By his own admission, Paul Crossen (Killinchy CC) may have underestimated the strength of the cold headwind from the turn, but he still did enough to easily take his third straight win in tonight’s club 10 mile time trial.
Northern filled the next two slots, with Paul Kane just pipping ex Ards CC rider Davy Fowler for second.
The battle for top Ards rider was also a repeat of the first two races, with William Gill just getting the better of Barry Mitchell and Robin Millar again. But for how much longer? Barry did a gold medal standard ride in his first 10 tonight, and was just 1 second behind William.
Richard Hanna was one of just 3 riders to better his personal best tonight and takes an early lead in the 10 mile handicap trophy. (Note – Handicap points are awarded based on a rider’s improvement relative to his previous personal best. If it is a rider’s first time at a distance, then he gets no points. But with a lot of riders taking part in their first 10 tonight, the handicap cup could become a lot more interesting over the remaining 10 mile time trials!)
Gillian Orr was first Lady.
|1||Paul Crossen||Killinchy CC||22.27|
|4||Keith Philips||North Down||23.34|
|5||William Gill||Ards CC||23.49||1|
|6||Barry Mitchell||Ards CC||23.50|
|7||Robin Millar||Ards CC||24.00|
|9||Richard Hanna||Ards CC||24.26||10|
|10||Mark Watson||Ards CC||24.47|
|12||Graeme Brown||Ards CC||25.00||2|
|13||Gareth Murray||Ards CC||25.04||5|
|18||Michael Price||Ards CC||25.30||7|
|19||Andrew Evans||Killinchy CC||25.42|
|20||Marc Lyons||North Down||25.52|
|21=||Ian Carson||Ards CC||25.54||3|
|21=||Wayne Garett||Ards CC||25.54|
|24||Gary Swenarton||North Down||26.20|
|26||Colin Wilson||Ards CC||26.33|
|28||Mike Curran||Curran Racing||26.36|
|29||David McCamley||Ards CC||26.49|
|30||Alex Porter||Ards CC||27.01|
|31||Joshua Porter||Ards CC||27.07|
|33||Gillian Orr||North Down||27.11||1st Lady|
|35||John Carty||Ards CC||27.50|
|36||Craig Brown||Ards CC||27.57|
|37||Billy Compton||Ards CC||29.27|
|38||George Roddy||Ards CC||29.28|
|39||Bernard McCloskey||Ards CC||31.15|