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Reading Cycling Club press report, week ending 19 August 2012


By rod - Posted on 22 August 2012

Reading Cycling Club press report, week ending 19 August 2012

Time-trial PBs in hot weather placing racing and sportive news.

Junior Club Record - Almost
Seventeen year-old Chris Thomsett came tantalisingly close midweek to setting a new junior club record for a 10-mile time trial. Thomsett recorded a rapid 21:55 in the Farnborough & Camberley CC event at Ewshot in Hampshire, failing by a scant few seconds to beat the existing club record of 21:53 set by J Burgess as long ago as 1979. A disappointed Thomsett felt a recent cycle touring holiday may have blunted the flat-out speed he needed to better that time. His time was however a new personal best for 10 miles. In the same event Rod MacFadyen set a four year best time of 22:17. High Wycombe rider Adam Topham was quickest on the night with his 19:31.

North Hampshire RC 25-mile time trial
Huw Dymond, Barry Quick and Rod MacFadyen were Reading's representatives in the North Hants 25-mile event in Hampshire on Saturday afternoon. On what was the hottest day of the year Dymond lopped a minute off his personal best time for the distance. "I think I lost about half a stone in sweat to come over the line in 57:28, very happy with that", said Dymond. "I passed quite a few riders on the second leg into the headwind that I presume were struggling with the heat. It was an ideal day for overcooking it and cramping up!"
MacFadyen too was pleased with his time, his 58:29 being his best 25-mile time for a decade. Quick suffered in the heat and recorded 1.03:29, feeling that he never got going.

N Hants RC 25-mile time trial, selected results (93 finishers):
1 James Gilfillan Contre La Montre S 00:51:04
17 Huw Dymond Reading CC S 00:57:28
27 Roderick MacFadyen Reading CC V50 - 59 00:58:29
66 Barry Quick Reading CC V60 - 69 01:03:29

Photo caption: Huw Dymond set a personal best time for 25 miles in the North Hants RC event at Farnham
Photo credit: R MacFadyen

Circuit Racing at Hillingdon
Jonathan Whybrow reports from Hillingdon circuit:"I rode in my second race of the West Thames series at Hillingdon on August 14th, and what a difference a week makes! With a few more miles in my legs and some smarter tactical racing there was no problem staying with the peloton this week despite a faster race than last week. With three laps to go I managed to manoeuvre myself into a good position about four riders from the front coming into the final lap. I fought to maintain this over the lap, but my sprint was tempered somewhat as I got boxed in. I was able to fight my way back up to 9th place though, and after what has been my strongest showing in a race to date I am confident of a good end to the season."

King of the Pennines sportive
Paul East travelled to Skipton to ride the King of the Pennines sportive in the Yorkshire Dales national park. He said: "It was much cooler up north and there was heavy rain for the latter part of the ride. The course covered 101 miles with 8914ft of ascent. There were plenty of steep hills and some scary descents too. My official time was 6hr 30 minutes. That placed me 7th out of 200 riders which I was very pleased with."

Sunday Clubrun
All groups leave Reading Market Place at 9am on Sundays.

Roderick MacFadyen
Reading Cycling Club