Emergency Services TT Championships

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  • Date: 04-Sep-16
  • Time: 08:30
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: F13/25
  • Closing Date: 23-Aug-16 23:59
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Smart secures emergency services double

  • Published: 04 Sep 16
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Chris Smart of GTR and the Scottish Fire Service claimed his second victory in as many days, after adding the Emergency Services 25-mile title to his 10-mile crown from the previous day.

Smart, 35 and from Glasgow, won the race in Oxfordshire with a time of 52.06, beating veteran Simon Beldon of SSLL Racing team and West Yorkshire Police.

He was victorious by 11 seconds in the 10-mile race in Bedfordshire less than 24 hours earlier, but it was not quite so comfortable this time with Beldon a slender two seconds adrift.

The second place for Beldon marked his second podium of the weekend after finishing third in the 10-mile event, coming in half a minute clear of Pat Wright (Paceline RT and London Ambulance Service) in third.

It was also a double achievement for Liz Powell of Mike Vaughan Cycles and West Midlands Police, as she claimed consecutive best placed women’s results for the two events.

Powell clocked a time of 59.10, one of two women to go under the one-hour mark alongside Emma Lewis of Adalta CC and Kent Police.

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Results:

1. Chris Smart (GTR)  52:06

2. S. Beldon (SSLL Racing Team)     52:08

3. P. Wright (Paceline RT)      52:38

4. R. Jennings (Army Cycling Union)            52:59

5. J. Lucock (Police Sport UK CRT)  54:04

6. A. Coffey (Alford Whs)     54:15

7. B. Buss (SSLL Racing Team)         55:03

8. M. Piper (Abellio - SF)       56:45

9. T. Wilkinson (Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue CC)    57:06

10. E. Griffiths (Bynea Cycling Club)            57:10

Veteran: Simon Beldon (SSLL Racing Team)           52:08

Woman: Liz Powell