More National awards for Team M.I.Racing
Not only did “Team, Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe–McCann” cycling team organise the British Masters Cycle Racing National Time Trial Championships for the 17th time, but they collected another National Title and 3 silver places as well. Since the Teams formation in 1997 we have won 20 World Masters Championships, 3 European Championships and over 150 British Championships – a remarkable record.
On Sunday, Ben Rooney from Nuneaton, did the team proud, when he won his 1st National Championship, completing the tough 19 mile hilly course, based around Napton in S.Warks, with a time of 47 mins 51 seconds to win the 40-44 Age Cat. Ben joined the team in January this year.
Silver Medals were won by Dian-Egerton-Warburton 2nd on Standard but fastest overall in the Ladies competition with 51-33, Rob O’Conner 2nd with 48-44 in the 60-64 Cat, Simon Law 2nd with 45-56 in the 55-59 Cat.
Other times were recorded by Malc Moore 54-25 and Steve Dunton 52-58 in 65-69 age Cat, Peter Busby 50-34 in 60-64 section, Andy Oliver-51-06 and Andy Jackson 48-49 in 50-54 section. Event Organiser Mark Wise was unable to ride due to feeling ill.
The event was Sponsored by “Jewson” and attracted riders from all over the U.K
The Teams next promotion will be on Sun June 19th, a 2 Stage Road Race for Riders 60 years and over and already over 80 riders from all over the U.K have entered.
Else where-Samantha Anderson returned to Triathlon after a 8 year break from the sport to get married and start a family, Sam competed in the Triathlon at Weston Park, near Telford Shrops.
She was fastest on the Swim, 2nd on the Bike and 8th on the final Run to finish 2nd overall in her age Cat. The event was part of her preparation for the European Aquabike Championships in Portugal in September
On Saturday Super Veteran 76 year old Mick Allen notched up yet another victory this time in the Eastern Counties Cycling Championships, near Cambridge. Mick clocked 58 mins 41 secs for the 25 mile race to win the 70 Plus section with ease.
During the week, team members were very busty competing in local Time Trials – In the Hinckley evening 10 mile Simon Law was fastest with 22-mins -08 secs, Mark Wise 2nd with 22-39, at the Coventry C.C. evening 10 Rob O’Connor was fastest with 23-13, Andy Jackson 2nd with 23-21 and Diana Egerton-Warburton 3rd with 24-19 and finally Mark Wise was fastest in the Birmingham Midland 10 mile with 21-53 on Thursday eveneing.
A very busy week for the Coventry based Team!