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Mar 12

CRC 3up Team Time Trial 2020 Results

Phil McCormick, Doug Jaram and Ian Phythian push on through the gales. (photo: ianchapmanphotography.com)

 

With a strong south westerly wind the first open time trial event of the season kicked off on Saturday the 7th March 2020.

The team time trial consisted of 3 people per team and was held on the challenging 25 mile Hardriders course, giving the two Hull Thursday teams entered a chance to show their eagerness to get the season underway.

The aptly named Hardriders course presents a good test for those wanting to trial their form or get the ball rolling early in the year. Previous years have seen snow and all else besides thrown at riders during this event, and with the wind gusting at 30-40 mph, the teams would be sure to get a good workout.
The eager pair of trios were Doug Jaram, Ian Phythian and Phil McCormick, and Jymmy Trevor, Lee Coulson and Mark Mckeown, and were a good mix combining their early season legs in the testing conditions.

Mild dry conditions gave some respite from recent deluges as the riders got underway and despite the unpredictable gusty wind, leading times on the course were respectable. Both teams worked well together and shared the workload more or less evenly on the faster tail wind assisted north bound section to Driffield, before turning into the wind where the stronger riders came to the fore to drive the groups.  Each team member still took turns to relieve the efforts of the hard pressed pair of Mc’s who took the brunt of the wind until the finish,  where all looked forward to the post ride traditional tea coffee and cake.

Both teams were caught and passed by podium achieving teams on the day, though did well achieving 5th and 6th places overall.

Commiserations to James Murphey of team Vive le Velo who took a tumble, though finished with nought but scuffs to skin, kit, clothing, and pride.

 

Sincere thanks to City Road Club members friends and helpers who made the event a success.

 

Results
1 Steven Guymer Squadra RT 53:42:00 Male Senior
1 David Brearley Squadra RT 53:42:00 Male Senior
1 John Brearley Squadra RT 53:42:00 Male Senior

2 Kris Whitelaw Team Swift 54:14:00 Male Senior
2 Lewis Timmins Team Swift 54:14:00 Male Senior
2 Richard Sharp Team Swift 54:14:00 Male Senior

3 Graham Heaton City RC (Hull) 56:10:00 Male Vet
3 Alex Russell City RC (Hull) 56:10:00 Male Vet
3 David Mcleavy City RC (Hull) 56:10:00 Male Senior

4 James Murphy Vive Le Velo 56:50:00 Male Vet
4 Mathew Nelson Vive Le Velo 56:50:00 Male Senior
4 Melvin Blackford Vive Le Velo 56:50:00 Male Vet

5 Mark Mckeown Hull Thursday RC 58:25:00 Male Vet
5 Lee Coulson Hull Thursday RC 58:25:00 Male Vet
5 Jymmy Trevor Hull Thursday RC 58:25:00 Male Vet

6 Ian Phythian Hull Thursday RC 01:03:36 Male Vet
6 Douglas Jaram Hull Thursday RC 01:03:36 Male Vet
6 Philip McCormick Hull Thursday RC 01:03:36 Male Vet

7 Nicholas Fairfield City RC (Hull) 01:09:06 Male C4
7 Ben Birtles City RC (Hull) 01:09:06 Male Vet
7 Tim Swindin City RC (Hull) 01:09:06 Male Vet

8 Michael Rice City RC (Hull) 01:07:27 Male Vet
8 Andrew Faichney City RC (Hull) 01:07:27 Male Vet

 

Lee Coulson, Mark Mckeown and Jymmy Trevor make headway on the first of the season’s open time trials.