A fine evening (for a change) beckoned 11 riders for the club 25m time trial. This rolling course with some poor road surfaces is about 5 minutes slower based on a finish time of an hour compared to the fastest courses in the region (e.g. the A11).
With most club riders being in action at either the Norwich ABC or EDCA events there may have been a few heavy legs, however this was not reflected in the times. There were 2 course PBs, 2 outright PBs and the course record was broken by Charlie Nurse. In form John Morgan beat his course PB by nearly 2 minutes and has probably sewn up all the handicap trophies this year, with Mike Padfield getting under the hour for the first time on this course. Nigel Walsh also got a PB.
Now halfway through the club’s TT season and summer finally here (at least this week) we will see if the times continue to improve in the next three months or whether riders have already reached their peak performance.
Thanks to the riders, timekeepers and marshals.
NB. In a change to marshal Bruce William’s normal role of helping riders get safely round the course, he needed assistance himself after filling up his classic ‘E’ Type car with diesel instead of petrol! He still cheered on the riders from the Thursford layby. It all got sorted out eventually and we look forward to seeing him at the next race.
|CHARLIE NURSE||54.05||NNW||54.17||Course Record|