Douglas Watson topped the men’s timesheets while Anna Turvey was ruthless in the women’s category at the Beacon Wheelers 10-mile open event on Saturday afternoon.
Staring last, Watson (GTR – Return to Life) had a time of 20-02 to beat, set by Tom Roper. He met the challenge, shaving 19 seconds off his time in the win.
The 46-year-old had enjoyed 16 straight victories in 2019 but was denied a 17th in last weekend’s Glasgow Wheelers 25 and although it may not have continued his formidable streak, Watson did manage to capture number 17 with a time of 19-43.
Roper (Liverpool University CC) did the best he could on this occasion in going close to dipping below the 20-minute barrier and ultimately setting a new 10-mile personal best of 20-02.
The 20-year-old also managed his highest placing of the year; his previous was fourth on record.
Completing the podium was Philip Jones (Transition Race Team) in 20-12 and his tenth podium finish of the year so far on record.
Anna Turvey (Drag2Zero) showed her ability with a comfortable victory of nearly two minutes.
The 2018 national champion over 10 and 50 miles clocked a blistering time of 20-48 on the roads near Keswick in Cumbria to beat Charlotte Boothman by 1-47 and finish in fourth place in the overall standings.
Boothman (ABC Centreville) clocked a time of 22-35 meanwhile Anna Weaver (East Lancashire RC) was third in 25-13.
Harvey Stroh (Team SB Hub) was fastest junior with a time of 22-28.
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