Weekly update 1st September

The closing club 10 event took place in Iwade for the Medway Velo on Sunday.

To mix things up it was a 2-up event where the rules state the older rider should be paced by the younger team mate over the 10-mile course.

Despite a stiff breeze some good times were returned with Kieran Lawlor and Jon Graciano taking the win in 25mins 23secs. The runners up were Malcolm Day and Fraser Blandford who clocked 25mins 56secs with the final step on the podium going to Matt Nunn and Rob Sapp in 26mins 30secs.

A special mention must go to Matt who was up at 5am to race the Thanet RC 10. He not only equalled his PB at the event but managed to race very well for a second time at the club TT with only a few hours recovery.

The lady winners were Cassie McGoldrick and Sally Smith who were on for a PB before disaster struck on the last lap with Smith suffering a front puncture. Kindly clubmate Fraser was able to lend her his front wheel for the final lap resulting in them finishing in 28mins 21secs with over 2-mintues lost to the drama.

Two riders opted to take on the course solo. Guest rider Joe Austin of Sheppey Velo recorded a time of 24mins 31secs to Mike Stanley with a 27min 38secs.

GP 2-up results:

Kieran Lawlor & Jon Graciano – 25:23

Malcolm Day & Fraser Blandford – 25:56

Robb Sapp & Matt Nunn – 26:30

Alex Cook & Steve Waite – 26:40

Cassie McGldrick & Sally Smith – 28:21

Chris Robinson & Karen Florey – 30:19

Mick Florey & Jill Day – 30:51

Solo event:

Joe Austin, Sheppy Velo – 24:31

Mike Stanley, Medway Velo -27:38

Thanet Way 10

Matt Nunn equalled his PB with a ride of 24mins 28secs at the VTTA 10 held on the Thanet Way on Sunday.

David Mackey also had a good ride returning a time of 25mins 17secs.

Lee Kingston who had retuned a PB for 25miles at the Catford 25 the previous week of 55mins 53secs started well but on this rare occasion did not finish the race.

A thank you to the Thanet and Catford for their recent promotion.

North Weald Crits

Richard Stoke raced at the North Weald Crits this week. In a bid to celebrate the closing events of the season the event was in fancy dress and run in the opposite direction as usual on the circuit.

Richard started in the second group with the bunch staying together for the majority of the race until three snuck away off the front.

He finished mid-bunch in a race that averaged 25.5mph.

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