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.
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