Wind: WSW 7mph
Hum: 90%
Press: 1009mB
Vis: Very good
Not the nicest of mornings, but a bit warmer than of late.  The rather grey and overcast conditions eased a bit and the sun was peeking through by the time the riders started.  This event was billed as a 72″ medium gear event, and it was good to see many of the riders turning out either on fixed or limiting their gears.  For my part, I decided this was a training event for me and rode my regular Cougar TT bike.  And training I need, judging from this result!
The outward leg to Chicheley seemed rather hard, but after the turn there, things were easier with a bit of a tail wind.  The rest of the event was a bit uneventful, I continued to feel a bit drained.  It all seemed a bit of a comedown after the Port Talbot Wh 2-up last week.   I did have a bit of a heart-stopping moment near the Bourne End junction, when my back wheel skidded sideways suddenly.  I’ve no idea why, and at least one other rider had a skid at that point.  Perhaps a greasy patch on the road.
I finished with a pretty underwhelming time of 25:00.  On the other hand, the pulse trace revealed I rode at the right HR level throughout.  So at least this was a good workout, even though the take-home message is that the fitness level is not what it should be.  It’s also possible that large quantities of Thai curry and copious Singha beer last night might not have been the best preparation for the event!


Result of the NBRC Time Trial held on Wednesday 7th of March 2009

Course:- F5v/10 (Astwood) Medium gear event – 72″

Pos

No

Name

Club

Time

Cat

Vets Std

.+ / –

Pos. on Vets Std

1

13

Lindz Barral

i-Team Cyclist Club

25.42

S

 

 

 

2

10

Jason Gurney

TeamMK

26.11

S

 

 

 

3

12

Simon Cannings

TeamMK

26.17

S

 

 

 

4

14

Ian Marshall

TeamMK

27.24

V40

25.30

.- 1.54

1

5

8

John Buchanan

NBRC

28.36

S

 

 

 

6

7

Ian Stokes

NBRC

31.01

V49

27.20

.- 3.41

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result of the NBRC Time Trial held on Wednesday 7th of March 2009

Course:- F5v/10 (Astwood) Unrestricted gears event.

1

1

Paul Smith

PCA Ciclos Uno

23.22

V40

25.30

.+ 2.08

2

2

15

Robert Saunders

NBRC

25.00

V49

27.20

.+ 2.20

1

3

3

Helen Boatman

TeamMK

26.18

Lady

 

 

 

4

6

Gareth Richards

Roy Pink

26.36

S

 

 

 

5

2

Clive Faine

TeamMK

29.06

V62

30.16

.+ 1.10

3

6

4

Louise Prole

TeamMK

29.21

Lady

 

 

 

7

11

Katherine Dilks

NBRC

31.51

Lady

 

 

 

8

5

Yvonne Gurney

TeamMK

31.52

Lady

 

 

 

9

9

Tony Brunton

NBRC

31.58

V43

26.06

.- 5.52

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Keepers :- Mary Hartley & Tony Farmborough. NBRC