The popular Wigmore-Bill Philbrook Memorial 25 mile time trial was reduced to 10 miles due to traffic lights on the course. The event was run on a version of the rarely used Q10/6 course from Chlham to Thanington and back. It was a breezy and cold day with temperatures around the 4C mark.

Club members made up a fair proportion of the field, and there was success for two of our second claim members. Natasha Jarman was 5th woman with 30.20, and Chris Fennell was first on scratch with a fine 20.00, which was a significant update of the previous course record. Emma Lewis, the other Independent Pedaler, not only broke the woman’s course but came 4th overall in 22.16.

Club times in start order:-

Chris Bax (2nd claim); 26.14
Paul Kirkness: 27.07
Adrian Hawkins: 23.11
Mike Perry: 31.52
Matt Hall: 26.09
Paul Griffiths: 30.52
Andy Burrows: 30.03
Natasha Jarman (2nd claim): 30.20
Paul Kelk: 27.06
Shawn Manning: 23.11
Dave Mastin: 28.12
Nick Scott: 22.51
Chris Fennell (2nd claim): 20.00

Simon Henderson had technical problems and did not finish, whilst Grant Cousins and Nic Fennell were non-starters.

Report by Dave Mastin.