A very warm day transformed into much cooler conditions for this event over at the Stony Stratford course. At least the rain showers which I rode through en route to the event held off for the actual racing. On the other hand, I really shouldn’t have taken part in the event, as I was feeling decidedly unwell on the ride out.I also took a chance on riding rather lower gears than usual on the outward leg, particularly on the uphill section to Nash. Unfortunately, this (coupled with the uncertain feeling in my stomach, and my caution cornering on wet roads) merely slowed me down to the point I recorded a poor 28:31 in tonight’s event. My generally unwell feeling intensified overnight, and I spent the night tossing and turning.
That’s the last time trial for a week and a half, as I cannot race due to work commitments. I’ll return to the fray in the Finsbury Park ’25’.
|Pos||No||Name||Club||Time||Cat||Vets Std||.+ / –||Vets Std|
|1||9||Tony Parks||NBRC||26.35||V45||30.29||.+ 3.54||1|
|4||5||Adrian Cox||TeamMK||27.36||V49||31.26||.+ 3.50||2|
|5||4||Robert Saunders||NBRC||28.31||V50||31.41||.+ 3.10||4|
|6||14||John Buchanan||TeamMK||28.35||V40||29.20||.+ 0.45||5|
|7||8||Ben Garrard||Leeds Tri Club||29.06||S|
|10||3||Gilbert Wheelwright||NBRC||32.34||V67||36.13||.+ 3.39||3|
|11||1||Alan Lawson||NBRC||32.48||V42||29.47||.- 3.01||8|
|12||11||Nigel Skinner||Private||32.49||V45||30.29||.- 2.20||7|
|13||2||Dave Garrard||NBRC||35.11||V62||34.48||.- 0.23||6|
|2 up TTT|