29th May 2019 - Wednesday League, 12.6 miles, E39, West
Hanningfield (hilly), with Essex Roads
Only 5 Wheelers braved the first outing for us on the Hilly Course
this year. Dan Jenkins took most of the honours; his PB was second
fastest overall, fastest Wheelers, Fastest Vet, First on Handicap and
First on Age Standard. The only wins he didn't take were Fastest Junior
(Cavan Burrows, first race at this distance) and Fastest Lady (Katie-Ann
Elliston). Andy Merchant also set a PB.
26th May 2019 - ECCA 25, E2
Two riders at the E2 today; fastest Wheeler was Andy Merchant
setting a PB of 1:02:05 but ride of the day was Katie-Ann Elliston - a
PB was just not enough, she has also set a new club record for Lady
Junior with a time of 1:06:16. Fantastic pair of rides.
22nd May 2019 - Wednesday League, Steeple E21, 10 miles.
(corrected, as one racer's time was missing)
David Pennington maintained his 100% record but performance of the
night has to be Carol Cartwright setting a new Age Record for 66 for
Ladies with her time of 31:06. Elsewhere Russel Whitford was Fastest Veteran and First on Vet Age Standard, Jennie Page set a PB
as Fastest Lady and First on Handicap and Andy Merchant set a Course
Best. Richard Hardiman broke 30 minutes
on his first ever Time Trial. Matt Kane just missed the 30 minutes on a
rare time trial appearance.
15th May 2019 - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield E18,
11.6miles. With Essex Roads
David Pennington was fastest rider on a night when five riders set
course bests on the E18/11.6 Dan Salmon was First on Handicap, Dan
Jenkins was Fastest Vet and First on Vet Age Standard and Katie-Ann
Elliston was Fastest Lady.
Jan Harvey has qualified for the ITU Standard Distance Triathlon
World Championships in Edmonton 2020 after finishing third in her age
group at Graham Water at the weekend. An excellent achievement.
Sunday 12th May - Maldon Open 25, Steeple E21
Essex Roads' Colin Ward was (unsurprisingly) fastest overall,
ex-Wheeler Chris Smith III was second. We had 3 Wheelers racing today;
David Carey was fastest, first Vet and First on Vet Age Std in a course
best of 1:02:06, Dan Salmon set a PB of 1:02:52 to take First on
Handicap and Jan Harvey was fastest Lady.
Saturday 11th May - ECCA 50, E2
Steve Shore was our only entry.
Wednesday 8th May - Wednesday League, Steeple. E21
David Pennington is unstoppable this year; he has won all seven
events he has entered. In the exciting Ladies battle, Katie-Ann Elliston
pipped Jennie Page, though Jennie had the consolation of being first on
Handicap and Vets Age Std. Andy Merchant was Fastest Vet.
Monday 6th May - ECCA Cycling Weekend Time Trials and Randonees
Unfortunately due to the small number of entries, the 7 and 15 mile
TTs were cancelled. We had four riders in the 10 mile race on the E91
course at Leaden Roding. David Pennington (who else?) was fastest
Wheeler, Jennie Page Fastest Lady, Fastest Vet and First on Handicap and
Denise Kemp First on Vet Age Std. Jordan Kemp was our fourth rider.
Dave Whybrow and Les Bantock put all their Mallorcan training to good
use to complete the 100km Randonee
Monday 6th May - Ixworth Town Criteria
Katie-Ann Elliston and Ross Taylor both raced the Ixworth Town
Sunday 5th May - ECCA Cycling Weekend Clues Competition (Map
This year the event was held in East Hanningfield, rather than
Leaden Roding, so all those Sunday club runs gave Team Harris a slight
advantage as Martin & Jane won the event, scoring the Club's first
points in the Cycling Weekend (ECCA Festival) and taking ownership of
the F V Banks Memorial Trophy for a year. The clues linked to create a
loop from East Hanningfield to Butts Green, over the ford to Maldon,
past Hyde Hall to Rettendon before looping round Hoe Lane and Chalk
Street before retuning to East Hanningfield. Questions had to be
answered at each clue point. It was a shame that there were only two
teams entered and the future of this fun competition is in doubt. Maybe
I will do a Canewdon based version for the Club BBQ.
Saturday 4th May - 10 Mile TT, E2
On a wet and windy day, Katie-Ann Elliston not only set a PB, but a
new club records for a Lady Junior with a time of 23:35.
Andy Merchant also raced, finishing with a time of 24:34.
Wednesday 1st May - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield E18, with
Two weeks ago David Pennington was 1 second off the course record of
the new E18/11.6; this week he improved his time by over a minute to
27:54 and missed the course record by 2 seconds. His disappointment was
alleviated by being fastest wheeler (again, maintaining his 100% start
to the season) and first on Hadicap. Elsewhere Dan Jenkins was fastest
Vet, John Gretton First on Vet Age Standard and in the exciting battle
in the Ladies competition, Katie-Ann Elliston pipped Jennie Page by 2
seconds. Every rider except Jan Harvey beat their previous time on this
course to set their Course Bests.
Sunday 25th April - 25 Mile TT
A couple of results from Ian Mackenzie on his Trike:
28th April - 1:34:55
7th April - 1:39:37
Wednesday 24th April - Wednesday League, Steeple E21
David Pennington maintained his perfect start to the season with
another victory, which was also the fastest '10' of the season so far.
Also taking the honours were Andy Merchant as Fastest Vet and Jennie
Page, with a PB, to take Fastest Lady, First on Handicap and First on
Vet Age Standard. What a battle we are having already between Jennie and
Monday 22nd April - Easter Egg TT, Steeple E21
David Pennington continued his early season form taking prize with a
time of 23:35, David Carey and Daniel Salmon completed the podium with
course bests. Russel Whitford was First on Handicap, Jennie Page was
Fastest Lady with a Personal Best and Katie-Ann Elliston fastest Junior
just 1 second behind Jennie. Cavan Burrows set a PB some 5 minutes
quicker than his time at Christmas. Fastest rider on the day was
ex-Wheeler Chris Smith (III), now riding for Eat Plants Not Pigs in
22:23. The event was marred by an injury to Paul Hart.
Saturday 20th April - Shaftesbury 25, E2
Steve Shore set a new Age Record for 72 with a time of 59:06.
Wednesday 17th April - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield E18,
11.6 miles with Essex Roads
David Pennington was fastest Wheelers and just a second off the
course record of the new E18/11.6 course. Andy Merchant and Simon Smith
completed the podium, Katie-Ann Elliston was fastest Lady and Junior and
Jennie Page was First on Age Standard.
Sunday 14th April - Essex Roads Road Race, East Hanningfield
Dan Pugh, Ross Taylor and Steve Sach were our representatives in the
men's race with Katie-Ann Elliston making her road race debut in the
Wednesday 10th April - Season Opener 2-Up, Steeple. E21/10
It was a cold and windy night to start the season but an exciting
race with first and second place separated by just one second. Fastest
Wheelers were Jennie Page and David Pennington edging in front of
Katie-Ann Elliston. Cheryl Perry and Andy Merchant were fastest Vets
with Denise & Jordan Kemp fastest ladies. Adria Cartwright and Jan
Harvey were the other pair.
Fastest riders on the night were James Lonergan and Mark Smith.
Wednesday 3rd April - Essex Roads Short TT, 5.8 miles, East Hanningfield
Dan Jenkins was our only representative on this chilly night,
recording a time of 15:32
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