Race results w/e 20/07/2014
There were mixed fortunes for Wyre Forest CRC riders in last week's races with the weather being the determining factor. In the Echelon-Rotor promoted 10 miles time trial on the K33/10D course near Salford Priors Andy Convery, riding in near perfect conditions, took over 40 second off his previous best time finishing in 21-23 despite having to stop for traffic at one of the islands on the course. However Justin Walters who started 40 minutes later had to contend with thunder, lightning, torrential rain and flooded roads, but while many riders failed to finish or did not even start he carried on to record an excellent time for the conditions of 21-53. Lucy Walters while missing the worst of the weather had to contend with a wayward motorist, but finished with another fast time of 24-03.
Earlier in the week Dave Meacham rode the Geoff Ambler Trophy 25 miles time trial promoted by Coventry RC on the tough K41/25 course where he was one of only three riders to break the hour finishing 3rd with a time of 58-59.
Midweek TT Championship 16/07/2014
Riders escaped the heaviest of the rainfall at the latest round of the midweek time trial, but the humid conditions seemed to affect many riders as they complained of slower times. However this did not seem to affect Justin Walters, Jon Howard and Andy Overton who posted some excellent times on what is considered to be a "slow" course.
Midweek TT championship results:
Justin Walters 23-04
Jon Howard 23-28
Andy Overton 23-53
Stuart Walker 25-24
David Briggs 25-53
Andy Knight 26-07
Luke Mason 26-13
Lucy Walters 26-19
Ken Bradbury 27-27
Steve Leat 30-41
Kelvin Lye 31-55
Mark Turner 32-44
Oliver Hayward Ludlow CC 26-45
Aaron McCulloch Worcs St Johns 30-25
Scratch Handicap Vets on standard
Jon Howard 381 Stuart Walker 325 Jon Howard 404
Justin Walters 340 Jon Howard 313 Justin Walters 335
Stuart Walker 307 Justin Walters 291 Brad Bradley 267
Latest Midland rankings for WFCRC riders courtesy of Justin Walters.
M/F Rank Name Cat Points Ridden
M 13 Justin Walters 1st cat 937 9
M 19 Andy Convery 2nd cat 881 9
M 59 Jon Howard 648 4
F 8 Lucy Walters 3rd cat 440 9
M 124 David Meacham 394 3
M 138 Gary Jones 370 4
M 159 Andrew Overton 322 2
M 195 Paul Gibson 276 4
M 369 Paul Darby 139 1
M 377 Andrew Preece 135 1
M 429 J Lloyd 115 1
M 472 Patrick Connolly 99 2
M 556 Michael Bradley 61 1
M 671 David Brown 15 1
F 115 Claire Turner 4 2
Race results w/e 13/07/2014
With the club's midweek time trial championship race cancelled due to traffic lights on the course Wyre Forest CRC riders had to travel to other venues for their weekly racing.
Justin Walters again teamed up with Jez Pile of VC Sevale to post a personal best time of 52-23 for 2nd place in the 2up 25 miles time trial promoted by Cardiff 100 Miles RCC on the fast R25/7 course in South Wales. This time beat their previous best by over 4 minutes and was just 2 minutes behind the winners ex professionals Matt Postle and Alun Owen. Andy Overton and Dave Meacham recorded 54-02 for 4th place while Gary Jones and Brad Bradley overcame a poor start when they went several miles off course to record a time of 1-16-34. Lucy Walters and Paul Gibson won the mixed team prize with a time of 59-23. Dave Meacham followed up his success with 2nd place in a time of 23-57 in the Stourbridge Velo promoted midweek 10 miles time trial on the difficult Halfpenny Green course.
Also in action were circuit specialists Oliver Rolinson and Ken Bradbury who placed 4th and 9th respectively in the Beacon RCC promoted 4th category race at the Stourport Sports Club.
Race results w/e 06/07/2014
Fresh from his holiday in the French Alps Justin Walters lost no time getting back into race mode with 10th place in a pb of 21-18 in the Realteam.co.uk promoted 10 miles time trial on the fast R10/17 course in Wales. However wife Lucy was in even more devastating form taking over 40 seconds off her previous pb with a time of 23-44 for 2nd Lady and 45th overall from an entry of 91 riders.