This evening’s event was the third event in the NBRC 2010 time trial league, and the first in the annual series of interclub events with the A5 Rangers.  As it turned out, it was an overcast evening with a light breeze offering a little assistance on the opening leg.

As I started, it seemed there was more traffic on the course than on recent events, and indeed ended up getting stalled at the first two roundabouts.  On the first, this was no big deal, as the road surface is so pitted and potholed that I always take it rather gingerly.  Anyway, I was riding with very little data on my Polar computer: since I’m using a Polar GPS sensor to relay speed and distance to the computer, everything depends on the GPS device working properly – tonight I suspect that the battery might have depleted a bit too much.  All I had to go on was my HR reading, but at least that was something to go on!

Once on the dual carriageway section, things picked up a bit, and I felt pretty comfortable.  Approaching the turn, I saw Lindz, who had started two minutes before me, and I timed myself to the turn.  As far as I could tell, he was almost exactly two minutes ahead of me.  Redoubling my efforts, I pressed on, rounding the next roundabout and easily avoiding the potholes there.  From there it’s downhill, and whacked in a nice big gear.

As I crossed the line, I pressed the lap counter – it indicated 23:25, and since I started the timer when my minute man started, this meant I’d finished in 22:25 (or thereabouts pending the official results), this being my best time on this course since we started using it.  It’s also my best ’10’ time for the last three seasons (at least), and a minute faster than I managed last season!  Really rather a fine results for me.

Pos Name Club Time Cat Standard Plus Pos on standard
1 Tim Carter Virgin Active 21.14 V44 26.18 5.04 6
2 Tony Parks NBRC 22.10 V45 26.30 4.20 10
3 Dave Lazenby A5 Rangers 22.25 V46 26.42 4.17 11
4 Rob Saunders NBRC 22.27 V50 27.33 5.06 5
5 Dave Glossy TMK 22.36 S
6 Lindz Barral i Team CC 22.49 S
7 Geoff Perry TMK 23.08 V50 27.33 4.25 9
8 David Carrington TMK 23.27 V44 26.18 2.51 14
9 Darren Haydon NBRC 23.36 S
10 Ian Stokes NBRC 23.54 V50 27.33 3.39 12
11 John Buchanan NBRC/TMK 23.59 V40 25.30 1.31 16
12 Kevin Stokes TMK 24.00 V47 26.54 2.54 13
13 Rob Chaundy TMK 24.36 V58 29.20 4.44 7
14 Ian Franklin A5 Rangers 24.54 V61 30.02 5.08 3
15 Graham Mackie A5 Rangers 24.56 V48 27.07 2.11 15
16 Tim Carey A5 Rangers 25.48 V47 26.54 1.06 17
17 Trevor Parrish A5 Rangers 25.53 V65 31.00 5.07 4
18 Clive Faine TMK 25.55 V63 30.30 4.35 8
19 Murray Kirton A5 Rangers 26.00 V69 32.00 6.00 1
20 Gilbert Wheelwright NBRC 26.11 V67 31.30 5.19 2
21 Alan Lawson NBRC 26.58 V41 25.42 -1.16 18
22 Tony Brunton NBRC 29.05 V45 26.30 -2.35 19
23 Liam Barbur A5 Rangers 31.11 Schoolboy 14