Weekend Round-up, June 8-9 2019

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Kelly Murphy secured her first national championship title while Marcin Bialoblocki was victorious in the men’s category, winning the National Circuit Championship and final round of the Sigma Sports Classic Series in Gloucestershire on Sunday.

Murphy (Storey Racing) clocked 46-26 for the women’s one-lap 19.5-mile course, easing to victory ahead of in-form Bristol South CC youngster Megan Dickerson.

Meanwhile, Bialoblocki covered the two-lap men’s course in 1-20-40 to take victory ahad of Phil Williams (Liverpool Phoenix CC).

Elliott and Greenstreet

The event doubled up as the final round of the Sigma Sports Classic Series, and overall it was Adam Wild (GS Metro) and Kelly Murphy who took the overall titles.

In Cambridgeshire Kevin Tye (VeloRefined.com) and Angela Carpenter (a3crg) were winners at the VTTA National 25 Championships, while mixed tandem pairing Rachael Elliott (Newbury RC) & Ian Greenstreet (AeroCoach) set a new national competition record.

Elliott and Greenstreet clocked 47-09 for the E2/25, while 57-year-old Tye beat his age standard by 19-48 with an actual time of 49-42. Meanwhile, Carpenter’s time of 55-52 gave her a plus of 17-59.

On actual fastest times, the solo prizes went to James Rix (Team Bottrill), while Carpenter was also fastest woman on actual time as well as age standard.

In Northumberland, Mark Robertson (Army Cycling) came within 21 seconds of the course record as he powered to victory in the Allen Valley Velo 24.8-mile event near Allendale.

His time of 1-08-06 was over two minutes clear of the next best rider despite riding a road bike.

Mark Robertson

Fastest woman was Jennifer Batey (Team Boompods) in 1-24-37 and she was also on a road bike to tackle the challenging course.

In Carmarthenshire, Stuart Travis (Team Bottrill) and Amanda Lane (Bynea CC) were fastest male and female at the Bynea CC 50-mile event on Sunday.

Birmingham-based Travis clocked 1-45-02 as he continued his preparations for the National 50 which this year is on the same R50/5 course as last weekend’s Bynea event.

Lane’s time of 2-15-42 was more than three and a half minutes ahead of Roxy Woodfield (Hereford Tri Club).

In Kent team-mates Emma Lewis and Chris Fennell (The Independent Pedalar) both smashed course records in the Thanet RC 10 on Saturday, hosted on the Q10/30 course near Reculver.

Fennell’s time of 18-04 beat Graeme Obree’s 1993 previous record by 23 seconds, while Lewis clocked 19-51 as she continues to be one of the fastest female on the scene today.

In Buckinghamshire veteran Allison Kaye and espoir Joshua Avery were fastest female and male riders respectively at the Aylesbury CC 10 on Saturday.

Kaye covered the HCC178 near Princes Risborough is 30-34, the GB triathlete winning by just two seconds.

And 20-year-old Avery’s time of 22-13 gave the Vision Innovative Leisure RT rider the win by ten seconds from veteran Pete Tadros (trainSharp).

Lewis Timmins

Lewis Timmins and Crystal Lane finish as top man and woman on the roads of Cumbria in the Lancaster CC 10 on Saturday evening.

Northumberland rider Timmins (Team Swift) clocked 19-29 to win by 13 seconds from Philip Jones (Transition RT), while Lane’s time was 21-45.

And in Oxfordshire Emily McLoughlin set a new club record as Chris Boddy finished quickest overall in the Didcot Phoenix CC 25 on Sunday morning.

McLoughlin was the only woman to break the hour mark with a time of 59-43, while Boddy covered the H25/17 in 49-48 to beat Ben Stowe (Hemel Hempstead CC) into second spot by 31 seconds.

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