Home‎ > ‎Announcements‎ > ‎

August Club 10 TT Report

posted 16 Aug 2020, 08:17 by Lara Taylor   [ updated 18 Aug 2020, 08:03 ]
It was so good to finally be able to run an event again at Loxwood after having to cancel the April-July events! Loved seeing so much enthusiasm from club members, non-club-members, and volunteers alike. There was a really good vibe and it didn't seem to matter too much that there was no HQ allowed.

Lots of kudos to give out. Firstly to all the teens who rode the course, from the blisteringly fast espoir Sam Clark (trainSharp) (pictured) who didn't seem to mind in the least that he wasn't on the smooth Goodwood tarmac and turned out a 22:25 to conclusively win the TT category by 1:22; to first-timers Yasmin Gubby (VCGH/Lee Valley), Will St Pier (unaffiliated) and Max Powell (Farnham Tri), all of whom looked super strong and determined when I saw them past the B2133/Plaistow Road corner. Yasmin came home in a brilliant 31:56, averaging 18.9mph at age 13! Watch your backs guys! This also meant that she was first female rider home, with Pip Beard 2nd (1st female vet) in 33:20. 

Yasmin's brother Ethan (VCGH/Lee Valley) was the first under-18 road bike home (11th overall) in 27:12, knocking 24 seconds off his PB despite having no big ring for half the course. Very nice!

In the road bike category, Peter Allan (MB Cyclery) was first home in 23:09, coming very close to Will Ranoe's club record of 23:04. Jez Meredith was first VCGHer, in 2nd position, in 23:46, knocking 32 seconds off his previous PB, and Matt Callaghan (unaffiliated) - all the way from Winchester! -  was 3rd in 24:46. 

On the TT bikes, first VCGHer home was Jon Hughes in 23:47 in 2nd position behind Sam Clark. 3rd was Matt Hill in 23:51.

Well done all of you (28 riders in total) for turning up for such an early start on a slightly drizzly morning, and for putting up with all the crazy COVID-related shenanigans.

Also big thanks as usual to my excellent volunteer crew, without whom it wouldn't be possible to run the event. This month's team was:

Start timekeeper, rider recruitment & start-line photos: Will Ranoe
Marshals: Matt Hurst, Ali Siddall, Adrian Waddy, Pete Ross and Frank Eisenhower
Finish timekeeper: Mark Wright
Photographer: Tim Rogers

And thanks to Adrian at Loxwood Sports for accommodating us and for the last minute hand-towel dispensers!