Chris Fennell (The Independent Pedaler) was in superb form as usual as he powered to victory whilst breaking the Q25/10 course record, while Susan Walbrook took women’s glory in the Thanet RC 25-mile open event on Sunday.
The younger of the Fennell brothers, Chris took advantage of the sunny weekend conditions as he set a blistering time of 48-41. His winning time shed over a minute off the previous record of 49-50, set by none other than Fennell himself.
Fennell’s form this season has been nothing short of impressive – the 23-year-old has now racked up 12 wins from his 13 starts with the only blotch on his record being a third place.
Like many a race down in Kent, Chris was joined by older brother Nic Fennell (Thanet RC) who finished second in 51-42 to record his 13th podium finish – three wins amongst those.
James Odendaal (Gravesend CC) completed the major placings in third with a time of 53-43.
Susan Walbrook (Folkestone Velo Club) topped the women’s category timesheets by a considerable margin.
In 2019, Walbrook recorded a fourth and third place in her first two solo starts before adding two victories – of which this is one – to her palmares.
The 45-year-old stopped the timekeeper’s watch on 1-06-33 in her second victory of the year, finishing three minutes ahead of second place.
Victoria Fearn (Twickenham CC) was the woman in second in 1-09-33 with Jenny Fearn (Thanet RC) third in 1-25-20.
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Pos. Name Club Cat Time
1 Chris Fennell The Independent Pedaler S 48:41
2 Nic Fennell Thanet RC S 51:42
3 James Odendaal Gravesend CC E 53:43
4 Keith Brown Southborough & Dist. Whs V 54:43
5 Mark Hill VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths V 55:19
6 John Osborn Folkestone Velo Club V 55:51
7 Dean Chiddention Abellio - SFA Racing Team V 56:09
8 Adrian Hawkins Thanet RC V 56:19
9 Tim Kingston GS Invicta V 57:10
10 Jimmy George VO2 Maximum RT S 57:21
11 Lee Kingston Medway Velo Club V 57:26
12 Kevin Wilson Crest CC S 58:06
13 Mark Newton Elite Cycling V 58:09
14 Paul Smith VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths V 58:10
15 Steve Jezzard PMR V 58:51
16 Simon Henderson Thanet RC V 59:01
17 Scott Meeks Thanet RC V 59:22
18 Lee Buckman Ashford Whs V 59:29
19= Steve Perriss Thanet RC S 1:00:55
19= Dave Moffat Thanet RC S 1:00:55
21 Paul Cloudsdale Bigfoot CC V 1:01:02
22 Danny Frost Folkestone Velo Club V 1:01:36
23 Neal Watson 7Oaks Tri Club V 1:01:46
24 Mark Thomas Bigfoot CC V 1:02:40
25 Matt Fearn Sheppey Velo S 1:02:48
26 Chris Bax PMR V 1:03:12
27 Andy Macpherson VC Deal V 1:03:19
28 Paul Kirkness Thanet RC V 1:04:15
29 Michael Coulter Gravesend CC V 1:05:30
30 Matt Nunn Medway Velo Club S 1:05:55
31 Jeremy Benson VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles S 1:06:06
32 Susan Walbrook Folkestone Velo Club WV 1:06:33
33 Paul Kelk Thanet RC V 1:07:46
34 Simon Charles Thanet RC V 1:09:22
35 Victoria Fearn Twickenham CC W 1:09:33
36 Pete Huckstep Thanet RC V 1:10:06
37 Richard Claxton VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles V 1:10:10
38 Graham Strugnell Kassei CC TeknoFuel V 1:11:31
39 Andy Burrows Thanet RC V 1:12:51
40 Colin Inett Thanet RC V 1:12:54
41 Vernon Thomas VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles V 1:18:52
42 Jenny Fearn Thanet RC WV 1:25:20
Shawn Manning Thanet RC V DNF
Peter Rowe Southborough & Dist. Whs V DNF
Charmaine Pullen Folkestone Velo Club WV DNF
Mark Doxey Abellio - SFA Racing Team V DNF
Robert Sissons Thanet RC V DNS (Apol)
Alex Pearson Wildcats CC V DNS (Apol)