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Frome Open 10 TT

posted 31 May 2010, 10:22 by John Phillips
A large contingent of 8 Wheelers were among 44 riders who braved attrocious conditions on Saturday afternoon in the second of this years Frome Open 10 mile time trial events.  A strong south westerley wind made the return half of the course a real grind, and then with many Wheelers out on the course the heavens opened making for very wet roads, loads of spray and soggy feet.  Fastest Wheeler and a great 11th overall was Simon Rouse (24:21) making good use of his new Aero helmet.  James Chant recorded a good 24:42 (15th) followed by Grahame Reed in 25:35 (20th), Don Tanner in 26:09 (22nd), Alan Smith in 26:33 (26th and a whopping 5:27 below his Standard time), John Phillips in 28:38 (36th), Carole Millar making a great return to Open events in 29:17 (39th) and Maria Phillips with her second new 10 mile 'PB' in a week of 31:58 (42nd), just under 4 minutes quicker than the last outing on this course and earning a mention on the timetrialling forum no less - thanks are due to Charles Rees for his recent coaching ! 

Fastest overall was Rob Pears (Bath CC) in 21:37 with second going to Michael Loader (Yeovil CC 22:20) and Dave Kiddell (Cavalier CC) settling for third this time in 22:29.  First Lady was Lowenna Smith (Walcot VC) in 27:27 and the fastest Vet on Standard was Tom Ryan (Bath CC) beating his target by 8 minutes.