Last week Charlie got very close to Dan Bigham’s 20km record, so it was perhaps no surprise, that on a relatively still evening, he smashed the club’s 10 mile record on his first visit to the K4/10C course. He beat the 2017 record of 20.47, held by Billy Leason, by 1m.13s, setting an impressive sub 20 minute time of 19.34.
The overcast and rain threatened evening produced on this occasion, a slightly reduced entry of 22 riders. However, the overall field was very strong in quality, with everyone finishing below the 30 minute barrier. The 10 mile, undulating course, starts and finishes near Swerford and runs out along the A461 to Chipping Norton and back.
Behind the winner the times were very close, with just 21 seconds covering Simon Smith in second, first Star rider, Tobias Wiesand third and a returning Jered Allcock fourth. Lydia Watts was the fastest women home on 25.07, while the unfortunate, on form Ben Heaney, broke his chain within 30 metres of the start.
Top 10 positions: 1. Charlie Quarterman: 19.34,
2. Simon Smith: 21.59, 3. Tobias Wiesand: 22.16, 4. Jered Allcock: 22.22, 5. Simon Bull: 23.07, 6. Graham Martin: 23.31, 7. Darren Alexander: 23.33, 8. Stuart Quick: 23.56, 9. Lee Heron: 23.58, 10. Simon Kisley: 24.06
Next week’s TT is the Athletes TT held on our regular K4/20 course. Keri Williams will set out the rules for this event on his usual pre-TT Facebook post. Basically, it’s no TT bikes, or aero aids.