British Emergency services Championship (Emergency services only)(entries close 12/09/20)

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  • Date: 20-Sep-20
  • Time: 09:00
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: WW25/03
  • Closing Date: 12-Sep-20 23:59
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Butler and Smyth charge to victories in British Emergency Services Championship 25

  • Published: 21 Sep 20
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Richard Butler (Kendal Cycling Club) and Hazel Smyth (Fechan Flyers) made it a British Emergency Services Championship double by clinching the 25 crown the day after taking their 10 titles.

Both riders registered their maiden open victories the previous day before winning again over the longer 25-mile distance on a similar course in North Ayrshire.

The WW25/03 course saw riders start outside Eglington Park before joining the A78 Irvine Bypass on a traditional out and back style course.

To make up the 25 miles distance riders completed two laps with an additional section to make the required mileage.

Conditions were overcast but warm and pretty still which provided riders a boost.

Butler finished 24 seconds clear of Andrew Hall (GS Metro) the previous day and it was the pairing who did battle once again for victory.

The contest was equally as close with Butler’s winning time of 51-23 just 21 seconds quicker than Hall.

William Bonar (GTR- Return to Life) finished seventh in the previous day’s 10 but found his form over the longer distance to take third in 52-39.

Quickest veteran David Lines (Espresso) finished a second off the podium places in the 10 and was remarkably also a second off third again in the 25 finishing fourth in 52-40.

Lines did take third overall in the combined competition behind winner Butler and Hall in second.

As she did the previous day Smyth was again victorious in the 25-mile championship with a winning time of 1-00-33.

Her winning margin over Esther Hamill (Dumfries CC) was stretched to six minutes over the longer distance with Hamill clocking 1-06-40.

Smyth also took the overall prize ahead of Hamill in second.

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1 Richard Butler (Kendal Cycling Club) 51.23
2 Andrew Hall (GS Metro) 51.44
3 William Bonar (GTR- Return to Life) 52.39
4 David Lines (Espresso) 52.40
5 Terry Wilkinson (Barnesbury CC) 53.08
6 Gavin Church (Studio Velo) 53.09
7 Nev Martin (Velo Culture) 53.55
8 David Ross (Falkirk BC) 54.09  
9 Graham Rands (Manchester Triathlon Club) 55.15
10 Daryl Oguona (Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service CC) 55.28


1 Hazel Smyth (Fechan Flyers) 1:00.33
2 Esther Hamill (Dumfries CC) 1:06.40