Weekend review, Sept 2-3

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Mid-Devon CC’s Conrad Moss described conditions for the Welsh CA 100-mile time trial as “Gruesome” – but it didn’t stop him posting an impressive 3-39-13 to take victory in the race near Abergavenny on Sunday.

The 42-year-old from Devon was a minute and a half down on his time in the same event 12 months earlier, but conditions were somewhat unfavourable.

“Conditions were polar opposite, and it was pretty gruesome,” he said. “I knew despite being in better form than a year ago I would go nowhere near the course record because it was a crosswind the whole way round.”

His team-mate at Mid-Devon CC, Ruth Burrows was fastest female with a time of 4-25-51, giving her the win by more than ten minutes.

Hannah Macdonald.

Phil Murphy (Total Tri Training) and Hannah Macdonald (Liverpool Century RC) battled to category victories on a tough day in Shropshire for the Chester RC 50.

Murphy who finished second in the Chester RC 25 using the same roads in June went one better on this occasion to clinch victory in one hour, 53 minutes and 49 seconds.

Macdonald headed a Liverpool Century one-two in the women’s category finishing in 2:05.47, ahead of team-mate Kate Giddings who finished in 2:17.57.

Thanet RC rider Chris Fennell took his tally to 18 open wins for the season when he claimed victory at his home club’s 10-mile event on Sunday, with Nicola Goodban taking the women’s prize.

Mark Turnbull and Chris Melia were the respective male and female winners at the Burton and District DCA 100-mile time trial in Derbyshire on Saturday afternoon.

Also on Saturday, Lewis Keightley (Team Bottrill-HSS Hire) and Anna Morris (Loughborough Students CC) were fastest man and woman respectively at the Sportzmad 10-mile time trial in South Wales.

In Scotland, Glasgow Nightingale CC placed three riders in the top four placings clocking a calmative time of 2:09.38 as they ran out victors of the Velopreda 7.2-mile charity event incorporating the Georgetown Cup by one second.

The inter-club competition sees the cumulative time of the top eight riders in each team combined to give the team winners.

Glasgow Green finished an agonising one second behind while Johnstone Wheelers, who had held the title for the last four years, took third in 2:11.47.

And in West Sussex, Paul Burton (Epsom CC) clinched a clear victory in the men’s event and Jackie Dodd (Kingston Phoenix RC) the women’s in the Southern Counties 25.

Burton covered the course at Broadbridge Heath in 53-58, while Dodd clocked 1-09-15.

* See the individual event listings for more detailed reports on these and other time trials.