Tuesday 19 June 2012

Local Riders,Local Races

Near best for winner Whitewick! Bob Jolliffe reportsd………
THERE were smiling faces around the result board at the end of the Poole Wheelers’ Open 10-mile time trial on Sunday.The previous day’s gale had blown itself out to provide excellent warm conditions which led to a crop of “personals” and near-bests.Totton ace Stephen Whitewick was only seven seconds away from his best to take victory with a 30mph-plus time of 19-36, while Poole Whrs’ Gary Dighton clocked a PB of 20-12 to head clubmates Andy Buddle (third with 20-33) and Paul Jones (fifth with 20-35) to the team win.Fourth place was filled by Sotonian Andrew Bryson (Contre la Montre) with a two-second PB of 20-34.New Forest Cycling Club’s John Heffernan was happy to hew another 10 seconds from his “personal” with 21-35 for 15th, though he felt he “could have given a bit more at the end”.His clubmate Chris Hughes was overjoyed to have lopped a full 26 seconds from his previous best, reducing it to 23-12.Other Southampton area times: Gary Allan (GA Cycles) 21-55, Stephen Wood (Antelope RT) 22-25, Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael [second claim NFCC]) 23-39, Dave England (Crabwood CC) 23-45, Colin Crocker (Sotonia) 24-58, Chris Jolliffe (New Forest CC) 25-59, Norman Harvey (Sotonia) 27-27, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 27-44, Bob Jolliffe (New Forest CC) 28-51.
Weather decimates field
The tips of leaf-laden trees appeared to be touching their roots in the south-westerly gale and cold rain which greeted riders in the rescheduled Hampshire Road Club 10 between Liss and Liphook the previous evening.The event had been postponed from April 28 after a deluge rendered the course unsafe. This time though, the rain was not heavy enough to cause spray issues from passing traffic, but helped contribute to a much-reduced field of just 27 from the original 107.Fastest of those brave enough to start was Tri UK Gatorade’s Pete Younghusband with a cracking 20-53.Bishopstoke’s Andy Rivett (VC St Raphael) took fifth with 21-33 while his teammate and second claim New Forest CC member Martin Beale was eighth with 22-40. New Forest CC veteran Bob Jolliffe was 20th with 28-49 which won him the “Chairman’s Spot Prize”.Other Southampton area times: Alan Sharpen (Sotonia) 26-10, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 28-58.A few miles north at Bentley a couple of hours earlier New Forest CC’s Chris Jolliffe clocked 27-09 in the Hounslow & District Wheelers’ 10 in windy, but dry, weather. Winner there was Wouter Sybrandy (IG-Sigma Sport) with 20-29.Three days earlier, Chris clocked 26-22 in the East Anglian CC 10. Winner was Jim Burgess of Anglia Velo with 21-16.
Lock wins series
Packing in the miles for a seven-day Alpine event has not affected the speed of New Forest Cycling Club’s Gary Lock.He powered around the second and final 10-mile event in the Thorney Hill series in 23min 31sec to take his second victory and win the competition outright with an aggregate time of 47-12.Second place on the night, and overall, went to Ben Boardman who clocked 23-59 to make a final tally of 48-55.“I was pleased,” Gary said after the finish at the summit of Braggers Wood Hill. “Ben’s coming into some form as well. It was fun.”Third place in the second time trial went to Southampton Tri Club’s Peter Wooldridge with 25-03, who is ineligible for the club aggregate competition.So third overall went to Stuart Peckham who was fourth with 25-44 and a total time of 51-23.Steve Roberts was in close contention in fifth place with 25-56 which earned him fourth overall with 52-29.Other qualifying rides (all NFCC): Geri Robinson (27-01and 27-04) 54-05, Dan Mitchell (26-58 and 27-53) 54-51, Keith Bradfield (27-26 and 27-48) 55-14, Richard Rajski (27-16 and 28-00) 55-16, Phil Underwood (27-30 and 27-51) 55-21, Richard Mason (27-24 and 28-07) 55-31, Dave Wilson (27-31 and 28-02) 55-33, Konnor Bracher-Walsh (27-40 and 28-40) 56-20, Peter Weaver (30-00 and 29-20) 59-20, Geoff Weller (30-31 and 30-22) 1-00-53, Anthony Moyle (30-18 and 31-07) 1-01-25.Riders participating in the final event only (NFCC unless stated): Pete Wilson (Bournemouth Arrow CC) 26-49, Jon Brooks (Come and Try It) 26-28, Nick Tattersall 29-09, Sophie Needham (Soton Tri Club) 29-10, Phil Jones 31-06, Ryan Seed (Come and Try It) 32-13.

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