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Evening 10s Round 11 and racing round-up

Rich Streeter by Emma Gearing

A trio of Lewes Wanderers took part in the Brighton Excelsior CC 10 mile time-trial on the morning of Saturday 14th July.  Gina McGeever was 2nd fastest of the four female entrants and 28th overall with her time of 25 minutes and 3 seconds. Peter Barling (24:22) was 25th of the 36 finishers and Rich Streeter (25:34) came 31st.

In the following morning’s corresponding 25 mile run by the same club Gina went one better as her time of 1 hour 4 minutes and 56 seconds was quicker than that of the other female competitor and 33rd overall in the field of 43 riders.  John Mankelow (1:09:00) was 38th. On the same morning just south east of Aylesbury Nick Dwyer finished an excellent 5th of 112 riders in the Veteran Time Trials Association (London & Home Counties) 10 mile event thanks to his time of 19 minutes and 41 seconds.

Round 11 of Lewes Wanderers’ series of thirteen 10 mile-trials occured on Monday 16th July.  Michael Davey of Eastbourne Rovers (21:24) posted the fastest time of the evening, followed by the host club’s Dan Street (22:52), Peter Baker (23:02) and Gavin Richards (23:39) and a dozen others.  10th placed Kate Mankelow (25:34) was quickest female, one place ahead of the only personal best from Graham Faultless (25:42) who beat 26 minutes for the first time.

There was another Brighton Excelsior 10 on the evening of Tuesday 17th in which Mark Frost (21:49) claimed a strong second place out of 20 participants.  Paul Hanratty recorded a time of 26 minutes and 44 seconds.

They were both back in action on the evening of Thursday 19th when Worthing Excelsior CC hosted another 10 which Mark was again runner-up, but in a new personal best time of 20 minutes and 46 seconds.  While Mark took 23 seconds off his PB, 13th placed Richard Burchett (23:06) took 25 off his while Paul Hanratty (25:22) was 22nd of the 25 racers.

Nick Dwyer ventured as far as Neath in south Wales in order to compete in the Real Team 25 mile event on the morning of Sunday 22nd and he came away with a fine 12th place out of 91 finishers thanks to his blistering time of 50 minutes and 16 seconds.  Back in Sussex Peter Baker also finished 12th, out of 29 riders, and posted a superb time of 1 hour 59 minutes and 7 seconds in the Southdown Velo 50 mile time-trial.

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