Fifteen hardy souls faced the timekeepers for tonight’s club season opener on the Donaghadee Road. Although the rain held off during the race, a stiff and biting headwind on the return leg meant that the course record was never in danger.
Fastest on the night was visitor Andrew Evans (KIllinchy) with 12:11, beating the ever green William Gill by just 9 seconds. The battle for handicap points was even closer, with both Steve Limmer and Chris Spiers just 8 seconds slower than their previous personal bests to take a joint early lead in the 5 mile handicap cup.
Thanks as always to the timekeepers and marshals. Hopefully Spring will re-appear before next week.
And didn’t the new club finishing flags look very professional!
|2||William Gill||Ards CC||12:20||-50||3|
|3||Steve Limmer||Ards CC||12:45||-8||10|
|4||Chris Spiers||Ards CC||12:47||-8||10|
|5||Luke Fulton||Ards CC||13:07||npt|
|6||Mark Watson||Ards CC||13:17||-131||1|
|7||Alex Porter||Ards CC||13:27||npt|
|8||Alan Patterson||Ards CC||13:32||npt|
|10||Alan Rodgers||Ards CC||13:41||npt|
|11||William Orr||Ards CC||13:51||-44||5|
|12||Colin Wilson||Ards CC||13:58||-67||2|
|14||Dean Bradley||Ards CC||14:13||npt|
|15||David McCann||Ards CC||15:18||-189|
npt = no previous time (at this distance in an Ards CC race, while a member)