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Paragon beat Dorking CC at Newdigate

Created by Simon Smythe at 2017-06-22 21:08:29

On Tuesday night a strong Norwood Paragon squad beat Dorking CC in the first of the interclub time trials this year.

Dorking's Dan Cole beat the Paragon's James Stuart (pictured crossing the line) to the overall win with his 17.14 to Stuart's 17.21, but the rest of the Paragon's top six all clocked 18-minute rides whereas Dorking's last counter completed the 7.4-mile Newdigate circuit in 20.51. That handed Norwood Paragon the overall victory by a fairly convincing margin of four minutes 37 seconds.

It was a warm but not super-fast evening, with some riders complaining that it had been "a bit blowy round the back" – the top-gear Partridge Lane section – possibly impeding the progress of Stuart, on his road bike, more than it did the fastest Dorking man Cole on his TT rig.

Twenty riders in all competed and all decamped to the Six Bells afterwards.

Thanks to timekeepers Keith Butler and Dave Adams.

The next evening TT is the interclub against the Addiscombe CC on July 4 on the Bletchingley circuit.

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Sullivan wins at blowy Bletchingley

Created by Simon Smythe at 2017-06-08 21:08:49

It was a tale of two Dans as the rivalry between Dan Gilderthorp (pictured) and Dan Sullivan resumed at Bletchingley on Tuesday night.

After a night and day of heavy rain the roads had finally been blasted dry by gale-force winds by the time Peter Owen, the first man off, headed up the 'Alpe Bletchingley' into the teeth of the westerly.

Duncan Murdoch took an early lead with 30.31, immediately bettered by Jon Masters with 30.20. Sullivan upped the ante with 28.48 and then waited five minutes to see whether Gilderthorp would be faster. It was too close to call from the roadside, but the timekeeper's stopwatch had Sullivan five seconds faster and therefore the event winner, with Simon Smythe first of the non-Dans on 30.19.

In the women's competition Michelle Arthurs-Brennan scored the maximum 10 points again with 31.42 and now leads overall.

In the men's competition Jon Master is on top with 36 points.


James Rix wins Robin Buchan "25"

Created by Peter Ansell at 2017-05-26 12:12:40

James Rix won the Robin Buchan Open 25 mile TT with an impressive time of 50m 52s beating previous winner Peter Tadros by 1m 25s.



Blacker fastest at Rusper

Created by Simon Smythe at 2017-05-24 12:02:27

Adrian Blacker was fastest Paragon at last night's event run with Epsom CC on the G10/57 Rusper course.

On a warm night where a westerly breeze pushed riders out to the turn and made the return journey slightly tougher, Blacker clocked 22:48 – 18 seconds faster than Simon Smythe on 23:06.

Peter Owen pipped Colin Gray for third place with his 24:41 to Gray's 24:43.

Blacker's 10 points puts him joint top of the table on 32 points with Jon Masters.

Rusper G10/57, May 23

Adrian Blacker 22:48

Simon Smythe 23:06

Peter Owen 24:41

Colin Gray 24:43


TT series update

Created by Simon Smythe at 2017-05-21 22:46:09

With the fifth evening time trial approaching, Jon Masters (pictured) leads the men's competition with 32 points having ridden all four events. James Stuart has a 100 per cent record in the two he has ridden giving him 20 points, while Marcus Brueton, who has also only ridden two, is third on 14.

In the women's competition, Jackie Sara-aho leads with 24 points from three events. Michelle Arthurs-Brennan has won both events she finished and is close behind on 20 points. Jennie Murdoch is third with 15 points.

Rusper this Tuesday May 23 is not a counting event for the women's competition, which is scored only on the circuit courses.

Newdigate May 16 (7.4 miles)

James Stuart 17.24

Jon Masters 18.05

Adrian Blacker 18.23

Marcus Brueton 18.27

Sam Greenwood 18.55

Duncan Murdoch 19.02

Colin Gray 19.40

Peter Owen 20.14

Jackie Sara-aho 21.38

Jennie Murdoch 24.27

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan DNF

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