Well thanks to some “raving” lunatics this weekend at Creamfields, we had to move our Interclub TT at short notice to a Wednesday
Scrambling round for volunteer marshals was quite stressful at times but we did it, and the event went ahead.
With Rob Green away on his holibobs, and Jonny Okell not riding, it was the perfect opportunity for us mere mortals to clinch first place. We can but dream… but then reality hits, as RCC’s Ed Cox steps up with a PB and leads the field home. RCC’s Michael Leadbeater followed closely behind in 2nd. Starting to bed that new TT bike in nicely Mike. Wheelers’ Al Orme rounded out the top 3 with another solid performance.
The night provided some interesting results as James Mayers, Dave Arundale and Luke Taylor tied for 6th place with the exact same times of 25:38. Dave Arundale was eventually awarded 6th place overall with 25:37 after a post race review of the clock times, so the excitement was short lived.
Just behind those 3, Ray Threlfall and Roy Forster tied with a time of 26:26 for equal 9th place.
It was great to see a few more ladies on the course tonight, and RCC’s Amy Connor led them home with 26:41 followed by Wheelers’ Brigid Night and Sarah Illidge.
So, after a short notice change of night, which would result in lower numbers, the weather was good to us and the times provided a little talking point and a few giggles.
Next week on 31st August is the last of this years events. See you all next week.
All riders welcome, whether club members or not 🙂
The Hatton 10 Time Trials is an open event for all to come along and try every Thursday evening during the summer. The last event of the season is Thursday 31st August. There are some lovely fast sections on the course while being a technical course with 3 right angle turns which you have to navigate twice. Come along and give the Hatton 10 D36 course a go. £4 for non RCC / Wheelers members, and £3 for members. Sign-on before 6.45pm, first rider off at 7.01pm, stay inside the white lines and we have a no-helmet no-ride policy.
See y’all next week.
Hatton 10 Rider Times – 23rd August 2017