It was déjà vu for TT2: lovely and bright but with a cold wind blowing. Again, there was a tough headwind on the return leg, the description in vogue being “BRUTAL”. Times were very similar to last week but Mark Turner, Darren Scutt and Roo Butterill all managed to shave time off TT1 with the largest time improvement belonging to Malcolm Marshall who reduced his time by 53 seconds.
Congratulations go to Ben Creasy and Claire West who topped the male and female leader boards. Ben put in a fantastic effort at 22:50 and Claire sneaked into the field at the end and took the honours in 27:51. It was good to see a few more of the ladies out in the field this week and Lincsquad had a great showing taking 3 of the top 4 spots: as well as Ben in 1st, Chris Ware had another excellent ride in 3rd and Jon Challen was close behind him in 4th. Sheehan Quirke stormed to 2nd in 23:02 with young Jacob Riby putting in another sterling performance to take 5th.
A huge thanks to the marshals and time keepers who were again frozen to their posts and had to be chipped out with ice picks. They were all still smiling!
|Rachel Gottlieb||Scunthorpe Road Club||Female||42||28.18||21||2|
|Courtney Baldwin||University of Lincoln CC||Female||40||31.02||28||6|