Paul Lockyer again proved to be the class of the field as New Forest CC held round two of the “10” series on the P311 course this Tuesday. The course runs south from Ringwood to Sopley and back to Ringwood. Paul knocked out a 21.33 in testing conditions as the participants were subjected to a nagging cross wind for the majority of the event, taking nearly forty five seconds out of the runner up rider Antony Green (22.15) who’s also in terrific form. Paul said after the event, “I was a bit nervous at the start and got held up a little at the roundabout and had to unclip briefly. I think I was running on adrenaline for a few minutes, but soon settled back down again”. Antony was delighted with second place, edging out Ben Boardman into third by eleven seconds. A vexed Ben (22.26) commented after the event, “I was all over the place today and couldn’t really find that sweet spot, I’ll be hoping for better next week”.
Division 2 points went to Bob Dowling who got home in a great time of 25.34, ahead of Phil Harris (26.00) and NFCC new comer Jon Gregory who was thrilled with his ride in 26.24, made up the top three positions
Division 3 honours went to Andrew Weighill in 28.16, sneaking head of seasoned campaigner Peter Weaver (28.24), who in turn edged out Junior Oliver Moody in 28.41. Peter was pleased with his efforts and commented “The road surface is not ideal on stretches of the course, it can disrupt your rhythm and you really have to focus”.
For full results please visit the NFCC web site results page
NFCC 83rd Annual Dinner 2017
There will be a memorial service for Joan Smith, wife of Geoff club life member. This will be held on Thursday 7th December at 2.00 at St Margaret’s Church, Old Christchurh Road, Everton