Sussex CA 50, close, very close

Mike Anton writes…….

Steve just missed out on first place as the ‘other’ East Grinstead rider, Sean Yates esq, won with a new course record.

This year’s event saw a welcome return to its usual course, after two years of alternative routes caused by road works.

It’s quite a varied and ‘sporting’ course, loosely centred round Partridge Green. The various out and back legs have you out east to the A23, south towards the A27 and finally finishing back along the A24.

Mike’s photos from this event

Conditions were hot and sunny though the wind from the previous day had thankfully dropped. There were however a number of puncture casualties, especially amongst the faster riders, which did open up the results a bit. This worked to our advantage, especially as we managed to claim the 1st team prize! 🙂

Steve was the course record holder with 1:51:32 and beat this by over 15 seconds.

However this wasn’t good enough for first as Sean had set his winning time of 1:50:31 some ten minutes before.

1st Sean Yates InGear Quickvit RT 1:50:31

2nd Steve Dennis East Grinstead CC 1:51:11

3rd Tim Mardall VC Etoile 1:54:30

4th Steve Woodbridge Brighton Excelsior 1:59:00

5th Paul Read Redhill CC 2:00:39

6th Tony Reeves GS Stella 2:00:56

Sean and Steve were the two fastest Vets on scratch

Fastest lady was Elspeth Turner of Amphibians 2 Tri club with 2:23:25

Having missed out on Tuesday evening’s 10 PB fest, I had to make do with setting my third PB in a week.

Mike Anton 2:01:12

Kevin Bashford 2:10:45