For the last and third time this season the club returned to the revised and now very popular new Tysoe 10-mile TT course. With ideal still conditions, this flat fast course might normally have produced a few record times, but the last-minute appearance of traffic lights on a small section of the course ruled this out. The vast majority of the field were affected by the lights and the times awarded have been corrected by the timekeepers.
Peggy Simpkins unofficially got under her U18 record
Three of the club’s regular juniors were the first to start, with young Alex Putt coming back for more after his first TT last week. Poppy Kisley gets faster every week, posting a time of 28.53, while Peggy Simpkins, on a night when records couldn’t be made, did in fact manage to unofficially break her own U18 record by 27 seconds, with a time of 28.01.
In the women’s category it was a similar story, with winner Naomi de Pennington unofficially breaking the women’s record by 3 seconds, with a corrected time of 25.11. Second was Annie Heaney (Team Cherwell) on 26.01, with Suzy Patience making a welcome return, finishing third on 26.26.
Father Jon Simpkins was fastest on the night
Fastest time of the night went to Jon Simpkins (Drag2Zero) on 22.34. Only 11 seconds further back was club member Josh Newbould on 22.45, with Blaine Carpenter third on 23.37. The results below show that despite the traffic light hold ups, there were some very close times on the night.
Top10 Results; 1. Jon Simpkins 22.34, 2. Josh Newbould 22.45, 3. Blaine Carpenter 23.27, 4. Ben Heaney 23.35, 5. Mark Davis 24.00, 6. Nick Nixon 24.05, 7. Stuart Quick 24.11, 8. Steve Goddard 24.12, 9. Lee Heron 24.29, 10. Ed Anderson 24.40.