The Mick Robinson Memorial Ten
Images courtesy Mike Anton – more pics here
Keith Lea Paceline RT 22.44
Chris Yates EGCC 22.57 Fixed Gear
Chris Filewood Oxted CC 23.22
Mark Bashford EGCC 23.4
Thomas Seller Oxted CC 24.38
Mikey Weavers EGCC 24.41
Nick Martin EGCC 25.05
Geoff Watson EGCC 25.48
Russell Hicks Oxted CC 26.03
Simon Neave EGCC 26.2
Ben Crick EGCC 26.21
Luke de Quay EGCC 26.36 Fixed Gear
Sam Cottingham Oxted CC 27.2
Nick Walker EGCC 27.29
Gemma Hayes EGCC 27.33
Rupert Greatwood Tri Surrey 27.41
James Baggott EGCC 27.45
Paul Winkley EGCC 27.51 Fixed Gear
Stuart Dickinson Come try it 28.26
Richard Woodward EGCC 28.47 Fixed Gear
Dan Filewood EGCC 29.08
Hugh Winkley EGCC 29.43
Russel Cottingham EGCC 29.44
Daisy Collingridge Oxted CC 30.1
Ben Hardisty EGCC 30.49 Fixed Gear
Peter Bedingfield EGCC 30.58 Fixed Gear
The first evening 10 of the year at EGCC is a chance to get out on your track bike in memory of Mick Robinson, long time member and timekeeper, who favoured a fixed gear machine for this type of event.
6 Riders took up the challenge tonight, including Chris Yates, who ensured the rest of us “fixie riders” were happy fighting for second place. An impressive 22.57 mins was good enough to place him second overall, 13 seconds behind Keith Lea (Paceline RT). Oxted’s junior race weapon, Chris Filewood, completed the podium with an impressive 23.22 without aero equipment.
Leaving work this evening, I looked at the sky and said “theres going to be some PBs tonight”, and for once my weather analysis was correct (its not often that this happens). Nick walker went faster than ever before, and Gemma knocked around minute off her last years best with a 27.33, catching her minute man for the first time apparently. I think Nick and Mikey both set course Pbs for this circuit, although both went faster last week on the quicker Q10/19.
Great to see some new faces tonight, and good to have Oxted CC join in as usual.
Special mention goes to John Geal who did a fixed-gear lap in memory of Mick, despite recovering from a recent knee operation.
Thanks to the timekeepers Chris and Richard, and Marshals, also to Mike for trying to blind us with his camera flash, looking forward to seeing some photos.