Mike Anton writes…
Biggest turnout of the season
Dull conditions certainly didn’t deter the biggest field of year on Tuesday’s 10. In fact not only was it the largest turnout thus far, it was the closest run battle for the top three placings, we had three ladies out and the junior battle continues.
With Mr & Mrs Williams back over for a couple of weeks it was nice to see Sarah out riding round t’ Horne along with Gary flashing his Spanish tan whilst putting in a very respectable time on his road bike.
Another lady we don’t see enough of is Ange Nainby who comfortably claimed fastest lady even if it wasn’t her quickest ever time. It would also be good to see Carla racing again but we’ll let her off this time as she was marshalling.
Before getting on to the top three, the battle amongst the junior riders is hotting up with Dan clocking a course best 29:19 to claim top spot. Jed was second on 29:26 with Rob unluckily getting stuck on two separate junctions. His time of 31:39 reflecting this misfortune.
With Mr Dennis away on London South Duties, it was down to Messrs, Bashford Blackmore and Macinnes to vie for the top spot and this they duly did, with Alan claiming the top spot by just 2 seconds.
Final mention must go to new visitor Steve Warner who rode his first ever 10. The route of the course has been known to trip a few people up so not only did Steve pass this little inauguration, he also put in a very commendable time of 28:57.
Results Alan Macinnes 24:11 Mark Bashford 24:13 Paul Blackmore 24:18 Simon Neave 25:03 Gary Williams 25:25 Richard Woodward 26:41 Paul Winkley 27:12 Ian Thompson 28:27 Steve Warner 28:57 Dan Farmer 29:19 Jed Kafetz 29:26 Robin Johnson 30:34 Ange Nainby 30:36 Robert Thompson 31:39 John Geal 32:17 David Kafetz 34:57 Sarah Williams 36:02 Timekeeping: Chris Daniels, Mick Robinson Pushing off: Richard Blackmore / Mike Anton Marshall: Carla Dennis