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HARTLEPOOL CYCLING CLUB ROUND-UP 19/6/17

posted 22 Jun 2017, 09:16 by Liz Garstang

Two weeks ago, two of our members were hurt after being hit by a tractor in the Scorton area. Both were taken to hospital Martin Bourner was discharged the same day in a lot of pain but with nothing broken. He has, however, since been back to hospital suffering from blood clots on his kidneys. Ted Scurr suffered a shattered left arm and concussion. A steel rod and ball joint were inserted to repair his arm. He was kept in hospital for 8 days and is now having physio. He’s back on the turbo trainer and aiming to be fit for his month in Majorca from mid-September.

Get well soon lads!

 

Our club 10 mile time trial championship was help on 3rd June on the T104 course. Our 1, 2, 3 was Gary Hunt, Paul Fountain and Mark Tinkler. Gary’s time of 22-22 gave him 8th place overall. Paul Fountain won the handicap.

Our 25 mile championship was supposed to be held on the 10th but was cancelled due to heavy rain. It has now been re-scheduled for 9th September.

 

On Sunday 4th June, Richard Booth finished 2nd in his age category in the 4th race of the Percy Stallard Series near Stratford upon Avon. He maintains a 4 point lead overall in the series to date. Richard had won his category and placed 6th overall in the Darley Moor criterium the day before, an effort that might have cost him 1st place in the Stallard race.

The following weekend Richard won the sprint to take 1st in his age category in the Clifton Road Race at Sheriff Hutton.

 

On Sunday 18th Paul Fountain rode a great TT to take 3rd place in the Cleveland Wheelers SPOCO 25. Temperatures in the high-20s made Paul’s time of 57-35 even more remarkable. Mind you, he did look like he might combust at any second when he took his helmet off! Paul is 2nd overall and 1st in his age category in the Teesside SPOCO league.

Paul Thirling finished 6th in this race. Paul Garstang’s spatial awareness deserted him and he got lost. Phil Wright was unable to start but retains 4th position overall in the league and 2nd in his age category.

 

The Thursday night Sedgefield league is currently being led by Andrew Wilson on points for actual time, with Gary Hunt and Neil Stuart vying for the lead on VTTA standard.

 

This coming weekend we have Phil Wright, Richie Grant and Gary Hunt competing in the RTTC National 50 out of Crathorne. Good luck to them!

 

Away from racing, Andrew Wilson and Phil Wright took part in the Tour of Cambridge UCI Gran Fondo. This was a qualifier for the World Gran Fondo Championships. In a hectic event with some nasty crashes, both of our riders completed the 80 miles in less than 4 hours.

 

The Wednesday night club runs from the Tall Ships, led by Terry Muers and Kevin Peart, are proving popular and will continue for as long as daylight allows. Check Strava each week for details.

 

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