Kingston Phoenix RC

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  • Date: 03-Oct-20
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Course: g10/42
  • Closing Date: 22-Sep-20 23:59
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Portsmouth and McNamara share victory and course record in Kingston Phoenix RC 10

  • Published: 06 Oct 20
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Sarah Matthews

Under-23 rider Tom Portsmouth (Charlotteville CC) and veteran Christopher McNamara (Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT) shared victory and one of three course records which were set in the Kingston Phoenix RC 10, while Sarah Matthews (a3crg) won the women’s event.

Youngster Portsmouth finished fourth in the National 10 Championship last season and showed his form to hold McNamara with both riders finishing in a winning time of 19 minutes and 27 seconds which also broke the previous course record.

The G10/42 sees riders travel from south of Dorking south down the A24 on a traditional out and back course.

The share of victory in the Kingston Phoenix RC 10 was the start of a double weekend for McNamara who also won the road bike category of the Southdown Velo 28 the following day.

McNamara also raced on the G10/42 on his way to eighth in the South Eastern RC 10 in August clocking 20-30 on that occasion.

Portsmouth has also been hitting form and won the Berkhamsted CC 9 the previous weekend.

Fellow under-23 rider Josh Copley (TBW23 Stuart Hall Cycling P/B Trainsharp) added another podium to his collection finishing third in 19-44.

Quickest junior rider was Lance Childs (Trainsharp Development Team) who clocked a new course record time of 21-10 on his way to 14th place just nine seconds ahead of team-mate Harry Ives (21-19).

In the women’s event experienced rider Matthews took her first victory of the season with a winning time of 23-39.

Junior Amber Junker-Brameld (VC de Londres) finished second in 24-11 while veteran Ali Walters (Velo Club Godalming & Haslemere) finished third in a time of 24-49.

A course record also fell in the tandem event with Jonathan and Simon Pontin (Addiscombe CC) setting a new mark of 20-12.

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