Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service CC (Emergency Services Championship - Emergency Services only) (entries close 12/09/21)

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  • Date: 26-Sep-21
  • Time: 08:00
  • Distance: 25 Miles
  • Course: M254
  • Closing Date: 12-Sep-21 23:59
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Smart and Prew victorious again at Emergency Services 25 champs

  • Published: 26 Sep 21
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Fiona Prew. Photos by Dub Devlin Photography.

Less than 24 hours after winning the 12-mile championship titles, Fiona Prew and Chris Smart added the Emergency Services 25-Mile Championship crowns to their palmares with wins in Northumberland on Sunday morning.

Smart (GTR - Return to Life) clocked 52-49 to take victory by more than a minute with Tom Clements (Wessex Road Club) who covered the M254 course near Ponteland in 54-01, while third spot went to Giant-Kendal RT rider Richard Butler with 54-02.

And Prew, the 42-year-old who rides for Stone Wheelers, was victorious in a time of 1-03-39 which was almost seven minutes quicker than her nearest rival in Natalie Batey (Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service CC) who clocked 1-10-25, with third spot in the women’s category going to Esther Hamill (Dumfries CC), another five minutes back with 1-15-58.

Conditions were good for the event with dry and warm weather greeting the riders, who tackled the M254 course which takes them out north west up the A696 from Ponteland up to Kirkwhelpington before they turn and head for home.

This was the latest in a string of victories for Smart, who was part of the winning duo in the Bute Wheelers 20-mile time trial last Saturday where he and Doug Watson clocked 44-16.

Chris Smart.

Earlier this month he won the Glasgow Wheelers 26, the Cleveland Wheelers 9.4-mile event in August, the Dundee Thistle 50 in July, and the Tyne and Wear Fire Service 12 in May.

Prew placed fourth female at the VTTA National 25-Mile Championships recently clocking 1-00-50, and in the Rugby RCC 10-mile event in July she was sixth overall in a strong field.

Also in July she rode the Beacon Road Club’s road bike 10-mile event, where only multiple national champion Hayley Simmonds was faster, Prew clocking 23-33.

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Position    Name  Club  Gender      Category    Elapsed          

1     Chris Smart GTR - Return To Life   Male  Vet   52:49      

2     Tom Clements     Wessex Road Club Male  Vet   54:01      

3     Richard Butler   Giant-Kendal RT  Male  Vet   54:02      

4     Terry Wilkinson  Barnesbury CC    Male  Senior      54:57      

5     Anthony Snow     City RC (Hull)   Male  Vet   55:42      

6     Stewart Burke    Team Andrew Allan Architecture     Male  Senior      56:42      

7     William Bonar    GTR - Return To Life   Male  Senior      57:38      

8     James Gibney     West Midlands Police CC      Male  Senior      58:32      

9     Paul Shallicker  Coveryourcar.Co.Uk RT - Fitted And Tailored Car Covers   Male      Vet   58:43      

10    Paul Armstrong   Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion   Male  Senior      59:02      

11    Paul Blackburn   Coveryourcar.Co.Uk RT - Fitted And Tailored Car Covers   Male      Vet   59:16      

12    Nev Martin  Velo Culture     Male  Vet   59:30      

13    Cliff Price Metropolitan Police Cycle Club     Male  Vet   1:00:42          

14    Christopher Dursley    Coveryourcar.Co.Uk RT - Fitted And Tailored Car Covers      Male  Vet   1:00:48          

15    Graeme Taylor    Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service CC    Male  Senior      1:01:41          

16    Graeme Carter    Stockton Wheelers CC   Male  Vet   01:02:01         

17    David Linsley    Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service CC    Male  Vet   1:02:48           

18    Mike Dalton Stockton Wheelers CC   Male  Vet   1:03:30          

19    Fiona Prew  Stone Wheelers CC Female      Vet   1:03:39          

20    Antony Lowe Team ASL-Bolton  Male  Vet   1:04:18          

21    Adam Lowe   Metropolitan Police Cycle Club     Male  Vet   1:04:43          

22    Nick Taylor Metropolitan Police Cycle Club     Male  Vet   1:06:46          

23    Ian Watson  Metropolitan Police Cycle Club     Male  Vet   1:07:11          

24    Natalie Batey    Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service CC    Female      Senior      1:10:25          

25    Esther Hamill    Dumfries CC Female      Vet   1:15:58          

      Al Heatley  Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service CC    Male  Vet   DNS        

      Brian O'Neill    GB Fire Service Cycling      Male  Vet   APOLS      

      Timothy Nuttall  Adept Cycling    Male  Vet   DNS        

      Lee McCarron     Vector Racing    Male  Senior      APOLS      

      Neil Higgins     Team ASL-Bolton  Male  Vet   DNF        

      Darren Williamson Muckle Cycle Club Male  Vet   APOLS      

      Greg Plummer     Springfield Financial Racing Team Male  Vet   DNF