18.5m Hilly Time Trial Results 24/9/17

The final North Norfolk Wheelers time trial of the season took place on Sunday.  This was a challenging 18.5 mile hilly course taking in short climbs up to Weybourne and Kelling Heath, and faster flatter sections of main road from Holt to Upper Sheringham and along the coast road.  There was a strong head wind up the hills and a bit of traffic on the main road (as is normal nowadays) but at least the sun was out!

Mike Padfield of North Norfolk Wheelers did the course in 46.59 (an average of 23.6 mph) to get the win and a PB by over 1 minute, followed by Ben Keeley (Team Velo-Velocity) in 49.23 and Phil Watkins (34 Nomads) in 50.23.  A number of club riders were also in action at the Woodlands ‘Super Sprint’ Triathlon in the morning with Amanda Marshall winning her age-group and John Morgan 5th overall and 2nd in his age group (who also did the Hilly TT).

Thanks to the marshalls, timekeepers and assistants for helping out and for propping up the bin at the finish!

See you at the AGM/Annual Dinner this winter (timing tbc) and for another year of racing from April 2018…

24/09/2017 18.5 Hilly TT
Name Club Time Club Handicap time Notes
MIKE PADFIELD NNW 46.59  43 47 PB
BEN KEELEY Team Velo Velocity 49.23
PHIL WATKINS 34 Nomads 50.23  43 58
JOHN MORGAN NNW 52.49  45 45
KATE LUCAS ABC 55.03
BRIAN PLATTS NNW 58.09  44 15
GUY THOROLD NNW 58.34  45 20
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15m TT Aylmerton-Holt 17/9/17

With an earlier 15m TT cancelled this reserve date was used.  As expected on a Sunday numbers were down on normal, but just out-numbered the timekeepers and marshalls.  A cool northerly wind, lots of cars, vintage buses and wet roads from a previous shower added to the interest!

Mike Padfield beat his PB by 29 seconds (to set a tough time to beat next year), followed by Aiden Bond (34.24) and John Morgan (36.02).  Everyone made it round ok despite a few stops behind turning cars.

Don’t forget the final time trial of the year is a 18.5 m hilly next Sunday 24th September at 2pm starting at Splash, Sheringham (sign on by 1.30pm).  Treat it as a time trial, warm down after the Woodlands Triathlon, a race against your mates or a cheap sportive… Club members and all guests welcome!

 

17/09/2017 15m Aylmerton – Holt
Name Club Time Club Handicap time Notes
MIKE PADFIELD NNW 33.58 PB
AIDEN BOND NNW 34.24
JOHN MORGAN NNW 36.02 PB
PHIL WATKINS 34 Nomads 36.19
AMANDA MARSHALL TriHarman 43.58

10m TT results Pretty Corner-Holt 5/9/17

05/09/2017 10m B10/5 Pretty Corner-Holt
Name Club Time Club Handicap time Notes
ROB WARWICKER ECR 22.17
MIKE PADFIELD NNW 22.42 21:45
WILL BAMBER 23.39
NIGEL WALSH NNW 23.57 21:12
PAUL HARROWING ECR 24.16 PB
CARL MACE Tri Harder 25.03
RICHARD COLLYER TriAnglia 25.05 21:27
MARTIN WALL TriHarman 25.36
JOHN MORGAN TriHarder 25.55
GUY THOROLD NNW 26.19 20:55 PB
ADRIAN JAY NNW 26.36
SARAH JAY NNW 26.47 20:51 PB
AMANDA MARSHALL TriHarman 27.40 20:07
KEITH BESWICK 30.25

10m Thursford Fakenham Interclub Competition 29/8/17

The discounted entry fee or the possibility of getting a gold medal ensured a course record of 32 riders signed up for the 2nd Annual (and newly named) Interclub 10m TT competition.  Clubs represented included the hosts North Norfolk Wheelers with East Coast Riders, Tri Harder and Tri Harman and a scattering of other clubs.

Conditions were not bad with a cool cross tail wind out and cross head wind back,  although the light was fading as the last riders set off (with their rear lights flashing!).  Traffic was busy but started to subside at Fakenham with the last of the day trippers heading home, although a few riders got caught in a bit of traffic near the Shell roundabout (sorry Connor!).

North Norfolk Wheelers Kim Morrison blasted into first place with 21.31, followed by Aiden Bond (22.00) second and Mike Padfield (22.17) third.

Fastest veteran male on VTTA handicap time was Nigel Walsh (NNW) with a seasons best time of 23.53, with fastest veteran female Susie Towning (TriHarman).  Fastest on road bikes were John Morgan (Tri Harder) and Amanda Marshall (TriHarman).  Fastest two-up where the dynamic duo of Matthew Whittaker and Peter Farrell (ECR).

Apologies to Sarah Jay who I announced had won her veteran female category only to be replaced at the last minute by Susie Towning (following a short stewards enquiry).  However Sarah did win the club handicap time (and I gave her a spare medal!).

It was good to see some new people to time-trialling with at least two new riders from Tri Harder on their maiden time trials and looking to do some more in the future.

Thanks to the marshals and timekeepers; David Carrier, John Chambers and Geoff Paice who did a great job in tricky conditions.

29/08/2017 10m Thursford-Fakenham
Name Club Time Club Handicap time (not related to comp.) Competition Winners
KIM MORRISON NNW 21.31  21 24 Overal Female & Team Winner
AIDEN BOND NNW 22.00  21 29 Overall Male & Team Winner
MIKE PADFIELD NNW 22.17  21 20 Team Winner
ROB WARWICKER ECR 22.18
WITHINGTON  Beacon Wheelers 22.19
JONNY O’NEILL ECR 23.13
AARON GREEN Tri Harder 23.21
RICHES KLCC 23.52
NIGEL WALSH NNW 23.53  21 08 Fastest Vet male
BULLEN Peterborough CC 23.54
JOHN HAYWARD NNW 24.37  21 58
JOHN MORGAN TriHarder 24.32 Fastest road bike male
CONNOR RUMBLES ECR 24.42
PAUL HARROWING ECR 24.47
RICHARD COLLYER TriAnglia 24.50  21 12
CARL MACE Tri Harder 24.52
ROB KITCHEN ECR 24.39
PETE FARRELL/MATT WHITAKER ECR 25.39  2-up winners
LOUISE MARSDEN VCN 25.43  21 32
BRENDAN MANNALL TriHarder 26.27
GUY THOROLD NNW 26.41  21 17
JACK YOUNG Tri Harder 26.41
SUSIE TOWNING TriHarman 26.47  Fastest Vet female
SARAH JAY TriHarman 26.59  21 03
STEPHEN GREATBANKS Tri Harder 27.04
AMANDA MARSHALL TriHarman 27.37  21 04  Fastest road bike female
KARL BLACKBURN ECR 28.21
EDDIE ROBSON TriHarman 28.24  21 59
LUKE ASHTON Tri Harder 28.29
ELVIN ECR 28.45
GEORGINA SUTTON Tri Harder 30.08
KEITH BESWICK 30.13

10m TT results 22/8/17

22/08/2017 10m Pretty Corner-Holt
Name Club Time Handicap time
AIDEN BOND NNW 21.51  21 20
MATT RATCLIFFE Iceni velo 22.28
JOHN MORGAN NNW 23.34  21 11
NIGEL WALSH NNW 24.42  21 57
PAUL HARROWING ECR 25.04
CARL MACE 25.19
MARTIN WALL TriHarman 26.30
ADRIAN JAY NNW 26.44  22 10
MARKOS JANES VCN 26.53  22 12
SARAH JAY TriHarman 26.56  20 57
GUY THOROLD NNW 27.03  21 39
AMANDA MARSHALL TriHarman 27.33
EDDIE ROBSON TriHarman 28.43  22 18
M McCARTNEY 29.53
LORRAINE JARVIS VCN 30.29  20 49

10m TT results 20/8/17

A ‘select’ group of club riders, defied the ‘lockdown’ and temptation to have a rest on a Sunday afternoon by doing battle on the club B10/5.  This was an experimental day and with only 5 riders we will probably stick to the Tuesdays where we regularly get 20+ riders.  However with almost no wind and little traffic, conditions were good.

Mike Padfield got a course PB going under 22 minutes for the first time on this course. After both doing a 5k race in the morning John Morgan nearly equalled his best, followed by Nigel Walsh (an age-group winner in the 5k race he entered that morning).

Bruce kept David C company on the roundabout and remarked how close we all were at the turn due to the order of the start (the reverse of the results below).  Thanks also to John Chambers and Geoff Paice who carried out start and timekeeping duties.

There are only a few more 10m TTs left this season to post a time and potentially bag yourself a nice shiny trophy so put the dates in your diary. (22nd and 29th Aug, 5th and 12th Sept).

20/08/2017 10m Pretty Corner-Holt
Name Club Time Handicap time
MIKE PADFIELD NNW 21.57  20 45
JOHN MORGAN NNW 23.23  20 42
NIGEL WALSH NNW 24.40  21 55
GUY THOROLD NNW 26.25  21 01
TESSA MORGAN NNW 29.39  22 11

10m TT results 15/8/17

 

15/03/2017 10m Pretty Corner-Holt
Name Club Time Handicap time
AIDEN BOND NNW 22.03 21.32
HEATHER Team Skipper 22.23
PHIL WATKINS 34 Nomads 23.12 21.29
BULLEN 23.52
JOHN MORGAN NNW 23.57 21.46
HEWITT 24.47
PAUL HARROWING ECR 25.21
JOHN HAYWARD NNW 25.22 22.43
ADRIAN JAY NNW 25.54 21.20
WRIGHT 26.26
MARTIN WALL TriHarman 26.38
SARAH JAY TriHarman 27.18 21.19
TERESA HARMAN TriHarman 27.51 21.57
AMANDA MARSHALL TriHarman 28.31
EDDIE ROBSON TriHarman 28.43 22.18

25m Albert Lefever Trophy TT 13/8/17

Seven riders took part in Sunday’s TT on the Holt Fakenham Course.  During the warm up a lone rider from Wisbech was walking towards Holt with a broken rear wheel.  After directing him to a local bike shop in a rush before the start I realised they wouldn’t be open (sorry!), so hopefully he managed to get sorted, as a long walk home…  I had my own rear wheel issue with it locked on against the frame which took some re-assembly at the start to get sorted.

After a bit of pfaffing everyone got off ok and Geoff Paice did a great job on his own at the start.  There wasn’t too much traffic when out of Holt , which was a help (or hinderance depending on your views), the sun was out for a change and the wind was light, although the potholes were slightly deeper than last time out.

Mike Padfield (NNW) got a course PB with 58.07 followed by Alex Lubbock of API Metrow in 60.28.  Alex is a promising young rider who has a PB of 54.07 on the fast E2/25 – indicating the more rolling terrain on our club 25 course… Third was Phil Watkins of 34 Nomads in 61.44 (his best for a 25 is 51.15 in 1992!).  There were some good performances from the ladies Susie Towning and Amanda Marshall who are progessing well this year.

Thanks to super-stand-in marshalls Graham Denny and Rob Warwicker who kept the Fakenham roundabout company and cheered us on whilst we dodged the traffic.

 

13/08/2017 25m Holt Fakenham Albert Lefever Trophy Race
Name Club Time Handicap time Notes
MIKE PADFIELD NNW 58.07 54.36 PB
ALEX LUBBOCK API Bikes 60.28
PHIL WATKINS 34 Nomads 61.44 56.62
JOHN MORGAN NNW 62.40 56.33
NIGEL WALSH NNW 64.02 58.07
P. HURR 66.09
SUSIE TOWNING TriHarman 73.43
AMANDA MARSHALL TriHarman 75.06

TT result 10m B10/5

 

02/08/2017 10m B10/5 Pretty Corner-Holt
Name Club Time Handicap time Notes
KIM MORRISON NNW 21.07  20 54 Course Record
CHRIS SKINNER NNW 22.06  20 32
ROB WARWICKER Tri- Anglia Triathlon Club 22.27
MIKE PADFIELD NNW 22.35  21 27
PERRY 22.36
JOHN MORGAN NNW 23.11  20 52 CPB
JONNY O’NEIL ECR 23.14
ANDREW KNOWLES NNW 23.30  21 32
PHIL WATKINS 34 Nomads 23.50  22 07
LUKE PETTIT WyndyMilla 24.26
HURR TriHarman 24.39 PB
NIGEL WALSH NNW 24.47  22 02
JOHN HAYWARD NNW 24.56  22 17
CARL MACE 25.15
BRIAN PLATTS NNW 26.23  21 49
SARAH JAY TriHarman 27.09  21 10
ADRIAN JAY NNW 27.41  23 07
EDDIE ROBSON TriHarman 28.57  22 12
TESSA MORGAN NNW 29.57  22 29

TT results Thursford-Fakenham 10 25/7/17

A change from the Aylmerton 15 to a Thursford 10 due to traffic lights was made to ensure we didnt miss another evening of time-trialling.  This didnt stop a reasonable turnout from riding.  The conditions were very good, with not much wind and not too hot.  Mike Padfield was fastest with a CPB by 21 seconds as he gets ever closer to a 21 on the club 10 courses. Second was Chris Skinner who was ‘allowed out to play’ and showed he still had good form.  Third was Perry (sorry didnt get first name)!  There were good rides (seasons bests) by John Morgan and Nigel Walsh.  Sarah Jay and Katie Middleton both got personal bests.  Thanks to the riders, timekeepers and marshalls as always.

Back to Pretty Corner next week for the Zak Carr trophy 10m TT.

 

25/07/2017 10m Thursford- Fakenham
Name Club Time Handicap time Notes
MIKE PADFIELD NNW 22.08 20.46 CPB
CHRIS SKINNER 22.34 21.00
PERRY 22.41
JOHN MORGAN NNW 23.36 21.15
NIGEL WALSH NNW 24.27 21.42
P. HURR 25.29
JOHN HAYWARD NNW 25.46 23.07
ADRIAN JAY NNW 25.54 21.20
GUY THOROLD NNW 26.54 21.30
SARAH JAY TriHarman 26.59 20.53  PB
TESSA MORGAN NNW 30.00 22.32
EDDIE ROBSON TriHarman 30.39 24.14
K MIDDLETON TriHarman 32.09 20.39   PB