Thursday 24 June 2010

Steve takes 10th place

In his best ride of the season so far Steve Robinson managed to just scrape into the top 10 in the latest round of the Northampton & District time trial series.

On a wonderfully scenic, quiet and challenging course he completed the 10 miles in 26:33 for his highest placing in the series so far. With 4 qualifying events still to go he is looking good for a top ten in the overall, and is also well placed in the short distance competition as well.

Thursday 17 June 2010

Steve swaps pointy hat for knobblies

After more than twenty years of time trialling Stevce Robinson made his mountain biking race debut at the weekend in the Mud Sweat n Gears race at Thetford Forest. A steady first 2 laps saw Steve beginning to work his way through the field as he found his feet.

Unfortunately at the end of the third of the 4 laps a collapsing back wheel meant he had to pull out as it had started rubbing on the frame.

Turns out he was headed for a potential 6th or 7th place finish in class, a better result than any time trailling events in the last few years!

Next event is the 19th July in Danbury, so watch this space.

Monday 14 June 2010

VTTA East Anglia - E2/25

Chris has asked me to post the following BLOG for him:

After thirty two years of trying I've done it - nder the hour for the 25miler with a time of 59:30 That's 2min 28sec off my all time PB.

Despite a gusty wind to the turn there were several sheltered stretches on the way back. It was at about 17 miles when I suddenly realised that my dream was about to come true - sub-hour.

Special thanks to:

Dave Wentworth (training and racing advise)
Dr Tom Saw (Blackberry Clinic)
Mike Veal (Bike Dynamics)
Mary Hartley (for being the most supportive wife anyone could wish for)

From Dave - Well done Chris, what a stonking ride and welcome to the sub-hour club. I'm sure more is to come yet - yep, I'm starting to get worried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday 6 June 2010

Steve sweats his way to 15th place

Never at this best in the heat, Steve took to the start line of the Northampton & District association 10 near Northampton on Saturday afternoon with tempeartures showing 27 degrees.

On the slow and challenging rural course Steve clocked 26:15 which is a course PB by 1 minute and finished in a respectable 15th spot just 3 minutes behind the winner.

The points total should prve useful in his quest for a highly overall placing in the series, and the next round is just two weeks away.

Dave back in the 22's!

Saturday afternoon saw Dave Wentworth back in action on the E2/10 near Newmarket. Conditions were fairly still but the 27 degree heat made for a testing afternoon.

Not perturbed by the heat Dave stormed round the course in 22:45 only 7 seconds behind his season best, and within shot of his lifetime PB. A cooler day may well have seen him beat his best ever, and there is a long way to go in the season yet!