Thanet RC

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  • Date: 08-Jun-19
  • Time: 06:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: q10/30
  • Closing Date: 28-May-19 23:59
  • Categories:
    • Juvenile
    • Junior
    • Espoir
    • Senior
    • Veteran
    • Para

Course record runs for Fennell and Lewis in Kent

  • Published: 09 Jun 19
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Emma Lewis

The Independent Pedaler pair of Emma Lewis and Chris Fennell both smashed course records in the Thanet RC 10 on Saturday, hosted on the Q10/30 course near Hillborough, Kent.

Fennell was in a class of his own in the men’s category and finished 1-30 ahead of his brother and host club rider Nic Fennell while averaging over 33mph!

Chris smashed a 26-year-old course record previously held by cycling legend Graeme Obree - The Flying Scotsman’s record was 18-27. Fennell blazed his way around the course in 18-04, 23 seconds quicker than Obree’s time set in 1993.

Fennell’s team-mate Emma Lewis is a force to be reckoned with in 2019 and her performance on Saturday is further evidence of that.

Chris Fennell

28-year-old Lewis was only the third rider to average over 30mph and break the 20-minute barrier as she claimed her eighth solo victory of the year as well as finishing in the overall top three.

Lewis clocked a time of 19-51, setting a blistering course record and new personal best as she finished over four minutes ahead of second placed woman Charmaine Pullen.

Pullen (Folkstone Velo Club) clocked a time of 24-34 while Sally Smith (Medway Velo Club) was third in 26-07.

The father-son pair of Peter and Theo Tadros (trainSharp) were fastest veteran and junior respectively. Peter topped the veteran standings in 20-09 with an overall fourth place with Theo clocking 22-39 in seventh overall.

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