This week it was the Annual Club 10 Championship.
Hot day, hot evening, hot ride! All day I was dreading it, so warm, it reached 34°C (and rained!) on the drive to Holmwood. Tonight we had the best turn out of Redmon riders all season, but then that would probably be expected, it was for the challenge of the club champion. Nine riders in total, and eight of them Redmon. Despite the hot weather making for hard conditions (not often that you need to carry a drinks bottle on a 10) there were some quick times and PBs for the course – both John Mcglashan and Colin Gray, and good vets pluses. There are currently continuing roadworks in Spook Hill, which nearly prevented the event from running, we started from just beyond a set of traffic lights – let’s hope it doesn’t stop next week. I’m just starting to enjoy the racing again.
The fastest and Club 10 Champion was Eddie Allen with 22:18, although he was quite disappointed with his time, and blamed it on his new front tub. Even so, he was way up on all other rider’s times, with the next fastest John Mcglashan and his PB of 23:45. Also congratulations to Richard Hoskin was fastest on handicap, having “put in much more effort than usual”. Since this was the club championship, I have listed the full results in rider order for both scratch and handicap times.
|1||Eddie Allen||22:18||1||Richard Hoskin||19:04|
|2||John Mcglashan||23:45||2||John Allen||20:11|
|3||Tony Tuohy||23:51||3||Clive Walton||20:32|
|4||Jon Frost||24:36||4||Peter Horsfield||20:38|
|5||John Allen||24:43||5||John Mcglashan||21:06|
|6||Peter Horsfield||26:32||6||Eddie Allen||22:18|
Many thanks to our club mates and others that help run the event, as organiser (Derek), timekeeper (Roger), pusher off (Malcolm) and marshal (Geoff). Apologies if I have miss anyone out, but I was in no fit state at the end to notice who was there!
|1||Richard Hoskin||Redmon||35:20||– 3:44||17.0|
|2||Clive Walton||Redmon||27:56||+ 4:22||21.5|
|3||Peter Horsfield||Redmon||26:32||+ 4:23||22.6|
|4||John Allen||Redmon||24:43||+ 4:01||24.3|
|5||Jon Frost||Redmon||24:36||+ 2:42||24.4|
|6||John Mcglashan||Redmon||23:45||+ 6:56||25.3|
|7||Tony Tuohy||Redmon||23:51||+ 4:28||25.2|
|9||Colin Gray (PTT)||Norwood Paragon||24:10||+ 4:09||24.8|