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  • 20 May 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport Evening 10 Series - Overall Standings after four rounds:

    Position 

     Name

     Total   Points

     R1 

     R2 

     R3 

     R4 

     1

     Chris Halford

     24

     6

     6

     6

     6

     2

     Mark Griffiths

     14

     5

     4

     

     5

     3

     Dave Moore

     11

     1

     3

     4

     3

     4

     Dave Gostelow

     9

     4

     1

     3

     1

     4

     Rich Smith

     9

     

     

     5

     4

     6

     Tomos Hales

     7

     3

     1

     2

     1

     7

     Adam Mumford

     5

     

     5

     

     

     8

     Allan Henderson

     4

     

     2

     

     2

     8

     Bob Elliott

     4

     2

     1

     1

     

     10

     Jim Percival

     3

     1

     1

     

     1


    Wrekinsport Road Cat Series - Standings after four rounds:

    Position 

     Name

     Total Points

     R1 

     R2 

     R3 

     R4 

     1

     Tomos Hales

     12

     6

     6

     

     

     2

     Ian Bond

     10

     

     

     6

     4

     3

     Peter Mulloy

     8

     5

     

     

     3

     4

     Andy Loveland

     6

     

     

     

     6

     5

     Bethan Till

     5

     

    5

     

     

     5

     Edward Biddle

     5

     

     

     

     5

     7 

     Dave Moore

     4

     4

     

     

     

     8

     Steve Mold

     3

     3

     

     

     

     

  • 16 May 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Results: Evening 10 Series No.4 16th May 2018 

     

    Pos'n Name Club Time No.
     1  Chris Halford  Wrekinsport CC 22:01   4
     2   Dan Watts  RAF CA 22:23   17
    3 Alex Leek VC St Raphael 22:40 11
    4 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC 24:11 20
    5 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 24:21 1
    6 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing 24:21 8
    7 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC 24:38 2
    8 Andy Hellowell Revolutions Racing 24:38 6
    9 Steven Ford Nova Raiders 25:04 7
    10 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 25:20 13
    11 Dave Gostelow Wrekinsport CC 25:49 15
    12 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 26:11 10
    13 Andy Loveland Wrekinsport CC 26:22 19
    14 Edward Biddle Wrekinsport CC 26:30 18
    15 Steve Elcocks Revolutions Racing 26:32 16
    16 Ian Bond Wrekinsport CC 27:26 12
    17 George Davies Evolve 27:26 14
    18 Peter Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 29:52 21
    19 Jim Percival Wrekinsport CC 30:30 9
    20 John Rowlands Wrekinsport CC 32:28 5
    21 Paul Alldritt Wrekinsport CC 33:36 3

     

    #Road bikes in yellow

  • 12 May 2018 22:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Hanna Phipps-Jones 19

    Hanna Phipps-Jones 19 - race report

    Turning up last minute after the event was underway didn't do any harm to Matt Garthwaite's chances as the SCCA Private Member took a dominant win and moved into the lead of the SB Sports Injuries Series in Round 4, Wrekinsport CC's Hanna Phipps-Jones 19 held over two laps of the rolling Shawbirch - Cotwall Bank course. Despite being tired from a major tour and getting baulked out on the course Garthwaite still managed to beat the nearest competition by over two minutes. Visibly faster on each pass of the finish line, Garthwaite stopped the watch on 41 minutes 58 minutes to take over the Series lead by four points from Ed Middleton, who ended his evening on a respectable 45:25 for 5th spot.

    The Rhino Velo rider revealed however that he was by no means sure how his form would hold up: "I had no idea if my legs would work or not after riding a tough Tour of Ulster over the Bank Holiday weekend. Thankfully there was still something in them! Traffic wasn’t favourable after getting stuck behind a tractor on the out leg, but I was satisfied with my time overall".

    Alex Leek made his debut in the 2018 SB Series and made an immediate impact to take runner-up spot - although he was another rider expressing concern about his form. Leek pushed Hafren CC's Ian Nisbett into third by just two seconds after ending his evening on 44:02, and was contented with his efforts: "I was happy with second after slow start to my season. Other than being a bit chilly it seemed OK conditions so I tried to keep the speed up on the drags and rest a bit on the faster sections. Well done to Matt on the win, and thanks to Wrekinsport for putting the event on".

    Nisbett meanwhile was a little taken aback by the changeable nature of the course, which certainly provides variety. More used to the smooth roads of Mid-Wales he was nevertheless pleased to take the Veteran's win in +6:33, 50 seconds ahead of Wrekinsport's Chris Halford on Standard and 59 seconds on Actual, moving into the lead of this Series and up to third Overall thanks to his 44:04 effort. He commented: "A new course for me. I enjoyed it, but I did have to work to maintain a steady effort over the varied terrain. The bike seemed to be kicking around on the road surfaces too. It's always frustrating to miss out on a higher placing by two seconds, but I'm chuffed with the Veterans win".

    In the Junior Series 14 year-old Henri Bedford was back for another try at over two laps having stepped up to a longer distance for the first time on this course last July - and was determined to beat his benchmark. With timekeeper Jenny York recording times for both laps the ever-smiling youngster had the distinction of knowing he had beaten both his 10 mile and 19 mile bests, knocking a huge 2:28 off his 19 mile record. He stated: "I really enjoyed the longer ride and was pleased to achieve a new course Personal Best In both my 10 and 19 mile times. Thank you to all at Wrekinsport and Dave and Jenny York for your support".

    Meanwhile it was a quiet evening in the Women's Series with only competitor Toni Lynam of Wrekinsport pulling up before completing a lap with back problems.

    Wrekinsport riders were competing for the Hanna Phipps-Jones Trophy, awarded on handicap, and after the handicaps were applied Bob Elliott came out top of the pile with an adjusted 41:14, comfortably ahead of runner-up Chris Halford, who was scratch man. He commented: "This is the first time I have won a medal for cycling never thought it was possible. I would like to thank all the organisers time keepers and marshals".

     

    • Round 5 of the SB Sports Injuries Series takes place on Wednesday at 7pm when Hafren CC promote their 10 on the new, fast D310/1 course entirely on the A483 starting and finishing near Berriew. HQ Berriew Leisure Centre.
  • 10 May 2018 20:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hanna Phipps-Jones Handicap result

    Congratulations to Bob Elliott for winning the HPJ Trophy, with Chris Halford taking Silver and Rich Smith Bronze 

     

     Pos'n  Name  Cat  Actual Time  Handicap  H/C Time
     1  Bob Elliott  V 54:44  00:13:30  00:41:14 
     2  Chris Halford  V 45:03  00:00:00   00:45:03 
     3  Rich Smith  V 47:29  00:02:00  00:45:29 
     4  Tomos Hales  S 52:33  00:06:30  00:46:03 
     5  Mark Griffiths  V 47:21  00:01:00  00:46:21 
     6  Allan Henderson  S 49:22  00:02:30  00:46:52 
     7  Jim Percival  V 59:36  00:12:00  00:47:36 

     

  • 9 May 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hanna Phipps-Jones 19 result


    Pos'n Name Club Cat Time Points Vet +/-
    1 Matt Garthwaite SCCA Private Member S 41:56 20  
    2 Alex Leek SCCA Private Member S 44:02 18  
    3 Ian Nisbett Hafren CC V 44:04 16 +6:33
    4 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC V 45:03 14 +5:43
    5 Ed Middleton Nova Raiders S 45:25 12  
    6 Rich Nickless SCCA Private Member V 46:15 10 +4:22
    7 Andy Maxwell Nova Raiders S 46:31 8  
    8 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC V 47:21 6 +4:28
    9 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC V 47:29 4 +4:01
    10 Graeme Donnell Wolverhampton RCC V 48:18   +3:21
    11 Andy Hellowell Revolutions Racing V 49:18 2 +1:10
    12 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC S 49:22 2  
    13 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing J 49:23 2  
    14 Neil Wilson Paramount CRT V 49:56 2 +1:16
    15 Devon Round Unattached J 50:09    
    16 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC S 52:33 2  
    17 Bob Elliott Wrekinsport CC V 54:44 2 +0:07
    18 Jim Percival Wrekinsport CC V 59:36 2 -5:03
      Toni Lynam Wrekinsport CC W DNF    

     

    Single lap riders      
    Pos'n Name Club Cat Time
    1 Phil Humphreys Wrekin College Triathletes V 28:45
    2 Jess Humphreys Wrekin College Triathletes WJ 29:42
    3 Ron Perks Wrekinsport CC V 31:31

     

  • 9 May 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wellington Town Council Spring Festival Ride

    Video of Saturday's ride organised by Wrekinsport CC and Wellington Town Council now on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/eXqyeENvMGA 

  • 7 May 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Evening 10 No.3

    Chris Halford has found his taste for victory as he took his second win in as many weeks in Round 3 of the Wrekinsport Evening 10 Series. Halford stretched his lead at the top of the series to a big nine points with a fine 22 minute 58 second effort, knocking 11 seconds off his Round 2 time.

     With a windy evening making life hard on the climb of Cotwall Bank Halford's ride was all the more impressive when judged against the 7-strong field in competition, with Nova Raiders' Andy Rose taking the runner-up spot in 24:23. Rose pushed out the first appearance of the season from Transplant Games World Champion Rich Smith by 12 seconds despite Smith showing clear benefits after returning from a Majorca training camp.

    In the Road Bike Series young Wrekin College Triathlete Dylan Lane-Craddock took the win in 27:39 from Ian Bond, also making his first appearance of the season and immediately leaping into the overall runners-up spot thanks to his 28:23 effort.

  • 29 Apr 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Club 10 No.2 2018

    Evening 10 No.2

    It's taken Chris Halford four events to beat the hoodoo of finishing as runner-up but he finally took an impressive win in Wrekinsport's second Evening 10 - despite feeling under the weather. Halford beat his nearest challenger by 1 minute 25 seconds on a tricky evening, coping well with a strong, gusting westerly wind that made life difficult on the climb of Cotwall Bank as well as providing a chilly accompaniment to proceedings. Halford stopped the watch on 23 minutes 9 seconds, 25 seconds down on his opening 10 showing the toughness of conditions. Halford commented: "I'm starting to find my legs again after a long winter. When this chest infection goes I'll start doing some speed work".

     

    Halford has already opened up a three point gap at the top of the Evening 10 Series and looks like the rider to watch in 2018. He saw off the attentions of Adam Mumford, who took the runner-up spot in 24:34, 19 seconds ahead of Nova Raiders' Andy Maxwell, the best placed of the visiting riders from a 22-strong field.

     

    Best improvement of the day went to club Chairman Dave Moore, who sliced a huge 3:38 off his Round 1 time - not that that was surprising as he reverted to his normal time trial bike instead of the previous week's mountain bike. However most times were down given the stern wind blighting proceedings.

     

    Tomos Hales took the honours in the Non-aero Series despite being 57 seconds down on his Round 1 effort, crossing the line in 28:04. Exactly five minutes back Bethan Till rode her first ever time trial, finishing on 33:04.

  • 22 Apr 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chris Edwards Hilly 18

    Submitted by Steve Smith Report and Results - Dave Fletcher

    The awful extended winter put paid to the originally scheduled event on 3rd March but thankfully with help from Midlands District, West Mercia Police and a desire to get the event on within the club committee a quick rerun was able to be scheduled for Easter Saturday, 31st March. With traffic lights at the Tern bridge a new version of the course saw riders faced with an immediate climb towards Telford Farm Machinery and the fearsome climb of The Hermitage appearing early after 10 miles. That first leg was made all the harder by a cold westerly wind that sapped the strength but gave the advantage of bowling riders along down the A442 towards Bridgnorth.

    Seven Wrekinsport riders tried their luck on the circuit, some for the first time with a couple more attempting their first ever time trial. One of those first-timers took home the prestigious Chris Edwards Shield, with Adam Mumford posting a very respectable 45:03 to add his name to the Shield's list of winners. The closest competition came from Rich Smith, newly returned to the club and posting 47:23. Two of those first timers found out what the race against the clock is all about with Damian Jay stopping the watch on 56:02 and Toni Lynam coming home in 63:44.

    Sadly the reschedule didn't suit everyone, an issue affecting many rearrangements. The saddest loss was CTT's Champion of Champions Hayley Simmonds, who had been looking to get in some quality training ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Australia with The Hermitage a very similar gradient and length to the climb she eventually won Women's Time Trial Bronze on. The reduction in competition didn't however stop an audacious ride from 17 year-old Ben Healy, visibly quicker up the climb than any other riders and posting an almost unbelievable time of 36:48.  

    Results:


  • 22 Apr 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Club 10 No.1 2018

    Wrekinsport's Evening 10 Series opened with a Course Best for Dan Watts with the RAF CA rider beating the 22 minute mark for the first time. Watts had determination in his eyes as he finished visibly faster than any other rider with a tremendous surge for the line, stopping the watch on 21 minutes 55 seconds. Whilst exhausted afterwards Watts was clearly elated after his ride, coping best with a vicious southerly wind that hampered progress on the three mile stretch from Cotwall Bank to Shawbirch.

     

    After finishing runner-up in both of the early season 5 mile time trials Chris Halford was in familiar territory again as he took second spot, the best of the promoting club's riders. Halford is clearly in form, posting a fine 22:44 to push out a pair of riders who couldn't be separated for third - Jason Harland and Alex Leek, with both finished in 23:30. Halford takes an early lead in the Evening 10 Series and will definitely be one to watch, with 2017 Series winner Mark Griffiths back in 6th on 24:16.

     

    The popular Non-Aero Series also commenced, and with riders not requiring a dedicated time trial bike this is designed with newer riders in mind. Taking the early lead was Tomos Hales, recording a good effort of 27:07, with two of those newer riders amongst a chasing three split by just 5 seconds. Peter Mulloy registered a fine 29:31 in his first time trial for the runner-up spot, with Steve Mold who tested in both 5's ending the evening on 29:36 for 4th. Sandwiched in between was club chairman Dave Moore who seems to enjoy making things difficult for himself, riding to 3rd a second in front of Mold - on a mountain bike.

    • Round 2 takes place this Wednesday with the more usual start time of 7pm. Sign on at The Woolpack, Shawbirch. All levels of experience welcomed.

     

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