|10||Mark Edmonds||23.42||Club 10||10/08/2004|
|25||Allan Leighton||58.16||Shaftesbury MM 25||26/06/2004|
|50||Mark Edmonds||2.07.36||Eagle RC 50||19/09/2004|
|100||Mark Edmonds||4.19.35||CC Breckland 100||13/06/2004|
|10||Julia Freeman||24.20||Club 10||27/07/2004|
|25||Julia Freeman||1.1.37||Maldon 25||25/07/2004|
|Vets 25 on Age Standard|
|Julia Freeman||+8.27||Maldon 25||25/07/2004|
Points allocation: 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 for 1st - 10th places.
In the event of a tie, each rider will be awarded that position's points.
|Winner :||Chris Burley|
|First Lady :||Julia Freeman|
Top 11 placings (out of 15) to count.
Points allocation: 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 for 1st - 10th places
In the event of a tie, each rider will be awarded that position's points.
|Men's Winner :||Paul Martin|
|Ladies' Winner :||Julia Freeman|
Mark Edmonds and Jim Miller rode the ECCA 10 on the E2 course and in the windy conditions, Mark was the fastest Easterley member in 23.49 with Jim recording 28.11. Jim's ride means that he also qualifies for the Club Championship.
The winner was Steve Hunt with a 20.30.
Mark Edmonds was the fastest Easterley rider in the last 32nd Association and Club Event of the year with 1.1.07 which was good enough for 4th overall behind winner Keith Andrewartha (Shaftesbury CC) who did a 55.11. This ride also means that he has now qualified for the Club Championship. Chris Burley was second with a 1.8.59 which means that he wins the Club Events Points Championship with 80 points. Jim Miller was the third counting member of the Easterley team with a 1.14.04.
Mark Edmonds improved his 50 time with a 2.07.36 to come first on handicap. It also means that he squeezes past Allan Leighton's time by 5 seconds for the year's fastest 50.
Julia Freeman rode the Bishops Stortford 10 and in the windy conditions recorded a time of 25.07 for 1st Lady. Fastest was Ken Platts in 22.29.
Julia Freeman was 6th overall and 1st Lady in the Len Waters 25 organized by the 32nd Association with a 1.5.53 in the breezy conditions. Chris Burley was hampered with a crank that decided to come loose and ended up with a 1.16.47, and Stuart was the 3rd counting team member with a 1.18.18. This was not good enough to beat the Shaftesbury team who had the top three places overall. The winner and the only rider to get inside the hour was Paul Smith with 59.54.
Chris stays top of the Club Events Points Championship with 65 points - 13 points ahead of Julia whilst Stuart moves up to 4th overall.
Julia Freeman managed to squeeze in a quick 25 before going off to help marshal the club's open road race (see above). Her time of 1.3.02 was good enough for 10th overall and 1st Lady. The winner was Keith Andrewartha (Shaftesbury CC) with a time of 55.55
The conditions were warm with a light breeze making things deceptively hard back from the turn at Sawston. Andy Ballentyne was the quickest of the three Easterley members choosing a 92.6" fixed for the conditions and finished with a time of 1.1.32 for eventual 4th place overall. This is also his best time within the last 3 years and gave him a prize for the second biggest improvement. Paul Martin finished with a time of 1.3.56 whilst Allan Leighton who started 3 minutes in front of Andy recorded 1.5.00.
There were only two riders inside the hour with the winner being Paul Bellamy (Sydenham Wheelers) with 58.58 and Paul Williams (Team Larkfield Cycles) second in 59.36
With Mark Edmonds winning in a personal best (for the course) and Andy Ballentyne only coming equal second, this means that at the end of a hard fought Twilight Trophy, the Mens winner is Paul Martin with 172 points with Andy second and Chris Burley third. The Ladies winner is Julia Freeman with 163 points with Linda Speidel second.
|Trevor Walters(Chelmer CC)||13.56||28.39|
Julia Freeman just missed breaking the Vets 40-50 record outright on the sporting E91 course although she had the consolation of being 1st Woman and 1st Handicap in the event and 7th overall. Knowing she was close to the record, she sprinted for the line in what she thought was a 24-18. The timekeeper however registered 24.21!
The winner was David Lane (Blue Sky Cycles) in 22.28.
With a number of riders away on holiday, Paul Martin took maximum advantage and scored the full 20 points to go back to the top of the Twilight Trophy. This means that Andy Ballentyne must win the final event to win the series overall.
|Sara Carroll (Kingston Phoenix)||16.51||43.01|
Allan Leighton improved his 50 mile time and the years fastest to 2.07.41 in the Shaftesbury 50 on the E2. The winner was 9 times BBAR Ian Cammish with 1.48.22.Full Result.
Well the Twilight Trophy is coming down to a nail biting finish with just 2 weeks to go. On a warm still evening, Mark Edmonds was the quickest with 23.46 (and the year's fastest) however as he has missed a number of events he has no chance of the overall.
Andy Ballentyne was back on his track bike this week and although on a slightly lower gear, did his fastest ride of the series so far for 2nd place. This however moves him to the top of the table above Paul Martin who was fourth (24.44) on the night behind Julia Freeman who equalled her Mum's Vets 40-50 record with 24.20. Chris Burley's 5th place was his worst result position wise although his time was still a respectable 25.51.
|Brian Bent||16.01||DNF (Punc)|
Julia Freeman recorded a 1.1.37 in the Maldon 25 to break Molly Swann's Ladies 40-50 record from 1976 by 14 seconds. In the process she was also 8th overall and 1st in her group. The winner was Glenn Taylor (APi) in 56.45
Everone seemed to improve except Andy Ballentyne who after a run of good results dropped down to 5th - 1 1/4 minutes back on the previous week. This he put down to being tired from the weekend's exertions (i.e. too much beer on Sunday celebrating his 40th birthday!) and also switching to his TT bike from his favoured track bike after the rain earlier in the evening. Mark Edmonds appears to have recovered from his Ironman efforts and went inside 24 minutes for the win which is also the year's fastest in the club so far.
There are now 4 riders within 8 points of each other in the Twilight Trophy with Paul still leading. With 12 events out of the 15 now gone, riders will start to drop their worst results. Each of the leading four riders have all missed two events so these are the events they will drop first.
|Linda Speidel||DNF (Punc)|
Andy was again the winner, and with Paul in fourth place, moves to just one point behind him in the Twilight Trophy.
|Lee Wingate (Glendene CC)||11.48||23.55|
Allan Leighton rode the Leo 30 on the E2 course in a time of 1.14.37. The winner was Michael Hutchinson with the years fastest time of 1.1.32.
The annual Inter Club 10 resulted in a victory for the Easterley with consistent times for all counting members of the team. Steve Freeman (Chelmer) counting as their first vet was the fastest with a rapid 23.10 followed by Nick Green (Chelmer) who just scraped inside 24 mins. Following them however were the four counting Easterley members all with 24's. Fastest was Andy Ballentyne followed by Julia Freeman, Chris Burley and then veteran Paul Martin.
For the Twilight Trophy, the 20 points Andy receives for being the first Easterley member moves him up to second place overall behind Paul with Julia third and Chris fourth.
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|Cathy Reed & Peter Lawrence||Chelmer||29:26||Tandem|
|Team (2 Seniors, 1 Woman, 1 Vet) :-|
Julia Freeman was again fastest lady with a time of 24-56 in the windy conditions. She opted use a deep section front wheel but regretted the descision as she was unable to use her tri bars due to the buffetting from the cross winds. The winner was Alan Newark with a 23.31
Andy Ballentyne scored his first win for many years with 24.22 - 25 seconds ahead of Julia Freeman who was 1 second quicker than Paul Martin. Chris Burley was a further 10 seconds back whilst Richard slowed to an uncustomary 29.12 due to back trouble. Brian improved nearly a minute to record 33.07.
Mark Edmonds is resting up ahead of next week's Ironman triathlon in Austria for which we wish him good luck.
Trevor Walters from the Chelmer CC came to a 'recce' on the course for next week's Interclub event.
This means that Paul stays in the lead in the Twilight Trophy but there are only 4 points separating the next 3 riders - Chris, Julia and Andy.
|Trevor Walters (Chelmer CC)||13.57||28.22|
Julia Freeman was fastest lady and 8th or 9th overall with a time of 1.3.11. Veteran Ken Platts was the winner and the only one inside the hour with 57.15.
Allan Leighton did the year's fastest 25 so far with a 58.16 in the Shaftesbury Middlemarkers 25.
Paul Martin gained his revenge after last week's uncustomary 5th position to go back to the top of the Twilight Trophy and was the only rider inside 25 minutes on a cold and wet evening. Mark Edmonds punctured at the start of the second lap and did not finish although he was ahead of Ian but 10 seconds down on Paul after the first lap.
Mark Edmonds scored another win in the year's fastest 10 so far with 24.07 despite riding a '100' at the weekend. He was only 2 seconds up on Andy Ballentyne after the first lap but pulled out another 28 seconds on the second lap. Andy's time on fixed was his fastest for several years and moved him up to 3rd in the Twilight Trophy ahead of Julia Freeman who was on holiday. Ian Morgan made his series debut two seconds ahead of series leader Chris Burley who in turn was 4 seconds quicker than Paul Martin.
This is shaping up into a fascinating 10 series with the lead changing often and it will be interesting to see the position when the riders start dropping their worst results with only 12 out of the 15 events to count.
Triathletes Mark Edmonds and Jim Miller rode the Breckland 100 in preparation for the Ironman that is coming up shortly. Mark was 9th overall and first Novice (much to his amusement after 18 years in the saddle!) with a time of 4.19.35 whilst Jim recorded 5.25.02. Mark's time puts him in a strong position for the Century Trophy and Club Championship.
The winner was Rowan Horner (VC St.Raphael) in 3.49.14.
Another competitive event with Paul Martin getting the upper hand on Mark Edmonds and Andy Ballentyne (riding fixed), all of whom were inside 25 minutes. Chris Burley dropped to 4th place but has reclaimed the lead in the Twilight Trophy from Julia Freeman who didn't ride due to a suspected broken toe, with Paul moving into second position just 3 points behind. Linda narrowly missed getting inside 'evens' whilst Paul's 10 year old son Jim did a '35' before going on and doing a one mile run as triathlon training.
|Andy Page (API)||23.09|
|Jim Lewis (Lea Valley Youth)||35.59|
Road works caused a last minute change of course with the result that the '50' ended up being nearer 53 miles! This cost Julia Freeman and another Vets 40-50 record which is currently held by mother Wendy in 2.12.49. Her time of 2.13.05 however was good enough for 9th place overall and first in her group. The Winner was Glenn Taylor with a 2.02.17
Allan Leighton rode his first event for nearly 2 years to record the fastest 50 of the year so far, beating Mark Edmonds and Jim Miller in the process. Both Mark and Jim however went off course and ended up going to the Duxford roundabout which by Mark's reckoning cost him about 12 minutes.
Mark Edmonds rode his first evening 10 of the year and came home the winner in a time of 25.19, 23 seconds ahead of Julia Freeman with Brian puncturing in the wet but warm conditions.
With Chris Burley and Linda away in Germany, Andy Ballentyne not riding due to a cold, Paul Martin working late and Richard stocking up on his booze in France, Julia moves to the top of the table in the Twilight Trophies. Judging by Mark's time however, it looks as though there are going to be many more close results before the end of series.
Julia Freeman was fastest lady in time a time of 55.38 although this was 15 seconds behind her own course record. Winner was Glen Taylor (APi) in 50.42
Paul Martin meanwhile was 7th in the LVRC road race at Eastway.
Another close result this week with four riders within 23 seconds of each other. Paul Martin was the fastest whilst Chris Burley turned the table on Julia Freeman, both of whom went back from last week. Andy Ballentyne meanwhile went quicker.
Dave made his racing come back after breaking his collar bone.
Both Julia Freeman and Chris Burley improved this week but Julia was 10 seconds quicker than Chris to take the win. Andy, despite being 3 seconds quicker on the first lap ended up with a time 20 seconds slower whilst Richard without having to contend with a horse improved to 27.14. Paul Martin punctured riding to the start and having forgotten his spare tub meant that he couldn't ride. Linda decided not to ride after last weeks below par performance after donating blood. Brian made his racing debut and ending with a 34.36 after having chain troubles.
Back on bike (although not racing) was Dave Spencer after breaking his collar bone in the Essex Roads Road Race.
This was a much closer affair than the previous event with 4 riders within 10 seconds of each other. Chris Burley went back 9 seconds to record 25.17, the same time as Julia Freeman who didn't ride the first event due to illness. Paul Martin dropped down to 3rd place while Andy Ballentyne improved 45 seconds.
Julia Freeman was fastest Lady in the first event of the Festival, the 10 mile time trial around the Eastway Cycle Circuit. She covered the 10 laps of the undulating course in 26.48. Winner of the event was Guy Andrews (London Dynamo) in 23.27
Julia Freeman was again fastest lady and her time of 1.2.05 on the sporting E91 course just missed Molly Swann's Vets 40-50 year 25 mile record of 1.1.51 that was set in 1976.
Chris Burley was 16th in a time of 24.35 in the cold and very wet conditions on the Monday morning. Linda Speidel narrowly missed 'evens' with a time of 30-19 and both were pleased with their rides in view of the conditions.
Warm sunny conditions with a gentle breeze on the sporting E1 course helped Julia Freeman to a new club Womens Vets 40-50 record in 1.16.07 to beat mother Wendy's 1982 record of 1.17.55. Second placed Chris Burley consolidated his lead in the Club Events Points Championship. with Julia moving into second place and Richard staying in third.
The overall winner of the event was Keith Andrewartha (Shaftesbury CC) in 1.08.24
Heavy overnight rain cleared to leave a bright breezy morning with a definite chill in the air. In a close result, S.Emmerson (Epsom CC) edged out Dave Kendall (Finsbury Park) by 14 seconds to run out the winner in a time of 1.1.17. Third place was G Andrews (London Dynamo) a further 6 seconds back. The Chelmer trio of comeback man Ian Browning, Steve Freeman and Anthony Stapleton in 7th 8th and 9th Places claimed the team prize and as they did the Ladies Prize of the Maud Harrison Trophy with Ann Shuttleworth.
|1||31||S. Emmerson||Epsom CC||m||1:1:17|
|2||30||D. Kendall||Finsbury Park CC||m||1:1:31|
|3||11||G. Andrews||London Dynamo||m||1:1:37|
|4||6||B. Robinson||Shaftesbury CC||v||1:2:31|
|5||5||S. Smythe||PCA Ciclos Uno||m||1:2:37|
|6||20||R. O’Rourke||PCA Ciclos Uno||m||1:2:42|
|7||43||I. R. Browning||Chelmer CC||m||1:3:27|
|8||21||S. Freeman||Chelmer CC||v||1:3:42|
|9||45||A. D. Stapleton||Chelmer CC||m||1:3:57|
|10||36||J. Gabriel||Hinckley CRC||v||1:4:50|
|11||26||R. Wright||Shaftesbury CC||m||1:5:02|
|12||35||P. Woskolovich||Blue Sky Cycles||v||1:5:08|
|13||22||D. Bradnam||Team JD Cycles||m||1:5:15|
|14||39||N. Hornett||API Resprays||m||1:5:51|
|15||41||D. Nock||API Resprays||v||1:6:39|
|16||4||R. Tubbs||London Dynamo||m||1:7:00|
|17||25||W. Broadfield||PCA Ciclos Uno||v||1:7:22|
|18||10||E. Hendon||PCA Ciclos Uno||m||1:7:25|
|19||42||D. Trangmar||Lea Valley CC||v||1:8:00|
|20||13||D. Moy||East London Triathletes||v||1:8:27|
|21||29||C. Burley||Easterley RC||m||1:8:43|
|22||2||C. Regan||Chelmer CC||v||1:11:14|
|23||32||G. Painter||Chelmer CC||m||1:12:00|
|24||40||C. Wilgress||Team JD Cycles||m||1:12:13|
|25||33||T. Eckers||Welwyn Wheelers CC||j||1:12:25|
|26||24||H. Vivian||Finsbury Park CC||m||1:13:09|
|27||17||K. Orrin||Chelmer CC||v||1:13:13|
|28||12||G. Barton||Chelmer CC||v||1:13:23|
|29||27||B. Page||Hertfordshire Wheelers CC||v||1:14:40|
|30||14||A. Shuttleworth||Chelmer CC||W||1:16:40|
|31||3||G. Webb||Metropolitan Police CC||m||1:17:22|
|32||34||J. Howes||CC Islington||Wv||1:17:50|
|33||38||K. L. Darragh||Benfleet Physio Tri||m||1:18:51|
|34||28||G. Howe||API Resprays||v||1:18:57|
|35||8||D. Miesner||Shaftesbury CC||v||1:19:04|
|36||44||R. Johnson||Brighton Mitre CC||v||1:21:29|
|37||18||J. Degiorgio||API Resprays||Wv||1:22:23|
|38||19||M. Richardson||Icknield RC||v||1:30:10|
|16||D. Friend||Bishops Stortford CC||v||DNF|
|37||N. Green||Chelmer CC||m||DNF|
|1||D. Spencer||Easterley RC||m||DNS|
|7||K. Miller||PCA Ciclos Uno||v||DNS|
|9||D. Knott||FVS Tri||W||DNS|
|15||R. Mellor||Redbridge CC||m||DNS|
|23||H. Jones||East London Triathletes||m||DNS|
Former National 10 mile Champion Julia Freeman competed in the first event of this years series and came home as 5th placed Lady and 2nd Veteran with a time of 1-5-35 behind winner Julia Shaw in 1-3-39.
Reigning 50 mile champion Micheal Hutchinson was 4 minutes clear in the Men's event with a '51.
A very strong wind put paid to any hopes of fast times in the first 32nd Association 25 of the year. The winner was Keith Andrewartha (Shaftesbury CC) who had been hoping for a '55 but had to settle for 1.1.45.
Three Easterley members braved the conditions to record some very old fashioned times with Chris Burley being the fastest to take an early lead in the Club Events Points Championship.
Meanwhile Andy Ballentyne was riding the Ed Taylor Memorial Road Race at Great Thurlow but didn't manage to finish. Dave Spencer had entered the Jock Wadley Road Race at Birch but didn't start due to a heavy cold.
Triathlete Mark Edmonds in training for the London Marathon came 10th in the Brentwood Half Marathon in a very respectable 1-17-24, just 3 minutes down on the winner.
A very cold morning saw a hardy group of members stretching their legs for the first club event of the year - two laps of the tough Toot Hill circuit that includes the climbs (dare I say mountains? - well it felt like it anyway!) of Toot Hill and Theydon Mount. Anyway the Toot Hill Mountain Rescue Unit was not required as the snow that forced the cancellation of the North Road Hardriders event in nearby Hertfordshire held off although oxygen would have been appreciated at the top of each climb, not because of the altitude but the cold air deep inside the riders lungs. Dave Spencer showed the effect of losing nearly 3 stone to get back to his old racing weight and powered round the course in 57.33, 8 seconds ahead of Chris.