Niall Brown continued his run of good form, dipping under the hour in tonight’s club 25 mile time trial to take the win in 59:31. He also recorded the biggest improvement relative to his previous personal best to take the win on handicap as well.
Second was visitor Andrew Evans (Killinchy CC), who was just 4 seconds behind on 59:35. Robin Millar took third, just 9 seconds over the hour.
|Name||Club||Time||H’Cap||HC Pts||McF Pts|
|1||Niall Brown||Ards CC||0:59:31||238||10||10|
|3||Robin Millar||Ards CC||1:00:09||-96||3||7|
|5||Andrew Jess||Ards CC||1:00:55||npt||5|
|7||Richard Hanna||Ards CC||1:02:23||-43||5||3|
|8||Mark Watson||Ards CC||1:02:37||-292||1||2|
|9||Roman Sarvas||Ards CC||1:03:23||npt||1|
|11||Alan Rodgers||Ards CC||1:05:25||-31||7|
|14||Colin Wilson||Ards CC||1:08:34||-119||2|
|15||Gavin McBride||Ards CC||1:10:07||npt|
In the McFarlane trophy (based on scratch times in club 10 mile and 25 mile time trials), Niall extended his lead. With just two counting events left he will be difficult, but not impossible, to catch.
Finally, a reminder that the club also runs a standard medal scheme on all club 5, 10 and 25 mile time trials. Check the standard times here. So, for example, if a senior man beats 1:10:00 for 25 miles he would get a bronze medal, if he beat 1:05:00 he would get silver and if he beat 1:00:00 he would get gold. So Niall earns a gold medal for tonight’s ride, but still has the Super Gold standard to aim for! And others like Andrew Jess and Gavin McBride are very close to reaching the “next level” 🙂 And there are separate standards for Women and younger riders, so there is no excuse not to give it a go..