Another sunny night out at Snainton, with the breeze in a favourable easterly direction. Times were accordingly excellent, with every RCC rider getting some kind of PB (overall PB, course PB, or fastest on this course this year).
It was tight on handicap between Katy and Suzzanne, who both knocked about two-and-a-half minutes off their previous bests. Ozzy did a great ride too, on both actual time and handicap, managing to beat sister Matilda for third place. Matilda did come to a dead stop at the first turn due to traffic, however, so probably lost about 10 seconds there.
Nathan got under 25 minutes for the first time on this course, while Dave Schubert knocked half a minute off his PB. Paul Marr narrowly beat his own handicap time; not bad for his first TT of the year!
Suzzanne now leads the handicap competition overall. There are two events left in this competition, and since only your best 5 of 7 events count, anyone who ends up having done 6 or 7 may find their handicap points reshuffling a bit, race by race. Mathematically, anyone from Simon (on 5pts) upwards could win the handicap comp. But I would expect it to come down to Suzzanne, Jasmine, and Matilda.
On actual time, Simon Walker was a clear winner, despite being held up by a tractor. (I'll have to bribe more farmers next time!) Getting close to 26mph on this course is really shifting.
Thanks to Jim Johnson and Mark Williams for helping me to run this event.
1. Katy Cawthorn (HC 06:14) 22:23 5pts
2. Suzzanne Thompson (HC 13:10) 22:34 4pts
3. Ozzy Stringer (HC 01:48) 23:20 3pts
4. Matilda Stringer (HC 09:55) 23:47 2pts
5. Nathan Little (HC 00:53) 24:02 1pt
6. Dave Schubert (HC 00:59) 24:30
7. Simon Walker (HC -01:30) 24:42
8. Paul Marr (HC 04:40) 24:57
HANDICAP POINTS SO FAR
14 Suzzanne Thompson
13 Jasmine Townend
11 Dave Schubert
10 Matilda Stringer
9 Katy Cawthorn
6 Ozzy Stringer
5 Simon Walker
3 Jim Johnson
2 Paul Lane
2 Mark Williams
1 Nathan Little
RESULTS ON ACTUAL TIME
1. Simon Walker (RCC) 23:12 (25.86mph) Course PB
2. Nathan Little (RCC) 24:55 (24.08mph) Course PB
3. Ozzy Stringer (RCC, J) 25:08 (23.87mph) PB
4. Dave Schubert (RCC) 25:29 (23.54mph) PB
5. Barrie Cappleman (SPCC) 25:38 (23.41mph)
6. Jimmy Morrison (SPCC) 28:31 (21.04mph)
7. Katy Cawthorn (RCC, W) 28:37 (20.97mph) 2019 Course PB
8. Paul Marr (RCC) 29:37 (20.26mph) 2019 Course PB
9. Matty Stringer (RCC, WJ) 33:42 (17.80mph) PB
10. Suzzanne Thompson (RCC, W) 35:44 (16.79mph) PB