The conditions for the second Wednesday evening time trial of 2018 at Betteshanger CP were somewhat better than the previous week. it was still a grey and misty evening, but the wind was lighter from the north east, which meant the temperature was still in single figures.
With better conditions came a larger field and some better times were recorded. 47 riders signed on, comprising 10 juniors, 35 seniors and a 2-up pairing.
The fastest junior rider was Charlie Burgess with 25.00, and the fastest girl rider was Scarlett Bates who recorded a time of 28.55. Douglas Tulett took 16 minutes off his PB, and there was an age record for a 6 year old girl for Harriet Butcher (44.46).
It was a close thing for first and second in the senior event, with Nic Fennell just edging out Dan Martin by three seconds. Nic recorded a fine 20.59 to Dan’s 20.59. The fastest woman was Hilary Powell of Adalta CC in 26.11, just ahead Nicola Goodban who was the quickest Thanet RC woman with 26.15. Finally, the father and daughter pairing of Catherine and Andrew Morrell recorded 29.44.
Please see the attached PDF documents for all the times.
This weeks band of helpers was Shawn Manning, Andy Faiers, Colin Robinson, Malcolm Adams, Sue Shields, Terry Fearn and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.