Derwentside CC (inc. N&DCA 10 Championship)

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  • Date: 29-Jun-19
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 9.9 Miles
  • Course: M107
  • Closing Date: 18-Jun-19 23:59
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Timmins and Frost on top in County Durham

  • Published: 30 Jun 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Lewis Timmins

Lewis Timmins and Gemma Frost were the fastest male and female respectively at the Derwentside CC 9.9-mile time trial that took place near Edmundbyers in County Durham on Saturday.

Timmins (Team Swift) battled with a healthy headwind to clock a time of 22-16 to set the fastest time by any rider on the day.

He adds the victory to the one he achieved last weekend at the Cestria CC 9, where he carved 17 seconds off a course record. He will be hoping to continue his fine form over the remaining months of the season and add more victories to his record.

“I rode the course in a club event early in the week and the conditions were pretty similar – head wind pretty much everywhere and no respite anywhere,” said Timmins.

“Thankfully I managed to get a clear run today and avoided stray sheep. I thought today’s race would be close between me, Michael (Gill) and Graham (Crammond) so I set myself a target to get as close to a 22 as possible.”

Meanwhile Gemma Frost (Team Swift), clocked a time of 26-11 to top the standings in the women’s event.

The 36-year-old from Durham also adds this victory to the one she achieved last weekend at the Cestria CC 9, and will be hoping to add more over the coming weeks.

Gemma Frost

“The whole field raced in really hot conditions today with a head-wind pretty much evident all around the course,” said Frost.

“Overall, I think I coped well in the heat.  I was down on my time when I set the women’s course record last year, but I think the conditions were a lot tougher today and I’m starting to taper in preparation for an iron man event next weekend.”

Michael Gill (EMC Cycling) was the man to finish is second after finishing his run with a time of 22-21, only five seconds off of Timmins.

Gill was last victorious at the Tyne & Wear Fire Service CC 12 at the beginning of May, and will be looking to add more to his personal record this weekend as he is set to ride the Barnesbury CC three-up 15 on Sunday.

Graham Crammond (Team Swift) completed the podium as he finished his run with a time of 22-37.

Fastest rider home for the hosting club was Jay Pitt (Derwentside CC) with 23-12 for fourth spot overall, while Nick Badcock (Allen Valley Velo) was quickest on a road bike.

Top veteran on standard was Neil Wilkinson (Blaydon CC) while Philip Kennell (GS Metro) was second.

 

Results:

1. Lewis Timmins (Team Swift)         22-16

2. Michael Gill (EMC Cycling)           22-21

Jay Pitt

3. Graham Crammond (Team Swift)  22-37

4. Jay Pitt (Derwentside CC)  23-12

5. Daniel Dixon (Gosforth RC)          23-51

6. Thomas Hutchinson (Team Kirkley Cycles)           23-57

7. Neil Wilkinson (Blaydon CC)        24-14

8. Chris Mather (Derwentside CC)     24-16

9. Wilson-Jay Brown (PM Racing UK)          24-16

10. Michael Todd (Derwentside CC) 24-31

 

Women:

1. Gemma Frost (Team Swift)            26-11

2. Joanne Rea (Blaydon CC)  27-06

3. Sarah Wilkinson (Blaydon CC)      27-34