2019 Spring Racing and TT News


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. Results    Tables

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. Club Records

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.
Results    Tables      Age Records

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.  Results    Tables

May 2019
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.
Results    Tables

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. Results    Tables

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. Sunday League Results    Tables
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 Criteria.

Sunday 5th May - ECCA Cycling Weekend Clues Competition (Map Reading)
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. Club Records

Wednesday 1st May - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield E18, with Essex Roads
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.
Results    Tables

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 Kate-Ann.
Results    Tables

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. Results    Tables

Saturday 20th April - Shaftesbury 25, E2
Steve Shore set a new Age Record for 72 with a time of 59:06. Age Records

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. Results    Tables

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 ladies' race.

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.
Results    Tables

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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