This Saturday saw our annual club ITT championship race run in near perfect conditions, with light cross headwinds on the way out giving way to a tailwind on the way home ensuring a turn-charged run for home. 16 riders came out to test themselves in the race of truth over the championship 25km distance; and also to see if they could match the early pace set by Hugh McKellar who was away at a wedding and so clocked a time earlier in the week to set a benchmark for Saturdays racers.
First out of the gate was Jacqui King, and then riders rolled off at 1 minute intervals, with last years female ITT champion Jo Waugh next off and once again favourite to take out the fastest female title. Abbott White was looking good on the outbound leg with newly minted TT bars mounted to his race rig, while at the back of the pack TT specialists Phil Thomas and James Green were locking horns in a battle for the prize of male ITT champion.
At the turn Jo was taking control of the race for the female title, and with a solid ride back she clinched the title of female ITT champion – well done Jo! At the back it was all to play for in the mens race, with Pat Ferris putting in an outstanding ride on the outbound leg on his pure road setup – if Pat ever gets a TT rig we should all be scared! But the super fast return leg was always going to favour those on a more slippery setup, and it was James Greene who blazed home averaging 49kmh for the last 5km to take out an excellent win – well done James! Phil Thomas took out a clear second place with and outstanding PB, and Pat Ferris claimed the last podium spot aswell as the unofficial title of fastest rider on a roadie setup.
Well done to all racers – next week we are supporting the Inverell Cycle Club for their InterClub crit event, so there will be no local race; we will return in 2 weeks time for the club road championships.
|First Name||Surname||Start Time||Finish Time||Adjusted Time||Race Place||Avg Speed KM/H|
|* time recorded earlier in the week|