TURBO training might be torture to many, but for Ben Boardman it brings results.
Hour-long sessions “do it” for Ben, with 40 or 45 minutes of power training translating into some classy rides out on the open road,writes Bob Jolliffe..................
With some good rides under his belt already this year, he scored a win in New Forest CC’s first evening 10-mile time trial of the 2013 season with a time of 23min 6sec to beat Southampton challenger, GA Cycles’ Gary Allan, by 22 seconds.
Third place went to Boardman’s New Forest CC clubmate James Bannister with a personal best of 23-35 on a none-too-easy evening on the Ringwood-Sopley course.
Fourth went to New Forest junior Hugo Walters with a quality 24-21 which beat his “minute-man” Stuart Peckham’s 24-56 and pushed him back to fifth.
Sixth place went to Tom Butler, back in the saddle after becoming a dad, with a rewarding 25-01.
Another welcome returnee, Sean Williams, took first place in division two of the season-long 10 league with 27-14 from Keith Bradfield who was two seconds slower.
Division three victory went to Phil Walby with 29-49 from veteran Pete Hawker with 33-20.
Others (New Forest CC unless stated): Jono Parker Davis 25-39, Geri Robinson and Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael/second claim NFCC) tied with 25-57, Andrew Hanley 26-11, Phil Underwood 27-20, Richard Rajski 27-28, Dan Mitchell 27-33, Nick Kearley 28-01, Neil Stevenson 28-03, Peter Weaver 28-11, Geoff Weller and Phill Harris tied with 28-15, Chris Conrath 28-37, Peter Trunwitt (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers) 29-14.
Saturday's Crabwood 10 "off"
Heavy rain, flooding and the threat of hidden potholes on the course led to the postponement of Crabwood CC's 70th Anniversary 10-mile time trial south of Ringwood on Saturday afternoon. Organiser Claire Newman said she would investigate the possibility of running the event later in the year.
Ader wins Tour of Lod Valley
Prolific winner Sebastian Ader took another victory in ...a3crg's 23-mile Tour of the Lod Valley at Fernhurst on Sunday.
Ader, from the promoting club, won in 53min 4sec, 52 seconds faster than Southampton's Harry Bustrode (Peter Hansford Racing).
Bulstrode's teammate Philip Peters was third with 56-39