Thanks to everyone for coming! Results and report are here: http://thelowthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Rutland-CC-Hill-Climb-results-2014-1.pdf
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Thanks very much to all of those that helped put the event on – marshals, timekeepers, caterers, supporters and riders. Apart from a couple of slight hitches with the results the day was a great success. It was particularly great having lots of people cheering on at the final corner – it gave the event a very nice atmosphere.
Thanks to Alex at La Bicicleta who kindly provided a selection of spot prizes: http://www.labicicleta.co.uk/.
Matt Thompson from Elite Performance Sports Massage (www.epsportsmassage.co.uk)
Link to the start sheet:-
Rutland CC Hill Climb start sheet
Check out the Rutland facebook page for various photos and here are a few from the Club’s very own Martin Levers http://www.peak-light.com/. who was unfortunately called away and was only there for the first half of the race:-
Sunday saw the Yorkshire Divisional Road Race Championships held on the gruelling Sheriff Hutton circuit near Malton, which included the fearsome Bulmer Bank 1-in-6 climb on each of the seven 11 mile laps.
Jamie Burgan (riding for Langsett Cycles RT) rode a great race to finish in 8th place. Rutler Nick Latimer took to the start line in an elite race for the first time, with the sole aim of hanging on as long as possible. As it happened, that was all 77 miles and an 18th place finish (see photo (courtesy of britishcycling.org.uk) for evidence of Nick’s race tactics). Danny Lowthorpe (riding for Langsett Cycles) came home in 22nd place.
Pete Williams (Node4-Giordana) took the win in what was an attritional race, with only 26 of the 50 starters making it to the finish.
Saturday saw the latest round of the JE James Time Trial League, the Sheffrec 10 mile time trial held at Hatfield Woodhouse. Rutland were well represented with club secretary Danny Lowthorpe (riding in the colours of Langsett Cycles RT) taking a great win in a very fast 21:08.
Teacake regular Rob Townsend (also riding for Langsett Cycles) finished 3rd in 21:39 on his sparkly new Shiv. Nick Latimer was 8th in 22:38, Ray Mason was 35th (25:23) and Barry Ferguson was 47th (27:38). Teacakers Rich Teare (Langsett Cycles) and Tom Webb (TNT) were 10th and 36th respectively. Good points for Rutland!
The photo is supposed to show the new skinsuit in action, but the new kit is so fast it’s impossible to get an unblurred photo of it!
On a wet and windy day Darren Otter was the first Rutland rider home, placing 10th in 57:12. He was closely followed by Nick Latimer, 11th in 58:08 with Ray Mason in 32nd in 1:05:31.
Rutlander at heart Danny Lowthorpe had a great ride, finishing 5th in 54:32 in the colours of Langsett Cycles RT. International triathlete Philip Graves was fastest on the day, with 53:05.
Saturday 3rd March saw the start of the local time trialling season with Sheffrec’s 25 mile 2up TTT at Hatfield Woodhouse. Rutland won this event in 2010 and 2011 and last year’s champs Nick Latimer and Danny Lowthorpe were back for more this year. This year saw a record entry of 44 teams and it looked like very tough competition was going to come from two Sportscover teams, with multi-time national road race champion John Tanner teaming up with Colin Humphrey, and Adam Duggleby partnered by Ashley Brown.
Riders had dry conditions and quite warm temperatures, but the wind was strong with tough side wind and head wind sections. Tanner and Humphrey didn’t disappoint, taking the win with an excellent 52:21, with Duggleby and Brown in second with 52:44. Rutland’s Latimer and Lowthorpe (with Lowthorpe riding in the colours of Langsett Cycles RT this year) raised their game compared to 2010, riding one minute faster with a 56:02, but it was only good enough for 4th. Nick reasoned that this was acceptable given severe sleep and (more importantly) riding deprivation in the past 5 weeks due to the arrival of Baby Emma Latimer. It’s safe to say Danny spent a bit more time on the front!
Rutland member Rob Townsend and tea-cake regular Rich Teare put in a great ride to take 3rd place in 55:42, proving that the tea cake is the ride to be on to get fit for these early season races!
Sheffield Tri Club and Stocksbridge CC as well as the University all had a few teams in this event which is a really nice way to start the season – let get a few more Rutland teams in next year!
Full results are here: http://www.velouk.net/2012/03/03/results-sheffrec-2-up-25-mile-time-trial/