Fibrax Wrexham RC (WCTTCA 8 of 11)

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  • Date: 21-Aug-21
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: D25/23T
  • Closing Date: 10-Aug-21 23:59
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Dixon and Mullen charge to victories in Fibrax Wrexham RC 25

  • Published: 22 Aug 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Leah Dixon

Leah Dixon (Wales Racing Academy) set a new course record in wet conditions to win the women’s event at the Fibrax Wrexham RC 25, while Sean Mullen (Port Sunlight Wheelers) was a clear men’s winner.

Dixon, who celebrates her 30th birthday later this week, stormed to the women’s victory by almost 10 minutes in a new course record time of 52 minutes and 41 seconds.

In her first season of open time trials Dixon made it three open wins from three events in her first outing over 25 miles.

Meanwhile, in the men’s event Sean Mullen (Port Sunlight Wheelers) was a clear winner of the men’s event taking his second victory of the season.

The D25/23T saw riders start and finish at Tern Hill in Shropshire before completing an out and back course along the A53 and then A442 down to Shawbirch before making the return journey.

Rain, which was heavy at times, greeted riders but a low air pressure with still conditions made for fast times and a host of personal bests were recorded.

Dixon was the first rider underway on the course and her time of 52-41 was a clear winner of the women’s event and enough for seventh overall.

Sean Mullen

Dixon has also won the Rugby Racing Cycling Club 10 in 20-09 and Worcester St Johns CC 10 in 21-03 earlier this season.

On this occasion she beat veteran Deb Hutson-Lumb (Nova Raiders CC) into second (1-04-30) while Penny Thorn (Port Sunlight Wheelers) finished third in 1-07-18.

Equally impressive was Mullen who won the men’s event by over three minutes with an open personal best winning time of 48-32.

Mullen also won the Manchester Wheelers Hilly 20.5 earlier this season and placed second in the Westmead Team 88 25 on his last outing clocking 49-53.

David James Williams (Velotik Racing Team) finished second in 52-06 while Dean Callister (Nova Raiders CC) finished a further 50 seconds back in 52-56.

Henri Bedford (Revolutions Racing) was fastest junior clocking 54-01 in fourth overall while quickest veteran Tim Beardmore (Bridgnorth Cycling Club) was a further place back in fifth (54.20).

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Results

1 Sean Mullen (Port Sunlight Wheelers) 48.32
2 David James Williams (Velotik Racing Team) 52.06
3 Dean Callister (Nova Raiders CC) 52.56
4 Henri Bedford (Revolutions Racing) 54.01
5 Tim Beardmore (Bridgnorth Cycling Club) 54.20
6 Ben Goodwin (Marford and Gresford Velo) 54.28

Women
1 Leah Dixon (Wales Racing Academy) 52.41
2 Deb Hutson-Lumb (Nova Raiders CC)1:04.30
3 Penny Thorn (Port Sunlight Wheelers) 1-07.18
4 Helen Tudor (Oswestry Paragon CC) 1:11.26

Junior: Tim Beardmore (Bridgnorth Cycling Club) 54.20