Jul 30

Neil storms to Vets’ 10 record

On 29 July, 2017 lifelong Hull Thursday RC member Neil Cleminshaw turned back the clock in the Drighlington BC Open Time Trial to break the Veteran’s 10 mile record (20:02 set by Jim Trevor in 2016) and improve his 10 year old lifetime Personal Best of 20:04 set as a Senior in 2007.

As the Boothferry A63 V718 course was subjected to 25 mph gusting South Westerly winds today, Neil feels that his next target has to be the long standing 20 year old ‘best-ever 10′ HTRC record of 19:39 set in 1997 by Hull fast-man Joel Wainman.

Neil averaged an impressive 324 Watts to stop the clock with an incredible new record time of 19:59 and an average speed of just over 30 mph.

Neil, now aged 47, was truly delighted by his exceptional performance and is so proud to become the second ever First Claim Hull Thursday Road Club member in its 109 year history to have broken the iconic 30 mph barrier whilst representing the club in a solo ten mile time trial.

This performance underlines Neil’s current form as it’s his second club record in 8 days, having slashed the Veterans’ 25 club record by almost 2 minutes the previous Saturday with a time of 51:11.

Joining Thursday aged 11, now in his 37th year as a club member, this significant objective was a long time coming, but was successfully achieved with total determination, faith in his own abilities, hard training, support from his family and utilisation of the latest equipment.

Neil’s steed for the 2017 season is a stealthy looking Giant Trinity Advanced Pro frameset, completed with Sram Red 10 speed groupset, Rotor Flow power meter, Zipp wheels and Fizik saddle. His aero positioning has been refined and improved upon over the years with a new Giro Aerohead helmet appearing to be helping too!

In the same event Hull Thursday RC was represented by:

Jymmy Trevor 20:48
Andrew Carroll 21:36
Richard Walker 22:05
JP Pretorius 22:07