It was wet. On and off, sometimes a bit wet, sometimes a lot wet.
Setting up as we start to relax back into life as near as normal, the sign-on was under a gazebo just to the left of the village hall, nice and sheltered under the trees. This’ll be dry enough.
Alas, before the end of the event, it was very much not dry enough, as a large and persistent heavy shower put the shelter to the test, which it duly failed.
The race consisted of 2 events, and M&DLCA event, with 3 starters, and the WVCC event with 25 entrants. Numbers down (as with many TTs as things start up again) from previous years, but nevertheless, it was cooler, making it easier to breathe for the riders, so it promised to be a reasonably quick day.
The ladies romped round the course, with the winner being Claire Harrison with a 1:03:52, followed by Katherine Swithenbank – 1:05:36 and Michelle Fairclough with 1:06:58.
The men’s event started off fast. Before the first lady arrived, number 10, our own Sam Taylor, romped across the line with a 53:38! Then, bettered by a mere 6 seconds, number 15, Steve Fidler shot across the finish line with 53:32!
Just after all three ladies had completed the event, we already had our winner, as Matt Gibson, number 20, took over 3 minutes from the previous lads with a straight 50:00!
No-on e could challenge them for the rest of the event, with the next being Adrian Hughes and Richard Shaw of Seamons CC, and both with 55s.
A wet day, with some great times. Thanks to the organiser Chris Gilbertson, for making sure this all went ahead today, and that everyone was safe.
Thanks also to the WVCC volunteers, for standing as marshals and helpers, in the on-and-off wind and rain!
|1||Matt Gibson||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||Senior||00:50:00|
|2||Steven Fidler||Velo6 Racing||Senior||00:53:32|
|3||Sam Taylor||Weaver Valley CC||Senior||00:53:38|
|4||Adrian Hughes||Seamons CC||50-59||00:55:21|
|5||Richard Shaw||Seamons CC||50-59||00:55:40|
|6||Kris Zentek||Tactic Sport UK Race Team||40-49||00:56:37|
|7||Matthew Heath||Weaver Valley CC||Senior||00:57:04|
|8||Joe Rendall||Nantwich Cycling Group||Senior||00:57:11|
|9||Mike Walker||Nantwich Cycling Group||40-49||00:57:34|
|10||Andy Milligan||Weaver Valley CC||50-59||00:58:20|
|11||Jeff Wood||Weaver Valley CC||40-49||00:58:42|
|12||Phil Land||Velo6 Racing||40-49||00:59:47|
|13||Michael Summers||Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club||40-49||01:00:02|
|14||Phil Gayes||Leek CC - Den Engel Belgian Bar||50-59||01:00:08|
|15||Dan Harbidge||North Endurance||Senior||01:00:13|
|16||Craig Lee||Weaver Valley CC||50-59||01:00:41|
|17||Nigel Smith||Chester Triathlon Club||40-49||01:02:14|
|18||Robbie Harcourt||Salford Cycling Club||50-59||01:02:39|
|19||Kelvin Milward||Congleton CC||50-59||01:03:42|
|20||Stuart Laurie||Fibrax Wrexham RC||50-59||01:05:26|
|21||Simon Bytheway||Rochdale Tri Club||50-59||01:05:28|
|22||Duncan Poole||Congleton CC||40-49||01:05:39|
|23||Steven Crowther||Calderdale Tri Club||50-59||01:06:44|
|24||Chris Jones||Calderdale Tri Club||40-49||01:07:11|
|Daniel Goodwin||Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club||Senior||DNS|
|Oliver Smyth||Macclesfield Wheelers||Senior||DNS|
|Chris Wilcox||Lyme Racing Club||50-59||DNS|
|Nick Price||Birmingham Running, Athletics and Triathlon Club||60+||DNS|
|Martin Pye||Team TFC||Senior||DNS|
|Paul Robinson||Lyme Racing Club||50-59||DNS|
|Chris Barlow||Holmes Chapel Velo||Senior||DNS|
|Chris Siepen||Seamons CC||40-49||DNS Apol.|
|Ben Stead||3 RT||Senior||DQ|
|1||Kris Zentek||Tactic Sport UK Race Team||00:56:37|
|2||Mike Walker||Nantwich Cycling Group||00:57:34|
|3||Jeff Wood||Weaver Valley CC||00:58:42|
|1||Adrian Hughes||Seamons CC||00:55:21|
|2||Richard Shaw||Seamons CC||00:55:40|
|3||Andy Milligan||Weaver Valley CC||00:58:20|
|1||Sam Taylor||Weaver Valley CC||02:49:02|