Frank Turner: Time Keeper
Nick Hickman: Event Organiser, Sign On, Assistant Timekeeper
Paul Riley: Prop
Ross Thompson: Numbers
Mark Loosley: Reporter
On the last 19:00 start of the season on a near perfect evening, with 19 degrees C and a gentle 9 mph south westerly wind, 19 testers set out on the Briercliffe 1U/10 Course to beat the summer clocks.
Some great performances were given, with Tom Weir winning the Nomads event and CC Ashwell’s Justin Layne setting the fastest time of the evening. Leanne Cutler achieved a new Personal Best for the Course (and Women’s Course Record?). David Summerell went well on his return from injury. St Neots CC’s Keith Barton put in an impressive time despite adding 0.8 of a mile to the course and passing his minute man twice!
Hitchin Nomads Event
Tom Weir 24:14; Andy Saunders 24:33; Mark Desborough 25:30; Ross Thomson 26:17; Nigel Tooke 27:00; Nigel Wilson 27:44; Chris Corney 27:57; Leanne Cutler 28:03; Paul Riley 28:33; Mark Loosley 29:54; David Summerell 30:20; Steve Smith 30:49
Private Time Trials
Justine Layne (CC Ashwell) 22.18; Ryan Witchell (Team Sales Engine) 22:36; Jason Stuart (CC Ashwell) 23:21; Simon Doyle (Team Sales Engine) 24:23; Peter Gell (Beds Road Race Team) 25:19; Keith Barton (St Neots CC) 26:04; Lindz Barral (JCA-Equipe Velo) DNF
Post-race chat at the pub turned to quality of skin suits and with only 147 sleeps till Christmas, the letters with requests to Santa are being drafted as the nights draw in. However, as talk progressed on to the forthcoming Club Event on the F1B/10 course (3 September) and potential visits to the former Anchor at Tempsford, there may be some questions asked as to who has been naughty or nice!
Congratulations to all riders and thank you to the Event Crew. Next week sees an earlier start time of 18:30 for a return to the 1U/10B “Roadworks 10” course, with sign on at the Finish Line.