Harrogate Nova’s Duncan Mullier was crowned five times league champion at event 10 of the Beech House Dental Practice Time Trial League. Last year Mullier lost out in a close battle with club mate Pete Watson, this year Mullier was four close wins out of five up on Watson before the latter had to leave the competition due to work commitments. SInce then Mullier has had a 100% win record and recorded his ninth win in the best of nine series on the fifteen mile out and back between Boroughbridge and Walshford with a time of 32:36, just three seconds shy of the league record. The 49 year old also won the most improved rider on the night, with a 50 second improvement over last year. Roger Bromiley scored his second runner up spot of the season a further 2:23 back. The women’s title is still up for grabs. Reigning champion Corinne Mitchell won on the night, to take her third win of the season with 37:51 and leads the series by virtue of having completed more events than the absent on the night Ele Haresign, who has four wins. The men’s road bike title is having its closest battle yet. Early championship leader, Rob Senior, has recently returned to form and narrowly beat former champion Edwin Stokes to take third place overall and first in the road category with 35:49, 13 seconds ahead of Stokes. Stokes leads the championship having completed one more event than Senior, but Senior is now two wins ahead of Stokes and it will come down to who wins the most in the end. The women’s road title is just waiting for championship leader, MoonGlu’s Sally Houghton, to complete her next event. She won with 42:14, 1:14 ahead of Nova’s Sharon Leaming, a new women’s road record. The next event is a 16 mile two lapper around Aldborough. At the weekend Nova’s Duncan Mullier and Richard Benson competed in the Stockton Wheelers 25 mile Open TT. Mullier finished second behind pro Ironman Philip Graves with 51:48 and Benson in 6th and a new personal best with 53:43.
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