There was a good turn out of Thanet RC riders in the KCA 25, organised by Malcolm Strickland, on the popular Q25/8 course at Chilham. Conditions were cool and fairly bright, with a southerly crosswind. It was a day of mixed fortunes for club riders, with some PB’s, prize winners, but a spill and a puncture as well.

The unfortunate riders were Michael Friend, who came off at the junction at Chilham Fork on the outward leg to Ashford , but remounted and finished with a bloodied leg. Andy Burrows had a puncture, also at Chilham, but sadly Andy’s puncture was on the way back at around the 24 mile mark and so was a DNF!

Prize winners were Chris Fennell, who was a clear winner with 53.23, and Simon Henderson who was the fastest veteran on age standard. I am pretty certain that the club picked up the team award, with Chris, Simon and Dan Martin, although this hadn’t been confirmed when I left the HQ.

Club times in starting order:
Nic Fennell: 1.01.03 (PB)
Michael Friend: 1.06.07
Dave Mastin: 1.08.22
Dan Martin: 57.39
Martin Russell: 1.05.03
Simon Henderson: 56.51
Huck Garip: 58.58
Chris Bax (2nd claim): 1.03.10
Dave Danton: 1.04.04 (PB)
Colin Inett: 1.13.17
Chris Fennell: 53.23
Rick Perkins: 59.09 (course PB)
Andy McCall: 1.09.20
Andy Burrows: DNF
Paul Griffiths: 1.13.38

Report by Dave Mastin