Charlotte Boothman and Philip Jones were in fine form on the roads of Cumbria as both were victorious in the Beacon Wheelers ten-mile open event on Saturday, and crowned North Lancs TTA champions too.
Philip Jones (Transition Race Team) finally made a return to the top step of the podium after a three-month dry spell, and he did it in style by breaking the course record.
Jones hadn’t won since April when he opened his season’s account with consecutive victories, but has had to settle for numerous third and second place finishes since.
His return to the top of the podium came with a time of 19-38, being the only rider under 20-minutes on the day.
Craig Horseman (Beacon Wheelers) was the highest placed host club rider on the day in second behind Jones. Horseman clocked 20-31, ending in his highest placing in an open-aged event during the 2019 season.
The same could be said for David Beattie (Hawick CC) in third place. The 38-year-old climbed a pot from his previous best placing of the year to finish third in 20-40, a mere two seconds better than Tom Roper (Liverpool Univ CC) in fourth.
Charlotte Boothman (ABC Centreville) crossed the line over 30 seconds ahead of her nearest rival to record back-to-back victories in open events on record.
Being the last female rider to start, Boothman needed to better a time of 23-05 set by Deborah Moss only a place ahead of her.
Staring a minute behind Moss, Boothman will undoubtedly have seen her reeling the former in with Boothman gaining 45 seconds on her rival, eventually finishing in 22-20.
Moss was second while Lindsey Styler (Croston Velo) completed the podium places with a finishing time of 23-08, just three seconds shy of Moss.
In other categories, Tristan Pilling (Team SB Hub) finished eighth overall while picking up the fastest junior prize with a time of 21-51 and Hawick CC picked up the team prize as the duo of David Beattie and Liam Beaty clocked a cumulative time of 41-41 to beat next nearest Beacon Wheelers.
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Position Name Club Gender Cat Time
1 Philip Jones Transition Race Team Senior 19:38
2 Craig Horseman Beacon Wheelers Vet 20:31
3 David Beattie Hawick Cycling Club Senior 20:40
4 Tom Roper Liverpool University Cycling Club Espoir 20:42
5 Liam Beaty Hawick Cycling Club Senior 21:01
6 Graham Balshaw Team ASL-Bolton Vet 21:35
7 Dan Taylor Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Vet 21:37
8 Tristan Pilling Team SB Hub Junior 21:51
9 Sean Quinn Law Wheelers Vet 21:55
10 Colin Stevenson Hawick Cycling Club Senior 21:56
11 Sandy Waller Edinburgh Road Club Senior 22:00
12 Jason Bateman Team Bottrill Vet 22:03
13 Russell Mclean Beacon Wheelers Vet 22:08
14 Russ Richardson Teesdale CRC Vet 22:09
15 David Mcneill All Terrain Cycles Senior 22:11
16 Mike Dalton Stockton Wheelers CC Senior 22:12
17 Andrew Askwith Vive Le Velo Vet 22:17
18 Charlotte Boothman ABC Centreville Female Senior 22:20
19 David Bigio Croston Velo Senior 22:22
20 Mark Goodchild Preston CC Vet 22:41
21 Stuart Timmins North Lancashire Road Club Vet 22:52
22 John Huggon Ribble Valley C&RC Vet 22:57
23 Kenneth Brown Velo Club Cumbria Senior 22:58
24 Roy Nield Lancashire RC Vet 22:58
25 Stephen Makin Falkirk B C Vet 23:00
26 Deborah Moss Team Merlin Female Vet 23:05
27 Mark Snape Fietsen Tempo Vet 23:06
28 Lindsey Styler Croston Velo Female Senior 23:08
29 Adam Harris Abergavenny RC Junior 23:12
30 Daniel Styler Croston Velo Senior 23:15
31 Danny Mccabe Garstang CC Vet 23:20
32 Mark Hulme West Pennine Road Club Vet 23:32
33 Richard Tyson Rock to Roll CC Vet 23:39
34 Peter Leonard Southport CC Vet 23:50
35 Rachel Brown Kendal Cycle Club Female Senior 24:09
36 Brian Morrell Dumfries CC Vet 24:12
37 Daisy Barnes The Racing Chance Foundation Female Espoir 24:22
38 Nick Higginson Cleveleys Road Club Senior 24:24
39 Bill Maxwell Border City Whs CC Vet 24:25
40 Stephen Wilkinson Nelson Whs CC Vet 24:28
41 Richard Durham Settle Wheelers Vet 24:39
42 Karen Bailey East Lancashire RC Female Vet 24:56
43 Craig Wilson Nelson Whs CC Vet 25:11
44 Mervyn Wilson North Lancashire Road Club Vet 25:18
45 Bill Sedgwick Southport CC Vet 25:34
46 Denis Thompson West Pennine Road Club Vet 25:43
47 Theresa Taylor Ribble Valley Crossroads Care Cycling Team Female Vet 25:57
48 Esther Hamill Dumfries CC Female Vet 26:29
49 John Leach Rossendale RC Vet 27:31
50 Maggi Biggs Team Bader Amputees Female C4 28:45
51 Julia Wardley-kershaw St Ives CC Female Espoir 29:21
52 Simon Bullock Kendal Cycle Club Vet 29:43
53 Peter Knott Kent Valley RC Vet 34:24
54 Brian Moore The Tricycle Association North Western Region Vet 34:30
DNS Nikola Matthews Halifax Imperial Wheelers Female Senior DNS
DNS Julie Mann Transition Race Team Female Vet DNS
DNS Gordon Johnston Team Terminator Vet DNS
DNS Harvey Stroh Team SB Hub Junior DNS
DNS Martin Coopland Condor RC Vet DNS
DNS Phil Wright Hartlepool CC Vet DNS
DNS Julian Cook Velo Club Cumbria Vet DNS
DNS Dan Kendall Rock to Roll CC Senior DNS
DNS Gary Hunt Hartlepool CC Vet DNS
DNS Paul Braithwaite Pendle Forest CC Vet DNS
DNS Gray Walker VTTA (North) Vet DNS