Catford CC 25 Q25/12 Old Romney
12 TRC riders signed up for the Catford CC 25 Q25/12 Old Romney (Up /down Hamstreet Bypass)
Conditions were dry and reasonably warm after some overnight rain. This may have detered several riders as there were 16 non starters in a strong field of 82
TRC timekeeper Chris Burrows got the proceedings under way.
5th TRC rider to start was Funding Officer David Robert in his first open 25. David recorded a 01:14:39.
Conditions were good but there was a keen NW breeze that hampered progress from Brooklands to the turn and Kingsnorth RAB.
There was benefit to be had on the return leg with the riders relishing the cross tail wind.
Listed as the Dave Marshal Open 25 (the event award), the TRC riders were also contesting Vince Evan Memorial Cup for the fastest TRC rider.
This was closely contested again this year with Simon Henderson taking the honours just 21 second ahead of Huck Garrip.
The event winner was Kevin Tye Velorefined.com Aerosmiths with a 51:58 breaking the course record by 21 seconds!
My interpretation of the results board:
TRC time in start order
|Paul Kelk||Thanet RC||01:07:51|
|Bill Hawkes||Thanet RC||DNS|
|Dan Martin||Thanet RC||00:58:25|
|Lawrence Martin||Thanet RC||00:59:19|
|Oliver Dickson||Thanet RC||01:06:07|
|David Robert||Thanet RC||01:14:39|
|Huck Garip||Thanet RC||00:57:35|
|James Dickson||Thanet RC||01:04:16|
|Simon Henderson||Thanet RC||00:57:14|
|Oliver Robinson||Thanet RC||DNS|
|Colin Robinson||Thanet RC||DNS|
|Andy Burrows||Thanet RC||DNF(p)|
The next 25 will be on Thanet Way on the 13th September where members can challenge for the Consolation Cup (fastest riders who has not taken other awards this season).
If you are not riding please consider marshalling – As a club we have committed to provide 9 marshals for the event
If you are able to help for this event on the Thanet Way (07:30) please put you name forward to either Ian or myself
Post from Simon Henderson