Spring Racing and TT News


Wednesday 18th April - Wednesday League, 10.7 miles, East Hanningfield with Essex Roads
Summer has arrived with 5  Wheelers setting a course best on the E18 course. David Pennington was fastest Wheelers in 25:30 just 18 seconds quicker than Peter Stiff who was both Fastest Vet and First on Vet Age Standard. Dan Jenkins was First on Handicap and Katie-Ann Elliston fastest Lady.
Those setting their course bests were Dan Jenkins, John Gretton, Katie-Ann Elliston, Jennie Page and Hannah Kane. Results    Tables

Tuesday 17th April - Maldon 10, Steeple
Jamie Maidment has put a marker down for the Fat Tyre trophy with a time of 29:16

Wednesday 11th April - Wednesday League 2-Up
A total of 10 teams, including 6 of Wheelers, braved the damp conditions that greeted the start of the 2018 Wednesday League with the traditional season-opening 2-Up. Fastest Wheelers were Dan Jenkins and Jamie Maidment in 25:54. Next two teams highlighted a Ladies rivalry with Jennie Page (partnered by Dave Pennington) pipping Katie-Ann Elliston (riding with Barry Simpson) to second place. Adrian Cartwright and Terry Butcher won the battle of the Vets teams over Cheryl Perry and Andy Merchant with the mother-and-daughter team of Julie and Hannah Kane a couple of minutes behind.
Fastest team on the night was guest riders Will Swarbarick and James Ambrose-Parish in a time of 22:54
Results        Tables

Tuesday 10th April - Maldon 10
Jamie Maidment recorded a time of 26:56. Someone called Alex won with a time of 20:39

Sunday 8th April - TA 25 Mile TT, B17
Ian Mackenzie was firs on handicap with a time of 1:26:08. This is a new Age Record for 71 for Trike. 25 Mile Age Records

Monday 2nd April - Easter Egg TT, Steeple
For many the Easter Egg TT represents the start of the Time Trial season, though April showers would be a better description of the weather today.
Paul Hart was 2018 Easter Egg Champion in a time of 21:30, faster even than Richardson-Trek's James Jenkins. This Paul's fastest time on the E21 course. Peter Stiff was fastest Vet and first on Vet Age Std. Elsewhere EETC youngsters Clayton Thomas and Grace Goodall had good races, Clayton was fastest Junior and First on Handicap and Grace was fastest Lady. Clayton's time was his best in any Southend Wheelers event and Grace's time was her best in any Wheelers event on the E21 course. Jordan Kemp was fastest Southend Wheeler Lady and Lesley Pearce fastest SW Lady Vet. Results    Tables

Friday 30th March - ECCA 25, E91 Aythorpe Roding
Chris Smith III set a PB of 56:17 and Pete Stiff narrowly missed the hour in 1:02:33. Steve Shore punctured and DNF, else we would have been on course for the Team Title

Saturday 24th March - ECCA 10, Six Mile Bottom
Andy Merchant set a PB of 24:29 on his first ride on the legendary E2 course near Newmarket and Mike Hennessy set a new Age Record for 77 with 27:13. Steve Shore rode a fairly impressive 23:42. What a start to the season. 10 Mile Age Records



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