North Norfolk Wheelers Club 10m Time Trial Thursford-Fakenham and Competition Results 30th August 2016
Encouraged no doubt by the possibility of a nice shiny gold medal, no less than 16 course personal bests and the course record were smashed on a warm summers evening in the penultimate club time trial of the year.
In addition to the normal club time trial this was also a fun competition between two local clubs East Coast Riders (ECR) and North Norfolk Wheelers, with riders from other clubs also welcome. Despite the layby at full capacity Chris Knowles organised proceedings as well as ever and everyone (barring one mechanical) made it to the start line for 6.30pm. With 20 minutes to go only one rider from ECR had arrived but then their peloton approached on the horizon and their team was complete and raring to go.
With the weather almost perfect, and (most) riders in peak form the stage was set for a great evening of racing. The ever-present Bruce Williams looked after proceedings at the busy Fakenham Shell roundabout where he was spotted bravely retrieving a lost front light as well as passing on words of encouragement “Come on lad!” to the riders.
First by a country mile was Charlie Nurse (20.30) smashing his course record, followed by Dan Blackburn of Velo Club Norwich (21.44) and then Scott Walford of Iceni Velo (22.01). The fastest lady was Louise Marsden (VCN) with 25.02 and her course PB. Junior rider Conner Rumbles (ECR) aged 15 posted an excellent 25.14 in his first TT on this course.
Nice shiny medals were awarded to the nine riders below:
|Fastest team of three||Charlie Nurse, Mike Padfield and John Morgan (NNW)|
|Fastest on road bike (without tri-bars)||Graham Denny (ECR)|
|Fastest VET on standard men/women||Nigel Walsh (NNW) / Teresa Harman (TriHarman)|
|Overall fastest men/women||Charlie Nurse (NNW), Louise Marsden (VCN)|
|Fastest two-up||Carr & Wright (VCN)|
A number of people headed to Fakenham to join in the ECR social at the Bistro where comments on the recent time trial experience and cycling stories of old lasted well into the night (well until 9pm when everyone got hungry and went home..). All-in-all a successful event, and one we plan to do again next year.
The last club 10m time trial of the season (there is a hill climb in October) is next Tuesday 6th September at Pretty Corner, where the club trophies of 2016 will be decided and it will be the last chance to achieve any remaining goals on this course for this year.
|CHARLIE NURSE||NNW||20.30||20.49||Course Record|
|SCOTT WALFORD||Iceni Velo||22.01||PB|
|PHIL WATKINS||34 Nomads||22.58||21.15||CPB|
|CARR & WRIGHT (2up)||VCN||23.08|
|CONNOR RUMBLES (J)||ECR||25.14||CPB|
|LUKE PETTIT||Wyndy Milla||25.34|