Friday 16 May 2014

Steve Robinson clocks a PB at the VTTA National Champs

Steve Robinson battles to a PB
It may have been held on one of the fastest 10 mile courses in the country, but blustery conditions for the VTTA National Championships made a PB look doubtful for the riders.

Having had a strong and consistent winter though, Steve Robinson managed to just squeeze inside his previous personal best (set on the same course) with a time of 22:06.

Also riding the event was Dave Wentworth who finished a little behind Steve with a time of 22:37, but as Dave gives a way a good few years to Steve, his veterans target time (calculated against an age target) of +5:01 put him higher up the finishing order than Steve's +3:58.

There is never much between these two, so the battles will no doubt continue across the season for sure.

Sam Hayes takes 8th overall at the Cambridge CC 10

Sam Hayes smashing it!
After a few weeks of stupidly strong winds preventing fast times, three members of the team were delighted to get a really calm day on the F2 at Cambridge for the Cambridge CC 10.

Sam Hayes took full advantage of the conditions to blast round the dual carriageway course in a stunning 21:23 to take 8th place overall on the day.

Stephen Mavin was another to make the most of the conditions with a simply awesome 21:40 which bagged him 13th on the day and a new Personal best into the bargain.

Normally we'd have expected Hugo Hocknell to push Sam close, but on the day his 22:02 was a it adrift. the fact that he had become a father for the first time only the day before probably markes this out as the ride of the day. Congratulations from us all Hockers :-)

As well as that good news the 3 set a new team record for Team Salesengine with a combined time of 1:05:05 taking over a minute off the previous best.

Team out in force and flying at Rd 2 of the N&DCA series

The second round of the season long series saw six members of the team battling extremely strong winds at the N1/10 course at Sawtry near Peterborough.

Sam Hayes continued to show his strong form with a superb 22:46 to take 17th place against an extremely strong field. Hot on his heels was Hugo Hocknell who clocked 22:53 with Stephen Mavin not far behind with 23:30.

The combined time for the three was good enough to take second placed team on the day.

Steve Robinson clocked a course PB despite the wind to finish in a respectable 24:35 Lyndon Lewis went close to an evens ride despite the wind with 30:48 and Stuart Hocknell clocked 33:12.