I've set out the provisional TT calendar for 2019, you can find under 'Races and Training' tab. Last season was pretty low participation and marshals were hard to find, there's quite a few changes for the coming season to try to encourage more riders and to ease the burden for helpers:
- all events are either 5 miles or 10 miles
- a majority of the 10mile events will run on a new out-and-back course from Salcey Forest to Wootton
- for May to Aug, the first week of the month will be a shared event with Wootton Tri club
- there's also 3 weeks where we share the running with 45 Road Club on their Salcey-Quinton course
- a couple of the 10mile events will have an option to ride as 5mile
- as encouragement for less committed testers there's a non-aero event, road bikes only and no pointy hats ...
There's a couple of approval stages before the calendar is fixed, but hopefully there won't be any changes.
I've put a date in the calendar for Tuesday 18th as a meeting to discuss date setting for Time Trials next year. Feel free to suggest alternatives if that day doesn't suit.
The Callaghan Cup is awarded on a points basis to the most improved time-triallist over the season. A rider gains one point for every second they improve at the distances of 5,10,15,25,30 and 50 miles.
Closing date for the Competition is October 31st.
The National closed-circuit championship, held at Thruxton motor racing circuit on Sunday 21st October, consists of five laps of the track with a total distance of 11.6 miles.
Congratulations to Murray for winning his age group with a time of 31 minutes 26 seconds, followed by Dave Driver in 2nd with a time of 31 minutes 39 seconds, and John Froud in 3rd with a time of 31 minutes 53 seconds. The fastest rider of the day, out of the 300 strong field, went to Marcin Bialoblocki, a senior with a time of 22 minutes and 3 seconds.
Another successful result for Murray who rode the LEO 30 mile time trial on Saturday 22 September and took the win in his age category with a time of 1 hour 13 minutes 6 seconds.