Sunday, 8 June 2014

Bottrill Best in National 50!


Matthew Bottrill (www.drag2zero.co.uk) won the national 50 mile time trial championship for the second consecutive year, beating Michael Hutchinson (In-Gear Quickfit Trainsharp) by 2 mins 13 secs at Bere Regis in Dorset. The Leicestershire postman and defending champion, was 47 seconds up on Hutchinson at the 25 mile mark, the trip out to the turn at Troy Town is the hillier end of the course and a westerly breeze made it just a little harder. The gap between Bottrill & thirteen-time former champion at the distance, Hutchinson, may not have been significant at half-way but just as in the ladies championship the previous day, it was the stretch on the A31 to Roundhouse that decided the title.
Hutchinson never faltered but Bottrill was in control and looked to be getting faster, catching 5-minute man Adam Topham (High Wycombe CC) with 4 miles to go, his winning time of 1:40:47, a course record. Getting caught was an uncomfortable experience for the current British Best All-Rounder, Topham, was already 2:30 down on Hutchinson at the 25 time check but rallied well to take his first championship medal.
Tejvan Pettinger (SRI CHINMOY CT) had lead Topham by a couple of seconds at half-way, the former Hill Climb champion enjoying the “lumpy” section of the course, Pettinger slipped back to fourth on the flat but was pleased after finishing ninth last year.
Promoted by Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers, both the mens and ladies championships were incident-free, spare a thought, though, for Rob Sherrin (a3crg), 2:05:56, who finished standing up after losing his saddle with a couple of miles to go!
Championship Chat
Matt Bottrill “I felt good, I felt really good, I am in the best shape of my life really and this is just another stepping stone towards the BC champs in a few weeks. We drove sections of the course, it’s a great course, this is what racing is all about, my coach Bob Tobin said I could win by at least 2 minutes, the first 25 I just though, I can win the race here! I really laid it on up to Roundhouse. I have never had to defend a title so it was quite hard I was under a little bit of pressure. When I got the first time check of a minute, that’s 20 watts, I knew I was not going to crack by that much and I got stronger as the race went on. This week I have trained as hard as I have for the last six weeks, it is too close to my target race, I can’t ease up for this, the fifty is important but it is not as important as the National Championships. That is my target of the year, the aim is to win it, I don’t know if Wiggins is riding or Alex (Dowsett), I cannot commit to how I have done it this year and not have the belief that I can go there and win, I have sacrificed so much to be in the best form of my life and worked out what I need to do for that circuit, you need to know how to set the bike up, and I have lost a bit of weight as well. The next goal after the BC Champs is the 25, I have always wanted to win that one.”
Adam Topham "I needed ten more watts but could not find them"
Tejvan Pettinger "Next year hopefully go one better"
Terry Icke (70) 2:00:06, "I think i need to call Age Concern!"
MORE PHOTOS BELOW RESULTS
Results
1 Matthew BOTTRILL WWW.DRAG2ZERO.COM 1:40:47 0:52:04 29.767
2 Michael HUTCHINSON IN-GEAR QUICKVIT TRAINSHIP RT 1:43:00 0:52:51
3 Adam TOPHAM HIGH WYCOMBE CC 1:47:0 0:55:25
4 Tejvan PETTINGER SRI CHINMOY CT 1:48:04 0:55:21 27.761
5 Kevin TYE VELOREFINED AEROSMITHS 1:48:50 0:56:53
6, Brett Harwood TERRY WRIGHT CYCLES 1:49:21
7 Jonathan PARKER PMR@TOACHIM HOUSE 1:50:03 0:57:30 27.260
8 Sean CHILDS ROYAL NAVY &RMCA 1:50:41 0:56:54
9 Charles MITCHELL a3crg 1:50:54 0:57:15 27.051
10 Graeme STIRZAKER a3crg 1:52:08 0:57:27
11 Jon WYNN NORTHOVERS VETS TEAM 1:52:16 0:58:03
12 Nick ENGLISH AW CYCLES.CO.UK 01:53:04
13 Richard SPINK BRISTOL SOUTH CC 01:53:05
14 Gary DIGHTON PRIMERA-SPORTS.COM 01:53:06
15 Andrew PERKINS MID DEVON C.C. 01:53:40
16 Gregory WOODFORD READING CC 01:53:44
17 Robert WEST RST SPORT/AERO-COACH 01:53:58
18 Billy OLIVER RST SPORT/AERO-COACH 01:54:17
19 Stephen WHITEWICK VELOREFINED AEROSMITHS 01:54:21
20 Michael BARNES VELOREFINED AEROSMITHS 01:54:32
21 Edward NICHOLSON IN-GEAR QUICKVIT TRAINSHIP RT 01:54:41
22 LIAM MAYBANK TWICKENHAM CC 01:55:21
23 Simon WILLIAMS DURSLEY RC 01:55:37
24 Daniel McCARTHY VC MEUDON 01:56:13
25 Andy LANGDOWN HAMPSHIRE RC 01:56:13
26 Marc CLOTHIER SOUTH DOWNS BIKES 01:56:16
27 Greg PARKER VC ST RAPHAEL 01:56:20
28 Wayne PITMAN POOLE WHEELERS CC 01:56:31
29 David POLLARD IN-GEAR QUICKVIT TRAINSHIP RT 01:56:33
30 Matthew ROWLEY OXONIAN CC 01:56:34
31 Mark SANDERS MID DEVON C.C. 01:57:43
32 Chris VELLACOTT ROYAL NAVY &RMCA 01:58:18
33 Xavier DISLEY RST SPORT/AERO-COACH 01:58:57
34 Les PICK POOLE WHEELERS CC 01:59:21
35 John GLAYSHER a3crg 01:59:24
36 Tristan DAVENNE NEWBURY RC 01:59:37
37 Christopher WOLTON SOUTHBOROUGH & DISTRICT WHEELERS 01:59:44
38 Oliver MYTTON CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY CC 01:59:47
39 Terry ICKE POOLE WHEELERS CC 02:00:06
40 Glenn LONGLAND ANTELOPE RT 02:00:22
41 Tim SUMMERHAYES KINGSTON WHEELERS 02:00:24
42 Chris SCAWN PLYMOUTH CORINTHIANS CC 02:00:27
43 Stuart PECKHAM NEW FOREST CC 02:00:54
44 Dean LUBIN CICLOS UNO 02:01:06
45 Ben KEIGHTLEY PRIMERA-SPORTS.COM 02:01:18
46 Cliff ROWE B`MOUTH JUBILEE 02:01:21
47 Paul LAMBERT CHIPPENHAM AND DISTRICT WHEELERS 02:01:36
48 Dave MOFFET 1ST CHARD WHS 02:01:38
49 Chris MARTIN YEVOIL CC 02:02:03
50 Jon CLEMAS B`MOUTH JUBILEE 02:02:48
51 Steven PINK CC WEYMOUTH 02:03:04
52 Andi TIMOTHY REVO RACING 02:03:49
53 Ray CLARIDGE GA CYCLES 02:03:59
54 Stuart EDWARDS ROYAL NAVY &RMCA 02:04:53
55 Peter HARRIDGE ICKNEILD R.C. 02:04:57
56 Bryce RIGLAR CC WEYMOUTH 02:04:57
57 Andy MILLWARD YEOVIL CC 02:05:12
58 Tom COX NORTHOVERS VETS TEAM 02:05:17
59 Jerry BROMYARD ROYAL NAVY &RMCA 02:05:20
60 Gerry MCGARR GLOUCESTER CITY CC 02:05:34
61 John MARRINER B`MOUTH JUBILEE 02:05:37
62 Kevin WILLIAMS B`MOUTH JUBILEE 02:05:54
63 Rob SHERRIN a3crg 02:05:56
64 Darren LEWIS POOLE WHEELERS CC 02:06:14
65 Lawcrence DOWN B`MOUTH JUBILEE 02:06:22
66 Vincent HOUNSOME GILLINGHAM & DIST. WH`S 02:07:42
67 Greg MELIA CLIFTON CC YORK 02:07:43
68 Andrew PHIPPS ROYAL NAVY &RMCA 02:08:10
69 Leon MARSHALL ROYAL NAVY &RMCA 02:09:08
70 Richard DAVIDSON POOLE WHEELERS CC 02:10:25
71 Ian DEAKEN MID DEVON C.C. 02:10:50
72 John CLEMIT YEOVIL CC 02:13:34
73 Phil HARVEY B`MOUTH JUBILEE 02:14:29
74 Tim DAY BORN TO BIKE 02:16:26
75 Colin WHITE B`MOUTH JUBILEE 02:16:54
76 Terry BELBIN POOLE WHEELERS CC 02:17:18
77 Graham HUCK DONCASTER WHS CC DON VALLEY CYCLES 02:17:53
78 Andrew JACKSON CC WEYMOUTH 02:20:19
79 Stuart CARRINGTON CC WEYMOUTH 02:31:34

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