Eleanor Haresign and Adam Duggleby were fastest female and male riders as Sheffrec CC staged the North Midlands 25-Mile Championships in South Yorkshire on Saturday.
Duggleby’s time of 49-57 was a new course record by around a minute, beating Connor Swift’s previous best for the O25/11, and being the first time anyone has done a 30mph ride on this course.
Second spot – and the North Midlands Championship title – went to Sheffrec CC rider Liam Bromiley with 51-03, while Hayden Allen (THRE Datawolves) was 39 seconds back in third.
And in the women’s event Eleanor Haresign (Vitfor OTE) clocked 1-02-05 to win the women’s race by around 16 minutes from Tracey Coldwell (Holmfirth CC), although as none of their clubs are North Midlands clubs they were not eligible for the championship title.
The North Midlands Championship team prize went to the Sheffrec CC trio of Bromiley, Andrew Whiteley and Keith Ainsworth, the latter two being seventh and eight respectively.
Duggleby’s win was the first of two he secured over the weekend, with victory also coming in Sunday’s Selby CC 10 where he was also setting a new course record.
As well as this weekend’s two victories, in-form Duggleby also proved victorious in the Cleveland Coureurs 10 last weekend as well as the Rossington Wheelers tandem 25 on May 4 and the Croston Velo 10 solo event in April.
Haresign’s win was her second on record this season, coming after she took victory in the Harrogate Nova CC 15-mile event in March.
The O25/11 course is based near Hatfield Woodhouse, and takes riders from the start to the north of the village and eastwards along the A18 to Ealand before retracing and then turning down the A614 to Blaxton, where they once again turn around and head back up to the finish just south of Hatfield Woodhouse.
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Pos Name Club Time
1 Adam Duggleby Vive Le Velo 49:57
2 Liam Bromiley Sheffrec CC 51:03
3 Hayden Allen THRE Datawolves R.T. 51:42
4 Richard Sharp Team Swift 51:50
5 Philip Graves NOPINZ 52:59
6 Nicholas Latimer B38/Cycles In Motion 53:01
7 Andrew Whiteley Sheffrec CC 53:20
8 Keith Ainsworth Sheffrec CC 53:27
9 Joe Le Sage Rutland Cycling Club 55:06
10 Michael Dodson uk-featherflags/TRI Race Team 55:37
11 James Bell Rutland Cycling Club 57:25
12 Trevor Mayne Birdwell Wheelers 57:28
13 Adam Machan Sheffrec CC 57:55
14 Daryl May Sheffrec CC 58:02
15 Paul Armstrong B38/Cycles In Motion 58:21
16 Robert Fowler Rutland Cycling Club 58:30
17 Allan Wailoo 7 Hills Cycling Club 59:17
18 Mark Brearton Wigan Whs CC 59:31
=19 Gordon Wordsworth Rutland Cycling Club 1:00:26
=19 Christian Fox B38/Cycles In Motion 1:00:26
21 Nick Downham Sheffrec CC 1:01:59
22 Kevin Dearden HD Revolutions 1:02:03
23 Eleanor Haresign Vitfor OTE 1:02:05
24 Steve Cowlbeck VTTA (North Midlands) 1:02:39
25 Paul Heggie Birdwell Wheelers 1:05:08
26 Gary Clarke Rutland Cycling Club 1:07:21
27 Andrew Gurnhill Doncaster Wheelers C.C. 1:10:27
28 Greg Sorby Sheffield Phoenix Cycling Club 1:11:51
29 Tracey Coldwell Holmfirth CC 1:18:09
Blair Buss Halifax Imperial Wheelers
Richard Hembrough Team Swift
Mel Bentley West Yorks Police CC
Dave Fitzpatrick Drighlington BC
Nick Hanson Seacroft Whs
Steve Allott Sharrow CC
John Savage Hull Thursday RC
Gail Phillips Sheffield Phoenix Cycling Club
Andy Nichols B38/Cycles In Motion
Tom Denial Sheffield Phoenix Cycling Club