Weekly update 13th September

A number of Medway Velo riders were in action this week in a variety of disciplines.
On Tuesday 8 September Lee Kingston headed to the Cyclopark in Gravesend for the midweek duathlon run by The Bridge Events.
The event involved a 5km run followed by a 20km bike and then another 3km run. This was Lee’s first attempt at a multi-sport event and he did well completing the course in 1hr 21mins earning himself 21st place in a sold out field.
Next up was Sally Smith who was also racing at Cyclopark, this time on Saturday 12 September in Dulwich Paragon’s Tournament of Road Racing. With British Cycling Covid-19 regulations stating all bunch races must be less than 15 mins, a new track style format was presented to riders where they complete several events earning points in each to ascertain their final placing.
Over 20 women were forward in Sally’s event and the standard was particularly high with the field largely made up of 1st and 2nd category riders. Despite this Sally completed all 5 races, finished in the bunch in all the group races. Her best placing of the meeting was 7th in the reverse win out event.  Sally’s efforts throughout the day returned her an overall 12th place finish.

Next up on Saturday evening was Phil Booth racing at Herne Hill velodrome in the Veteran racers track league, the grand final of the series.
Racing in a large group of riders, all determined to finish their season on a high, Booth was able to finish in the bunch in both of his fast paced scratch races, taking a top ten place in the final 8km event.

An early start greeted Rob Kennison and Matt Nunn in Brenzett on Sunday 13 September as they chose to take on the VTTA time trial over 21 miles.
Both men rode well with Rob completing the course in 49mins 10secs and Matt 53mins 2secs.
Thank you to Bridge Events, Dulwich Paragon, The Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome and The VTTA for their excellent events.

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