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  • 18 Apr 2019 12:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Result of second 5 mile event held on 10th April

    Pos'n Name Club Time
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 11:23
    2 Dan Watts RAF CA 11:55
    3 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC 12:19
    4 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 12:26
    5 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 12:33
    6 Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC 12:35
    7 Ian Pollard Cotswold Veldrijden 12:38
    7 Oliver Redwell Wrekinsport CC 12:38
    9 Charlotte Chapman Nova Raiders 12:59
    10 Steve Chapman Nova Raiders 13:14
    11 Deb Hutson-Lumb Nova Raiders 13:47
    12 Chris Marrs Mid Shropshire Wheelers 13:57
    13 Allan Price Newport Shropshire CC 14:17
    14 Steve Mold Wrekinsport CC 14:26
    15 Jason Davis Paramount CRT 14:41
    16 Jon Parker Newport Shropshire CC 14:45
    17 Gareth Bufton Newport Shropshire CC 14:56
    18 Damian Jay Propel CC 14:58
    19 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 14:59
    20 Tim Evans Newport Shropshire CC 15:01


  • 8 Apr 2019 22:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC opened their club time trial season with a now traditional 5 mile event accompanied by less than traditional time trialling weather as a definite late winter chill gave competitors something to battle other than the watch. Only removing his gillet at the last possible moment Chris Halford took the top spot that was regularly his in 2018, despite shivering his way around the Crudgington - Shawbirch course by a convincing 51 second margin in a fine 12 minutes 1 second, mauling his usual massive gear.

    Halford's closest competition came from a brace of club mates with Rob Jackson helping himself to the runner-up spot in 12:52 whilst Tomos Hales showed convincing early season form exactly a minute back from Halford.  

    Designed to get the legs turning after the 'social' season and to provide a way into time trialling for beginners the biting cold put off a number of competitors though still attracted five riders over from Newport with Junior Nathan Hester best placed, taking fourth spot in 13:58.

    Result

    Pos'n

    Name

    Club

    Time

    No.

    1

    Chris Halford

    Wrekinsport CC

    12:01

    5

    2

    Rob Jackson

    Wrekinsport CC

    12:52

    3

    3

    Tomos Hales

    Wrekinsport CC

    13:01

    7

    4

    Nathan Hester

    Newport Shropshire CC

    13:58

    10

    5

    Jonathan Parker

    Newport Shropshire CC

    14:38

    1

    6

    Bob Elliott

    Wrekinsport CC

    14:40

    4

    7

    Steve Mold

    Wrekinsport CC

    15:00

    9

    8

    Alex Capstick

    Newport Shropshire CC

    15:09

    11

    9

    John Griggs

    Newport Shropshire CC

    15:19

    8

    10

    Allan Price

    Newport Shropshire CC

    15:33

    2

    11

    Pete Mulloy

    Wrekinsport CC

    15:40

    6

    • Wrekinsport CC ‘Spring Sprint’ 5 No.2 takes place on Wednesday at 6:30pm, all welcome to come and try a time trial. Sign on at The Woolpack, Shawbirch.


  • 3 Apr 2019 19:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club  Time
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 12:01
    2 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 12:52
    3 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 13:01
    4 Nathan Hester Newport Shropshire CC 13:58
    5 Jonathan Parker Newport Shropshire CC 14:38
    6 Bob Elliott Wrekinsport CC 14:40
    7 Steve Mold Wrekinsport CC 15:00
    8 Alex Capstick Newport Shropshire CC 15:09
    9 John Griggs Newport Shropshire CC 15:19
    10 Allan Price Newport Shropshire CC 15:33
    11 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 15:40


  • 5 Mar 2019 22:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Shropshire's time trialling season opened with a statement of intent from Matt Garthwaite as the Holohan Coaching rider won Round 1 of the Friction Hydraulics Series in some style at Worfield - despite some pre and in-race problems. With Wrekinsport's Chris Edwards Hilly 18 featuring the fearsome climb of The Hermitage Garthwaite's eye was on the competition from the holder of several local hill climb records, Jonny Morris, who was guaranteed to make up time as gravity did its worst.  

    But gravity wasn't the only consideration on a tough day blighted by a strong, gusting south-westerly wind that ensured riders had to take care to hold their line as they were hindered in all but the final two miles. Garthwaite won the race in 40 minutes 6 seconds, 2:17 ahead of Morris, but his mood was more one of thankfulness for getting his first event under his belt: "I was relieved with the win, especially after I struggled to put my skin suit on for the first time this year - I must still be carrying some Christmas indulgence! Jonny has the Strava King of the Mountains record up The Hermitage so I knew the course would suit him. I had a bit of trouble with traffic backing up behind slower riders in front of me that resulted in some dodgy undertaking skills, but thankfully the rain stayed away".

    Fishface RT rider Morris was also glad to get his first event out of the way and despite the winds appreciated not having to contend with 'The Beast From The East' that postponed last year's race. He stated: "It was a great race to start the cycling season, and thankfully no snow this year! The crosswinds made it very interesting at times heading towards Sutton Maddock, but The Hermitage is a hill I know very well so it was good to finish with it. I'm looking forward to testing myself against the clock a bit more this year at more SCCA events".

    Garthwaite wasn't the only local rider setting out is stall as Nova Raiders' Tim Beardmore took the County runner-up spot on a course he is very familiar with. Beardmore stopped the clock on 43:23, exactly a minute behind Morris and stunning reigning Shropshire Best all Rounder Victor Chetta by 7 seconds. This was a superb performance by Beardmore, equalling his best ever position in this Series attained in the final round of 2018. But he went one better in the Veteran's Series, taking an impressive win in +4:48, the best of only nine riders to beat their standard showing just how hard conditions were. Beardmore wasn't finished there either, leading Nova Raiders team mates Dean Dovey and Nick Long to the team win.

    Beardmore commented: "The wind made for a very nervous warm up, but when I got racing I coped with it pretty well. This is my local course, and one that I always enjoy, and I felt good all the way round. I was surprised and very happy with my time and the Veteran's win. It was good to see so many strong rides from my team mates at Nova Raiders, with the team win being a nice bonus. Thanks to the timekeepers and marshals and to everyone who helped out".

    Chetta meanwhile probably lost that 7 seconds through riding conservatively thanks to conditions, finishing 3rd County rider in 43:30 but was still pleased with his efforts. He revealed: "The strong winds certainly made for some hair-raising moments on the north end of the course, I came very close to crashing which made me ride a bit more cautiously after that. I enjoyed pushing hard into the headwind on the return leg and was pleased with my effort up The Hermitage, a good way of reawakening the competitive drive". The Mid Shropshire Wheeler lost out to the same rider in the Veteran's Series - but by a bigger margin of 1:01 seconds when the age-related standards were applied, posting a good +3:49, 27 seconds ahead of Dovey.

    In the Women's Series it was another Nova Raider who took the win with Charlotte Chapman setting a 1:40 advantage over Hafren CC's Emma Serjeant. Chapman ended her afternoon on a fine time of 49:26. Chapman had both the help and hindrance of light weight helping her fly up The Hermitage but getting blown around on more exposed parts of the course. She was happy with her efforts and pleased to meet up with many friends around the Shropshire time trialling scene: "It was lovely to see everyone! I was chuffed to take the win and to see a big improvement since my first go at the course two years ago. Looking forward to the rest of the season now - hopefully with less wind though"!

    It was a two-horse race in the Junior Series, with Kieran Morris gaining victory in a fine 47:05 - good enough for 11th spot overall. The 18 year-old was challenged by a first-timer, Nathan Hester, who was left rueing his bad luck after puncturing near the foot of The Hermitage. Morris suffered in conditions and battled to control his bike, with tri-spoke wheels notorious for misbehaving at awkward yaw angles - exactly the conditions down the 'Rabbit Run'. Despite this he enjoyed the testing course: "Thank you to the organisers, a great course. I really struggled using my front tri-spoke and couldn’t even get on my time trial bars because of the wind. Looking forward to the rest of the season now. Well done to everyone who rode. Not an easy day".


  • 2 Mar 2019 21:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n No. Forename  Surname Club Time Vet +/- Standard
    1 50 Matt Garthwaite Holohan Coaching RT 00:40:06    
    2 20 Jonny Morris FishFace Cycles RT 00:42:23    
    3 46 Tim Beardmore Nova Raiders 00:43:23 +4:48 00:48:11
    4 40 Victor Chetta Mid Shropshire Wheelers 00:43:30 +3:49 00:47:19
    5 25 Tom Garbett Total Tri Training 00:43:55    
    6 2 Dan Elliot Tri Central UK 00:44:58    
    7 36 Jack Wilson Ludlow Brewery RT 00:45:04    
    8 30 Bryn Davies Hafren CC 00:45:09 +2:45 00:47:54
    9 51 Stephen Minton Ludlow Brewery RT 00:45:31 +2:56 00:48:27
    10 32 Dean Dovey Nova Raiders 00:45:49 +3:22 00:49:11
    11 16 James Griffiths Clee Cycles 00:46:42 +1:20 00:48:02
    11 26 Nick Long Nova Raiders 00:46:42    
    13 35 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 00:46:49    
    14 7 Tony Grassby Peak Road Club 00:46:57 +1:56 00:48:53
    15 10 Kieran Morris Total Tri Training 00:47:05    
    16 22 Simon Dighton Beacon Roads CC 00:47:08 +2:12 00:49:20
    17 33 Chris Davies Ludlow Brewery RT 00:47:16 +0:38 00:47:54
    18 47 Gary Walters Ludlow Brewery RT 00:47:29 +0:50 00:48:19
    19 21 Ed Middleton Nova Raiders 00:47:46    
    20 52 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 00:48:26    
    21 44 Dean Callister Nova Raiders 00:48:29    
    22 31 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC 00:48:32 +0:39 00:49:11
    23 43 Andy Davies Wrekinsport CC 00:48:56 -1:10 00:47:46
    24 24 Charlotte Chapman Nova Raiders 00:49:26    
    25 45 Neil Wilson Paramount CRT 00:49:35 -0:59 00:48:36
    26 6 Richard Smith Wrekinsport CC 00:49:36 -0:52 00:48:44
    27 28 Simon Evans Mid Shropshire Wheelers 00:49:38 -0:45 00:48:53
    28 15 Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC 00:50:25    
    29 27 Emma Serjeant Hafren CC 00:50:46    
    30 37 Ian Connolly Ludlow CC 00:51:45 -3:18 00:48:27
    31 17 Steve Chapman Nova Raiders 00:51:59 -2:08 00:49:51
    32 48 Alistair Hatton Wrekinsport CC 00:52:11 -2:31 00:49:40
    33 23 Hannah Pearson FishFace Cycles RT 00:52:40    
    34 34 Jenny Newton Nova Raiders 00:54:59 -2:40 00:52:19
    35 8 Steve Elcocks Revolutions Racing 00:55:21 -6:19 00:49:02
    36 4 Jane Chapman Nova Raiders 00:56:04 -3:17 00:52:47
    36 14 Sally Maitland Peak Road Club 00:56:04 -3:26 00:52:38
    38 19 Mark Stocks Newport Shropshire CC 00:56:07 -7:14 00:48:53
    39 49 Richard Goddard Newport Shropshire CC 00:56:13 -7:02 00:49:11
    40 39 Stephen Price Retro Racing 00:58:10 -8:40 00:49:30
    41 9 David Sykes Glasgow Green CC 01:01:32 -12:48 00:48:44
    42 13 Steve Donaldson Fullarton Wheelers 01:01:46 -12:06 00:49:40
    43 29 Ashley Kirkham Black Country Triathletes 01:02:39 -15:11 00:47:28
    44 11 Declan Logue Stratford CC 01:04:04 -14:53 00:49:11
      3 Nathan Hester Newport Shropshire CC DNF-P    
      18 Milly Deer Total Tri Training DNS-A    
      38 Deb Hutson-Lumb Nova Raiders DNS-A   00:52:57
      41 Rhys Jones Ludlow Brewery RT DNS-A    
      1 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC DNS-A   00:49:02
      5 Phillip  Glaze FishFace Cycles RT DNS    00:47:37
      12 Rob Kerr Oswestry Paragon CC DNS    00:47:10
      42 Steven Prince FishFace Cycles RT DNS   00:47:28


  • 26 Feb 2019 16:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A video of the club's reliability in memory of Tim Stubbs is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzXRMBAh3m4 

  • 26 Feb 2019 12:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Start sheet. HQ is Worfield Cricket Club

    Start No. Forename  Surname Club Vet Std Cat Sex Time Off
    1 Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC 00:49:02 V M 14:01
    2 Dan Elliot Tri Central UK   S M 14:02
    3 Nathan Hester Newport Shropshire CC   J M 14:03
    4 Jane Chapman Nova Raiders 00:52:47 WV F 14:04
    5 Phillip  Glaze FishFace Cycles RT 00:47:37 V M 14:05
    6 Richard Smith Wrekinsport CC 00:48:44 V M 14:06
    7 Tony Grassby Peak Road Club 00:48:53 V M 14:07
    8 Steve Elcocks Revolutions Racing 00:49:02 V M 14:08
    9 David Sykes Glasgow Green CC 00:48:44 V M 14:09
    10 Kieran Morris Total Tri Training   J M 14:10
    11 Declan Logue Stratford CC 00:49:11 V M 14:11
    12 Rob Kerr Oswestry Paragon CC 00:47:10 V M 14:12
    13 Steve Donaldson Fullarton Wheelers 00:49:40 V M 14:13
    14 Sally Maitland Peak Road Club 00:52:38 WV F 14:14
    15 Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC   S M 14:15
    16 James Griffiths Clee Cycles 00:48:02 V M 14:16
    17 Steve Chapman Nova Raiders 00:49:51 V M 14:17
    18 Milly Deer Total Tri Training   W F 14:18
    19 Mark Stocks Newport Shropshire CC 00:48:53 V M 14:19
    20 Jonny Morris FishFace Cycles RT   S M 14:20
    21 Ed Middleton Nova Raiders   S M 14:21
    22 Simon Dighton Beacon Roads CC 00:49:20 V M 14:22
    23 Hannah Pearson FishFace Cycles RT   W F 14:23
    24 Charlotte Chapman Nova Raiders   F 14:24
    25 Tom Garbett Total Tri Training   S M 14:25
    26 Nick Long Nova Raiders   S M 14:26
    27 Emma Serjeant Hafren CC   W F 14:27
    28 Simon Evans Mid Shropshire Wheelers 00:48:53 V M 14:28
    29 Ashley Kirkham Black Country Triathletes 00:47:28 V M 14:29
    30 Bryn Davies Hafren CC 00:47:54 V M 14:30
    31 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC 00:49:11 V M 14:31
    32 Dean Dovey Nova Raiders 00:49:11 V M 14:32
    33 Chris Davies Ludlow Brewery RT 00:47:54 V M 14:33
    34 Jenny Newton Nova Raiders 00:52:19 WV F 14:34
    35 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC   S M 14:35
    36 Jack Wilson Ludlow Brewery RT   S M 14:36
    37 Ian Connolly Ludlow CC 00:48:27 V M 14:37
    38 Deb Hutson-Lumb Nova Raiders 00:52:57 WV F 14:38
    39 Stephen Price Retro Racing 00:49:30 V M 14:39
    40 Victor Chetta Mid Shropshire Wheelers 00:47:19 V M 14:40
    41 Rhys Jones Ludlow Brewery RT   S M 14:41
    42 Steven Prince FishFace Cycles RT 00:47:28 V M 14:42
    43 Andy Davies Wrekinsport CC 00:47:46 V M 14:43
    44 Dean Callister Nova Raiders   S M 14:44
    45 Neil Wilson Paramount CRT 00:48:36 V M 14:45
    46 Tim Beardmore Nova Raiders 00:48:11 V M 14:46
    47 Gary Walters Ludlow Brewery RT 00:48:19 V M 14:47
    48 Alistair Hatton Wrekinsport CC 00:49:40 V M 14:48
    49 Richard Goddard Newport Shropshire CC 00:49:11 V M 14:49
    50 Matt Garthwaite Holohan Coaching RT   S M 14:50
    51 Stephen Minton Ludlow Brewery RT 00:48:27 V M 14:51
    52 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC   S M 14:52


  • 10 Sep 2018 13:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Autumn Sprint 5

    The curtain came down on Wrekinsport's club racing season with a fast and furious 5 mile event - not that the shortened distance made any difference to the almost inevitable winner. Held on the A442 between Crudgington and Shawbirch Chris Halford rode off the front of the field and didn't look back, recording a fabulous time of 11 minutes 33 seconds, the only rider under 12 minutes on a cool and windy evening.

    It was a close call for the runner-up spot as Rob Jackson pushed out the first of the visiting riders, Jef Outhwaite by just three seconds. This distance requires full gas effort all round with the event's short nature pushing riders to their limits. Jackson stopped the watch on 12:22 to make it a Wrekinsport 1-2 with Outhwaite back on 12:25.

    The best placed Woman wasn't too far behind with Nova Raiders Deb Hutson-Lumb posting an excellent effort of 12:30 to end her a strong 5th Overall from a field of 11 riders enjoying a last gasp midweek time trial.

    Meanwhile in the Juniors Henri Bedford is clearly on the road to recovery from illness after registering a fine 13:09, with Wrekinsport 14 year-old Henry Fleming runner-up in 16:46 after making a determined push for the finish line.


  • 5 Sep 2018 20:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pos'n Name Club Time No.
    1 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC 11:33 1
    2 Rob Jackson Wrekinsport CC 12:22 6
    3 Jef Outhwaite Stourbridge CC 12:25 8
    4 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 12:27 10
    5 Deb Hutson-Lumb Nova Raiders  12:30 3
    6 Dave Gostelow Wrekinsport CC 13:07 11
    7 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing 13:09 4
    8 Darren Jeffery Wrekinsport CC 14:27 5
    9 Pete Mulloy Wrekinsport CC 14:32 2
    10 Toni Lynam Wrekinsport CC 16:40 9
    11 Henry Fleming Wrekinsport CC 16:46 7


  • 2 Sep 2018 18:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The old course record was smashed four times as a brand new surface, a rare northerly tailwind and the presence of a very strong field combined for a serendipitous and memorable outcome in Round 2 of The Coaching Revolutions Hill Climb Series. The warning bells were sounded early as the first rider to cross the line, David Scott lopped just over two seconds off the old benchmark in Wrekinsport's Willomoor Bank climb - but that only gave a small clue of what was to come.

    The second event in the Series in as many nights saw Jonny Morris again score the win - with a towering Course Record of 3 minutes 24.48 seconds, smashing over 15 seconds off Dan Watts' old benchmark of 3:40 with an almost unbelievable performance 24 hours after lowering the benchmark at The Stiperstones. Hill Climbs are usually decided by seconds and even fractions of seconds, but Morris looked in supreme control on the toughest part of the hill with his strong effort winning the day by 6.77 seconds from reigning County Champion Kirk Vickers, who stopped the watch on 3:31.25 having also shattered the old standard.

    Morris was pleased with his evening's work, commenting: "I knew there would be some stiff competition on the night, but I was keen to back up Stiperstones. Kirk, Dan and David put in great rides to get under the previous record too, so I was glad to hold on. The volunteers had built up how steep the last ramp was and it didn't disappoint"!

    Vickers meanwhile was pleased to have started the Series with two sets of maximum points, pushing Watts into County runner-up spot by just 1.09 seconds - despite Watts putting in a brutal anaerobic effort to maul himself up the worst of the climb which saw him having to cling onto a five-bar gate for balance after finishing to get his breath back. Vickers stated: "I paced it good tonight, and was happy with the result against strong competition, but was unable to match a strong ride from Jonny". Watts, who beat his old course record by 7.66 seconds with a superb 3:32.34 added: "I was pleased to start my hill climb season on a positive note. Producing my fastest time up the climb to break my own course record is good for the confidence, but unfortunately I got beaten by better riders - not a lot you can do about that!  The tailwind and a brand new smooth surface is somewhat of an unheard phenomenon in any Shropshire event, it made for a fast day and good competition".

    Close margins were the more usual order of the day in the Veteran's Championship, with visiting rider Steven Prince taking the honours from reigning Veteran's Champion Ian Coupland by just 0.31 of a second. Prince stopped the watch on 4:08.96, with the advantage of fresher legs than Coupland who had won Round 1 24 hours earlier. Prince had however had a weekend overdoing things in a very different manner as he revealed: "I was chuffed with the win - especially after being at Reading Festival over the weekend! Thanks to the organisers, marshals and photographers for a great event".

    Coupland meanwhile was pleased to double his points tally with his 4:09.27 climb, pushing out North Shropshire Wheelers' Richard Kay by 2.04 seconds. He was full of praise for the riders breaking the old course record, stating: "Chapeau to the four riders breaking course record. I could really feel the night before hill climb in my legs, so I didn’t feel great at the finish. After seeing the results I was really pleased with a personal best time and with my position, a close one. Thanks to the organisers".

     

    Coupland and Vickers weren't the only riders doubling their Series leads as Mid Shropshire Wheelers' James Satoor took the win in the Junior Series by a fine margin of 16.78 seconds from team mate Lewis Page, just failing to beat the magic four minute mark by 0.18 seconds. Satoor finished a robust sixth Overall from a30-strong field and was pleased with his ride, commenting: "It was another great event after a tough ride the evening before at The Stiperstones. I was happy to get the Junior win, and also to be up there with the Senior riders. I am now looking forward to the rest of the Series".

    It was another Mid Shropshire Wheeler taking victory in the Women's Series with Lucy Hart having the spur of father Andy Collins starting a minute behind her in what is already developing into a friendly family rivalry. Hart crossed the line in 4:36.45 to beat Emma Horne by 47.62 seconds, stating: "I had forgotten how horrible hill climbs were! Great fun in a strange way, two well run events in two days, thanks to all helpers. I can't do Round 3 as at school games but will be back for Round 4 where I intend to beat my Dad"!

    Wrekinsport were running their club Hill Climb Championship within the event with Adam Mumford taking Gold with a good ride of 4:27.66. His nearest challenge came from Danny Smith, who settled for Silver in 4:45.55 whilst Ian Bond took Bronze in 5:12.12.


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