Wrekinsport CC Club 10 No.8 2018
It was an evening for first-timers as no fewer than five from a 21-strong field made their debuts in Round 8 of the Wrekinsport Evening 10 Series. But it was a familiar sight at the top of the standings as Chris Halford made it maximum points in all seven rounds he has entered. Halford took a fine victory of 1 minute 16 seconds from Ian Pollard with an excellent effort of 22 minutes 19 seconds, 26 seconds down from his Round 7 time showing the effect of a strong westerly wind hindering riders up the hardest part of the course, the climb of Cotwall Bank.
Halford holds a commanding 18 point advantage over the chasing triple threat posed by Mark Griffiths, Rich Smith and Tomos Hales with the latter pair tying for third spot on the night in 24:03. Meanwhile in the Non-aero category Ian Bond continued to pile on the pressure with a win of 26:20 stretching his lead to nine points. Best placed of the first-timers was Paul Cadman, posting an excellent first go of 27:10, 1:30 ahead of Emma Horne's strong effort of 28:40.