 seconds while Nicolas Hutchings CS Grupetto) took bronze in 20-22.Totton’s Stephen Whitewick (Contre la Montre) shared 25th place with Hutchinson’s Conall Yates (21-35).
Three out of three for Gilfillan!

Contre la Montre’s James Gilfillan hit a purple patch last week, winning three time trials over three distances in four days.World class Ironman Gilfillan started his rout on Thursday in Bournemouth Arrow’s evening 10, went on to take the Sotonia 25 on Saturday and rounded off with a top performance in the chilly Wessex Road Club 50 on Sunday.Gilfillan won the 50 in a startlingly quick 1-49-59 from teammate Julian Jenkinson 1-51-22 and Poole Wheelers’ Gary Dighton 1-52-03.Southampton University Road Club pair George Crammond and Tim Wallace won the tandem event in 1-54-12. Other Southampton times: Marc Barfoot (Contre la Montre) 2-15-15, Linda Connor (Soton Tri Club) 2-27-24. Stuart Peckham became New Forest CC 50-mile champion when he finished his first test at the distance in an excellent 2-08-25.

Clubmate Chris Hughes, finished four minutes down with 2-12-31. He said: “Now I appreciate how tough a 50 TT is: You hurt in parts of your body that did not know existed."

Club secretary Peter Weaver clocked 2-33-07 while second claim New Forest member Stuart Grace (GA Cycles) finished with 2-13-44.

On Saturday Gilfillan romped around two-and-a-half laps of the Copythorne-based Sotonia CC circuit to win the club’s 25 in 53-52 from Hainault CC’s Russell Kober (54-40).Bournemouth Jubilee Wheeler Dave Pickering was third with 56-23, Shirley-based GA Cycles’ boss Gary Allan took fourth in 57-18 from Sotonia’s Stuart Martingale with 58-06.Two days earlier, Gilfillan won the regular Bournemouth Arrow CC Thursday 10 at Ringwood, ripping around the roughly surfaced “rumble strip” in 21-57, 18 seconds quicker than Primera-Specialized’s Will Stephenson. Third went to the Arrow’s Phil Mosley in 22-27.New Forest’s Stuart Peckham took eighth with 25-09, second claim member Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael) was 12th with 25-43, Howard Doe 14th with 26-05 and Bob Jolliffe 22nd with 30-38.
Bournemouth Arrow 10 results: 1, James Gilfillan, Contre la Montre, 21-57; 2, Will Stephenson, Primera-Specialized 22-15; 3, Phil Mosley, BACC, 22-27; Ian Diaper, BJW, 23-33; 4, Steve Groome, BJW, 23-59; 6, Pete Wilson, BACC, 24-34; 7, Keith Mahon, BACC, 24-41; 8, Stuart Peckham, NFCC, 25-09; 9, John Marriner, BJW, 25-17; 10, Tony Strickland and Richard Stephenson, both BACC, tied with 25-35; 12, Rob Ellis, VC St Raphael, 25-43; 13, Mark Valentine, Poole Whrs, 25-46; 14, Howard Doe, NFCC, 26-05; 15, Richard Wyeth, BACC, 26-47; 16, Brian Garrard, BACC, 26-51; 17, Tom Stubbs, VC10, 27-31; 19, Martin Atkins, BACC, 28-39; 20, Gary Reeves, private trial, 29-02; 21, Ian Taylor, BACC, 30-09; 22, Bob Jolliffe, NFCC, 30-38; 23, Graham Reeves, private trial, 31-59.
Sotonia CC 25 results: 8, Darren Lewis, Poole Whrs, 58-48; 20, William Reed, Tri Team Wessex, 1-06-56; 23, Nick Tattersall, NFCC, 1-10-11; 28, Martin Balk, NFCC, 1-20-13.

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