Twas yet another blustery, breezy blowy night up at the Hatton 10. Are we ever going to get a calm, PB busting, windless night up there? That’s the million dollar question????
On the plus side, the wind aided with the drying of the course, from earlier showers, to provide a near perfect surface. PB’s were likely to be in short supply on the night… or where they??? Well, if your first name was Nathan, then you were about to prove the sceptics wrong.
Wheelers stormed to their first win of the year taking the points by 29-26 in the main thanks to a storming run by Nathan Woods, smashing his PB by over 1 minute with a 24:29. In doing so, he split the usual Runcorn pack at the top of the weekly leaderboard. The ever reliable Al Orme, continued to provide the tip of the sword in Wheelers attack with another fine performance, taking 2nd place overall. Al was supported as always by the solid Wheelers back bone of Dave Arundale, Stuart Lloyd, Nathan Morgan-Astle & Rob McGregor to round out the Wheelers points. Rob also put in a fine performance to grab a PB on the night.
Meanwhile over the on the Runcorn side of the garden fence, Rob Green returned after a 2 week, work enforced layoff, to take the win on the night. Mike Leadbeater finished 5th overall and Paul Cheers in 6th. James Mayers and Andy Baiker scooped up the remaining points on the night for RCC.
I did say it was good to be called Nathan on the night didn’t I?
RCC Junior Nathan Hampson ran his 2nd TT of the year with an impressive 36:02, crushing his previous PB by almost 4 minutes. Storming effort Master Hampson, well done.
Independent Tim Pugh, returned for a 2nd week running and improved his previous time to take a PB of 24:04 to round out the podium.
It was great as always to welcome a couple of new faces. Wheelers’ Sarah Illidge, taking 1st place in the ladies, and RCC’s Steven Waring; both recording very respectable times for their first runs.
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.
Hatton 10 Rider Times – 27th July 2017