By New Forest CC press secretary Bob Jolliffe
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A TESTING weekend training on the hills of Exmoor proved to be ideal preparation for a personal best 10 for New Forest Cycling Club toughie Gary Lock.
He and clubmate Rob Brinsden headed for the hills in preparation for a Half Ironman competition later in the season and returned fully primed for the Bournemouth Arrow CC Good Friday 10-mile west of Poole.
Lock pushed himself to the limit and clocked a rapid 22min 21secs, an improvement of 1-21, to take 10th place in a quality field laden with local stars.
Brinsden was just two seconds away from his previous best with 26-00, while teammate Gary Plumb improved his PB by the same margin, to 25-30.
Tony Rendall improved by the massive margin of 2-01, clocking a super 23-42.
Stuart Peckham also recorded a new “best” of 25-08, a 27sec improvement while Chris Hughes was 10sec adrift of his best with 24-46.
Winner in freezing but sunny conditions was top distance rider Julian Jenkinson (Contre La Montre), who showed he still has a rapid turn of speed, finishing in 21-08.
Second place went to Poole Wheeler Gary Dighton in 21-24 and his teammate Andy Buddle claimed third with 21-33.
Rivett wins again
Velo Club St Raphael’s Andy Rivett took the honours in New Forest CC’s Easter Sunday 25, finishing the tough Holmsley-based course in 1-00-34. It was his third victory in a “Forest” club event this season.
Second place went to holidaymaker Ewan Farrow (Ilkley CC) with 1-02-12 while last year’s victor, Brockenhurst’s Dan Ahearn (Cambridge CC) was third with 1-03-10.
Colin Humm was the best of a small home contingent, taking fourth in 1-03-22.
Others – club 25 (NFCC unless stated): Steve Groome (Bournemouth Jubilee Whrs) 1-03-44, Martin Beale (VC St Raphael) 1-05-04, Stuart Peckham 1-05-25, Pete Wilson (Bournemouth Arrow CC) 1-06-07, Nick Best (Bournemouth Jubilee Whrs) 1-07-09, Justin Slater (private trial) 1-07-39, Steve Roberts 1-07-51, Stuart Grace (GA Cycles) 1-08-07, Alistair Asher (Contre La Montre) 1-08-56, Rob Brinsden 1-09-45, Mike Ahearn 1-09-58, David Wilson 1-12-08, Gary Plumb 1-12-53. BACC 10: Bob Jolliffe 30-12.
I’ve had the following information from Bob Jolliffe, many of the long term members or older riders will remember Geoff racing as well as being involved in club organisation. Former long-term New Forest CC secretary Geoff Smith is in Southampton General Hospital with a broken leg after falling from his bike on the A337 at […]
Update from Bob Jolliffe with his weekend activities – New Forest CC’s 66-year-old Bob Jolliffe had a brilliant social weekend at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists’ Track Championships at the Derby Arena Velodrome, even if his attempts at racing were lacklustre. Despite only finishing in one event of two entered, the Group F (age […]