Saturday, 7 June 2014

National 50, Simmonds Takes First Fifty!




Hayley Simmonds (velosport-PastaMontegrappa), 1:58:36, won the CTT 50 mile time trial championships at her first attempt at the distance. The 25 year old from Cambridge took the coveted title by a scant 41 seconds from Emily Robertson (Luton CC), 1:59:17. Robertson, also riding her first 50 had lead by just 2 seconds at half distance but as the wind began to rise Simmonds strength was the game changer. Bronwen Ewing (TrainSharp RT), 2:01:42,claimed the bronze medal. Ewing was backed up by Lynn Hamel & Karina Bowie to give the Trainsharp outfit the team award.The P418 Upton-Bere Regis course in Dorset is never going to produce super -fast times but concerns over a resurfaced section on the A35 were unfounded and when the forecasted torrential rain failed to appear it turned into a pretty good day!
Chanpionship Chat
Hayley Simmonds
“It was pretty tough, I did not quite know what to expect, and the wind picked up a little bit as well. I had an idea of what power to stick to and tried to hold a constant power, I tried to go out a little conservatively so that I could build up in the second half. It was a strong headwind at Roundhouse, being a bit of a bigger rider I thought right I am going to push it into the wind and managed to hold on to the end. I am not thinking about riding another 50 just yet. I thought it was going to be horrifically bad rain but in the end it was ok. I drove the new chipped section I knew it had been resurfaced but it was no problem, it had bedded down really well”

Emily Robertson
“I think we were the only two on the start sheet that had not ridden a 50, I just prefer the 10s really”


1, HAYLEY SIMMONDS VELOSPORT-PASTA MONTEGRAPPA 1:58:36
2, EMILY ROBERTSON LUTON CC 1:59:17
3, BRONWEN EWING TRAINSHARP RT 2:01:42
4, CRYSTAL SPEARMAN SCUDERIA RT 2:03:45
5, JASMIJN MULLER KINGSTON WHEELERS 2:03:59
6, JODY CONIBEAR HEMEL HEMPSTEAD CC 2:06:39
7, CLARICE CHUNG TWICKENHAM CC 2:06:47
8, LYNN HAMEL TRAINSHARP RT 2:07:17
9, LOUISE MASON VELOREFINED AEROSMITHS 2:08:02
10, ANNA RAILTON CAMBRIDGE CC 2:08:48
11, LIZZY BRAMA BRIGHTON MITRE CC 2:08:59
12, KARINA BOWIE TRAINSHARP RT 2:09:07
13, SOPHIE DOREY GUERNSY VELO CLUB 2:09:11
14, ANDREA PARISH CAMEL VALLEY C&TC 2:09:15
15, ALICE LETHBRIDGE KINGSTON WH 2:09:15
16, EMMA CRADDOCK SOUTHDOWN BIKES 2:10:12
17, RACHAELL MELLOR HOLMFIRTH CC 2:10:18
18, TRICIA GOULDEN WEST SUFFOLK WH 2:11:53
19, TINA REID TRAINSHARP RT 2:11:55
20, REBECCA ANDI REVO RACING 2:12:30
21, KATJA RIETDORF TEAM MILTON KEYNES 2:13:21
22, SARAH WILLIAMSON HEMEL HEMPSTEAD CC 2:13:30
23, LOWENNA SMITH CADENCE RT 2:13: 55
24, CLARE SIMON BONITO SQUADRA CORSE 2:13:58
25, MICHELE ARTHURS REDHILL CCC 2:14 04
26, SARAH NISBETT a3crg 2:14:23
27, STEPHANIE WHEATLEY VERULAM CC 2:26:40
28, DEBORAH SHERIDAN WARWICKSHIRE RC 2:31:55
29, CARAOL MACDONALD HEMEL HEMPSTEAD CC 2:33:35
30, ANNETTE LACY HEMEL HEMPSTEAD CC 2:37:48
MORE TO COME

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