Charmaine Pullen was fastest female while Dan Martin edged the men’s category in the Kent CA 10-mile time trial on Saturday.
The battle for quickest man went down to the narrowest of margins with Dan Martin (University of Bath CC) emerging victorious after clocking a time of 20-23.
The 10-mile event featured some top riders with 19-year-old Martin taking the prize by just one second ahead of Nicholas Fennell (Thanet RC). The victory took Martin’s win tally to an impressive seven for the season and two in a row after his win in last week’s VTTA (Kent Group) 10.
The older of the Fennell brothers, Nicholas set off a minute after winner Martin and matched him all the way but eventually couldn’t find an extra push which would have been his fourth win of the year.
Since finishing fourth in his opening time-trial of the year. Fennell has had an almighty run of podium finishes and his time of 20-24 kept that streak alive which has now risen to 15.
Not too far behind the top two was PMR @ Toachim House rider Neil Lauder. The 35-year-old Ashford resident finished in 20-42, only 19 seconds behind the top prize.
Lauder has won five times this season and finished a respectable ninth in last month’s National 12-hour Championship but the win was not to be on Saturday morning.
Charmaine Pullen (Folkestone Velo Club) notched up her seventh win of the season after leading the rest of the field by an impressive 1-13 over the short, 10-mile distance.
Pullen’s time of 24-22 helped her finished 10th overall and take the women’s prize ahead of Thanet RC rider Nicola Goodban.
Goodban posted a time of 25-35 to take the second spot with Natasha Jarman (Southborough & District Wheelers) finishing third.
In other categories, fourth-placed Mark Hill (VeloRefined.com) was fastest veteran in 21-31 whilst Ryan Jackson (Lea Valley Youth) was one of two Juvenile riders in the field and posted a time of 27-24 to beat Max Robinson (Thanet RC).
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Pos Name Club Cat Time
1 Dan Martin University of Bath CC Esp 20:23
2 Nic Fennell Thanet Road Club Sen 20:24
3 Neil Lauder PMR@Toachim House Sen 20:42
4 Mark Hill Velo Refined.com Aerosmith V50 21:31
5 Pete Elms Velo Refined.com Aerosmith V51 21:49
6 Richard Giles Serpentine Running Club V40 22:52
7 Lawrence Martin Thanet Road Club V59 23:14
8 Rory Hopcraft Medway Tri Sen 23:24
9 Colin Robinson Thanet Road Club V51 24:07
10 Charmaine Pullen Folkestone Velo Club LV48 24:22
11 Robert Giles PMR@Toachim House V71 24:54
12 Paul Kirkness Thanet Road Club V64 24:58
13 Paul Kelk Thanet Road Club V51 25:30
14 Nicola Goodban Thanet Road Club LV46 25:35
15 Dave Mastin Thanet Road Club V65 26:51
16 Natasha Jarman Southboro & Dist Wheelers L 27:08
17 Ryan Jackson Lea Valley Youth Juv 27:24
18 Colin Inett Thanet Road Club V77 28:05
19 Malcolm Adams Thanet Road Club V79 28:40
20 Max Robinson Thanet Road Club Juv 28:46
21 Jennifer Fearn Thanet Road Club LV68 32:37
22 C Nic Fhogrtaigh VTTA LV 40 34:30
23 Stephanie Waters San Fairy Anne CC L 35:51
Samuel Beadle VCÿ De Londres Jun TBA
Joshua Clark RNRMCA Esp TBA
Adrian Hawkins Thanet Road Club V49 DNS