The Guardian Cup 2016 & The Final Fling

So, who won? Well, if you have been following the results trend over the last few weeks, you’ll have seen that Dave Wilkinson has been improving steadily over the year, enabling him to maximise his points. By last week, only Rich Munro could get near. This was not to be though, as Dave did enough, and improved on his PB  and take maximum points in fine style on the night. Rich gave him a run for his money though, so it wasn’t an easy win.

Therefore, congratulations go to Dave Wilkinson as our 2016 Guardian Cup Winner, with 120 points, closely chased by Rich Munro in 2nd with 118 points, and Steve Marlow in 3rd with 109 points.

Points for round 10 of the Guardian Cup were as follows:

PositionRiderTimeCurrent PBNew PBPB Date 2014/15+/- Sec sGuardian Cup Points
1Dave Wilkinson28:0328:3928:0310-Aug-20163625
2Rob Amson30:4630:4630:4601-Jun-2016024
3Jo Blakeley25:2725:2425:2401-Jun-2016-323
4Dave Read27:0826:5226:5229-Jul-2016-1622
5Rich Munro26:2326:0726:0706-Jul-2016-1622
6Andy George28:3127:5527:5518-May-2016-3620
7Alison Morton30:3729:5029:5003-Aug-2016-4719
8Colin Carthy26:0224:5724:5720-Jul-2016-6518
9Dave Fearon24:2923:2123:2111-May-2016-6817
10Dan Robson26:4625:3625:3620-Jul-2016-7016
11Steve Marlow26:5325:3825:3803-Aug-2016-7515
12Geoff Lovelady29:5027:3227:3220-Jul-2016-13814
13Matt Sayle28:2025:2325:2312-Aug-2015-17713

and the overall Guardian Cup positions, are as follows:

PlaceTotal Points Best 5NameCounting RidesCurrent HandicapRace 1 11th MayRace 2 218th MayRace 3 25th MayRace 4 1st JuneRace 5 15th JuneRace 6 29th JuneRace 7 6th JulyRace 8 20th JulyRace 9 3rd AugustRace 10 10th August
1120Dave Wilkinson528:03222320232511162425
2118Rich Munro526:07No points25242423922
3109Steve Marlow525:386192324222115
4108Nick Butterworth524:45No points2421202419
5105Emily Martin526:17192221181525
6100Rob Amson530:46229252024
794Jo Blakeley425:24No points25232323
794Andy Woolley525:59No points2416197181417
993Colin Carthy524:571411221414211818
993Geoff Lovelady527:321019141120172314
1189Andy George527:551691516132220
1288Dan Robson525:36818151119122016
1387Jim Williams523:452021188111710
1387Dave Read526:52722211522
1575Patrick Lucas326:53252525
1670John Hassall425:3614161822
1766Elaine Mossman429:3913171719
1865Mark Walker326:34202421
1961Caroline Fearon328:25211624
2060Dave Fearon323:21232017
2159Craig Lee524:185915101312
2255Colin Walsh325:27171820
2255Chris Gilbertson324:24181324
2450Neil Drummond424:591271318
2549Stu Ward324:40161518
2646Lee Suthard421:0212131011
2741Ady Japp326:11111020
2840Steve Malkin326:34161212
2840Steve Thomas228:59No points1921
3025Derek Heine131:2525
3025Jim Duffy122:4925
3222Stephen Lucas226:04814
3319Matt Sayle225:23613
3319Alison Morton129:50No points19
3518Alan Silver129:5518
3613Geoff Mullett123:3313
3613Ben Jones126:19No points13
389Simon Howells130:469
398Mark Dixon125:478
405Anthony Booth126:075
The Guardian Cup Winner for 2016, looking a bit perplexed, along with punch-drunk Rich, a very close 2nd, making sure that Dave didn't get an easy win!

A pint in the pub, and the Guardian Cup Winner for 2016, looking a bit perplexed, along with  Rich, a very close 2nd, making sure that Dave didn’t get an easy win!

The Final Fling

The Final Fling is a free, fun affair  just to finish your season off (enough f’s?), and on a pleasant summer evening, 22 riders gathered to have a light hearted bit of fun (yes, we still call this fun…).

To make it more interesting, as riders signed on, each took a ticket with a random handicap value on, meaning that you could, by getting a good handicap and riding well, be a winner and get a bottle of wine (never a bad thing).

The fastest times on the night went to an absolutely flying Jo Blakeley, with a 24:31 – followed by a sickening commentary of how she could have easily gone faster, and hadn’t really been training anyway…!! Chris Gilbertson was a close 2nd with a 24:48, and Matthew Lovelady 3rd with 25:03.

With the random handicaps, Emily Martin clinched the prize bottle of vino, with a corrected time of 21:31, ahead of Dan Robson and that Munro fellah again!

Results for the Final Fling are therefore below, sorted if you wish by any of the columns to see where the finishers were in scratch times or handicap times.

PositionRiderTimeRandom HandicapHandicap Time
1Jo Blakeley00:24:3100:01:0000:23:31
2Chris Gilbertson00:24:4800:00:4500:24:03
3Matthew Lovelady00:25:0300:00:3000:24:33
4Paul Woodfinden00:25:3700:00:0000:25:37
5Ben Jones00:25:4000:03:1500:22:25
6John Hassall00:26:0500:00:1500:25:50
7Neil Drummond00:26:0600:03:3000:22:36
8Emily Martin00:26:1600:04:4500:21:31
9Rich Munro00:26:3600:04:1500:22:21
10Dan Robson00:26:3800:05:0000:21:38
11Dave Fearon00:26:5500:01:3000:25:25
12Paul Connor00:27:0200:02:4500:24:17
13Michael Newman00:27:0400:02:5000:24:14
14James Lovelady00:27:3800:02:5000:24:48
15Adrian Japp00:27:4400:03:4500:23:59
16Matt Sayle00:27:4500:04:3000:23:15
17Steve Martin00:28:0900:03:0000:25:09
18Kate Peers00:28:1300:01:1500:26:58
19Dave Wilkinson00:29:2700:04:0000:25:27
20Kington Perry00:30:1100:01:4500:28:26
21Karen Boyle00:32:1700:02:3000:29:47
22Craig LeeDNFDNFDNF

 

..and that’s it for this year for our midweek club 10s. It’s been a great season, with many riders improving considerably over the year. Here’s looking forward to next season… 🙂

As a club, we’d like to wish Andrew Simpson @simmo_on_sport all the best for the future, with a heartfelt thanks for supporting WVCC all these years....

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