Christopher Fennell (The Independent Pedaler) clinched the course record in the Kent CA 50 knocking two minutes off his previous mark while Pip Jenkins (Southborough & Dist Wheelers) also bettered her record.
Fennell, 22, has been in emphatic form so far this season taking a host of wins. Ideal conditions on the Kent coast led to some fast times with Fennell winning in a personal best time of one hour, 41 minutes and 22 seconds.
His time was over two minutes faster than his previous Q50/11 course record of 1:43.36.
The course starts south of Hamstreet before heading towards the coast on the A20 and then A2070 before completing a loop which goes out towards Rye before following the coastline past London Ashford Airport and then north via North Romney and joining the outward leg home.
Nobody could come close to Fennell, who took silver in the National Closed Circuit Championships last year.
“It was a course record but it was improving my own by a little bit,” said Fennell. “It was perfect conditions as there was completely no wind. It’s a completely open course which is quite challenging with a lot of sharp corners so we got a bit lucky with the weather.
“I’m being very consistent at the moment and I’m enjoying the racing. My main target for the year is the National 25-Mile Championships where I’m aiming to get a good position.”
Leading the fight for second saw Neil Lauder (PMR @ Toachim House) clock a time of 1:46.14 which was 20 seconds faster than Nicholas Fennell (Thanet RC) in third.
Mark Doxey (Abellio - SFA Racing Team) was the fastest veteran on scratch finishing fifth overall in 1:50.48.
30-year-old Jenkins held the previous women’s course record in a time of 2:02.43 but bettered that by nine seconds to take the category victory in 2:02.34.
She was chased home by fastest veteran woman Jennifer Smart (VC Norwich) finishing in 02:09.16 while Debbie Percival (Kent Velo Girls/Boys) finished third in 02:16.43.
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No. Name Club Time
1 Christopher Fennell The Independent Pedaler 01:41:22
2 Neil Lauder PMR @ Toachim House 01:46:14
3 Nicholas Fennell Thanet RC 01:46:34
4 John Cockrill Abellio - SFA Racing Team 01:50:48
5 Mark Doxey Abellio - SFA Racing Team 01:50:48
6 Ben Wimpory Syndeham Wheelers CC01:51:10
7 Rob Stephenson Southborough & Dist. Whs 01:51:30
8 Jon Puleston-Jones Dulwich Paragon CC 01:51:46
9 Nick Wilson Rye & District Wheelers CC 01:53:11
10 Neil Harrigan Gravesend CC 01:53:14
11 Matt Kuwertz Southborough & Dist. Whs 01:53:17
12 Neil Couchman Southborough & Dist. Whs 01:55:41
13 Richard Jones Abellio - SFA Racing Team 01:57:09
14 Pete Elms VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths 01:57:36
15 Lee Buckman Ashford Whs 01:57:41
16 Steve Gooch Rye & District Wheelers CC 01:58:08
17 Geoff Pullen Rye & District Wheelers CC 01:58:32
18 Richard Birtwhistle Sydenham Whs 02:00:02
19 Stephen Wilkinson Folkestone Velo Club 02:00:48
20 Rob Grunfeld GS Avanti 02:01:11
21 Barry Goodsell Rye & District Wheelers CC 02:01:17
22 Daniel Gooding Ashford Road CC 02:01:19
23 Pip Jenkins Southborough & Dist. Whs 02:02:34
24 Matt Seward Thanet RC 02:03:07
25 Martin Foord Abellio - SFA Racing Team 02:03:51
26 Trevor Back VC Revolution 02:03:53
27 Danny Frost Folkestone Velo Club 02:04:57
28 Simon Vieweg Velopace 02:05:05
29 Andy Robinson Ashford Whs 02:05:21
30 Mark Palmer Thanet RC 02:06:37
31 Ian Forrest 4T+ Cyclopark 02:06:48
32 Mark Smart VC Norwich 02:07:08
33 Christopher BaxPMR @ Toachim House 02:08:13
34 Robert Royston Sydenham Whs 02:08:53
35 Jennifer Smart VC Norwich 02:09:16
36 Malcolm Daly Hastings & St. Leonards CC 02:10:13
37 Tim Wood Chelmer CC 02:10:21
38 Doug Bentall Southborough & Dist. Whs 02:10:22
39 Robert Sapp Medway Velo Club 02:11:03
40 David Twin Sydenham Whs 02:11:12
41 Neal Watson 7 Oaks Tri 02:11:38
42 Colin Ashcroft West Kent RC 02:14:02
43 Mike Perry San Fairy Ann CC 02:14:21
44 Tom Norris Hastings & St. Leonards CC 02:16:34
45 Debbie Percival Kent Velo Girls/Boys 02:16:43
46 Mark Vowells CC Bexley 02:16:54
47 Don Curtin Folkestone Velo Club 02:17:10
48 Paul Kirkness Thanet RC 02:17:28
49 Paul Kelk Thanet RC 02:18:46
50 Joy Payne Amersham Road Cycling Club 02:20:13
51 Jennie Stemp VC Revolution 02:21:07
52 Richard Claxton VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles 02:21:14
53 Rebecca WilsonRye & District Wheelers CC 02:21:45
54 Susan Walbrook Folkestone Velo Club 02:22:19
55 Tracy Wilkinson-Begg Folkestone Velo Club 02:22:38
56 Glenda Goscomb 7 Oaks Tri 02:30:32
57 Chris Parker Hastings & St. Leonards CC 02:31:02
58 Cathy Wood Chelmer CC 02:34:54