Cowe takes the lead in Wheelers' time trial league

An excellent night for racing saw a big westerly wind produce 11 personal bests in difficult to manage conditions.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 09:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 10:07 am

Chris Cowe put in a great ride to take the full 10 points and take the lead in this year’s handicap time trial league on 35 pooints, Doug Robertson also had a strong race to take second on the night and third in the league on 27, with new member Paul Graham taking his best result so far fo r third place and eight points,

Dom Blythe held on to second in the league with his 2 points taking him to 29.

Actual finish times went against what most expected, everyone had to really give a huge amount of effort to make times to the turn respectable, but the return leg was well worth that effort with many completing the second five miles in under 11 minutes (28 MPH),

Andrew Scorey took fastest on the night with a 22:12, Andrew Waring second in a PB of 23:03 and Doug Robertson third in 23:24.

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Chris Cowe, Neil Cruickshanks, Brian Cowe, Ian Forsyth, Michelle Highfield, Steve Grimwood, Paul Graham, Benjamin Johnston, Jami Blythe, and John Cockburn all posted new PB’s.

The previous evening saw Andrew Scorey and Neil Wilson down at Cramlington for the Barnesbury 10 mile TT. Andrew posted a new PB for fifth overall in the 48 rider field in a rapid 21:24 and Neil showed a big effort to just break 24 minutes in 23:59, a really big step in his comeback after a terrible road accident last September.

This week’s club race is another 10 miler, round five of the time trial league, riders meet at Hutton crossroads on Thursday at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

A Scorey 22.12; A Waring 23.03 PB; D Robertson 23.24; C Cowe 23.26 PB; D Blythe 23.29; N Wilson 25.10; N Cruikshanks 25.17 PB; J Mark  L 26.03; B Cowe 26.22 PB; I Forsyth   26.35 PB; P Blythe 27.07; M Highfield  L 27.28 PB; S Grimwood 27.34 PB ; P Graham 30.01 PB; S Johnston  31.00; B Johnston 31.59 PB; J Blythe  L 32.02 PB; J Cockburn    32.41 PB; J Blythe DNF.