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.
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