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Club 10 TT #3: 19 June

posted 19 Jun 2021, 05:16 by vcgh chair   [ updated 19 Jun 2021, 05:16 ]
Great to see 19 riders at this morning's TT, especially given the total disappearance of our recent sunny conditions! I suppose I should just be grateful yesterday's torrential rain stayed away.

Skiff was in its usual awful state (not re-surfaced last month as hoped), and a bit of debris on the roads after the rains added an extra je ne sais quoi, as did the horses moseying through Kirdford mid-TT: Who knew horses were allowed to ride two abreast as well! 

Well done to all riders and thanks for supporting the event. I hope the reappearance of refreshments (albeit outside) made the early start more palatable.

In the TT bike category, Chris Carroll smashed it in 24:15 with a 42-second PB, putting him 8th on the all time club leaderboard. James Andrews was 2nd (1st vet) with a 15-second PB of 24:56, his recent spate of racing clearly paying off; and Elliot Brown was 3rd in 26:14. Helen McClure was first female TT bike in 31:26.

In the road bike category, Jon Hughes was first in 24:34, Ben Brown was second with a 12-second PB of 25:43, and Mark Pritchard was 3rd in 25:54. New PBs also from Andrew McIntosh (equalling his previous), Paul Marsh (53 seconds) and Will St Pier (56 seconds).

In the female road bikes, brand new VCGH member (though still racing for Magspeed Racing), Natalie Creswick, was first (5th overall) in a blistering 26:29. Natalie was also in 2nd vet position - only 8 seconds behind Jon (the VTTA vet standards handicapping system affords men and women over 40 an even playing field). 2nd female RB was Fran Bratt in 27:51, and 3rd was Caroline Julian with a 25-second PB of 31:34. Great to see women making up over 25% of the field today!

I know you'll all join me in thanking the great team of volunteers who made it possible to run the event today, and kept plying you with refreshments from inside the clubhouse. This month that team was:

Course setup: Brian Waters
Marshals: Laura Senior, Ali Siddall, Frank Eisenhower, Pete Ross and Brian Waters
Start Timekeeper: Matt Hurst
Finish Timekeeper: Mark Wright
Refreshments: Matt Hurst, Brian Waters, Pete Ross

Full results are here.
Next event is 17th July. Hope to see you there!