Race results w/e 14/09/2014
While most of Wyre Forest CRC riders have hung up their wheels until next season a few are determined to continue for a few more weeks. Justin Walters travelled to his favourite course in Wales last weekend where he finished 9th from 107 entries in a time of 21-20 in the Cardiff 100 miles RCC promoted 10 miles time trial. Three days earlier he had won the 5.5 miles VC Sevale promoted time trial at Hanley Swan finishing just five seconds off his best time with 11-53. Three seconds covered the top five positions with Andy Overton following them home in 6th place with a time of 12-01. Lucy Walters took another 16 seconds off the ladies best time recording 13-22 for 12th place while Mark and Claire Turner continue to improve in their first season of racing finishing 23rd and 28th respectively with times of 15-37 and 17-54.
On Saturday Lucy Walters and Claire Turner contested the Novices 10 on the Wolvey course with Lucy finishing 1st almost 40 seconds clear of the next rider in 24-59 and Claire placing 18th with a time of 33-29. At the same venue Andy Overton recorded 23-11 while finishing in 7th place.
Return of trophies
The club's annual dinner and awards evening will be held on 15th November this year. Before the trophies can be presented they have to be engraved with this year's winners so will all the winners of trophies in 2013 please return them to Dave Meacham who will be at the Stourport Sports Club on Tuesday evening 8-30 to 10-00pm.
Members who won trophies last year which now have to be returned are as follows:
Oliver Rolinson: Junior hill climb champion, Dean Harrison shield
Andy Convery: Hill climb champion
Dave Meacham: TT handicap champion, TT vets on standard champion, TT scratch champion
Jacqui Phillips: Ladies TT champion
Ken Bradbury: Vets road race championship
James Jenkins: Road race championship, 10 miles championship
Gary Jones: 10 miles handicap championship
James Plant: Junior 10 miles championship
Chris Morris: 50 miles championship
Brian Clarke: Mike Nicol shield
Annual Awards 2014
The annual awards evening is fast approaching and several awards have still to be decided. If any WFCRC member thinks they have produced the performances to be considered for the following awards then contact Brian Clarke or any committee member with the relevant results/details.
Veterans and Club Road Race Championships. Provide details of your road racing and circuit racing performances throughout the year.
Short Distance B.A.R. Provide details of performances in two time trial races at each distance of 10, 25 and 50 miles.
Best All Rounder and Veterans B.A.R. Provide details of performances in time trials at each distance of 10, 25 50 and 100 miles.
Race results w/e 07/09/2014
Several Wyre Forest CRC riders brought their Summer season of racing to a close over the weekend. The most impressive performance came from Jon Howard in the Port Talbot Wheelers CC promoted 25 miles time trial held on the fast Glynneath circuit in Wales where he finished 3rd in a time of 52-37 in the overflow race of 118 riders. In the main race won by Matt Bottril of the trade team Drag-2-Zero in a time of 45-43 Justin Walters placed 55th from 120 entries with a time of 53-42. The previous day Justin had finished 14th and Jon 17th in the Leamington C&AC promoted 10 miles time trial with times of 21-33 and 21-56 respectively. In the same race Lucy Walters placed 66th from an entry of 111 riders in 24-15. Having the toughest end to their season were Dave Meacham, Brad Bradley and Paul Gibson who travelled to Uttoxeter for their first 100 miles time trial in the BDCA promoted event. Dave just missed the four hours mark when finishing 41st with a time of 4 hours 1 minute and 38 seconds. Brad finished 69th in 4-21-22 while Paul, despite suffering cramp at 80 miles, finished 79th in 4-33-08. A big thank you to Dave's parents who handed out gels and water bottles and gave invaluable moral support to these three hardy riders.
Photo shoot 09/09/2014
There will be a photo shoot at the SSC circuit at 9-00pm on Tuesday 9th September for the purpose of testing the flood lights and obtaining photographs for a newspaper feature on the forthcoming nocturne. The session requires a few passes past a camera in a suitable racing pose and should take about 10-15 minutes. All riders to wear the latest royal blue strip.