Gemma Frost and Graham Crammond battled the testing conditions to emerge victorious in the Gosforth CC 25 in Northumberland on Sunday.
Crammond returned from his regular triathlon involvement to capture his maiden open time-trialling win.
Apologies were rife because of the conditions and quite a few of those who chose to tackle the course came off.
A regular triathlete, Crammond kept his cool though to find himself on the top of the podium for the first time thanks to a time of 57-11.
“Make no doubt about it, that was a tough one and I was very surprised to be the quickest today. I would go as far to say it was probably the hardest second half of a 25 I’ve ever done,” he said.
“I raced the Barcelona 70.3 triathlon last week and won my age category, so I knew I was going well, but wasn’t sure if my legs had recovered enough for today – it didn’t actually feel great, but when you’re on the limit, it never does!” Crammond continued.
Lewis Timmins (Team Swift) and Harry Walker (Revolver Racing) made it through unscathed and couldn’t be separated, sharing second spot with times of 57-28.
Gemma Frost (Team Swift) has done her fair share on travelling on the continent akin to men’s winner Crammond, coming back to win the women’s category in Northumberland.
“Today was really testing in the wind, but my laps were pretty consistent so I was happy with how I judged my efforts,” she said. “My legs are still tired from a half ironman event in Lisbon last week, so if I’m being honest I wasn’t expecting much today, so it’s fair to say I’m pretty pleased with the result.”
Frost clocked a time of 1-03-45 to end the day as winner by a considerable distance – her second victory in four races this year.
Carrie Brookes (Blaydon CC) was second in 1-09-09 while Jen McMahon (Muckle CC) was another 12 seconds behind Brookes in 1-09-21 for third.
Daniel Dixon (Gosforth RC) was one of only eight riders under the hour mark and fastest junior in 58-02 while Phil Hall (Breeze Bikes RT) took home the quickest veterans prize in 57-50.
Elsewhere, Jonathan Bayley (Reifen Racing) and Rachel Galler (Blaydon CC) were quickest man and woman on road bikes.
* All reports are copyright of Cycling Time Trials/Snowdon Sports. Not to be used without permission. This report by Jack Cudworth.
Pos Name Team Gender Cat Time
1 Graham Crammond Physiohaus Health and Performance Male Senior 57:11
2 Lewis Timmins Team Swift Male Senior 57:28
2 Harry Walker Revolver Racing Male Veteran 57:28
4 Phil Hall Breeze Bikes RT Male Veteran 57:50
5 Daniel Dixon Gosforth RC Male Junior 58:02
6 Lewis Wake Team Kirkley Cycles Male Senior 58:21
7 Philip Kennell GS Metro Male Veteran 59:21
8 Chris Mather Derwentside CC Male Veteran 59:23
9 John Routledge Barnesbury CC Male Senior 1:00:08
10 Nev Martin GS Metro Male Veteran 1:00:11
11 Ian Norris Blumilk.com Male Veteran 1:00:17
12 Nicholas Stevenson Wearside Triathlon Male Veteran 1:01:11
13 Scott Mccance Derwentside CC Male Veteran 1:01:27
14 Christopher Beaty Allen Valley Velo Male Senior 1:01:45
15 Jonathan Bayley Reifen Racing Male Senior 1:01:47
16 Darren Mcbain Muckle Cycle Club Male Veteran 1:01:49
17 Russ Richardson Teesdale CRC Male Veteran 1:01:54
18 Peter Herdman Blaydon CC Male Veteran 1:02:03
19 Damon Devine Reifen Racing Male Veteran 1:02:19
20 Colin Blacklock Muckle Cycle Club Male Veteran 1:02:44
21 Ross Gray Allen Valley Velo Male Senior 1:02:52
22 Frank Montague TS Racing Team - OTR Male Veteran 1:02:59
23 James Meadows Cleveland Wheelers CC Male Senior 1:03:35
24 Daniel Holmes Derwentside CC Male Juvenile 1:03:42
25 Gemma Frost Team Swift Female Senior 1:03:45
26 Christopher Wayman EMC Cycling Male Senior 1:03:52
27 Guillaume Zoppi North Tyneside Riders CC Male Veteran 1:04:37
28 Michael Lynch Derwentside CC Male Veteran 1:05:15
29 Lee Statham Houghton CC Male Veteran 1:05:24
30 Rick Mitford Cestria C.C. Male Veteran 1:05:37
31 Joe Leiserach Blaydon CC Male Senior 1:06:35
32 Nyall Horner Racing Metro 15 Male Junior 1:06:59
33 Richard Tyson Rock to Roll CC Male Veteran 1:07:03
34 Ian Gallon North Tyneside Riders CC Male Veteran 1:07:44
35 Martin Heardman Gosforth RC Male Veteran 1:08:17
36 Tim Nichol Blaydon CC Male Senior 1:08:32
37 John Cantrill Blaydon CC Male Veteran 1:08:41
38 Sean Murray North Racing Male Senior 1:08:48
39 Craig Foley Tricademy Male Veteran 1:08:50
40 Jason Robson Derwentside CC Male Veteran 1:08:58
41 Chris Mccabe Wearside Triathlon Male Senior 1:09:05
42 Carrie Brookes Blaydon CC Female Veteran 1:09:09
43 Jen Mcmahon Muckle Cycle Club Female Senior 1:09:21
44 Tony Thompson North Racing Male Veteran 1:09:32
45 Stephen Mcintosh Barnesbury CC Male Veteran 1:09:35
46 Michael Todd Derwentside CC Male Senior 1:09:45
47 Gemma Hutchins Blaydon CC Female Veteran 1:09:51
48 Andrew Dickson Berwick Wheelers Cycling Club Male Senior 1:10:22
49 Ian Horsley Breeze Bikes RT Male Veteran 1:10:24
50 Teri Bayliss Muckle Cycle Club Female Veteran 1:11:27
51 James Mccaslin Gosforth RC Male Veteran 1:11:43
52 Lisa Baker Muckle Cycle Club Female Veteran 1:11:47
53 Michelle Highfield Berwick Wheelers Cycling Club Female Veteran 1:12:24
54 Stuart Cook Cestria C.C. Male Veteran 1:12:43
55 Rachel Galler Blaydon CC Female Senior 1:12:44
56 Raymond Bell Derwentside CC Male Veteran 1:14:12
57 Richard Cleathero North Racing Male Veteran 1:14:21
58 Nicola Mccoy Muckle Cycle Club Female Veteran 1:15:43
59 Joe Dixon Gosforth RC Male Juvenile 1:17:07
60 Denise Drummond Alnwick Cycling Club Female Veteran 1:17:52
61 Justine Norman Breeze Bikes RT Female Veteran 1:18:50
62 Angela Mcgurk Blaydon CC Female Senior 1:19:21
63 Jane Aston Blaydon CC Female Veteran 1:19:35
64 Archie Murdoch Racing Metro 15 Male Juvenile 1:19:50
65 Paul Mitchell Blaydon CC Male Veteran 1:21:22
66 Ronnie Thompson Derwentside CC Male Veteran 1:22:18
67 Amelia Cleathero Racing Metro 15 Female Juvenile 1:40:56
Wayne Coates Derwentside CC Male Veteran DNF
Simon Emsley Derwentside CC Male Veteran DNF
Mike Dalton Stockton Wheelers CC Male Senior DNF
David Swainson Derwentside CC Male Veteran DNF
Peter Stokoe Sunderland Clarion Male Senior DNF
Keith Davison Hadrian R.T Male Veteran DNS(A)
Neil Parkin Derwentside CC Male Veteran DNS(A)
Lee Ridden Reifen Racing Male Veteran DNS(A)
Kerry Gowland Houghton CC Female Veteran DNS(A)
Mark Ambury Zeus CRT Male Veteran DNS(A)
David Linsley Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service CC Male Veteran DNS(A)
Maddy Hall Breeze Bikes RT Female Juvenile DNS(A)
Mark Tully Sunderland Clarion Male Senior DNS(A)
Patrick Hamilton Derwentside CC Male Veteran DNS(A)
Mark Herbert Derwentside CC Male Veteran DNS(A)
David Symes Blaydon CC Male Veteran DNS(A)
Rebecca Smith Infinity Cycles - Cube Store Cycling Team Female Senior DNS(A)
Gareth Davies Barnesbury CC Male Veteran DNS(A)
Brian Johnson Reifen Racing Male Veteran DNS(A)
Michael Aspey Reifen Racing Male Veteran DNS(A)
Steve Gibson Peak Road Club Male Veteran DNS(A)
Venda Louise Pollock Blaydon CC Female Veteran DNS(A)
Jo Scott Team Swift Female Veteran DNS(A)
Anna Turvey DRAG2ZERO Female Senior DNS(A)
Richard Glennie Barnesbury CC Male Veteran DNS(A)