Monday 10 September 2012

Dave and Hugo smash their PB's on the F11

When the VC10 event was postponed earlier in the year many wondered if they had missed their chance to set a flying time on the new course, but the rescheduled event came round late August and brought with it a favourable wind direction and mild temperatures. That said, it was a strong wind, so there was no guarantees of it being a quick day.

But what a day it turned out to be. Dave Wentworth managed to take full advantage of the course to finally break his lifetime best 10 PB that he has been chasing since 1976 (!) to record a fantastic 22:11. This has been something that Dave has pursued relentlessly in the last few seasons, so it's fantastic to see him get rewarded for all his work.

Chris Hartley had a good ride to record 24:00, but it shows how far he has progressed, as that would have been a rapid time for him a couple of seasons ago, but now it is a little shy of what he can produce when he's flying.

Last up was Hugo Hocknell, who has been on simply astonishing form of late with a string of top ten places. He stormed the course to record a seriously impressive 21:00 to slice over 30 seconds off his PB. 

As a team, the three of them also managed to update the Team team 10 record to 1:07:11 as well. Good work chaps!

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