A 10m TT club record turnout of 33 riders from at least 5 different clubs arrived for the staple club 10m TT on the Pretty Corner (B10/5) course. With rain clouds just about holding off and numbers running out riders set off at 1 minute intervals from 7pm. Although getting colder as the evening went on, the wind was light so reasonable times were hoped for.
Charlie Nurse (21.11) of the North Norfolk Wheelers was challenged as close as he has been all year by Chris Skinner (21.24) of API Bikes. Charlie was trying out a new position and was annoyed by a honking car in Holt so this might have slowed him down a bit, but all credit to Chris who has obviously been training very well since we last saw him in the Spring. Mike? Ratcliffe (sorry didnt get your club) was third just over a minute down. Fastest women rider was Louise Marsden of VC Norwich with a ‘solid’ 25.19.
Andrew Knowles got his Course PB with his distinctive riding style, with a CPB for Greg Saunders of NN Wheelers and Greg’s Bikes on his new bike.
A great turnout from TriHarman Triathlon Club was present with some good times, many of whom were using road bikes/non-aero clothing. Fresh off the back of his age group victory in London sprint triathlon John Morgan was hoping to build better bike form before his Olympic distance triathlon in Liverpool (European qualifying event) this weekend – good luck! Within 10 minutes of the finish the rain started and within half an hour the roads were flooded, so well timed!
Thanks to the marshals and timekeepers for making sure all the riders got round safely this week with not too much abuse from drivers. With the darker evenings dont forget those rear lights. With a 25m, 18.5 hilly and 2 x 10m TTs in the next two weeks we have a busy last few weeks of time trials so make the most of it.
|09/08/2016||10m TT B10/5|