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May 08

TT Series #5 Result – Sugg Cup, Lockington Circuit, 7 May

The 5th event of the HTRC TT series sponsored by Cliff Pratt Cycles resulted in a third consecutive win for Ben Williams and a new course record for Vanessa Barker.

Ben took a clear victory in a time of 22:30 with a 45-second winning margin over second-placed Andrew Miller.

Series newcomer Andy Lyons was a further 30 seconds back in 23:45 and took an excellent third place in only his third event – there is definitely the opportunity for further improvement here in the coming months.

Vanessa has also only recently started racing again and smashed her own course record for with a time of 25:45 and finished well up the field. I have a feeling the old course record I had published was for an old, and slightly longer version of the course, but it was still a great time on a far from perfect evening for racing.

Behind the leading 3 riders was some very close racing with most places separated by gaps of a handful of seconds.

4th place went to Andy Carroll in 24:13, with Richard Dean (24:39) and Phil McCormick (24:44) taking 5th and 6th places respectively.

The weather was the usual (crap) British spring weather with very cold air temperatures and a nagging breeze which hindered progress most of the way around the course.

We used Longcroft Upper School as an HQ to avoid any aggro with a grumpy doctor’s receptionist at the old venue and it provided a much better space for parking etc.

On conclusion of the event the results were quickly announced, but it was far too cold to stand around chatting.

Hopefully, the weather will have improved for the next event at Little Weighton in two weeks time.

I have put together a points table for the series so far, available to download below. The full results sheet is attached.

Thanks to all the marshals and helpers especially John Savage who stepped in to provide some much-needed assistance.

Result

TT Series 2019 – Event #5 result

Standings After Event 5

TT Series 2019 – Standings After Event #5

 

Paul Kilvington
Hull Thursday Road Club Time Trial Secretary

Mobile: 07891 073153

paulkilvo@hotmail.co.uk