Houghton Cycling Club

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  • Date: 14-Oct-18
  • Time: 11:00
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  • Course: MH10
  • Closing Date: 02-Oct-18 23:59
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Cram and Farran win in County Durham

  • Published: 15 Oct 18
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Marcus Cram

Blaydon CC’s Marcus Cram and Hannah Farran (Boompods EDCO) were fastest male and female riders respectively at the Houghton CC hill-climb on a wet Quarrington Hill course in County Durham on Sunday.

The leaf-strewn course gave riders a tricky challenge, and the predicted tail wind was absent.

Cram clocked1-59.0 for the course to finish eight-tenths of a second quicker than prolific hill-climb winner Zeb Kyffin (Ribble Pro Cycling), with Matty Smith (Muckle CC) third.

Hannah Farran

“It’s a great feeling to get my first open win,” said Cram. “ The course suited me well and I knew I’d be in with a shout if I could go sub two minutes.  An added bonus with my better half getting on the women’s podium too.  Many thanks to the organisers for putting on a great event in testing conditions.”

In the ladies competition there was another strong win for Hannah Farran of Boompods EDCO NRG, who said after the race: “I’m very happy with my performance given the weather conditions.  The course suited me as it had a sharp gradient in the middle which evened out at the top.  My power was definitely where I wanted it to be today and I think I paced the effort well.”

Farran clocked 2-38.6 to win the women’s category by 8.2 seconds from Rachel Galler (Blaydon CC), while Cestria CC’s Sarah Wilkinson was just 0.1 seconds further back in third.