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  • 12 May 2019 20:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Hannah Phipps-Jones 19

    The heavens opened to make Round 5 of the SB Sports Injuries Series a tricky one as riders battled the elements in Wrekinsport CC's Hannah Phipps-Jones 19. Held over two laps of the club's normal Shawbirch - Cotwall Bank circuit, the cold affected some more than others as Dan Watts took the win in a fine time of 42 minutes 40 seconds for victory by over a minute. Watts made up some ground on Series leader Chris Halford to move into fourth spot in the Championship and clearly put some effort in doing so, recording a course personal best despite cursing the foul weather that blighted the event. He stated: "What could have been a quick night with a favourable wind was scuppered by wet and cold weather. Like most the urge to dive into the HQ after the first lap was strong. I was pleased to take the win and PB for the 19 mile time trial, kudos to any who raced, marshalled and spectated the race in those conditions".

    Watts wasn't the only one making up ground on Halford as Hafren CC's Ian Nisbett put in a strong effort to beat the Wrekinsport rider both on Overall and on Veteran's Standard. Leading off the field, Nisbett was in no mood to hang around and was happy to get the ordeal over with. His actual time of 43:42 took the runner-up spot and pushed Halford into third by 14 seconds, whilst he won the Veteran's competition with a fine +7:08, five seconds ahead of Halford when the age-related standard was applied. He commented: "I can’t say I enjoyed it much! I started strongly, but my performance dropped off earlier than expected so I just tried to keep the speed up and take a breather where I could. My visor started to mist up during the second lap – which actually helped as I couldn’t really see how far from the finish I was"!

    Halford didn't enjoy the conditions, and revealed that a mechanical problem upset his usual smooth rhythm - despite bettering his 2018 ride by 1:07. Down nearly a minute on Watts at the end of the first lap Halford had a quite evening by his high standards: "It went badly - I don't go to well in the wet and cold. My seat post clamp worked loose which was causing issues. I eased up a bit on the first lap and nearly stopped, but then decided to carry on". Halford now has a six point lead to Nisbett in the Overall Championship whilst in the Veteran's Series he holds a four point advantage over the same rider.

    Taking third spot in the Veteran's Rich Smith just saw off the attentions of Ian Pollard by seven seconds to record a solid +5:38. But he wasn't finished there as he took Bronze in Wrekinsport's Hannah Phipps-Jones Handicap, the same position as in 2018 with an adjusted 42:34, whilst it was a close call for Gold and Silver with Bethan Till just seeing off Tomos Hales by a solitary second in an adjusted 41:15. Smith commented: "I managed third in the Hannah Phipps-Jones last year - I remember it being substantially warmer and dryer though! I really enjoyed it despite the rain. It was wet and cold but with no wind to speak of which helped. I was pleased with the ride, it was actually worse for the marshals, helpers and timekeepers than for the riders, so thanks to them"!

    Four women took the line, with SCCA Private Member Alison Dockney taking the win with a fine effort of 51:43. Like Nisbett she also had trouble with her visor as the rain stopped and the course gently warmed: "Heavy rain started half way round lap one and the visor on my helmet fogged up so I had very little visibility from then on. I think I found every single pothole so was glad to get round with no punctures! Well done to all who braved abysmal conditions and fingers crossed for some sunshine next round! A thoroughly miserable night for marshals and timekeeping". Dockney beat Hafren CC's Louise Hurdley into the runner-up spot - though Hurdley's 54:44 moved her up into the lead of the SB Women's Series, holding an advantage of eight points over Dockney.

    In the SB Junior Series a nascent talent continues to grow as Henri Bedford added another 20 points to his commanding Junior title defence with a superb personal best. Bedford bore down on the finish line using all his strength to set an excellent time of 45:31 to capture sixth spot overall and set a fabulous 32 point Junior Series lead in the process. He commented: "I was pleased with my performance given the horrible conditions and somehow managed to improve in course time from last year. Well done to all those who turned out to ride and marshal. Here’s hoping for better conditions next time"!


  • 9 May 2019 18:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Cat Actual Time Handicap H/C Time
    1 Bethan Till W 55:15 14:00 41:15
    2 Tomos Hales S 45:46 04:30 41:16
    3 Rich Smith V 46:04 03:30 42:34
    4 Bob Elliott V 53:24 10:30 42:54
    5 Dave Moore V 48:28 05:30 42:58
    6 Chris Halford V 43:56 00:00 43:56
    7 Rob Jackson V 47:34 03:30 44:04


  • 8 May 2019 21:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Handicap result to follow

    Pos'n Name Club Cat Lap 1 Time Time
    1 Dan Watts SCCA Private Member S 22:10 42:40
    2 Ian Nisbett Hafren CC V 22:37 43:42
    3 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC V 23:06 43:56
    4 Dean Callister Nova Raiders S 23:19 44:48
    5 Ed Middleton Nova Raiders S 23:33 44:59
    6 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing J 23:38 45:31
    7 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC S 23:42 45:46
    8 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC V 23:58 46:04
    9 Ian Pollard SCCA Private Member V 24:26 46:59
    10 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC V 24:45 47:34
    11 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC V 25:14 48:28
    12 Alison Dockney SCCA Private Member W 27:02 51:43
    13 Mark Stocks Newport Shropshire CC V 27:13 52:22
    14 Bob Elliott Wrekinsport CC V 27:57 53:24
    15 Louise Hurdley Hafren CC W 28:18 54:44
    16 Bethan Till Wrekinsport CC W 28:59 55:15
    17 Ashley Kirkham Black Country Triathletes V 29:03 56:12
    18 Victoria Doran SY Triathletes W 31:46 1:00:43
    One lap private trial
    Pos'n Name Club Cat Time
    1 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC V 32:20


  • 6 May 2019 19:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Club 10 No.3 2019

    Chris Halford returned to his customary place at the top of the standings in Round 3 of Wrekinsport's Evening 10 Series on a chilly and dull evening that still attracted 19 riders. Threatened rain failed to materialise though the air was 'thick', with times generally down on Round 2. Halford stopped the watch on 22 minutes 4 seconds after a week off, elevating himself to the runner-up spot in the Series - a gap he'll clearly aim to close in future rounds.

    Halford's nearest challenges both came from visiting riders, with Alex Leek putting in his first show of the season evidently in good form despite this being his first ride on a time trial bike in 2019. Leek blazed around the Long Lane circuit in 23:02, pushing out Round 2 winner Henri Bedford, one of only a few to better his Round 2 effort. 15 year-old Bedford has a classic time triallists' style, with a supremely flat back and presentation of minimal front through tucking in extremely low to the 'praying mantis' position, aiding passage through the air. The youngster bettered his Round 2 effort by eight seconds to cross the line in 23:17.

    Joint Series leader after Round 2 Rich Smith took over sole lead of the Series with a strong effort of 23:49 for 4th spot Overall, pushing out team mate Tomos Hales by six seconds; whilst Andy Loveland made his first appearance of the season to record a fine 27:54 and take the maximum six points on offer in the Road Bike Series, designed for riders without access to full time trial rigs.     


    Wrekinsport Evening 10 Series after three rounds

    Pos'n

    Name

    Total Points

    R1

    R2

    R3

    1

    Rich Smith

    15

    4

    6

    5

    2

    Chris Halford

    12

    6

     

    6

    3

    Oliver Rodwell

    10

    5

    5

     

    4

    Allan Henderson

    8

    1

    4

    3

    5

    Tomos Hales

    7

    3

     

    4

    6

    Rob Jackson

    6

    1

    3

    2

    7

    Dave Moore

    4

    1

    2

    1

    =8

    Adam Mumford

    3

    2

     

    1

    =8

    Pete Mulloy

    3

    1

    1

    1

    =8

    Ron Perks

    3

    1

    1

    1

    =8

    Steve Mold

    3

    1

    1

    1

    Wrekinsport Road Bike Series after three rounds

    Pos'n

    Name

    Total Points

    R1

    R2

    R3

    =1

    Steve Smith

    6

    6

     

     

    =1

    Andy Loveland

    6

     

     

    6

    3

    Mio Kontic

    5

    5

     

     


  • 1 May 2019 20:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club Time No.
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 22:04 8
    2 Alex Leek VC St Raphael 23:02 16
    3 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing 23:17 12
    4 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 23:49 9
    5 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 23:55 5
    6 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 24:21 1
    7 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 24:28 3
    8 Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC 24:40 18
    9 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC 25:28 2
    10 Mark Golding Unattached 25:56 14
    11 Vince Evans Wrekinsport CC 26:35 4
    12 Nathan Hester Wrekinsport CC 27:41 19
    13 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 27:42 6
    14 Mike Bigwood Wrekinsport CC 27:49 15
    15 Andy Loveland Wrekinsport CC 27:54 17
    16 Steve Mold Wrekinsport CC 28:20 7
    17 Ashley Kirkham Black Country Triathletes 28:58 10
    18 Charlie Price Mid Shropshire Wheelers 30:02 13
    19 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC 31:54 11


  • 30 Apr 2019 20:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Club 10 No.2 2019

    It was youth to the fore as 15 year-old Henri Bedford took a maiden win in Round 2 of the Wrekinsport Evening 10 Series with a sound effort of 23 minutes 25 seconds. The youngster was clearly trying with all guns blazing as he flung himself across the finish line to see off a strong challenge from renaissance man Rich Smith, taking the honours for the promoting club as his weight loss over the winter begins to pay dividends. Smith stopped the watch on 23:39, with both times of the top times evidencing the tougher conditions facing riders with Bedford 26 seconds down on his opening round ride and Smith 35 seconds adrift.

    Back in third was new Wrekinsport member Oliver Rodwell, suffering slightly more in conditions this round. Rodwell got the better of Smith by two seconds in Round 1 but here was 13 seconds behind. As a result both men are tied on 10 points for joint lead in the Evening 10 Series and are clearly fairly evenly matched.

    Pre-race rain put off the big field of week 1 but despite a chill in the air that rain had thankfully cleared away by start time. Just one woman was in competition, with Bethan Till 18 seconds off equalling her personal best in a good time of 28:13.    

    Result

    Pos'n

    Name

    Club

    Time

    No.

    1

    Henri Bedford

    Revolutions Racing

    23:25

    8

    2

    Rich Smith

    Wrekinsport CC

    23:39

    4

    3

    Oliver Rodwell

    Wrekinsport CC

    23:52

    6

    4

    Allan Henderson

    Wrekinsport CC

    24:09

    5

    5

    Rob Jackson

    Wrekinsport CC

    24:39

    9

    6

    Dave Moore

    Wrekinsport CC

    25:15

    12

    7

    Steve Mold

    Wrekinsport CC

    26:47

    2

    8

    Pete Mulloy

    Wrekinsport CC

    27:48

    1

    9

    Mike Bigwood

    Wrekinsport CC

    28:03

    11

    10

    Bethan Till

    Wrekinsport CC

    28:13

    10

    11

    Ashley Kirkham

    Black Country Triathletes

    29:27

    7

    12

    Ron Perks

    Wrekinsport CC

    31:49

    3

    Wrekinsport Evening 10 Series after two rounds

    Pos'n

    Name

    Total Points

    R1

    R2

    =1

    Oliver Rodwell

    10

    5

    5

    =1

    Rich Smith

    10

    4

    6

    3

    Chris Halford

    6

    6

     

    4

    Allan Henderson

    5

    1

    4

    5

    Rob Jackson

    4

    1

    3

    =6

    Dave Moore

    3

    1

    2

    =6

    Tomos Hales

    3

    3

     

    =8

    Adam Mumford

    2

    2

     

    =8

    Pete Mulloy

    2

    1

    1

    =8

    Ron Perks

    2

    1

    1

    =8

    Steve Mold

    2

    1

    1

    Wrekinsport Road Bike Series after two rounds

    Pos'n

    Name

    Total Points

    R1

    R2

    1

    Steve Smith

    6

    6

     

    2

    Mio Kontic

    5

    5

     


  • 25 Apr 2019 18:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Club 10 No.1 2019

    Wrekinsport's Evening 10 Series started with a bang as 33 riders took advantage of a balmy Spring evening to get the season off to a flying start. Event winner Dan Watts set himself a carrot to catch, starting one minute behind the promoting club's fast man Chris Halford. With the advantage of spotting Halford ahead on the many long straights that typify the Shawbirch - Cotwall Bank circuit Watts dug deep, burying himself to slowly wind Halford in and finishing in an excellent 21 minutes 4 seconds.

    Halford was just 17 seconds off the pace, with these two taking advantage of the favourable easterly wind that assisted riders on the toughest part of the course, the 1.8 mile climb of Cotwall Bank and saw some fast times posted throughout the field.

    Halford was caught in an RAF sandwich between Watts and his team mate Jason Walkley, who stopped the watch on 22:34. The only other rider on a 22 mark was 15 year-old Henri Bedford, just two seconds outside equalling his personal best on 22:59 - all the more impressive given the sporting nature of the course.

    Best placed amongst the women was Nova Raiders' Jenny Newton who posted a fine effort of 25:36 to push out the challenge of Market Drayton CC's Alison Dockney by 35 seconds, whilst just two riders went head to head in the Road Bike Series with former winner Steve Smith taking an early six points with his 27:01 ride ahead of Mio Kontic on 30:32.


  • 24 Apr 2019 20:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club Time
    1 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing 23:25
    2 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 23:39
    3 Oliver Rodwell Wrekinsport CC 23:52
    4 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 24:09
    5 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 24:39
    6 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC 25:15
    7 Steve Mold Wrekinsport CC 26:47
    8 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 27:48
    9 Mike Bigwood Wrekinsport CC 28:03
    10 Bethan Till Wrekinsport CC 28:13
    11 Ashley Kirkham Black Country Triathletes 29:27
    12 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC 31:49


  • 18 Apr 2019 14:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC ‘Spring Sprint’ 5 No.2 2019

    A lovely evening attracted 20 riders for Wrekinsport's second 'Spring Sprint' 5, with winner Chris Halford repeating his feat of the previous week whilst bettering his time by 38 seconds. Halford stopped the watch on the Crudgington - Shawbirch out and back course in 11 minutes 23 seconds - despite a strong challenge from RAF CA rider Dan Watts. Watts opened his account with a fine effort of 11:55 and was the only non-Wrekinsport rider in the Top 5.

    Taking third spot was a slim line Rich Smith, with a clear weight loss over the closed season reaping benefits as his 12:19 surprised Rob Jackson by 7 seconds. Jackson is more accustomed to finishing runner-up behind Halford but himself saw off a strong challenge from team mate Tomos Hales, also by 7 seconds.

    Both women in the field put up fine efforts, with Nova Raiders team mates Charlotte Chapman and Deb Hutson-Lumb going head-to-head. Chapman got the better of the contest taking 9th spot overall by just a solitary second under 13 minutes, whilst Hutson-Lumb was 48 seconds back in 11th.  


  • 18 Apr 2019 12:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club Time
    1 Dan Watts RAF CA 21:04
    2 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 21:21
    3 Jason Walkley RAF CA 22:34
    4 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing 22:59
    5 Oliver Rodwell Wrekinsport CC 23:02
    6 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 23:04
    7 Steven Ford Nova Raiders 23:08
    8 Phil Birch 3CPS 23:33
    9 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 23:43
    10 Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC 23:57
    11 Ian Pollard Cotswold Veldrijden 23:59
    12 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 24:12
    13 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 24:14
    14 Andy Davies Wrekinsport CC 24:27
    15 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC 24:40
    16 Andy Rose Nova Raiders 24:47
    17 Jenny Newton Nova Raiders 25:36
    18 Al Horrigan Market Drayton CC 25:43
    19 Alison Dockney Market Drayton CC 26:11
    20 Jason Davis Paramount CRT 26:32
    21 Chris Marrs Mid Shropshire Wheelers 26:33
    22 Bob Elliott Wrekinsport CC 26:51
    23 Nathan Hester Newport Shropshire CC 26:52
    24 Steve Smith Wrekinsport CC 27:01
    25 Steve Mold Wrekinsport CC 27:06
    26 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 27:36
    27 Alan Price Newport Shropshire CC 27:39
    28 John Grigg Newport Shropshire CC 27:49
    29 Dan Braddock Newport Shropshire CC 28:39
    30 Charlie Price Mid Shropshire Wheelers 29:49
    31 Mio Kontic Wrekinsport CC 30:32
    32 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC 30:38
    33 Hugh Jackson Newport Shropshire CC 34:13


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