Charlotte Chapman (Nova Raiders) and Matt Garthwaite (Holohan Coaching RT) were fastest female and male riders respectively as Wrekinsport CC staged their annual 18-mile hilly time trial in Shropshire on Saturday.
Using the K21/18 course near Worfield, the event was run in very windy conditions, with many riders only getting any assistance from the conditions in the final two miles as vicious crosswinds battered entrants, particularly on the leg to Sutton Maddock.
The course is roughly triangular, taking riders from the start to the south of Worfield, east along the A454 before cutting left up the B4176 then heading back south at the junction of the A442 near Sutton Maddock down to the outskirts of Bridgnorth where they turn again onto the A454 and head to the finish.
33 and from Newport, Garthwaite clocked 40-06 to take the win by more than two minutes from Jonny Morris (FishFace Cycles RT), while another minute back was Tim Beardmore (Nova Raiders) in third.
Beardmore’s team-mate at Nova Raiders, 21-year-old Loughborough University student Charlotte Chapman from Hinstock in Shropshire, was fastest of the females in a time of 49-26.
That gave her the win in the women’s category by 1-20 from Emma Sarjeant (Hafren CC), while Hannah Pearson (FishFace Cycles RT) was third with 52-40.
Best of the veterans on standard was Tim Beardmore (Nova Raiders) who had a plus of 4.48, while second in that category with a plus of 3-49 was Victor Chetta (Mid-Shropshire Wheelers), the 41-year-old who was third in the National 24-Hour Championships in 2016.
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Pos Forename Surname Club Time
1 Matt Garthwaite Holohan Coaching RT 40:06
2 Jonny Morris FishFace Cycles RT 42:23
3 Tim Beardmore Nova Raiders 43:23
4 Victor Chetta Mid Shropshire Wheelers 43:30
5 Tom Garbett Total Tri Training 43:55
6 Dan Elliot Tri Central UK 44:58
7 Jack Wilson Ludlow Brewery RT 45:04
8 Bryn Davies Hafren CC 45:09
9 Stephen Minton Ludlow Brewery RT 45:31
10 Dean Dovey Nova Raiders 45:49
11 James Griffiths Clee Cycles 46:42
11 Nick Long Nova Raiders 46:42
13 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC 46:49
14 Tony Grassby Peak Road Club 46:57
15 Kieran Morris Total Tri Training 47:05
16 Simon Dighton Beacon Roads CC 47:08
17 Chris Davies Ludlow Brewery RT 47:16
18 Gary Walters Ludlow Brewery RT 47:29
19 Ed Middleton Nova Raiders 47:46
20 Allan Henderson Wrekinsport CC 48:26
21 Dean Callister Nova Raiders 48:29
22 Mark Griffiths Wrekinsport CC 48:32
23 Andy Davies Wrekinsport CC 48:56
24 Charlotte Chapman Nova Raiders 49:26
25 Neil Wilson Paramount CRT 49:35
26 Richard Smith Wrekinsport CC 49:36
27 Simon Evans Mid Shropshire Wheelers 49:38
28 Adam Mumford Wrekinsport CC 50:25
29 Emma Serjeant Hafren CC 50:46
30 Ian Connolly Ludlow CC 51:45
31 Steve Chapman Nova Raiders 51:59
32 Alistair Hatton Wrekinsport CC 52:11
33 Hannah Pearson FishFace Cycles RT 52:40
34 Jenny Newton Nova Raiders 54:59
35 Steve Elcocks Revolutions Racing 55:21
36 Jane Chapman Nova Raiders 56:04
36 Sally Maitland Peak Road Club 56:04
38 Mark Stocks Newport Shropshire CC 56:07
39 Richard Goddard Newport Shropshire CC 56:13
40 Stephen Price Retro Racing 58:10
41 David Sykes Glasgow Green CC 1:01:32
42 Steve Donaldson Fullarton Wheelers 1:01:46
43 Ashley Kirkham Black Country Triathletes 1:02:39
44 Declan Logue Stratford CC 1:04:04
Nathan Hester Newport Shropshire CC DNF-P
Milly Deer Total Tri Training DNS-A
Deb Hutson-Lumb Nova Raiders DNS-A
Rhys Jones Ludlow Brewery RT DNS-A
Dave Moore Wrekinsport CC DNS-A
Phillip Glaze FishFace Cycles RT DNS
Rob Kerr Oswestry Paragon CC DNS
Steven Prince FishFace Cycles RT DNS