2019 Summer Racing and TT News


Saturday 31st August - RTTC National 10 Mile TT, E2
Paul Hart's time of 19:35 was good enough for 22nd overall and a new Club Age Record. Meanwhile Katie-Ann Elliston's 24:48 was 7th Lady Junior Well done both.
Age Records

Wednesday 28h August - Essex Roads 5.8, East Hanningfield, E18
Andy Merchant was our sole representative with a time of 16:07

Sunday 25th August - Saffron Walden GP
ex-Wheeler James Jenkins (Richardsons-Trek) won the Elite Race at Saffron Walden GP

Saturday 24th August - Victoria CC 10, E1
Paul Hart was fastest rider in 20:44

Saturday 17th August - Cambridge CC 15 Mile TT, F2
Katie-Ann Elliston set a new club record for Ladies and Lady Juniors with a time of 37:07. Club Records

Wednesday 21st August - Wednesday League Finale 2-Up, Steeple E21
A glorious summer's evening greeted the riders for the traditional Wednesday League season-ending 2-Up. Fastest Wheelers were Barry Simpson and Daniel Salmon in a time of 23:52, over a minute quicker than David Pennington and Jennie Page in second. John Gretton and Andy Merchant were Fastest All Vets Team in 3rd and Carol Cartwright and Julie Kane were the Fastest All Ladies. Fastest riders on the night were the dynamic duo of ex-Wheelers James Jenkins (Richardsons-Trek) and Robert Staines (Pedal Power) in a blistering 21:14 Results     Tables

Wednesday 14th August - Wednesday League, 10 Miles, Steeple, E21. Last race for solos
A small turn out for the final race for solos on a wet and windy evening. Andy Merchant was fastest rider and First on Vet Age Std with a time of 27:17, Matt Stock, riding his first TT, was second in 27:52 and First on Handicap. Adrian Cartwright comfortably beat the half hour and Carol Cartwright completed the finishers. John Gretton DNF due to a puncture. Results     Tables

Sunday 11th August - Colchester Rovers 50, E7
Paul Hart was fastest rider with a time of 1:48:48

Wednesday 7th August - Wednesday League, 12.6 Miles, West Hanningfield, E39 (Hilly) with Essex Roads
A rare outing on the Hilly Course saw 6 of the 7 Wheelers setting a Course Best. Leading the way was David Pennington also taking First on Handicap slightly over a minute faster than Dan Salmon's CB  in second. Dan Jenkins was Fastest Vet and First on Age Standard with his CB,  John Gretton, Andy Merchant and Fastest Lady Jennie Page also set CBs. Carol Cartwright was the seventh rider. Results     Tables

Sunday 4th August - TA25
Ian Mackenzie's time of 1:30:38 on his trike was good enough for a new Age Record for 25 Miles Trike for 73. Age Records

Sunday 4th August - London Ride 100. Sportive time
100 Miles - Andy Merchant - 5:26:06
100 Miles - Hannah Shean - 7:26:56
100 Miles - Mark Klein - 7:55:55
46 Miles - Adam Jones - 2:12:37
46 Miles - Rob Womack (Hand Cycle) - 4:14:02
46 Miles - John Gretton (HC Domestique) - 4:14:01

Wednesday 31st July - Wednesday League, 10 Miles Steeple, E21
A rare last place for 2019 Champion Elect David Pennington, though he has set the season's best MTB time to be front runner for the Fat Tyre Trophy. Andy Merchant took advantage to secure first place with John Gretton second and First on Vet Age Standard. Jennie Page set a PB to be Fastest Lady and First on Handicap. Results     Tables

Sunday 28th July - Southend Wheelers 2019 Track Championships Herne Hill
Results below, Race Report   Photo Gallery

        200m 200m   Sprint 4-Lap 8-Lap 20-Lap Total
Pos No Name Cat Time Pos   Points Points Points Points Points
1 3 Katie-Ann Elliston L Jun 14:10 1   4 4 4 4 16
2 13 Matthew Stock Sen 15:07 4   3   3 1 7
3 5 Chris Smith Vet 14:89 3   1 3   1 5
4 11 Neil Dobson Vet 15:31 5   2 2   1 5
5 7 Andy Merchant Vet 15:41 6       1 4 5
6 14 Terry Butcher Vet 15:59 7       2 1 3
7 9 Cavan Burrows Juv 16:34 8     1   2 3
8 4 Nick Elliston Vet 14:48 2         1 1
9 10 Peter Swanwick Vet 16:36 9         1 1
10 12 Adrian Cartwright Vet 17:05 10         1 1
11 6 Vic Smith Vet 17:20 11         1 1
12 2 Cheryl Perry LV 17:24 12            

Sunday 28th July - Southend Wheelers / LVRC Over The Hill Criteriums+, Hog Hill
Part of the season long Le Col / Arcadian Points Series Events. Full Results (pdf)

Wednesday 24th July - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield 11.6 miles, E18 with Essex Roads
An exciting night's racing with Dan Salmon pipping Dan Jenkins by just two seconds to be fastest Wheeler and they shared the honour of First on Handicap, Dan Jenkins taking Fastest Vet and First on Vet Age Standard. Katie-Ann Elliston was Fastest Lady. Results     Tables

Sunday 21st July - Shaftesbury 100, E2
Paul Hart's 1:40:18 was good enough for 6th overall but more importantly David Pennington's PB of 1:59:38 at the Shaftesbury 100 gives him a commanding position in the BAR.

Wednesday 17th July - Wednesday League, Steeple, E21
3 Course Bests and the Wednesday League Champion Crowned! The observant amongst you will recall that I declared David Pennington the Wednesday Champion a couple of weeks ago; this wasn't actually true as with 11 events to count he needed another race to clinch which he did in today, though Dan Jenkins Course Best saw him wrap up the honours of First on Handicap, Fastest Vet and First on Vet Age Standard. Elsewhere Andy Merchant and Katie-Ann Elliston set Course Bests, Katie-Ann was also Fastest Lady. Fastest rider on the night was ex-Wheeler James Jenkins (Richardsons-Trek) in a phenomenal time of 20:59 on a road bike. Results     Tables

Sunday 14th July - Sunday League, ECCA Open 10, E91
Just 3 riders today; David Pennington was Fastest Wheeler and is a couple of races away from the Wednesday & Sunday League double. Jennie Page set a Personal Best as Fastest Lady overall whilst Jan Harvey ensured that the Ladies title will go down to the final event - the ECCA Open 25 in September.
Results     Tables

Wednesday 10th July - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield 11.6 miles with Essex Roads
What a night tonight with a new course record set by Paul Hart and seven Course Bests. Paul's time of 24:34 was not only Fastest Rider, but Fastest Vet, First on Handicap and First on Vet Age Standard. Dan Salmon & Dan Jenkins rounded off the podium, both in Course Bests. Kate-Ann Elliston was both Fastest Lady and Fastest Vet with Course Bests also for John Gretton, Jan Harvey (fastest Lady Vet), Cavan Burrows and Julie Kane. Results     Tables

Wednesday 3rd July - Wednesday League, Steeple E21
Just four riders tonight, Dan Jenkins taking all the honours (Fastest Rider, Fastest Vet, First on Handicap and First on Vet Age Standard) except for Fastest Lady which was taken by Julie Kane. Results     Tables

Sunday 30th June - Norman Wells 50 Mile Time Trial, Steeple E21, incorporating the 2019 50 Mile Cup
Just 4 Wheelers completing the course today but two set Personal Bests. Fastest Wheeler and 2019 50 Mile Cup winner, was David Carey, also taking First on Vet Age Std. Andy Merchant was second, his PB good enough for First on Handicap. Jennie Page was Fastest Lady, also in a PB. Jan Harvey couldn't improve on her time from earlier in the year, but still beat 2 1/2 hours. Fastest rider was Tim Chivers of Maldon with ex-Wheeler Chris Smith (Eat Plants Not Pigs) second. Results     Tables   Photo Galley (flickr, courtesy of Barry Simpson)

Sunday 30th June - National Road Race, Norfolk
ex-Wheeler James Jenkins achieved a magnificent 21st place in the National Road Race.

June BC Masters Track Championships
Bob Barber won Bronze in the pursuit and silver in the scratch race.

Saturday 29th June - Saturday League, Canewdon E36, 7 miles
The final race of this mini summer league and we were blessed in three ways; the hottest day of the year so far, the biggest field so far and 6 hand-cyclists.
Fastest rider on the day setting the (unofficial) course record was guest rider Dan Walsh with an impressive 17:33. The race for the championship was between Barry Simpson and Russel Whitford, with Barry edging it by virtue of being fastest Wheeler in the final race. Nicola Elliston has ensured that daughter Kate-Ann isn't the only family member collected silverware this year by taking the Ladies title by 2 points from new member Nicky Hark. 9 of the 14 Wheelers set Course Bests today. In the Hand-Cycling Category Chris Madden took almost 20 seconds off the time he set last week with a rapid 20:24. 5 of the 6 hand-cyclists broke the 30 minute threshold, thanks to Rob Womack for encouraging these riders to race our event. Thanks to the marshalls, time-keepers and Jane Harris for organising this summer series. Results and Tables

Wednesday 26th June - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield E18, 11.6 miles with Essex Roads
Only five riders tonight but all five set course bests plus 3 titles were clinched tonight. David Pennington was fastest rider overall and First on Handicap with a course-best 26:59 which means that he now has an unassailable lead in the Wednesday League. Dan Jenkins was Fastest Vet and First on Vet Age Standard, Andy Merchant and John Gretton also set CBs while Katie-Ann Elliston has clinched both the Ladies and Junior Wednesday titles. And we still have seven rounds left to go, fantastic achievements by David and Katie-Ann. Results     Tables      Photo Gallery (Flickr, Barry Simpson)

Sunday 23rd June - ECCA Open 100, E2 incorporating 2019 Southend Wheelers 100 Mile Cup
Paul Hart is the 2019 100 Mile Cup winner, smashing a 28 year-old record by over 30 minutes in a PB of 3:26:36. He was second fastest rider on the day behind Tim McEvoy's 3:24:41   Club Records

Saturday 22nd June - Saturday 7, Canewedon E36
A lovely summer's day greeted the 13 cyclists plus 2 hand-cyclists for the penultimate Saturday 7. Barry Simpson took the honours this week with just 14 secods separating the top 3, Dan Walsh and Russel Whitford completed the podium. Kate-Ann Elliston was fastest rider and fastest Junior, Cavan Burrows fastest Juvenile and Nicola Elliston fastest Lady Vet. Results and Tables

Wednesday 19th June - 2019 Championship 10, Steeple E21
In his last 10 as a Senior, Paul Hart set his Course Best of 21:09 to be crowned 2019 10 Mile Champion. David Pennington was second and Dave Carey third taking the honours as Fastest Vet and First on Vet Age Standard. Katie-Ann Elliston also set a course best to become Ladies Champion. Results     Tables

Sunday 16th June - Chelmer Open 25 incorporating Southend Wheelers 25 Mile Championship and Bob Haworth Inter-club Trophy, E83 (Viper Course)
Wow, has one event had so much riding on it! Paul Hart was the fastest rider, missing the course record by a few seconds on a rare outing to the Viper course (roadworks meant that the race was moved from the usual E9 course) to take both the Southend Wheelers 2019 25 Mile Title and the Bob Haworth Individual Trophy. Jennie Page took the Ladies Title with a PB and Katie-Ann Elliston took the Junior title. Barry Simpson rode a PB (well a PB since he rejoined the club) to take Fastest Vet, First on Handicap and First on Vet Age Standard.
Southend Wheelers Men took the 3-man team prize but unfortunately Chelmer re-gained the Bob Haworth Team Trophy for Fastest Four.
This event has also shaken up the BAR Standings. Results     Tables

Wednesday 12th June - Wednesday League, East Hanningfield E18, 11.6 miles with Essex Roads
Awful weather resulted in a low turn out tonight so well done to the riders and marshalls who made the event happen. Dan Jenkins took all the Wheelers' Honours with his course best of 29:50 taking First on Handicap, Fastest Vet and First on Age Standard. Andy Merchant and Adrian Cartwright completed the podium. Kate-Ann Elliston was Fastest Lady, ahead of second Lady Carol Cartwright. Results     Tables

Sunday 9th June - 2019 Club Road Race Championship, Hog Hill
David Pennington continued his dominant season taking the main prize of Club Road Race Champion as well as picking up the Sprint Elimination and Relay Races too. Elsewhere Katie-Ann Elliston also trebled up with Ladies Road Race, Junior Road Race and Slow Race Titles while Barry Simpson also doubled up with Veteran Road Race and Slow Race titles. The road race is also a qualification event for the BAR and this has shaken up the standings. Race Results     BAR

Saturday 8th June - Maldon Open 10 & GHS 10, Steeple E21
Strong winds saw Jan Harvey and Paul Hart DNS. Katie-Ann Elliston was the only Wheelers in a time of 27:38. Fastest rider overall was ex-Wheeler Chris Smith (Eat Plants Not Pigs) in 21:45    Results     Tables

Saturday 8th June - Saturday League, Canewdon E36, 7 miles
Very windy conditions greeted the hardy riders this morning with Denise Kemp Fastest Wheeler (and Fastest Lady!) with Nicola Elliston leading the trio who have raced both weeks to take the lead in the table for both Scratch and Ladies. Fastest rider was guest rider Dan Walsh. Results & Tables

Wednesday 5th June - Roy Godbeer Non-aero, Steeple E21
Wet conditions greeted the riders on this special race. David Pennington, riding a fixed gear was Fastest Wheeler in 25:29, Ben Willy riding his first TT since this same event 4 years ago was second in 27:24, taking the honour of First on Handicap. Barry Simpson in third was First on Vet Age Standard. Katie-Ann Elliston was Fastest Lady. Fastest rider overall was ex-Wheeler Rober Staines (Pedal Heaven) in a stunning 23:30. But the Webmaster's ride of the night goes to Martin Harris whose 29:01 was just two seconds shy of his course best set back in 2011 (despite my Garmin showing 28:57!). Results     Tables

Sunday 2nd June - Maldon Open 50, Steeple E21
This was Paul Hart's first race since his crash at Easter and he eased himself back with a time of 1:57:49. Jan Harvey, riding her first 50, beat her 2 target with a time of 2:48:43, putting her in pole position in the BAR. Chris Smith III (now racing for Eat Plants Not Pigs) was 1:53:57. Results     Tables
Note from Webmaster - Handicap for this race may be incorrect as Paul Hart's best 50 is faster than the handicap tables have been built for

Saturday 1st June - Saturday Time Trial, 7 miles, Canewdon E36
Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate 20 degree heat than a short Time Trial around Canewdon on the new E36 course. A slightly disappointing turn out of 9 Wheelers amongst the 10 riders on such a nice day (plus 7 assorted marshalls and time keepers). First to complete the course and hence set the (unofficial) course record, was guest rider Dan Marsh who finished second overall. Fastest rider was Russel Whitford, setting the course record in 18:04, John Gretton was fastest on a road bike and Nicola Elliston was fastest lady.   Results and Tables

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