Well we’re only a week into June and Club records are still being broken, this time by both the Ledgers, Karen and Chris. The City RC 10 on the V718 up at North Cave was the place to be on Wednesday night this week. Karen lowered Alex Deck’s month old record of 22.50 down to 20.45 setting a new Club record as well as a North Mids age record at the age of 44. Not to be outdone Chris also set a new Club record with a 19.23 beating Ben Harvey’s four year old record as well as setting a new National and North Mids age record at the age of 55. Congratulations to you both, I’m sure there will be more to come.
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Tumby’s Road Race for 2017 is on….…..provided Steve gets a minimum of 20 marshals and 5 drivers.
Sunday 23rd July is the date for your diaries with a usual start time of 10am from the Ruddle Centre, Doncaster Road, Braithwell, S66 7BB.
This is our/your Club’s promotion so please make every effort to support Steve in running this event on the Club’s. Steve has always been a member of the Rutland and he has organised Tumby’s Road Race since the first edition back in 2002.
Please get in touch with Steve as soon as you can and offer your help for a couple of hours on this Sunday morning (23/7).
Mob: 07843 935180
Event details can be found here…..
A good showing from the Rutland at last weekend’s South Pennine 25 at Etwall. With average conditions (warmish, windy and wet!) Karen Ledger finished in 2nd place, 19 seconds behind Victoria Smith from Aerocoach. Karen continued her good early season form and finished with a course PB of 54:25, a national age record and took a massive 9.42 off the Club’s 30 year old ladies 25 record.
Chris Ledger was 1st vet 55, 11th overall and did a PB with a 51.03. Alex Deck also had a good ride and competed the Rutland line up finishing 6th and 1st vet 45 in 56:56 only a few seconds off her PB.
Its like a game of tennis at the moment between Alex Deck and Karen Ledger with the Club 10 record. Alex knocked another 9 seconds off the current record on Saturday at the BDCA Womens event at Etwall lowering it to 22.50.
Karen actually went faster on Tuesday of this week in the Sheffield Phoenix event at Cuckney with a 22.44 but as that was only a club event it doesn’t count as a Club record.
Recently and more often than not I when post things on here it seems to be sad news and this is no exception. Geoff Hague let me know that another long standing member of the Club Bob Furness passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep at the weekend.
Bob’s funeral will be held at 2:30 on Friday the 12th May at the Chesterfield Crematorium and then at the Bakewell Golf Club for the wake.
Carol has requested family flowers only but donations can be made to ” The Air Ambulance Service”
Another good weekend for the Club as our new members Chris and Karen Ledger and Alex Deck all rode the VTTA National 15 Championships on the V728 up at North Cave, Hull.
A good performance from Karen securing the win with a 33.42 establishing a new ladies Club record and setting a National Age Record and Chris setting a benchmark for other Club riders to aim for with a 32.03.
Alex Deck rode the tandem with Richard Dixon from Team Swift and won the event on actual time with a 31.01 and won it on standard as well with +9.24.
The two new ladies that have joined the Club this year have both got off to a flying start breaking the ladies Club 10 mile record in the first couple of months of the season. First it was Karen Ledger back in March taking the record down to a 23.28 and this weekend Alex Deck has updated that with a 22.59 in the VTTA Notts and East Mids event.
A good day for the Rutland at Saturday’s Bolsover and District 10 on the 010/5 at Cuckney with Chris Ledger being the Club’s fastest rider with a 21.44, Joe Le Sage with a 22.02 and James Bell 22.58.
New Rutler Karen Ledger (pictured below) started the season as she means to go on with a 23.28, knocking 30 seconds off the Club’s eighteen year old ladies 10 mile record. Alex Deck completed the Rutland line up for the event with a 24.39
Bert’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 18th January, 11:45 at the Grenoside Crematorium North Chapel and then afterwards at the Cow & Calf at Grenoside where all are welcome.