After a two week change in venues and distances, the club’s Wednesday evening TT returned to the popular K4/20 course. On another warm and still evening, providing ideal conditions, the large 50 rider field produced some fast times and PBs, with Naomi de Pennington yet again breaking her own course record.
With the club’s fastest rider at the moment, Luke Norris, on marshalling duties, a new winner was on the cards for this event. In fact, the winner, Josh Newbould, would surely have challenged Luke strongly, as his time of 27m.19s., was only 36 seconds shy of his club course record. Only 17 seconds behind was Daniel Chambers on 27m.36s., with Jon Simpkins in third, just 4 seconds further back on 27m.40.
Josh Newbould at speed
Another great entry of 12 women riders turned out, with again Naomi De Pennington leading the way. Her time of 30m.14s. was 16 seconds inside her existing outright women’s course record, placing her 13th overall. Annie Heaney (Team Cherwell) was second on 31m.15s. and Fay Barrington third on 32m.49s.
The club’s three junior girls, Isabella Boyles, Poppy Kisley and Peggy Simpkins are now setting rapidly faster times each week, particularly after their recent visit to the Drag2Zero wind tunnel at Silverstone. The youngest pair, Isabella and Poppy, have this season so far reduced their times for this course by 3 and 4 minutes respectively.
Top 10 results; 1. Josh Newbould 27:19, 2. Daniel Chambers 27:36, 3. Jon Simpkins 27:40, 4. Ben Heaney 27:53, 5. Simon Bull 28:12, 6. Tony Ball 29:13, 7. Steve Goddard 29:19, and Stuart Quick 29:19, 9. Matt Norris 29:32, 10. Christian Norris 29:36