18.5m Hilly TT results 21/8/16

Early Sunday morning starts are not for everyone, although nine riders and most of the marshals** turned up on time to the last hilly TT of the year.  A brisk headwind on the hills meant it would be difficult to beat personal bests, but despite this Charlie Nurse was only two seconds off his best time (45.04) and would have beaten it if it wasn’t for a slow Chelsea tractor blocking the road in Upper Sheringham.  Second was Mike Padfield (49.04) and third was Phil Watkins (51.25), his first ride on this course and setting himself a good target for next year.  John Morgan was pleased with his time, and it was good see our local triathlete star Kim Morrison out on the course as well as two riders from Tri Anglia.  Rob Lee missed the start but was sent off at the end and posted a PB on his road bike.  With only three more 10m club TTs remaining this year time has nearly run out for challenging for club trophies, getting personal bests or achieving personal goals this year, however quite a few club riders are targeting triathlon, open time trials (and the amateur world championships in Perth) in September so we wish them luck with that.  Of course the highlight of the year for many will no doubt be the Club Fun Day on 10th Sept with plenty of riding including a time trial, club run and mountain bike ride interspersed with equal quantities of eating, drinking and socialising.

**Bruce Williams was just putting up a sign in the nick of time as I rode past him.  He later whizzed past me on the coast road to get to his watch point on the main A148 in time.


Name Club Time Handicap time Notes
PHIL WATKINS 34 Nomads 51.25
JOHN MORGAN NNW 51.46 45.34
M.SPILLMAN TriAnglia 52.26
ROB LEE 53.12 43.42 PB
G.WALKER TriAnglia 53.13
GUY THOROLD NNW 60.02 48.48