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Mar 18

Tanner and Humphrey win the Ely Team Time Trial Comfortably

A cloudburst fell around Driffield just before the start of the Ely 2-up but missed Beverley completely, and a slight wind made for a good fast day for the 24 mile team time trial. As Neil Cleminshaw was not partnered with another Hull Thursday member the trophy winner, the fastest Hull Thursday team, was a little more unpredictable; at least three pairs in the running. To predict the overall winner was a little more difficult with the Swift pairs of Wainman and Surtees or Whareham and Beldon both a good bet. My money would have been on Ashley Brown and Adam Duggleby because I always predict good roadmen to beat good testers in team time trials. I was nearly right.

When Steve Guymer and Karl Downes  came by me with a time still under 50 minutes (I was about a minute short of the finish) my suspicion of a fast day was confirmed. Of course this is a good ride and they set a brilliant time of 50:53 to be beaten. Within three minutes Jason Young and Dave Hudson returned only a minute slower – we don’t see Dave so much these days since he moved to Driffield and I’d no idea how well he’d be going. Five minutes later the Swift team of Joel Wainman and John Surtees brought the leading time down to 49:25

Up to now most of the times returned were sub-hour ones, not bad for March, but when the Sportcover pair John Tanner and Colin Humphrey returned with a sub 48 minute ride the bar was raised substantially. Simon Beldon and Alastair Wareham came in with a 49:44 – not good enough – and then Ashley Brown and Adam Duggleby returned 49:17 – a little better but still not good enough.

The fastest Hull Thursday pair to take the George Ely trophy was Paul Kilvington and Mark Dicconson who beat Andy Carroll and Mark Walker by just 22 seconds.

I was right about my roadmen v testers principle but I picked the wrong pair. What a superb ride by Tanner and Humphrey – well over a minute margin to the next team. If this is not a record for this course then it must be very near it.

Jim Sampson

Result of George Ely 2-up Team Time Trial   Saturday 17th March 2012

 

No

RidersTeam

Time

1

John Tanner & Colin Humphrey Sportcover Altura RT

47.59

2

Ashley Brown & Adam Duggleby Sportcover Altura RT

49.17

3

Joel Wainman & John Surtees Team Swift

49.25

4

Simon Beldon & Alastair Wareham Team Swift

49.44

5

Steve Guymer & Karl Downes Active/CPCyles RT

50.53

6

Jason Young & Dave Hudson City Road Club Hull

51.54

7

Robert Townsend & Richard Teare Langsett Cycles RT

52.16

8

Dave Shackleton & Nathan Wilson Wilsons Wheels RT

53.15

9

Neil Cleminshaw & Mark Robinson Hull Thursday / Active/CPCyles RT

53.34

10

Richard Hamilton & Richmond Denton Yorkshire Velo

53.37

11

Pete Fielding-Smith & Paul Noton Richardsons RT/Cube

54.37

12

Matthew Enticknap & Paul Hickman Malton Wheelers Road Club

55.03

13

John Ketley & Steve Macklin Wilsons Wheels RT

55.40

14

Rob Busby & Lee Watson Richardsons RT/Cube

55.42

15

James Cullen & Tim Howcroft Otley CC

55.57

16

Shaun Roberts & Mark Harney Barracuda Triathlon Club

56.27

17

Miles Flather & Martin Cockerill Bridlington CC

56.30

18

Andy Faichney & Dean Fulstow City RC / Wilsons Wheels RT

56.44

19

Stewart Pickard & Sebastian Pickard Bridlington CC

56.58*

20

Paul Kilvington &  Mark Dicconson Hull Thursday Road Club

57.06

21

Andy Carroll & Mark Walker Hull Thursday Road Club

57.28

22

Brian Parling & Mark Woodley Bridlington CC

58.02

23

Simon Pickering & Tom McDonald We Love Mountains RT

58.25

24

Paul Waddington & Ben Bell Beverley Velo / Wilsons Wheels RT

58.41

25

Mark Dixon & Craig Scaife Hull Thursday / Barracuda Triathlon

58.44

26

Neil Dean & Paul Campbell Hull Thursday Road Club

59.11

27

Dave Jenkinson & Chris Young Team Swift / City Road Club Hull

1.00.33

28

Martin Parker & Matthew Beaumont Beverley Velo CC

1.02.06

29

Steven Waterall & Adam Yates Bridlington CC

1.02.23

30

Alan Bayston & Lucy Khan (W) Barracuda Triathlon Club

1.02.31

31

Craig Medcalf & Charlie Curruthers Richardsons RT/Cube

1.03.03

32

Mike McLeavy & Andrew Vaughan City Road Club Hull

1.03.39

33

David Percival & John Savage Hull Thursday Road Club

1.04.07

34

Trish Watson (W) & Ian Hoad Bridlington CC

1.08.18

Darren Smith (solo) Barracuda Triathlon Club

55.15

Christopher Danby & Ian Galbraith Drighlington BC

dns

*Includes 1 minute late start penalty

1st Composite:  Neil Cleminshaw & Mark Robinson

1st Mixed Pair:   Alan Bayston & Lucy Khan

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