The 13th May was the second HCC event of the year. An open CTT and VTTA 10 mile TT on the T105 from Sedgefield to 2nd Wynyard Round about and back. There was 60 entrants , who were greeted by a cold and damp morning. Keith Murray (DRAG2ZERO) was the fastest man on the day with a 20:06 , which also gave him the best standard of +6:07. For the Hartlepool CC riders, it was a day of mixed fortunes. Richard Grant had a good sub 25 minute ride,Trevor Jones shipped a chain and it jammed so that was an end of his ride,Andrew Wilson punctured, Phil Wright should have stayed in bed wheras Paul Thirling was the quickest HCC rider with a 21:44. the remaining 5 HCC riders who had entered the event sent their apologies – hope they are all feeling better soon. Thanks go to the organiser Paul Garstang, Start Sheet developer John , catering crew Ruth and Janet, the timekeepers Phil and David, Pusher Off Peter, number catcher John and the Marshalls at the round abouts and turn offs.
Thursday 10th was the first FWCC mid week ten, HCC results are tabled below – thanks to John Grant for collecting them.
7th May was the National VTTA 10 mile Championship on the F11/10 at Aylesbury won again this year by Ron Hallam with 26:22 and standard +08:34, HCC were represented by Phil Wright with a 24:48 and standard +03:11.
6th May was Ferryhill Wheelers 25 mile TT on the new course T254 out at Leeming. The Event was won by Ben Etherington (MTS Cycle Sport) with a 51:25, HCC riders Paul Thirling rode a 56:44 for a top ten finish and Richie Grant rode 1:05:52.
5th May Phil Wright rode the E2/10 in Cambridge for a 24:22.
28th April was the Charity 10 mile TT on T105 run by Ferryhill Wheelers. The event was well supported with 7 HCC entries. Paul Fountain was HCC’s quickest on the day with a 22:16, Mark Tinkler 23:15,Richie Grant 24:55,Richard Booth 25:03 and Alan Lang 25:24. Phil Wright and Ted Scurr sent apologies.
All – if anyone has any newsworthy items please send to Phil Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org