Carrie Brookes and Adam Wild were fastest as Cestria CC staged a nine-mile time trial in County Durham on Saturday.
Wild, the 21-year-old GS Metro rider, set a new course record, shaving four seconds from the previous best with a time of 19-47 which gave him the win by 11 seconds from the evergreen Keith Murray (DRAG2ZERO) who was the previous course record holder, while Collin Humphrey (Derwentside CC) was third, another 45 seconds back having completed the course on a road bike.
It was Wild’s second course record in as many outings this season, and comes after a week where he has been making adjustments to his bike ahead of this week’s British Time Trial Championship.
And Brookes, the 43-year-old North Tyneside Riders CC member from North Shields, covered the M9 Leamside circuit in 24-28 to win that category by just nine seconds from Kerry Gowland (Houghton CC), while Sarah Wilkinson (Cestria CC) was third.
After the win, Brookes said: “I really didn’t have any expectations about this morning’s race. I’ve had a bad chest for ages so I just wanted to get around and see how it went.
“I’ve not raced on this course before but I’ve heard it’s quite technical with lots of twists and turns, so I just wanted to take the corners safely without being overly cautious. It really was a nice varied course and I am obviously thrilled with the win!”
First junior was 15-year-old Sam Murray, the promising DRAG2ZERO youngster who finished eighth overall and will soon be eclipsing his dad Keith, while younger brother Ellis is also snapping at the heels of his ageing father having finished as second junior!
Winner of the Terry Proctor Memorial Trophy was Neil Wilkinson for Cestria CC (on a road bike in 22:15) The trophy is awarded to the fastest rider from Cestria Cycling Club in their Open TT – Terry was a founding member of the Club and was Club Chairman for many years.
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Pos Name Club Cat Time
1 Adam Wild GS Metro Espoir 19:47
2 Keith Murray DRAG2ZERO Vet V40 19:58
3 Collin Humphrey Derwentside CC Senior 20:43
4 Michael Openshaw Reifen Racing Vet V40 20:59
5 Shaun Tyson Adept Cycling Vet V40 21:05
6 Justin Ramel Blaydon CC Vet V40 21:21
7 Chris Mather Derwentside CC Vet V40 21:22
8 Sam Murray DRAG2ZERO Juvenile Juv 21:24
8 Richard Lilleker Cleveland Wheelers CC Senior 21:24
10 Marcus Cram Blaydon CC Senior 21:30
10 Chris Burns Reifen Racing Senior 21:30
11 Damon Devine Reifen Racing Vet V40 21:34
12 Michael Johnson Muckle Cycle Club Senior 21:36
13 Peter Stokoe Sunderland Clarion Senior 21:57
14 Neil Wilkinson Cestria C.C. Vet V40 22:15
15 Philip KENNELL Allen Valley Velo Vet V50 22:16
16 Kevin Hall Sunderland Clarion Vet V40 22:17
17 David Sparrow Reifen Racing Vet V40 22:19
18 Michael Todd Derwentside CC Senior 22:39
19 James Meadows Cleveland Wheelers CC Senior 22:43
20 David Linsley Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service CC Vet V50 22:55
21 Nicholas Weddle Houghton CC Senior 22:56
22 Paul Wright Blaydon CC Senior 23:12
23 Stephen Walton Muckle Cycle Club Vet V40 23:14
24 James George Dunn South Shields Velo Cycling Club Senior 23:34
25 Craig Foley Tricademy Vet V40 23:37
26 Ben Wilkinson Cestria C.C. Espoir 23:49
27 Paul Tyler Ferryhill Whs Vet V60 24:15
28 Carrie Brookes North Tyneside Riders CC Vet "V40, W" 24:28
29 Clive Horton Barnesbury CC Vet V50 24:31
30 Kerry Gowland Houghton CC Vet "V40, W" 24:37
31 Barry Fordham Cestria C.C. Vet V40 24:50
32 Sebastian Stockbridge Blaydon CC Senior 25:05
32 Stuart Raw Bishop Auckland CC Senior 25:05
34 Paul Barrett Sunderland Clarion Senior 25:13
35 Sarah Wilkinson Cestria C.C. Vet "V40, W" 25:35
36 Rachel Galler Blaydon CC Senior W 25:47
37 Hannah Baker North Tyneside Riders CC Senior W 25:59
38 Ellis Murray DRAG2ZERO Juvenile Juv 26:47
39 Paul Mitchell Blaydon CC Vet V40 27:19
40 Frank Devlin South Shields Velo Cycling Club Vet V60 27:46
41 Graeme Simpson South Shields Velo Cycling Club Senior 27:52
Joanne Rea Blaydon CC Senior W APOLS
Chris Judson North Tyneside Riders CC Vet V40 APOLS
Darren Williamson Muckle Cycle Club Vet V40 APOLS
Kris Atkin Team Bottrill / Vanguard Senior APOLS
Colin Gardener Flyte Racing Vet V50 APOLS
Julian MacBride Blaydon CC Senior APOLS
Steven Craggs Blaydon CC Senior APOLS
Nick Munro Royal Air Force Cycling Association Senior APOLS
Craig Haslam Muckle Cycle Club Vet V40 DNS
David Robinson Tyneside Vagabonds CC Vet V50 DNS
Gemma Frost Team Swift Senior W DNS