Craig got 6th place Sunday but second overall in 10 time trial series
Craig was competing in the Goodwood classic hilly 27 mile tt.
This was also the final race in the 10 event south dc sporting series.
The sporting course had 2100 ft of climbing involved so wouldn’t be the quickest day on the bike.
After feeling 100 % better than last weeks tt, legs felt good and had a good warm up and legs felt ready to race.
Had a good start with a hill climb straight out the blocks catching my minute man before the top. Good start soon turned no so good as I missed the first right turn and had to turn around and get my rhythm back. I was so angry and went a bit crazy on the descents and think I might of made my time back up there, Maybe loosing 10-15 seconds tops?
The course had 4 major climbs and a few mini lumps thrown in between. I enjoyed every minute of it today as the course had a bit of everything in it, so much better than the normal dual carriageway blasts.
I finished the 27 mile course in 1.10.32 avg 23mph finishing in 6 position out of 39.
1st & 2nd creamed the field, winner clocking a super human 1.04.32.
Back at the Hq it was time to clock up the pints for the south dc sporting series. I finished in 2nd place with a total of 1459 point over the 10 events clocking up 4 1st places, 3 2nd placed and 3 top 10 finishes.
I was only beaten by 34 points, winner had 1493 points with the extra bonus points for having extra team members in the events.
All in all pretty happy with the my first tt season.
Next up is the rttc national championships at thruxton next Sunday.
Lindy gets 3rd place
Wessex league was an epic day of fast and testing course lindy and Peter was racing in the women’s and vet+50 race the 50+ age riders were off first followed by the ladies race approx one minute later Peter was off then followed by the groups with Lindy in
Lindys group waiting to start
Pete and his group waiting to start
Pete’s group was off then they all went up the course and came back via the trees zig zagging there way back
Peter and Dan Colloby having an early battle
Lindy battled her way up through the group
And managed to eventually get away picking of riders every lap
And eventually managed to get to 4th position. Overall and ended up being third fastest lady in her age group and getting on the podium well done Lindy great result yet again for sarum velo
Next race Alex and David
Sorry I wasn’t about for this race but Alex has done a brief ride report as below but we did get a few group photos of Dave and Alex and Pete and Lindy
Report from race from alex below
I Gridded 11th on the day with my average points being 47 I was planning on a good start but that didn’t go to plan as i had a gear changing issue off the start and went backwards (still getting used to Sram).
1st lap I came round in 26th position chasing down groups of people to get where I wanted to in the race, I found myself with a group of 6 guys Tim doole, Chris McGovern, Thomas Nightingale, Lee Rutland, Ryan Keynes.
The group dwindled down over the next four laps which left the threefold us myself, Tim doole & Chris McGovern swapping a changing for the next couple of laps all taking a turn.
The final lap was a case of who could rip who’s legs off knowing it was going down to the sprint for 15th, 16th & 17th.
I blow myself up trying to get away early from the other two which meant I had nothing left for the sprint coming in 17th.
Was a great day and happy with the result considering the start, Lap times were consistent and going into next week at reading and quite looking forward to it.
Thanks for the support as always
Hills Cycles & Fishing Tackle.
Dad for standing on the sidelines week in week out.
Merida Bikes Uk.
(David Brazier was also racing as well in the same race and I’m waiting on some more info from David David came 25th place )
Salisbury tri club Hill climb Results
John Ormshaw above and James Eccleston below
John Ormshaw and James Eccleston took part in the Salisbury Tri Club (STC) Hill Climb Competition on Sunday 8th October. Starting at the junction in Netton and climbing up gradients up to 9% before levelling off for a flat out sprint to the finish line by the Chemring factory (High Post). John was the second rider out of 16 to start, and in 3mins 42s flat crossed the finish line (enough the place 6th place overall). James was the 6th rider on the road. After nailing the start, he settled into a good rhythm whilst reserving a bit of power for the sprint. As the gradient levelled off it was time to jump out of the saddle and stamp on the pedals. Closing in his minute man provided extra motivation, managing to pass rider number 5 just before the finish line. After an anxious wait for the times to be verified, James came 2nd overall by less than two tenths of a second to the 3rd placed rider (in 3mins 16.51s) – only 6.5 seconds off the overall winner of the day. Many thanks to STC and the volunteers for organising such a great local event.
Sunday 15th October will see the final SRAMcc TT of the year around the Woodford valley, where Callum Dunford will aim to improve his previous best of 31mins 32s.
Thanks all for the great reports and results as per normal the club members who put them selves out there week in week out racing all over the region giving us as a club loads of publicity which is great . We are as a club always looking for new members who want to race be it road tt or cx or even mtb come and join us and have some fun racing with the team .