Thursday 13th August P164 Lyndhurst
Checking the rainfall radar and seeing the chance of a relatively clear evening – the gamble paid off and the weather did indeed give us a break from the thunderstorms earlier in the day, with a warm cloudy evening and very light winds.
A combination of holidays and minor injuries/ailments meant that sadly only 5 club members started the championship event, with Colin Yeates posting a fine 24:36 to beat John Winchester’s 25:25 for the win. There was a tight race for the final 3 places, with Supervet David England taking 3rd overall with 28:23. just pipping Simon Hall and Ollie Hollister for the remaining places.
Paul Jones (Primera Sports) was fastest of the visitors with a speedy 20:56, exactly a minute quicker than junior Jacob Schnabel (Meudon Pedal Heaven le Col RT) who pipped Harry Johnson (NoPinz) into 3rd place by 4 seconds, with the last event’s winner Ian Patterson (UTAG) a further 8 seconds back .
Thanks to all the team who made this possible – Roy Budd, John Sanchez-Bisson, Claire Newman – and particular thanks to our friends from Sotonia CC. Mary Corbett, Martin Napier and Norman Harvey.
1 Paul Jones Primera Sports 20:56
2 Jacob Schnabel Meudon Pedal Heaven Le Col RT 21:56
3 Harry Johnson NoPinz 22:00
4 Ian Patterson UTAG 22:08
5 Peter Boustred DHC 22:26
6 Aaron Cooper Fareham Wheelers 22:52
8 Colin Yeates Crabwood CC 24:36
9 Mike Anderson VC Moncontourais 25:11
10 John Winchester Crabwood CC 25:25
11 Debbie Hallett Bournemouth Arrow CC 27:22
12 David England Crabwood CC 28:23
13 Simon Hall Crabwood CC 28:33
14 Ollie Hollister Crabwood CC 28:43
15 Martin Balk 3C Cycle Club 31:26
16 Colin Witt Sotonia CC 33:00