East Sussex CA (Entries close 15/04/21)

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  • Date: 25-Apr-21
  • Time: 07:00
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: G25/89
  • Closing Date: 15-Apr-21 23:59
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Smith and George charge to victories in East Sussex CA 25

  • Published: 27 Apr 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Mark Smith

Veteran Mark Smith (Crawley Wheelers) took his second win over 25 miles in as many weeks as he charged to victory in the East Sussex CA 25, while Jennifer George (The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz) took the women’s win.

Smith, aged 47, won the Farnborough & Camberley 25 the previous week in 50-24 and despite going slower on this occasion he was again victorious In East Sussex.

The G25/89 course saw riders travel out and back on the A22.

Starting near the Lampool Roundabout competitors got their rides off to a fast start past the finish at Maresfield and then Uckfield.

Riders then climbed up to Halland before descending down to Golden Cross and then the flat straight to the turn and then making the return journey.

Smith finished third in the East Sussex CA 10 the previous day in 20-28 but was stronger over the longer distance once again.

On his first outing of the season Neil Harris (Southborough & Dist Wheelers) took second just 38 seconds back from Smith in 52-40.

A close battle for third saw Matthew Smith (Team TMC) finish in 53-00 which 15 seconds quicker than Howard Shaw (trainSharp).

Behind Smith in the veteran’s category on scratch was Nick Dwyer (Lewes Wanderers CC) in second (54-22) while Gareth Williams (Twickenham CC) finished third in 55-10.

George has entered the National Circuit Championships in June looking to improve on her sixth-place last season and added the East Sussex CA to a growing list of wins this season.

The 38-year-old has already won the Kingston Wheelers 13.6, VTTA National 15 Mile Championships and Brighton Mitre hilly 10 events and was again in fine form clocking a winning time of 57-03 – a minute clear of her nearest rival.

Anneleen Bosma (Bianchi Dama) led the battle for second clocking 58-07 which was 19 seconds faster than Sally Turner (trainSharp).

 Turner was also the leading veteran woman on scratch ahead of Windrush Triathlon Club pairing  Gesine Junker (1-10-54) and Christine Lutsch (1-12-12).

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1 Mark Smith (Crawley Wheelers) 52-02
2 Neil Harris (Southborough & Dist Wheelers) 52-40
3 Matthew Smith (Team TMC) 53-00
4 Howard Shaw (trainSharp) 53-15
5 Joshua Clark (Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA) 53-41
6 Nick Dwyer (Lewes Wanderers CC) 54-22
7 Steven Kane (Team TMC) 54-30
8 Timothy Torrie (TMW23 Stuart Hall Cycling P/b Trainsharp) 54-57
9 Robert Rollings (Lewes Wanderers CC) 55-06
10 Gareth Williams (Twickenham CC) 55-10

1 Jennifer George (The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz) 57-03
2 Anneleen Bosma (Bianchi Dama) 58-07
3 Sally Turner (trainSharp) 58-26