By Jamie Arrowsmith 11/06 Updated: 20/06 12:03
AS HAS so often proved the case this year, the weather played a part in Rugby RCC's midweek time-trial which was held on the popular K10/10 ten-mile course at Princethorpe.
Tim Hastie was a narrow winner by eight seconds from Dave Newton, with last year's series winner Craig McKee in third. A mixture of heavy showers and dry intervals meant everyone got wet at some time, but with only a gentle breeze to fight against, times were better than expected.
Beverley Masterman, Kirstie Nichols and Jane Needham all finally came in under the elusive 30 minute barrier, with Jane again winning the handicap as she continues to carve minutes off her times with each ride.
Martin Orrill had a bad night at the office, missing his start and then puncturing with just two miles to go whilst Mike and Marina Bloom used their tandem for this event and their time of 23.56 was faster than either have achieved on solo machines so far this season.
Full results - Tim Hastie 21-45, David Newton 21-53, Craig McKee 22-11, Eliot Blundell 22-26, Luke Markham 22-32, Matthew Plant 22-32, Stuart Hopkins 22-44, Matt Jones 23-18, Bob Cooper 23-28, David Kimberley 23-42, Gary Howes 24-27, Ray Dyke 24-57, Simon Brand 25-04, Peter Timmins 25-11, David Tyler 25-17, Ryan Kenworthy 25-20, Mark Harris 25-42, Rob Tyler 26-04, Dave Pettifor 26-30, Rob Robson 26-39, Mike Macleod 26-45, Stephen Guild 26-47, Richard Kenworthy 26-51, Richard Boyd 27-03, Patrick Weir 27-11, Stuart Sykes 27-13, Rob Tobin 28-15, Chris Lodge 28-30, Angus Gordon 28-35, Alan James 28-48, Jane Needham 29-12, Mark Simpson 29-28, Beverley Masterman 29-31, Kirstie Nichols 29-49, Kate Vanloo 32-06, Naomi Leugs 33-56, Colette Marshall 36-52, Martin Orrill DNF. Tandem - Mike and Marina Bloom 23-56. Club Handicap - Jane Needham 17-12, Stuart Sykes 17-33, Beverley Masterman 18-21. Private Entries - Andrew Gibson 22-50 (Leamington C&AC), Piers Lawford 25-23 (Coventry RC), Andrew Gardner 25-51 (Coventry RC), Tamara Hardman 27-11, John Moseley 27-19, Simon Bull 35-00.
FIVE club members rode Shirley Road Club's 50-mile time-trial on Sunday.
Hastie's good form continued as he finished inside the two-hour mark.
Times - Tim Hastie 1-56.30, Matt Plant 2-02.22, Peter Wright 2-05.00, Victoria Plant 2-14.18, Mike Bloom 2-30.19.
The event also included a handicap competition, with the result counting towards a club trophy and this was won by Matt Plant in a nett 1-35.47.
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