Well, spring had certainly sprung as I set out for Astwood, and a fine evening prompted an excellent turnout of 30 riders to take part in the latest club time trial held on the Astwood circuit. I’ve raced there so many times this year that I think I could do it on autopilot!’, ‘

Weather conditions certainly were different from those allocated to Ian Marshall for the Team MK event last weekend – hopefully we’ll see some more balmy evenings.
Some excellent performances were seen – particularly a close race for first place between Stuart Tarry and Simon Cannings. Bizarrely claiming to be a newcomer (!), Aaron claimed 3rd place, not far behind those two. The man with the watch (Tony Farmborough) tells me that several NBRC members set personal bests last night – the honours go to the following riders.

Chris Hartley…………………36sec
John Buchanan…………….. 22sec
Chris Parkes…………………14sec
Alan Lawson………………….3sec
Brian Primett………………….2sec

Many thanks to Tony and the support crew, and to the 30 riders who turned out to savour the delights of the Astwood circult on the first fine spring evening of 2008. The NBRC are organising the Norlond 10 on Sunday, and road races on Saturday – see the newsflash on the main page. Offers of help and assistance at both those events will be most appreciated by the organisers (Alan Lawson and Gordon Batcock respectively).

UPDATE:

Tony has spotted some further improvements: Katherine Dilks her PB was, 33.18 now 31.32 & Philip O’Dell was, 27.07 now 25.32

RESULTS 

Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / – Vets Std
                 
1 8 Stuart Tarry Team Sanjan Design 22.59 S      
2 26 Simon Cannings TeamMK 23.01 S      
3 27 Aaron McCaffrey   23.07 S      
4 25 Ian Marshall TeamMK 23.54 S      
5 24 Rob Saunders NBRC 23.56 V48 27.07 .+ 3.11 1
6 7 Nick Pitt Team Sanjan Design 24.14 S      
7 30 Mark Cook Planet X 24.17 S      
8 19 Kevin Stokes NBRC 24.51 V45 26.30 .+ 1.39 5
9 29 Lee Goodman TeamMK 25.10 S      
10 9 John Buchanan NBRC 25.12 S      
11 13 Philip O’dell Beds Roads CC 25.32 V52 27.59 .+ 2 27 4
12 12 Andy Sharman TeamMK 25.39 S      
13 20 Chris Wood NBRC 26.09 S      
14 10 Brian Primett NBRC 26.11 V41 25.42 .- 0.29 10
15 4 Chris Hartley NBRC 26.22 V50 27.33 .+ 1.11 8
16 23 Lindz Barral TeamMK 26.37 S      
17 5 Andy Lambeth NBRC 27.32 V50 27.33 .+ 0.01 9
18 1 Alan Lawson NBRC 27.39 S      
19 18 Gilbert Wheelwright NBRC 27.54 V65 31.00 .+ 3.06 2
20 6 Ian Stokes NBRC 28.15 V48 27.07 .- 1.08 11
21 15 Ed Page NBRC 28.26 S      
22 21 Gordon Batcock NBRC 28.43 V67 31.30 .+ 2.47 3
23 17 Tony Brunton NBRC 29.00 V43 26.06 .- 2.54 13
24 28 Chris Selley NBRC 29.26 S      
25 2 Chris Parkes NBRC 29.30 V48 27.07 .- 2.23 12
26 14 Dick Selley NBRC 30.02 V67 31.30 .+ 1.28 7
27 22 Yvonne Gurney TeamMK 30.42 L      
28 11 Derek Moyle Unattached 30.43 V70 32.15 .+ 1.32 6
29 16 Katherine Dilks NBRC 31.32 L      
30 3 Debbie Knott Hemel Hempstead CC 34.14 L