Due to the popularity of the evening “10’s” with club members, this week the size of the field was increased from 40 to 50 riders. In the end, 46 riders took part due to a few late withdrawals. Once again, the weather was warm and sunny, but this week the wind had picked up. On the whole, times were slightly slower, although a few riders did improve by a small margin.
As in previous weeks, we had a good field of junior riders. Making her debut was 11 year old Nina Reid, who rode well on a difficult night for a first outing. Fastest junior this week was Sam Hodge with 24.11, whilst 2nd place went to the fastest girl rider, Catherine Morrell, in a time of 26.11.
Second claim member Chris Fennell of the Independent Pedaler was quickest senior rider with a good time of 19.07. Second place and first Thanet RC member was Nic Fennell with 20.29. On her first evening “10” of the year, Sophie Driscoll was top woman rider. Sophie’s time was 26.14.
The times of all riders can be found in the attached PDF files.
Ours thanks as always go out to our helpers. This week, they were Jo Smith, Mike Kirkness, Andrew Morrell, Brian Hood, Jez Dack, Terry Fearn, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.