Tough night on the Portaferry Road

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You know conditions are tough when the club flag is pointing in the same direction as the time keeper is looking.

Conditions were tough on the Portaferry Road for this evening’s straight in 10k time trial, with a strong cold headwind.  Fastest for the fourth time this season was recently promoted first category road man Peter McLean (Ards CC) with a powerful 14:02. He was the only rider to beat fifteen minutes, but the next five were tightly bunched with Conor Hanna (Ards CC) just nudging second place from Andrew Hedley (Ards CC).

Top two – Peter McLean and Conor Hanna.

The woman’s race was also close, with Karen Hull (Phoenix) beating Chloe Deyermond (Ards CC) by one second, and Gillian Orr (North Down) rounding out the podium.

No Name Club Time H’cap HC pts
1 Peter Mc Lean Ards CC  14:02  -63 10
2 Conor Hanna Ards CC  15:02  -69 7
3 Andrew Hedley Ards CC  15:06  -78 5
4 Barry Mitchell Ards CC  15:16  -126 1
5= Luke Joyce The Bike House CC  15:18
5= William Larmour The Bike House CC  15:18
7 Graham Mc Connell Killinchy Cycling Club  16:09
8 Ben Healey Ards CC  16:29  -109 2
9 Enda Marron Northern CC  16:30
10 Jonathan Taylor North Down CC 16:41
11 James Alexander The Bike House CC  16:57
12 Richard Hanna Ards CC  17:04  -195
13 Mark Watson Ards CC  17:06  -260
14 Andrew Jess Ards CC  17:09 -178
15 Aaron Fegan Un-Attached Ulster  17:15
16 Barry Greer Kinning Cycles  17:25
17 William Orr Ards CC  17:33  -196
18 Karen Hull Phoenix CC  17:41
19= Chloe Deyermond Ards CC  17:42  -89 3
19= Phil Harris Killinchy Cycling Club  17:42
21 Steve Core Ards CC  17:49  -130
22 Mark Hodgins North Down CC  18:02
23 Gillian Orr North Down CC  18:13
24 Alan Rodgers Ards CC  18:23  -243
25 Colin Wilson Ards CC  18:54  -270
26 Ryan Fegan North Down CC  19:29
Anthony Day Ards CC DNS
Claire Richardson Killinchy Cycling Club DNS
Glen Curry Ards CC DNS
Graeme Brown Ards CC DNS
James Lemon Ards CC DNS
Joe-Anne Calvert Killinchy Cycling Club DNS
Karl Rockett Ards CC DNS
Kevin Briggs Ards CC DNS
Maia Simmons Canyon Development Team DNS
Marc Allen Ards CC DNS
Melissa Mc Carter Un-Attached Ulster DNS
Pamela Ward VC Glendale DNS
Paul Beattie Un-Attached Ulster DNS
Phil Doyle Ards CC DNS
Rachel Irvine The Bike House CC DNS

In the battle for handicap points, no-one got close to their personal best, but it was the fast men who went back least. And it’s that man Peter McLean who takes a lead in the 10k handicap trophy with one more 10k time trial to go.

10k Handicap Trophy Standings

   Name 18th May 25th May 3rd Aug Total
1 Peter McLean 7 10 17
2= Andrew Hedley 5 5 10
2= James Cairnduff 10 10
4 Conor Hanna 2 7 9
5 Ben Healey 3 2 5
6 Chloe Deyermond 3 3
7= Barry Mitchell 1 1
7= Steve Core 1 1

There were 15 “Did Not Start” riders tonight, perhaps reflecting the tough conditions. Best excuse was Anthony Day, who recently completed the North Coast 500 in 3 very long days and perhaps deserves a rest…

Thanks as always to the time keepers.

And one final thought – did anyone else notice that the two rest days in the Giro coincided with our last two club time trials? There’s a rumour that the Giro organisers were worried about the “media shadow” cast by our epic club races.

See you in Carrowdore for the first club road race next week. Get your entries in here.