It wasn't as Baltic as it has been, but Thursday evening was colder and windier than the forecast had suggested. So there were some decent times, considering.
On actual time, the in-form Simon Walker beat YRC's Rich Cullen into 2nd place by 14 seconds. Dave Schubert was half a minute back in third.
In the handicap competition, mountain bike rding 12-year-old Jasmine Townend was the runaway winner, knocking over three minutes off her previous best 5-mile pace. She caught and just overhauled first-timer Suzzanne Thompson, who isn't a club member and didn't need to be; this event was a Come and Try It time trial open to anyone.
Katy Cawthorn pipped Simon Walker on handicap, while novice TTer Jim Johnson was fourth. Dave Schubert was fifth. His handicap is a reflection of the fast 10-mile TT he did at Snainton last year.
Thanks to Mark Williams and Dave Leaming for starting the riders off and marshalling.
RESULTS ON HANDICAP
1. Jas Townend (HC 10:42) 09:18 5 points
2. Katy Cawthorn (HC 03:27) 12:10 4pts
3. Simon Walker (HC +00:45) 12:19 3pts
4. Jim Johnson (HC 02:00) 12:36 2pts
5. Dave Schubert (HC 00:18) 13:01 1pt
RESULTS ON ACTUAL TIME
1. Simon Walker (RCC) 11:34 (25.94mph)
2. Rich Cullen (YRC) 11:48 (25.42mph)
3. Dave Schubert (RCC) 13:19 (22.53mph)
4. Barrie Cappleman (SPCC) 13:34 (22.11mph)
5. Jim Johnson (RCC) 14:36 (20.55mph) PB
6. Katy Cawthorn (RCC, W) 15:37 (19.21mph)
7. Jas Townend (RCC, WJ) 20:00 (15.00mph) PB
8. Suzzanne Thompson (n/a, W) 21:01 (14.27mph)PB
We're back at Snainton for the next event next Thursday, a 10-miler starting at the later time of 7pm (sign on by 6.45pm). That's another handicap TT. I've got one volunteer to help run this, but even if I sit it out and hold the watches again I'll still need at least one more helper for this to go ahead. Do let me know if you can help.