For information to all members, here are the results of our 50mile Time Trial which incorporates the R A Walker Victory Cup for the Annual S W 50mile road handicap competition. Event Organiser Colin Lowe says he'll see you all on it when you enter next year!
Special thanks to:
Timekeepers (incl. Pushing off and number catching) –
Colin Whitfield and Paul Kitson.
Marshalls – Callum Bowler, Doug Howes, Grant Grieve, Colin Leckonby and Steve Rhodes.
Runners – Jim and Hannah Conlin.
Catering and Refreshments – Lesley Lowe.
Michelle Kilcullen (our Secretary) and Alan Goodwin (our IT Guru) for publicising the Event.
Thankfully the weather was far better than the forecast with not much wind and relatively dry!
1st -Joel Wainman, Team Swift,no.50-again with a superb winning time of 1:45:33 (1min25 faster than 2013!)
2nd – Nigel Haigh, Strategic Lions, no. 20 - a close second in 1:47:05
3rd – Mark Wolstenholme, Team Swift – Arthur Read Jeweller,no.30-an excellent third with 1:48:32
1st Lady – Karen Taylor, East Bradford CC, no.8 with an excellent 2:05:37
1st V 40-49 – Duncan Mullier, Harrogate Nova CC, no. 35 - in 1:49:58 (awarded under the one prize per rider rule re: N Haigh)
1st V 50-59 - Gareth Metcalfe, Otley CC, no. 31 – 1:58:28
and Peter Greenwood, Team Swift, no. 10 - awarded 1st V60+ with a superb 1:52:14
Team Swift won the Team Prize in a combined (3-rider) time of 5:26:19
- consisting of Joel Wainman, Mark Wolstenholme and Peter Greenwood (times as above)
Special mention to Paul Thirling, who won the R A Walker Victory Cup – since 1919 an Annual
50-55 Road Handicap for Stockton Wheeler Riders only. He held off the challenges of Graeme
Carter (4mins Handicap time reduction), Michael Dalton and Jeff Belt (both 14 mins); to win this
prestigious trophy. On Handicap, Michael was 2nd, Graeme 3rd and Jeff 4th. Thanks to Don Urwin for the handicapping.
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