Wrekinsport Evening 10 No.12 2018
A big field couldn't stop the relentless charge of Chris Halford in Round 12 of Wrekinsport's Evening 10 Series as the destination of the Non-aero Trophy was resolved and an encouraging turnout of young riders featured. Series Champion Halford showed just why he has won that title as he beat off the nearest challenge by a massive 1 minute 49 seconds to stop the watch on 21 minutes 50 seconds, just two seconds off his fastest of the season on a sultry evening that attracted 34 riders.
Halford's nearest competition came from newly signed team mate Rob Jackson who stopped the watch on 23:39, just seven seconds ahead of Revolutions Racing's Chris Staples, whose time was all the more impressive given it was recorded on a road bike.
Although Staples won the honours for fastest Non-aero rider the Championship was resolved with three rounds to go as Ian Bond posted a fine 25:48 to put himself in an unassailable Series lead with Mark Hollinshead the nearest of his club mates to challenge ending the evening on 27:40.
It was encouraging to see three Junior riders taking part in the event, with two attempting their first ever time trial. Experience won the day with 16 year-old Dan Morris posting a strong 24:07 to take sixth spot overall, whilst 14 year-old Henry Fleming came home in 34:33 ahead of 15 year-old Amber Cadman-Gibb in 36:29.