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Horsham Cycling 10

Horsham Cycling 10 TT

G10/57

25 June 2016 06:30am

With 6 EGCC riders down on the start sheet we had the biggest team entry on the day for Saturday mornings Horsham – Crawley and back 10 mile time trial.

Conditions seemed good, with a bit of tailwind on the uphill outbound leg to Crawley, and everyone was optimistic about the morning.

Although the conditions were not the best seen on that course this year, and a couple of folks lost momentum due to traffic at the Pease Pottage turnoff, everyone was more or less pleased with their times. Special mention to Adam who recorded yet another personal best and has opened up a big lead in the club’s season long Middlemarkers contest already. Good news for Adam’s competitors is that he has no chance of being a Middlemarker in future!

Simon McNamara (South Downs Bikes) took the win in 20:12 from Tom Pritchard (Hampshire RC) who recorded 20:23 on his first visit to the course, and South Downs Bikes (S McNamara, S Bettis, K Plummer) took the team award with East Grinstead CC (C Yates, B Houston, A Grange) in 2nd place.

EGCC results:
Christian Yates 21:27
Ben Houston   22:11
Adam Grange 22:38
Ben Crick       23:49
Paul Winkley   25:07
Ben Hardisty    DNS (A)

Thanks to the Horsham Cycling team for a well organised event, and to Richard Blackmore for finish timekeeping duty on the day.

Ben Houston