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New Handicap Competition Latest News - (mid April 2014 report)
In the April Monthly Handicap competition, Matthew Charlton is currently leading by virtue of having completed 3 races. But with 2 races still to go, his position is likely to be challenged by a few others who have not yet completed their 3 qualifying races. Dave Triska, as well as doing some very fast times, has shown a good improvement rating, while Helen Wiles (F) has shown a big improvement in her second race. Below that, Simon Hunt, Kelly Miller and Nigel Rigby have shown good early season improvement. Vernon Schutte has shown a big improvement over his first race in the Winter. Giles Short had a good first race, but a disappointing second race.
In the April Monthly Full Points competition, Matthew Charlton has an unassailable lead, by winning all his 3 races. Several are in contention for minor places.
Summer-Season news reports will be added in May.
You can link to the page about the competition here.
2014 04 12 - Saturday Club Time Trials
|Apr 12||CC175||10 m|
|1||6||0h22'31"||Mr M Charlton||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|2||4||0h26'01"||+0h00'35"||Mr N Rigby||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|3||3||0h26'45"||-0h00'09"||Mr L Wood||Alton CC|
|4||7||0h27'29"||Mr S Markie||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|5||5||0h28'27"||-0h01'01"||Mr C Baghust||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|6||1||0h30'04"||-0h02'55"||Mr V Schutte||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|7||2||0h31'02"||-0h04'44"||Mr M Welch||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
Not so many out this month, but it did give me extra time to get the signs out for the afternoon 25.
Pictures from the Open 25 TT
Thanks to Bob Fudge for providing a link to his pictures from last Saturday's Open 25 event.
Thanks for Open 25 From Morag
We received the following email from Morag:
"Today was my first ever open 25 mile TT. I'm more of a triathlete & I can't tell you how much I appreciated the help of FCCC helpers & marshalls. I found today very different to club TTs, lonely almost, as I never saw another FCCC member competing (although I know there were some). I felt a little bereft of camaraderie I think and I guess that's the nature of the event. Very different to a mass start of a triathlon.
So it was fabulous to see some friendly FCCC faces at the hall, on the start line & at the roundabouts, that I knew. So lovely to have the club marshalls support which definitely gave me a lift especially the second time around at Holybourne when I was suffering. Thanks to Ron* for the massive shout out as I passed by on my way to the finish.
Another bonus was finding the times already on the board at the hall by the time I got back - thanks time keepers. Thanks to Don's wife, Margaret, for sterling catering & to Don for great organisation. Sometimes the marshalls are the unsung heroes of an event & I wanted to express how important I felt you all were for me today. Thank you!"
* Actually, Bob as he, John and Chris B were marshalling there
Club Night - 18th April
The calender has a club night marked for 18th April. As this is Good Friday, it will not now take place. As it was just a "social evening", if somebody wants to nominate a pub in the forum, some kind of event could take place.
2014 04 10 - Thursday Club Time Trials
A good turn out again and good conditions on Thursday evening.
New Club TT Competition Test
Thanks to Dave Lambert and others for developing a new competition system for the club TTs. The system is currently in "Beta testing" and can be accessed from here.
If all goes well and the system works, and develops well, from next year we'll develop it further with an aim to integrate it into the club site. Comments in the forum, please!
Ron & Martin's retirement Fund
Ron has sent me this message. The announcement was due to have been made the day before his Wednesday ride last week (note the date), but was overlooked.
"It has come to our attention that some club members have been paying a fortune to ride organised events (ie Evans) on roads that we use on club runs. Consequently, we have decided that from 1st May, a £10 charge will be made to each individual attending the 10 o'clock rides. This fee will include refreshments at a designated cafe, a banana at the start and a help with mending punctures. Route maps will not be provided since it has been found that in the past, numerous members haven't had a clue where they've been going anyway.
Your comments (not rude please) will be welcome. "
Open 25-mile Time Trial on April 12th
Helpers are still required at this event, our second open TT of the year. (no more F&CCC TT open events until the Christmas 10, although there is a road race on 11th May)
Assistance is needed for signing the course, starting riders, marshalling, recording riders, relaying results, traffic counting, &c.
The course is H25/8 and the event starts at 14:00. There are three roundabouts on this course, hence the need for a significant number of marshalls.
You could, of course, be really adventurous by competing in the club 10-mile TT in the morning, ride over to Bentley and help in the afternoon.