The New Forest Cycling Club

Weekend Round-up 15th July

Bob Jolliffe has been in touch with some of his recent results. On Weds, July 3, he rode the a3crg Middlemarkers’ 25 on P884b/25 finishing with 1-06-47 which he says is his best in England since 1983, giving him a plus of 5-18 on standard for a 66-year-old.
The following Weds he clocked his best 10 of the season, also in an a3crg event on the P881. He recorded 25-55, a plus of 2-26. Blowy but warm weather conditions.

Bob was also in action on the P613/10 this weekend, with Stuart Peckham, Nick O’Hara and Antony Green. Bob recorded 26:58, feeling that conditions were not ideal for the fast course. Stuart managed a neat 22:22, Nick finished in 21:15 for 13th place and Antony was 4th with 19:37, a new V55 record and a plus of 7:35.

On Saturday, Peter Weaver rode the P884/30 and continued recent form to set a new 72 year old age record in 1:19:30, a plus of 10:39.

Catherine Pascoe wrote the following report of her MTB exploits: ‘The fifth and final round of the Southern XC mountain bike series was held yesterday (Sunday) at Pippingford Park near Uckfield. The course was lovely, with lots of flowing rooty singletrack, a long downhill section of berms and jumps, and numerous tough climbs winding up through the trees. It was technical enough to have to concentrate hard all the time to avoid making mistakes. I was really pleased to beat a woman who has always beaten me – overtaking her shortly after the start, up a long steep rooty climb, and then working really hard to stay away. The effort was worth it when I eventually crossed the line 8 minutes ahead of her after 1 and a half hours of racing! I finished 3rd Grand Vet and was 2nd overall in the series.’

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