Another hot evening greeted the competitors of event 6 of the Beech House Dental Practice Time Trial League. The parcours was an 18 mile, rolling two laps of Langthorpe-Kirby Hill-Bridge Hewick-Skelton and back. Harrogate Nova’s Corinne Mitchell broke the women’s veteran course record to win the women’s event in 46:05, 1:35 ahead of second place Alison Sarmiento, who in turn was 4:52 ahead of Lucy Scott. The men’s event was 6 wins out of 6 for Nova’s Duncan Mullier in 40:29, 37 seconds ahead of Stu Wood in second who was a further 1:04 ahead of Dave Morris. In the road bike category Edwin Stokes maintained his 100% win to events ratio by taking the win in 43:24, 1:48 ahead of Andy Baker. Phil Mason’s 46:32 represented a 236 second improvement on his best time on this course over the last three seasons and so he won the most improved rider competition ahead of Dave Mann with a 65 second improvement and Corinne Mitchell had her second podium of the night with her time being a 48 second improvement for third.
Joe Turnbull, 11 a regular on the new Nova Youth Rides rode his first official open 10 mile TT recently at the Croft Motor Racing Circuit near Darlington. Being a closed circuit this official CTT event was open to all ages and categories to give it a try. Accompanied with his good friend Alex Beldon they both coped with the technical course brilliantly beating the magic 20mph / 30.00 minute mark by some margin. Joe finished with a 29.15 and Alex a fantastic 28.30. Both had raided their Father’s best kit including disc wheels to make the best of the good conditions finishing a brilliant 2nd and 3rd in the under 16 schoolboy section.
Promoted by Stockton Whs these are great events for the youngsters to try time trialling in a safe environment. There are two more scheduled to take place on 19th July and 15th August, details on CTT Website. They have vowed to return and Joe is now saving for some tri bars!
Next week’s event is the Hilly 19 circuit of Ripley-SummerBridge-Killinghall-Ripley.