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  • 10 Sep 2018 13:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Autumn Sprint 5

    The curtain came down on Wrekinsport's club racing season with a fast and furious 5 mile event - not that the shortened distance made any difference to the almost inevitable winner. Held on the A442 between Crudgington and Shawbirch Chris Halford rode off the front of the field and didn't look back, recording a fabulous time of 11 minutes 33 seconds, the only rider under 12 minutes on a cool and windy evening.

    It was a close call for the runner-up spot as Rob Jackson pushed out the first of the visiting riders, Jef Outhwaite by just three seconds. This distance requires full gas effort all round with the event's short nature pushing riders to their limits. Jackson stopped the watch on 12:22 to make it a Wrekinsport 1-2 with Outhwaite back on 12:25.

    The best placed Woman wasn't too far behind with Nova Raiders Deb Hutson-Lumb posting an excellent effort of 12:30 to end her a strong 5th Overall from a field of 11 riders enjoying a last gasp midweek time trial.

    Meanwhile in the Juniors Henri Bedford is clearly on the road to recovery from illness after registering a fine 13:09, with Wrekinsport 14 year-old Henry Fleming runner-up in 16:46 after making a determined push for the finish line.


  • 5 Sep 2018 20:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club Time No.
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 11:33 1
    2 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 12:22 6
    3 Jef Outhwaite Stourbridge CC 12:25 8
    4 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 12:27 10
    5 Deb Hutson-Lumb Nova Raiders  12:30 3
    6 Dave Gostelow Wrekinsport CC 13:07 11
    7 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing 13:09 4
    8 Darren Jeffery Wrekinsport CC 14:27 5
    9 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 14:32 2
    10 Toni Lynam Wrekinsport CC 16:40 9
    11 Henry Fleming Wrekinsport CC 16:46 7


  • 2 Sep 2018 18:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The old course record was smashed four times as a brand new surface, a rare northerly tailwind and the presence of a very strong field combined for a serendipitous and memorable outcome in Round 2 of The Coaching Revolutions Hill Climb Series. The warning bells were sounded early as the first rider to cross the line, David Scott lopped just over two seconds off the old benchmark in Wrekinsport's Willomoor Bank climb - but that only gave a small clue of what was to come.

    The second event in the Series in as many nights saw Jonny Morris again score the win - with a towering Course Record of 3 minutes 24.48 seconds, smashing over 15 seconds off Dan Watts' old benchmark of 3:40 with an almost unbelievable performance 24 hours after lowering the benchmark at The Stiperstones. Hill Climbs are usually decided by seconds and even fractions of seconds, but Morris looked in supreme control on the toughest part of the hill with his strong effort winning the day by 6.77 seconds from reigning County Champion Kirk Vickers, who stopped the watch on 3:31.25 having also shattered the old standard.

    Morris was pleased with his evening's work, commenting: "I knew there would be some stiff competition on the night, but I was keen to back up Stiperstones. Kirk, Dan and David put in great rides to get under the previous record too, so I was glad to hold on. The volunteers had built up how steep the last ramp was and it didn't disappoint"!

    Vickers meanwhile was pleased to have started the Series with two sets of maximum points, pushing Watts into County runner-up spot by just 1.09 seconds - despite Watts putting in a brutal anaerobic effort to maul himself up the worst of the climb which saw him having to cling onto a five-bar gate for balance after finishing to get his breath back. Vickers stated: "I paced it good tonight, and was happy with the result against strong competition, but was unable to match a strong ride from Jonny". Watts, who beat his old course record by 7.66 seconds with a superb 3:32.34 added: "I was pleased to start my hill climb season on a positive note. Producing my fastest time up the climb to break my own course record is good for the confidence, but unfortunately I got beaten by better riders - not a lot you can do about that!  The tailwind and a brand new smooth surface is somewhat of an unheard phenomenon in any Shropshire event, it made for a fast day and good competition".

    Close margins were the more usual order of the day in the Veteran's Championship, with visiting rider Steven Prince taking the honours from reigning Veteran's Champion Ian Coupland by just 0.31 of a second. Prince stopped the watch on 4:08.96, with the advantage of fresher legs than Coupland who had won Round 1 24 hours earlier. Prince had however had a weekend overdoing things in a very different manner as he revealed: "I was chuffed with the win - especially after being at Reading Festival over the weekend! Thanks to the organisers, marshals and photographers for a great event".

    Coupland meanwhile was pleased to double his points tally with his 4:09.27 climb, pushing out North Shropshire Wheelers' Richard Kay by 2.04 seconds. He was full of praise for the riders breaking the old course record, stating: "Chapeau to the four riders breaking course record. I could really feel the night before hill climb in my legs, so I didn’t feel great at the finish. After seeing the results I was really pleased with a personal best time and with my position, a close one. Thanks to the organisers".

     

    Coupland and Vickers weren't the only riders doubling their Series leads as Mid Shropshire Wheelers' James Satoor took the win in the Junior Series by a fine margin of 16.78 seconds from team mate Lewis Page, just failing to beat the magic four minute mark by 0.18 seconds. Satoor finished a robust sixth Overall from a30-strong field and was pleased with his ride, commenting: "It was another great event after a tough ride the evening before at The Stiperstones. I was happy to get the Junior win, and also to be up there with the Senior riders. I am now looking forward to the rest of the Series".

    It was another Mid Shropshire Wheeler taking victory in the Women's Series with Lucy Hart having the spur of father Andy Collins starting a minute behind her in what is already developing into a friendly family rivalry. Hart crossed the line in 4:36.45 to beat Emma Horne by 47.62 seconds, stating: "I had forgotten how horrible hill climbs were! Great fun in a strange way, two well run events in two days, thanks to all helpers. I can't do Round 3 as at school games but will be back for Round 4 where I intend to beat my Dad"!

    Wrekinsport were running their club Hill Climb Championship within the event with Adam Mumford taking Gold with a good ride of 4:27.66. His nearest challenge came from Danny Smith, who settled for Silver in 4:45.55 whilst Ian Bond took Bronze in 5:12.12.


  • 29 Aug 2018 20:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club Cat Time
    1 Jonny Morris Fishface Cycles RT S 03:24.48
    2 Kirk Vickers SCCA Private Member S 03:31.25
    3 Dan Watts SCCA Private Member S 03:32.34
    4 David Scott Mule CC S 03:37.79
    5 Sam Morris Revolutions Racing S 03:49.68
    6 James Satoor Mid Shropshire Wheelers J 04:00.17
    7 James Davies Mule CC S 04:08.29
    8 Steven Prince Fishface Cycles RT V 04:08.96
    9 Ian Coupland Mid Shropshire Wheelers V 04:09.27
    10 Richard Kay North Shropshire Wheelers V 04:11.31
    11 Mark Hammond Paramount CRT V 04:13.39
    12 Lewis Page Mid Shropshire Wheelers J 04:16.95
    13 Cameron Coley-Smith Stourbridge CC S 04:24.88
    14 Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC S 04:27.66
    15 Luke Philpott Mid Shropshire Wheelers S 04:28.85
    16 Andy Collins Mid Shropshire Wheelers V 04:33.21
    17 Jason Harland Revolutions Racing V 04:36.29
    18 Lucy Hart Mid Shropshire Wheelers WJ 04:36.45
    19 Neil Coles Oswestry Paragon CC V 04:41.49
    20 Daniel Smith Wrekinsport CC S 04:45.55
    21 Jordan Stamp Wrekin College Tri S 04:59.34
    22 Ian Bond Wrekinsport CC S 05:12.12
    23 Paul Cadman Mercia Fell Runners V 05:19.66
    24 Emma Horne Mercia Fell Runners WV 05:24.07
    25 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC V 05:28.78
    26 Stuart Heeley Wrekinsport CC S 05:40.38
    27 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC V 06:22.27
    28 Jim Percival Wrekinsport CC V 06:35.66
    29 Charlie Price Mid Shropshire Wheelers J 06:36.70
    30 Henry Fleming Wrekinsport CC J 10:31.69


  • 27 Aug 2018 18:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport Evening 10 No.15 2018

    Chris Halford made it a clean sweep to wrap up Wrekinsport's Evening 10 Series with yet another win in Round 15. Halford has won all 14 rounds he has entered, only missing out on a perfect 90 point score due to missing a round having entered a competing event. Halford has been a model of consistency throughout the season, finishing four seconds up on his Round 14 time in an impressive 22 minutes 2 seconds.

    Wrekinsport's fast man beat Alex Leek into the runner-up spot by 40 seconds, showing the quality of his ride - though attention was on third-placed Mark Griffiths, ending his evening on 24:16 and elevating himself five points above Tomos Hales to take Series Bronze, which was still in play pre-race.

    That wasn't the only medal on offer however with Richard Howes taking the Non-aero Series Bronze at the last gasp. Howes has been a late entrant to this Series, riding just the final three rounds but taking the maximum six points on offer in each event. His 26:06 effort pushed out Non-aero Gold medallist Ian Bond by seven seconds and was only bettered by an excellent ride from Paramount CRT's Sean Evans, finishing a strong 4th in 24:26.

    It was an encouraging night for three young riders despite heavy rain which blighted the event, with an under-the-weather Henri Bedford still taking the win in 26:42. Meanwhile Mid Shropshire Wheelers' 12 year-old Charlie Price was delighted to beat the magical 20mph barrier by one second, stopping the watch for a course best 29:59, whilst Wrekinsport's Henry Fleming also posted a personal best 33:24.


  • 25 Aug 2018 11:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Overall:

    Pos'n Name Total Points
    1 Chris Halford 84
    2 Rich Smith 43
    3 Mark Griffiths 40
    4 Tomos Hales 35
    5 Dave Moore 23
    6 Allan Henderson 18
    6 Dave Gostelow 18
    8 Ian Bond 17
    9 Rob Jackson 14
    10 Bob Elliott 12


    Non-aero:

    Pos'n Name Total Points
    1 Ian Bond 59
    2 Peter Mulloy 37
    3 Richard Howes 18
    4 Mark Callaghan 13
    5 Tomos Hales 12
    5 Alan Henderson 12
    7 Andy Loveland 11
    8 Bethan Till 10
    9 Tim Vernon 9
    10 Bruce Gregory 8


  • 25 Aug 2018 11:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pos'n Name Club Time
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 22:02
    2 Alex Leek VC St Raphael 22:42
    3 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC 24:16
    4 Sean Evans Paramount CRT 24:26
    5 Simon Toghill Wolverhampton Wheelers CC 25:07
    6 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC 25:11
    7 Martin Skehan Nova Raiders 25:17
    8 Mark Golding 333 Enduro 25:55
    9 Richard Howes Wrekinsport CC 26:06
    10 Ian Bond Wrekinsport CC 26:13
    11 Vince Evans Wrekinsport CC 26:17
    12 Richard Coffey Paramount CRT 26:40
    13 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing 26:42
    14 Chris Marrs Mid Shropshire Wheelers 26:54
    15 Peter Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 27:34
    16 Jim Percival Wrekinsport CC 29:35
    17 Antonia Lynam Wrekinsport CC 29:38
    18 Charlie Price Mid Shropshire Wheelers 29:59
    19 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC 31:38
    20 John Rowlands Wrekinsport CC 31:55
    21 Mio Kontic Wrekinsport CC 32:20
    22 Victoria Doran SY Tri 32:28
    23 Henry Fleming Wrekinsport CC 33:24
    24 Terry Collins Wrekinsport CC 42:26

  • 18 Aug 2018 22:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport Evening 10 No.14 2018

    Chris Halford looks set to make it a clean sweep whilst Rich Smith captured Silver in Round 14 of Wrekinsport's Evening 10 Series. Riders endured a strong westerly wind and rain that commenced just as the event got underway and affecting early starters including Halford. But that didn't stop him fighting his way through the teeth of the wind blighting the climb of Cotwall Bank as he scored yet another maximum six points, just as he has done in every round he has entered, stopping the watch on 22 minutes 6 seconds.

    The quality of Halford's ride was evident by his winning margin, 1:37, with Smith completing the course in 23:43, 5 seconds ahead of newly-signed Rob Jackson. This did enough to win Series Silver, with Smith scoring consistently throughout the Series.

    There was a strong ride from Paramount CRT's Sean Evans, another rider receiving a liberal soaking. Evans rode to victory in the non-aero category in a fantastic 24:01, 1:40 ahead of Ian Watts, making a rare appearance in a time trial. But there was a surprise for newly-crowned Non-aero Champion Ian Bond as he lost out by a solitary second to Richard Howes, riding just his second event of the year. Howes clocked a fine 26:26 and could potentially take Bronze in the final event thanks to his late charge.  


  • 15 Aug 2018 21:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club  Time
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 22:06
    2 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 23:43
    3 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 23:48
    4 Sean Evans Paramount CRT 24:01
    5 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 24:06
    6 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC 24:18
    7 James Gibney West Midlands Police CC 24:24
    8 Martin Skehan Nova Raiders 25:11
    9 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC 25:11
    10 Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC 25:12
    11 Simon Toghill Wolverhampton Wheelers CC 25:39
    12 Ian Watts Cotswold Veldrijden 25:41
    13 Mark Golding 333 Enduro 25:46
    14 Richard Howes Wrekinsport CC 26:26
    15 Ian Bond Wrekinsport CC 26:27
    16 Richard Coffey Paramount CRT 26:36
    17 Chris Marrs Mid Shropshire Wheelers 26:52
    18 Alison Dockney Market Drayton CC 27:03
    19 Tim Vernon Wrekinsport CC 27:16
    20 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 27:48
    21 Paul O'Brien Unattached 28:47
    22 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC 30:41
    23 Mio Kontic Wrekinsport CC 31:14
    24 Oliver Howes Wrekinsport CC 33:06
    25 Henry Fleming Wrekinsport CC 35:51


  • 12 Aug 2018 20:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport Evening 10 No.13 2018

    Another week another win for Chris Halford as the Evening 10 Series winner showed just why he has won the competition in Round 13. Halford stopped the watch on 22 minutes 15 seconds in tough conditions, coping best with a strong headwind which blighted the hardest leg of the course, the climb to Cotwall Bank.

    Halford was 29 seconds ahead of the nearest competition, which came from RAF CA rider Dan Watts, who posted an excellent 22:45 on a road bike. Halford's nearest competition for club honours came from newly-signed Rob Jackson, fourth in 23:48 33 seconds behind Cotswold Veldrijden rider Ian Pollard.

    In the Non-aero division a rider trying out for the first time surprised many by taking the maximum six points on offer in this Series, with Richard Howes making an impressive debut of 26:18. But Peter Mulloy did enough to seal the Silver medal thanks to the five points gained for his 27:44 effort. And there was a welcome return for Wrekinsport's oldest member, making his first racing appearance of the season. 85 year-old Terry Collins ended his evening after crossing the line in 45:11.


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