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  • 8 Aug 2018 22:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club Time No.
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 22:16 4
    2 Dan Watts RAF CA 22:45 25
    3 Ian Pollard Cotswold Veldrijden 23:15 24
    4 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 23:48 17
    5 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 24:06 13
    6 Mark Milton Market Drayton CC 24:20 19
    7 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 24:37 2
    7 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC 24:37 22
    9 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 24:52 18
    10 Rob Kerr Oswestry Paragon CC 25:03 21
    11 Martin Skehan Nova Raiders 25:29 7
    12 Dave Gostelow Wrekinsport CC 25:33 20
    13 Mark Golding 333 Enduro 25:42 8
    14 Richard Howes Wrekinsport CC 26:18 12
    15 Fraser MacKinnon Hebridean CC 26:48 27
    16 Lucy Nell RAF CA 26:55 23
    17 Bob Elliott Wrekinsport CC 27:01 10
    17 George Davies Evolve 27:01 15
    19 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 27:44 11
    20 James Gibney West Midlands Police CC 28:28 3
    21 Chris Marrs Mid Shropshire Wheelers 28:35 6
    22 Jim Percival Wrekinsport CC 29:49 9
    23 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC 30:30 5
    24 Mark Callaghan Wrekinsport CC 30:41 16
    25 Charlie Price Mid Shropshire Wheelers 32:04 14
    26 Mike Hamer Wrekinsport CC 33:43 26
    27 Terry Collins Wrekinsport CC 45:11 1

  • 7 Aug 2018 10:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 1 Aug 2018 21:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club Time
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 21:50
    2 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 23:39
    3 Chris Staples Revolutions Racing 23:46
    4 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 24:01
    5 Andy Davies Revolutions Racing 24:04
    6 Dan Morris Halesowen AC&C 24:07
    7 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC 24:08
    7 Gregg Kinsell Mid Shropshire Wheelers 24:08
    9 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 24:10
    10 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC 24:37
    11 Stuart Jackson Nova Raiders 24:39
    12 Luke Burnhope Wolverhampton Wheelers CC 24:55
    13 Martin Skehan Nova Raiders 25:00
    14 Simon Toghill Wolverhampton Wheelers CC 25:08
    15 Ian Bond Wrekinsport CC 25:48
    16 Richard Cofry Paramount CRT 25:57
    17 Fraser MacKinnon Hebridean CC 26:08
    18 Chris Marrs Mid Shropshire Wheelers 26:34
    19 Steve Elcocks Revolutions Racing 26:51
    20 Paul Cadman Mercia Fell Runners 27:13
    21 Steve Witty Evolve 27:29
    22 Mark Hollinshead Wrekinsport CC 27:40
    23 Peter Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 27:50
    24 Jason Davis Paramount CRT 28:34
    25 Bruce Gregory Wrekinsport CC 28:44
    26 Clare Cotterill Wrekinsport CC 29:17
    27 Jim Percival Wrekinsport CC 29:33
    28 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC 29:50
    29 Toni Lynam Wrekinsport CC 30:01
    30 John Rowlands Wrekinsport CC 31:49
    31 Jen Morris Wrekinsport CC 33:12
    32 Henry Fleming Wrekinsport CC 34:33
    33 Amber Cadman-Gibb Northgate 36:29
      Tim Vernon Wrekinsport CC DNF

  • 29 Jul 2018 15:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Just six seconds separated the Top 3 pairs as Wrekinsport CC's 2-Up 10 saw another first time pairing take the victory in Round 8 of The Coaching Revolutions 2-Up Series as the destination of two Championships were settled. A big field of 20 teams were attracted by perfect conditions and some keen competition as Chris Halford and Rich Smith took the win by four seconds on their home course. Halford and Smith stopped the watch on 22 minutes 6 seconds to provide a vital intervention in the Overall standings.

    Smith was delighted with an unexpected win and was full of praise for his team mate, stating: "Chris Halford is a class act. A great steady wheel to follow so I could get close in and make the most of the draft. I pottered up Cotwall Bank while Chris had a nap. Thanks to him for dragging me round, and excellent organisation once again". Halford reciprocated with his thoughts on the new partnership adding: "My first time racing with Rich, it worked really well. A great team effort".

    With Nova Raiders' Scott Harris and Matt Gibbons already having the maximum 100 points in the bank in this best 5 from 9 Series Nick Long and Ed Middleton needed to win all remaining rounds to level things on points with their team mates to decide the destination of the Championship on fastest time count back. With Harris and Gibbons deciding to sit the race out and watch from the sidelines they took Gold without turning a further pedal after Long and Middleton agonisingly finished third on the night in 22:12. Despite their best efforts not only did Halford and Smith upset their challenge, a close season-long battle with another pair of team mates Andy Maxwell and Andy Rose also came to fruition as 'Team Andy' finally got the better of their compatriots by a narrow two seconds.

    Maxwell was thrilled to have finally got the better of this friendly rivalry, stating: "It was really close for the top three places, and we just managed to pip Nick and Ed by a couple of seconds after our dead heat last time. I’m sure they’ll come back stronger! Well done to Chris and Rich on the win thanks to Wrekinsport for hosting". Rose added: "I'm delighted to have finished in second place and to have finally pipped Ed and Nick after pushing them close in the last race. We couldn't have pushed ourselves any harder and we are looking forward now the next race. Thanks again to all the officials".

    Long had no qualms about being beaten given the quality of the racing that had been on show throughout the season, and was happy that despite the challenge from Team Andy they did enough to seal the Silver medals: "We knew getting second place in the Series would be close coming into this race. Just two seconds between second and third, tiny margins. Everyone's pushing themselves to the limit, great racing. A big thanks to Wrekinsport and the other racers for a great atmosphere. It's been a great competition, especially with Andy's R & M pushing us so close". Middleton was also acutely aware of the margins involved adding: "Six seconds between first and third - it’s great to see such competitive racing in Shropshire. Well done to the Wrekinsport team and Team Andy for great rides. Special thanks to Wrekinsport for hosting another great race".

    Meanwhile the Series winners were delighted with their form, having won every round they finished for a perfect score. The 2017 Silver medallists fined tuned their form to go one better in 2018, with Gibbons revealing a little about how the pair work together: "It was fantastic to get a win in every race we did and to have the Series wrapped up so early. I rode well with Scott in every race as he does the uphill sections and I have the flat and downhill bits. A big thanks to every organiser and marshal this year". Harris was also elated, adding: "It's great to get Gold, we aimed to smash every race which we did. Silver last year, Gold place this year so I'm really pleased. I've enjoyed racing with Matt who was strong every race. Thanks to Coaching Revolutions, race marshals and other teams for hosting events".

    Gibbons and Harris weren't the only Champions-in-waiting watching from the sidelines as Mid Shropshire Wheelers' Andy Collins and Lucy Hart had 98 points courtesy of four Mixed Team wins and a second place built up - though with Hart otherwise engaged for more recent rounds it was an anxious wait with Bernard and Deb Hutson-Lumb building a head of steam. In the end those early points in the bag paid dividends, with Bernard out injured and having to settle for Silver. When told Collins stated: "That's a relief, we have missed a few. Lucy is in Newport riding the National Track Championship and I have been touring in the Alps. We will be at the last round and I won't tell Lucy, it will keep her keen"!

    Hutson-Lumb meanwhile was left rueing the injury which blighted their challenge, and was surprised that the team's early success held good. He commented: "I am amazed, but very pleased. Deb and I enjoyed the events we did, we were just starting to get our act together. Sorry that injury (to me) took us out of mix. Many thanks all who made the rides possible. We look forward to getting back to competition".

    Whilst the destinations of Gold and Silver have been decided the Bronze medals are still in play, with Jenny York and John Robertson putting themselves in pole position thanks to a 25:44 effort. York was pleased with the pairing, stating: "A great turnout with good conditions! I find these events hard but I'm pleased with our time. Good teamwork with John". Robertson meanwhile was succinct in his comments adding: "Thanks to Jenny for leading me round and to all the officials for making the event possible".

    It's down to the wire in the Women's Championship with no medals yet decided and three closely matched teams engaged in a ding-dong battle. All these teams could potentially finish on 96 points and have to be split by time in the closest contest of all, with Hafren CC the pairing of Emma Serjeant and Louise Downward taking their second win in as many evenings from Sarah Grant and Alison Dockney, again by a narrow margin. These teams were split by just five seconds with Serjeant and Dockney stopping the watch on 25:06 with both putting up major challenges to the supremacy of Women's Series leaders and reigning champions Jenny Newton and Jane Chapman. Serjeant was appreciative of the high level of competition on show, commenting: "I was pleased with this very close win again. The course was quite lumpy, but we managed to keep it together. Well done to Alison and Sarah giving us some strong competition". Downward added: "I'm really pleased with the last two nights, all the racing has been close. Looking forward to our last one of the Series on the Hafren CC course".

  • 25 Jul 2018 22:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Pos'n Names Club(s) Time
    1 Chris Halford & Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 22:06
    2 Andy Maxwell & Andy Rose Nova Raiders 22:10
    3 Nick Long & Ed Middleton Nova Raiders 22:12
    4 Graeme Donnell & Andrew Lacon Wolverhampton RCC & Halesowen AC&C 22:21
    5 Mark Hill & Pete Thomas Hafren CC 22:27
    6 Andy Hellowell & Chris Staples Revolutions Racing 22:53
    7 Mark Griffiths & Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 23:03
    8 Stuart Proctor & Andy Davies Revolutions Racing 23:21
    9 Dave Moore & Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC 23:22
    10 Elwyn Turner & Andy Griffiths Hafren CC 23:54
    11 Dave Gostelow & Alistair Hatton Wrekinsport CC 24:49
    12 Louise Downward & Emma Serjeant Hafren CC 25:06
    13 Alison Dockney & Sarah Grant SCCA Private Members 25:11
    14 Ian Bond & Damian Jay Wrekinsport CC 25:25
    15 Jenny York & John Robertson Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25:44
    16 Bob Elliott & Jim Percival Wrekinsport CC 27:12
    17 Pete Mulloy & Rob Bold Wrekinsport CC 27:14
    18 Ron Perks & Mark Callagahan Wrekinsport CC 29:25
    19 Helena Amos & Clare Cotterill Wrekinsport CC 30:16
    20 Bethan Till & Emily Forbes Wrekinsport CC & Unattached 30:47

    Private solos

    Pos'n Names Club Time
    1 Dan Watts RAF CA 22:43
    2 Rob Kerr Oswestry Paragon CC 24:34
    3 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 24:47
    4 Martin Skehan Nova Raiders 25:05
    5 Mark Golding 333 Enduro 25:07
    6 Oliver Allan Market Drayton CC 25:21
    7 Charie Price Mid Shropshire Wheelers 31:08
    8 John Rowlands Wrekinsport CC 31:16

  • 23 Jul 2018 21:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chris Halford took a narrow win by just seven seconds in Round 13 of the SB Sports Injuries Series as the destination of Gold medals in two of the four Championships were resolved and the Women's Series leader put in a powerhouse performance. Halford stopped the watch on 43 minutes 4 seconds over two laps of the rolling Shawbirch - Cotwall Bank circuit in Wrekinsport CC's Gordon Davies 19 on a warm, sultry evening to beat Series leader Ian Nisbett - who sealed Veteran's Gold and extended his Overall lead.

    Halford, riding a giant 60-tooth chain ring mauled his way around the circuit coping best with the heat, also taking the Veteran's win in +7:42, but was surprised to take that victory given the quality of the top portion of the field: "I was shocked to win as I was on my training bike! Kudos to Charlotte Chapman, fast lady". Halford's comments concerned the Women's Series leader who finished a strong 5th Overall in a fabulous 45:49. Chapman stretched her lead to 56 points with her light weight being a distinct advantage on the double climb of Cotwall Bank. She stated: "I love the 10 course - not so sure about twice in one go though! I tried to be tactical and save some effort for the hills as I thought I’d make up the most time on those being light- it seemed to work! I enjoyed all of it, and thanks as always to everyone there".

    Nisbett finally reaped the benefits of a Series he has made a 2018 target with his 43:11 effort as he added another two points to the differential between himself and Ed Middleton, who lies in the Overall runner-up spot and finished third on the night in 44:38. But it was the 18 points gained for registering a Veteran's plus of +7:26 that finally earned Nisbett the first Gold medal of the Series with 100 points available over the final five rounds with the Hafren CC rider earning a 118 point differential to Halford in runner-up position.

    Nisbett is used to going 'eyeballs out' but had to reel his expectations in a little, as he explained: "I had to ride quite conservatively as I was recovering from the 100 mile Championship four days earlier, and I had the Oswestry Paragon 10 the next day. I aimed for a consistent effort without kicking too hard on the climbs, and was pleased with a decent time in the end. Congratulations to Chris for taking the win. I'm very happy to clinch the Veterans Series. Due to work and injuries, this is the first year I've been able to put in a proper season of racing, so it's nice to be rewarded for the effort".

    Middleton meanwhile has not given up the battle for Overall honours with Nisbett currently possessing a 22 point lead. The Nova Raider continues to post strong times in a fine season and Nisbett will have to be on his mettle to double-up on Championship Gold. Middleton stated: "Thankfully it was a fast night, so the two laps went quickly. Great rides by Chris, Ian and Charlotte. Thanks to Wrekinsport for hosting a great round".

    The destination of the SB Junior Series was resolved on the night with 14 year-old Henri Bedford posting a huge course personal best by over two minutes thanks to a significant position change. The Revolutions Racing youngster posted a superb 47:04 to take 8th place Overall from a 23-strong field and was clearly fired up as he blazed towards the finish line. Bedford has come on leaps and bounds as the season has progressed and now has a 104 point advantage over Kieran Morris with 100 points available. He stated: "I'm delighted to have been fortunate enough to win the Series. I have thoroughly enjoyed riding all the various courses and completing longer races, pushing myself to improve my technique and times. This year has really cemented my enthusiasm for time trial racing. I would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers, marshals and administrators who give their time up so unselfishly to allow me and all the other competitors to go racing. I really enjoyed racing the longer distance over a route I am getting familiar with. I'm also delighted to have improved my personal best time on this course. Many thanks to Wrekinsport for organising and marshalling the event".

    That wasn't the end of the medals won on the evening however with Wrekinsport running a handicap competition for The Gordon Davies Trophy within the event. After the handicaps were applied top of the pile was Tomos Hales in an adjusted 40:28, 19 seconds ahead of Peter Mulloy who earned Silver for his efforts. Getting used to tribars in only his second race with the aid paid dividends for Ian Bond as he took Bronze in exactly 42 minutes.

  • 20 Jul 2018 10:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Gordon Davies medal winners Tomos Hales - Gold; Peter Mulloy - Silver; Ian Bond - Bronze.

    Pos'n Name Cat Time Handicap H/C Time
    1 Tomos Hales S 46:58 06:30 40:28
    2 Peter Mulloy V 54:17 13:30 40:47
    3 Ian Bond S 50:30 08:30 42:00
    4 Chris Halford V 43:04 00:00 43:04
    5 Darrell Biddulph V 52:50 09:00 43:50
    6 Dave Gostelow V 49:24 04:30 44:54
    7 Dave Moore V 47:55 03:00 44:55
    8 Jim Percival V 57:06 12:00 45:06
    9 Vince Evans V 49:02 03:00 46:02
    10 Allan Henderson S 49:03 02:30 46:33
    11 Mark Griffiths V 47:42 01:00 46:42
    12 John Rowlands V 1:00:37 13:30 47:07


  • 18 Jul 2018 22:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club Cat Time
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC V 43:04
    2 Ian Nisbett Hafren CC V 43:11
    3 Ed Middleton Nova Raiders S 44:38
    4 Tim Beardmore  Nova Raiders V 45:46
    5 Charlotte Chapman Nova Raiders W 45:49
    6 Rob Jackson Unattached V 46:17
    7 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC S 46:58
    8 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing J 47:04
    9 Steve Chapman Nova Raiders V 47:42
    10 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC V 47:42
    11 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC V 47:55
    12 Simon Toghill Wolverhampton Wheelers CC V 48:21
    13 Martin Skehan Nova Raiders V 49:00
    14 Vince Evans Wrekinsport CC V 49:02
    15 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC S 49:03
    16 Dave Gostelow Wrekinsport CC V 49:24
    17 Ian Bond Wrekinsport CC S 50:30
    18 Steve Elcocks Revolutions Racing V 51:26
    19 Darrell Biddulph Wrekinsport CC V 52:50
    20 Peter Mulloy Wrekinsport CC V 54:17
    21 Jim Percival Wrekinsport CC V 57:06
    22 John Rowlands Wrekinsport CC V 1:00:37
      Bob Elliott Wrekinsport CC V DNF
    1 Lap:        
    Pos'n Name Club Cat Time
    1 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC V 30:01

  • 15 Jul 2018 17:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport Evening 10 No.11 2018

    An England World Cup semi-final may have stopped a number of riders competing but it didn't stop the charge of Chris Halford's total domination of the Wrekinsport Evening 10 Series in Round 11 at Shawbirch as he sealed the Series win with four rounds to go with just 9 in competition. Halford has scored an incredible 60 points from the 10 rounds he has entered, a perfect score, and despite struggling against a stiff northerly breeze still posted a very creditable time of 22 minutes 2 seconds to take the win by over two minutes and the Gold medal. Halford's nearest competition is Rich Smith, absent on the night and lying 27 points behind with just 24 available to play for.

    Halford beat two visiting riders into second and third place with 74 year-old Poole Wheelers' Terry Icke showing a clean pair of heels to younger competitors with a fine 24:09, and a rare appearance of Wolverhampton Wheelers' Simon Toghill showing only competing occasionally does him no harm with a solid 25:55.

    Also in the hunt for medals Ian Bond looks a shoo-in to take Gold in the Non-aero Series after taking another maximum 6 points in this competition, and needing just three more points to make it mathematically impossible to be caught. Bond took the Non-aero win in 26:41 from Bruce Gregory, 4:15 back and making his first appearance of the season.

  • 11 Jul 2018 22:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    England semi-final affected turnout. 

    Pos'n Name Club Time No
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 22:02 7
    2 Terry Icke Poole Wheelers 24:09 3
    3 Simon Toghill Wolverhampton Wheelers CC 25:55 10
    4 Dave Gostelow Wrekinsport CC 26:29 4
    5 Ian Bond Wrekinsport CC 26:41 8
    6 Martin Skehan Nova Raiders 27:03 5
    7 Bob Elliott Wrekinsport CC 28:25 9
    8 Bruce Gregory Wrekinsport CC 30:56 6
    9 John Rowlands Wrekinsport CC 31:46 2
      Clare Cottrill Wrekinsport CC DNS 1

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