Finally, we had some decent weather on a Wednesday for the 10 mile time trial at Betteshanger CP. As a result of better conditions, we had a good field of 45 riders taking part. The senior field included a number of guests from Ashford Tri Club, who used the event for their club time trial championship.
The weather was warm, sunny, with just a light breeze from the north east. As a result of better conditions, rider’s times showed a marked improvement over previous weeks.
In spite of a good turnout, there was just 3 juniors taking part. George Pittock was quickest with 23.45, whilst Catherine Morrell was fastest girl in a time of 25.42. Having a go at his first time trial was Henry Urand who posted a time of 29.20.
Shawn Manning was top of the senior times with 21.25, with Velorefined’s Mark Hill coming second in 21.52. Third place went to the first of the Ashford Tri riders, Alex Milne, in a time of 22.02. Folkestone VC’s Charmaine Pullen was fastest woman with 24.41, with Faye Faiers coming in as fastest Thanet RC woman with 26.02. Finally, Sue Shields and Andy McCall gave the “new” tandem an outing before taking part in this weekend’s Kent CA at Betteshanger. Their time was 26.21.
All times can be found in the attached files.
Thanks this week go to Gary Pullen, Terry Fearn, Seb Dickson, Andrew Morrell, Julie Abbot and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.