Martine Geraghty and Catherine Hilton tied for the women’s prize at the CS South Hams 10-mile time trial in Devon on Sunday, while Robert Shaw (Plymouth Corinthians CC) was fastest male with a course record performance.
Geraghty, the 51-year-old who rides for Penzance Wheelers, clocked 29-34 as did Catherine Hilton, the 48-year-old Sid Valley CC member.
Shaw’s time of 22-37 gave him the overall win by a minute from Tom Scorer (Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA), while just one second further back was Robert Willcocks (Royal Air Force CA) in third.
A frosty start to the day disappeared and a sunny morning greeted riders to the Avonwick course, which saw Shaw set a new course record time.
Other categories saw Mid-Devon CC junior Callum Start take fourth overall as well as the junior award, while the veterans 40-60 went to Tom Scorer in second. Top over-60 veteran was Roger Sheridan (North Devon Wheelers) in 26-14, while the fastest man on a road bike was Bobby Cowsill (Kibosh) with 25-55.
Alltrax rider Kari Eilertsen was best female on a road bike with 31-36, while the fastest women veterans were overall winners Hilton and Gareghty.
Further down the overall result, Andrew Parnowski (City Cycle Couriers) clocked 24-48 to take fifth spot behind Callum Start, while joint sixth was Nick Blight (NOPINZ Motip RT) and James Cartlidge (Plymouth Corinthian CC) who both covered the course in 24-51.
The popular course begins near South Brent and heads over the A38 Devon Expressway through Avonwick and on towards Totnes. However, before reaching the town riders turn left again and head onto the A385, go over the A38 again and rejoin minor roads to a finish near South Brent.
This was Shaw’s first open time trial win of the season – but it’s not for want of trying. He was second in the Plymouth Corinthian CC sporting 16 last weekend as well as the City Cycle Couriers 10 on April 11. He last rode the Avonwick course on April 4 in the Plymouth Corinthian CC event, when he was 48 seconds slower than today and had to settle for third.
Next Sunday Shaw will be going for glory once again when he rides the Tri-Logic 10, which incorporates the South West District Championships, and hopes to take part in the Virtual CC 25 the following weekend in South Wales.
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Pos Name Club Time
1 Robert Shaw Plymouth Corinthian CC 22:37
2 Tom Scorer Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA 23:37
3 Robert Willcocks Royal Air Force Cycling Association 23:38
4 Callum Start Mid Devon CC 24:46
5 Andrew Parnowski City Cycle Couriers RT 24:48
6 Nick Blight Nopinz Motip Race Team 24:51
6 James Cartlidge Plymouth Corinthian CC 24:51
8 Mark Szender Exeter Whs CC 25:02
9 Rob Scott City Cycle Couriers RT 25:14
10 James Pearcy Mid Devon CC 25:40
11 Harry Loader Mid Devon CC 25:44
12 Bobby Cowsill Kibosh 25:55
13 Ken Holder City Cycle Couriers RT 25:56
14 Roger Sheridan North Devon Wheelers 26:14
15 Sam Beaton Plymouth Corinthian CC 26:19
16 Robin Delve Mid Devon CC 26:59
16 Mark Sanders Mid Devon CC 26:59
16 Kevin Weymouth Mid Devon CC 26:59
19 Henry Howells Mid Devon CC 27:38
20 Craig Woodward Plymouth Corinthian CC 27:41
21 Chris O'Connor Exeter Whs CC 27:42
22 John Morse Penzance Wheelers CC 27:54
23 Neil Minion City Cycle Couriers RT 27:56
24 Christian Bird North Devon Wheelers 27:57
25 Rob Barrow City Cycle Couriers RT 28:13
26 Richard Taylor Exeter Whs CC 28:36
27 Martina Geraghty Penzance Wheelers CC 29:34
27 Catherine Hilton Sid Valley CC 29:34
29 Pete Moon Team DCP 29:50
30 Tom Cox Saint Piran 29:57
31 Nathan Gale City Cycle Couriers RT 30:16
32 Rob Lee Plymouth Corinthian CC 30:22
33 Kari Eilertsen Alltrax 31:36
34 Peter Pugh Plymouth Corinthian CC 31:49
35 Andrew Walke Plymouth Corinthian CC 32:29
36 Philip Young Alltrax 32:58
37 Anja Roeding Exeter Whs CC 34:00
38 Ian Scott City Cycle Couriers RT 34:09
39 Cordelia Preece Tavistock Whs CC 34:33
40 Chris Murdoch Revo Racing 37:32
41 Stephen Wright Team DCP 39:53
Stuart Biesheuvel Exeter Whs CC DNF
Joshua Rochester-Greet Kibosh DNF
Craig Morris Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA DNS
Anthony Green Penzance Wheelers CC DNS Apology
Michael Beaton Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA DNS Apology
David Hall Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA DNS Apology
Frankie McBride Mid Devon CC DNS
Morgan Gibson Mid Devon CC DNS
Ian Myers Mid Devon CC DNS Apology
Andrew Perkins Mid Devon CC DNS Apology