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Frome Wheelers Open '10'

posted 8 Mar 2009, 15:24 by Mike Smith

Fairly spring-like conditions were the order of the day for the eight Wheelers taking part in the recent Frome & District Wheelers 10 mile Open TT on the revised U369 course between Maiden Bradley and the Frome-by-Pass. This year, the start and finish points have been switched, thus negating that horrible slightly uphill bit through the trees to the chequerboard. This has made for a quicker course as evidenced by the times set, although there was still a strong crosswindv to contend with, so it wasn't all 'plain sailing' to say the least!  The Solo competition saw a high-quality, bigger than usual entry, with our Simon Barfoot doing well to clock a time of 23.55 for 13th position.  Other placings times were; 33rd Don Tanner - 26.22, 37th Grahame Reed - 26.39, 48th John Phillips - 28.57, 49th Chris Mullett - 29.04, 51st Sarah Roberts - 31.58, 55th Maria Phillips - 35.33.  Spare a thought for poor Sarah Wheeler, who had a painful crash en-route to the start and scrated her nice new bike and sustained a few minor injuries - get better soon Sarah - it's early days yet!!!