Sunny;  Temp: 7°C;  Wind: WSW 8mph;  Hum: 67%;  Press: 1031mB;  Vis: Very good

It’s been a very pleasant week here – mostly sunny, though rather cold first thing in the morning.  Not an excellent week of training, unfortunately.  I did manage a 20 mile morning road training ride on Tuesday (this was a mixture of level 2 and level 3), but later in the week I wasn’t very well so didn’t do further sessions.

This event was the first counting event in the North Bucks Road Club time trial league, and was once again based on the Astwood sporting course.  On a lovely sunny (but quite cold) morning, this contributed to a pretty large turnout.  I found it pretty chilly lining up to start, and once on the road, felt pretty weak en route to Chicheley and the first turn.  In fact, I felt so lacking in power that I nearly packed there and then.  Fortunately I felt a bit better after the turn, as I had a slight tail wind.

The rest of the race was relatively uneventful, though the climb up to the finish seemed rather tough!  I finished with 24:55, which was a 5 second improvement over my last solo performance on this course two weeks ago.  Given how crap I felt in the first 3 miles or so, I was quite pleased with that.

Result of the NBRC Time Trial held on Saturday 21st of March 2009
Course:- F5v/10 (Astwood)

Pos

No

Name

Club

Time

Cat

Vets Std

.+ / –

Pos on Vets Std

1

22

Tim Carter

NBRC

22.16

V43

26.06

.+ 3.50

1

2

17

Stuart Tarry

Team Sanjan Design 

23.34

S

3

21

Mark Simmons

TeamMK

23.53

S

4

4

Campbell Noon

Private

24.15

S

5

13

Matt Passenger

TeamMK

24.25

S

6

14

Lindz Barral

i-Team CC

24.43

S

7

18

Rob Saunders

NBRC

24.55

V49

27.20

.+ 2.25

3

8

10

Andy Sharman

TeamMK

25.05

S

9

11

Gareth Richards

Roy Pink Cycles RT

25.35

S

10

2

John Buchanan

NBRC

25.43

S

11

7

Ian Stokes

NBRC

26.44

V49

27.20

.+ 0.36

6

12

8

Stuart Chung

NBRC

27.35

S

13

12

Clive Faine

TeamMK

27.52

V62

30.16

.+ 2.24

4

14

20

Gilbert Wheelwright

NBRC

28.04

V66

31.15

.+ 3.11

2

15

5

Chris Hartley

NBRC

28.28

V51

27.46

.+ 0.42

7

16

9

Chris Selley

NBRC

28.49

S

17

3

David Skeggs

NBRC

29.00

V40

25.30

.- 3.30

8

18

1

Alan Lawson

NBRC

29.11

V40

25.30

.- 3.41

9

19

15

Gordon Batcock

NBRC

29.26

V68

31.45

.+ 2.19

5

20

6

Louise Prole

TeamMK

29.30

Lady

21

19

Leah Williams

TeamMK

30.20

Lady

22

16

Tony Brunton

NBRC 

30.42

V43

26.06

.- 4.36

10

Time keepers :- Mary Hartley, Steph Cousins & Tony Farmborough. NBRC

Pusher off :- Bryan Scarborough. NBRC