Finally a Full Triangle!

Finally, after months of a shortened course due to temporary traffic lights, the club’s racers managed to face the full 12.5mile Triangle course (including the ‘Mountain’). Despite some strong gusty winds during the day, it wasn’t enough to put off those eager to race. A field of ten club riders (plus one guest) turned up, and despite the conditions managed PBs, including in some cases (John Raftery) bettering times set many years ago as a teenager!

Fastest time on the night was guest rider Daniel Jay-Webster with a time (on fixed gear!) of 29:31, and fastest club rider was Chris Stokes in 32:08.  Fastest on handicap was Steve Broadley, with a scaled time of 31:31.

With main rival Tony Wild marshaling, Tom Broadley managed to create a gap in the overall points competition, giving him a lead of 11 points.  As the season nears its denoument, can he hold on!

There are two events next week.  A 15 at Walshford on Tuesday (not a championship event as I erroneously suggested last week), and a 12.5 Triangle on Thursday at Arthington. If you can marshal at these, it would be appreciated.

Results

12.5mile Results

Rider Guest 12.5 Time Handicap 12.5 on Handicap Overall Posn Club Posn on Handicap Points
Daniel Jay-Webster Yes 00:29:31 1
Chris Stokes No 00:32:08 -00:00:35 00:32:43 2 8 3
Helen Goldthorpe No 00:32:16 00:00:29 00:31:47 3 3 8
Liam Mealey No 00:33:17 00:00:06 00:33:11 4 9 2
John Armitstead No 00:33:52 00:01:25 00:32:27 5 7 4
John Raftery No 00:35:03 00:00:46 00:34:17 6 10 1
John Buddle No 00:35:42 00:03:29 00:32:13 7 6 5
Tom Broadley No 00:36:44 00:04:54 00:31:50 8 4 7
Steve Gaunt No 00:37:12 00:05:27 00:31:45 9 2 9
Sheldon Howcroft No 00:37:55 00:05:49 00:32:06 10 5 6
Steve Broadley No 00:42:59 00:11:28 00:31:31 11 1 10

Overall Points

Rider Total
Tom Broadley 60
Tony Wild 49
Chris Stokes 42
Jon Hobbs 37
Sam Ward 35
Helen Goldthorpe 35
Sheldon Howcroft 30
Steve Broadley 30
Phil Mason 29
Claire Jessop 25
Liam Mealey 24
Tim Garwell 20
Tim Howcroft 18
Ian Cullen 16
John Raftery 16
James Cullen 15
John Buddle 15
Steve Gaunt 15
Chris Yates 11
Ben Craggs 10
Jonathan Allen 10
James Allen 9
Greg Jessop 9
Rebecca Middlebrooke 8
Harry Hunt 8
Thomas Brown 7
John Armitstead 7