Race results w/e 28/09/2014
Congratulations to Andy Convery on winning his first open time trial at the VC Sevale promoted event on the K46/10 course at Severn Stoke. Andy has had an end of season surge and this win in 21-34 was long overdue. Jon Howard had another consistent ride finishing 9th with a time of 22-31, but Justin Walters suffered brain fade and missed his start time ending up 17th in 23-23. Lucy Walters salvaged some family pride with another fine ride in 24-46 for 29th place. With all four riders determined to put more effort into their Winter training programs we can look forward to more PBs next season.
Dave Meacham was the fastest WFCRC rider in the Welsh Championship 50 miles TT promoted by the Welsh Cycling Association on the R50/1b course near Abergavenny finishing 21st from an entry of 92 riders in a time of 1-58-56. He was followed by Brad Bradley in 39th place with a time of 2-09-38 taking over a minute off his previous best at this distance then Paul Gibson with 2-11-01 for 43rd place in his first 50 of the season.
Steve Vanes continues to impress in the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League finishing 6th in the latest round promoted by Redditch R&PCC and Beacon CC. Steve has now moved up to 6th overall in the Senior Men's category. The next race will be held at the Baggeridge Country Park on 5th October if any club members would like to ride over and give some support. He followed this up with 62nd place from over 600 starters in a time of 3 hours 36 minutes and 57 seconds in the tough three peaks cyclo cross event which covered 36 miles of moorland tracks and included 1500 metres of climbing.
Race results w/e 21/09/2014
A few Wyre Forest CRC riders are determined to extend their Summer program of races for as long as possible. Last weekend riding in the Coventry RC 10 miles time trial on the Princethorpe circuit Andy Convery recorded his 2nd best time for a '10' when he finished 11th from 114 entries in a time of 21-12 to take 50 seconds off his previous best for the circuit. Feeling the effects of a heavy season of racing Justin Walters placed 15th with a time of 21-40 while Lucy Walters finished 58th in a time of 24-08.
Steve Vanes has already made the transition from time trialing to cyclo cross, an event he has not raced for several years. Competing in the Senior class of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League he placed 11th and 10th in his first two races at Shrewsbury and Henley in Arden and currently lies in 10th place overall.
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.