Lawrence Burrows (Vive le Velo) and Claire Bird (Pontypool RCC) were the fastest male and female riders respectively at the Cardiff 100 Miles RCC 10-mile time trial in Wales on New Year’s Day.
Burrows, 32 and from Castleford in West Yorkshire, made the journey to St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan worthwhile when he powered to victory in 23.20, winning by 17 seconds from Joe Beech (Ogmore Valley Wheelers) while Craig Burrows (Team CRANC) was third, another 21 seconds off the pace.
And fastest woman was Claire Bird (Pontypool Road CC), the 37-year-old from Newport who clocked 29.52 and was 2-09 faster than the next best female in Annamarie Miles (Salt and Sham CC).
This year’s event saw an unseasonal warm temperature of around eight degrees and was dry, but a stiff westerly breeze made the return leg challenging.
However, a recent re-measure of the R10/9 course has put the new finish point 200 yards before the old mark, while the Gileston railway embankment afforded the riders some shelter from the wind on the main climb.
The two-up event saw Bath CC duo Steven Cottington and Iain Cade take victory with 24-02, 23 seconds ahead of next best duo Andy Davies and Andy Hoskins of Cardiff JIF, while the best team including a woman was Shona Bennett (Sportzmad) and Jasmine Bowyer (Cardiff Ajax) who covered the course in 28.54.
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Pos Name club Cat Time
1 Lawrence Burrows Vive Le Velo S 23:20
2 Joe Beech Ogmore Valley Wheelers CC S 23:37
3 Craig Burrows Team CRANC S 23:58
4 Rod Hicks Port Talbot Whs CC V 24:27
5 James Grandfield Team CRANC S 24:35
6 Rob Hall Salt and Sham Cycle Club V 25:56
7 Stephen Parfitt Oxonian CC V 25:59
8 Steve Curry Ogmore Valley Wheelers CC V 26:06
9 Wayne Thomas Pontypool Road Cycling Club V 26:36
10 Richard Beech Ogmore Valley Wheelers CC V 27:36
11 Robin Hunt Bristol Road Club V 28:12
12 Robert Jones Cardiff 100 Miles RCC V 29:06
13 Nigel Williams Ogmore Valley Wheelers CC V 29:08
14 Simon Kinsey Virtual Cycling Club V 29:20
15 Claire Bird Pontypool Road Cycling Club W 29:52
16 Nick Mosley Holmfirth C C S 30:04
17 Bob Symons PDQ Cycle Coaching V 31:38
18 Annamarie Miles Salt and Sham Cycle Club W 32:01
19 Andy Morgan PDQ Cycle Coaching V 33:19
20 Sebastian Symons PDQ Cycle Coaching S 35:20
21 Paul Griffiths VTTA South Wales V 39:00
Kevin Garland PDQ Cycle Coaching V DNSa
Jason Streather Velo Club St Raphael V DNSa
Dave Symmons Bynea Cycling Club V DNS
Mark Palliser Hereford & Dist Whs CC V DNS
Kevin Thomas Pontypool Road Cycling Club V DNS
Owain Roberts Port Talbot Whs CC S DNS
Chris Barnett Swansea Wheelers/CS Abertawe S DNS
Mark Binding Taff Ely Triathlon Club S DNS
Pos Name club Cat Time
1 Steven Cottington Bath Cycling Club V 24:02
Iain Cade Bath Cycling Club S
2 Andy Davies Cardiff Jif S 24:25
Andy Hoskins Cardiff Jif S
3 Philip Sims Newport Phoenix CC V 28:27
Robbie Morgan Newport Phoenix CC J
4 Shona Bennett Sportzmad W 28:54
Jasmine Bowyer Cardiff Ajax CC W
5 Gethin Davies-Jones Abercynon Road Club V 41:07
Agnelle Davies-Jones Abercynon Road Club W
Andrew Milner Evesham & District Wheelers V DNSa
Aimee Lane Wyre Forest Cycle Racing Club WJ