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Club Evening 10

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.

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

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