Coventry Triathlete Stacey Penn showed just how good she is riding against the clock on her cycle when she won the A.5 Rangers hilly 15.4 miles Time Trial nr. Towcester on Saturday, for the 4th time in 5 years, and only a few days after finishing 5th in the Silverstone ½ Marathon, in which 10,000 runners took part. she is the second member of the Team Jewson –M.I.Racing squad to win an open Time Trial this season.
Wellesbourne’s Tim Stowe, achieved his best place this season, when he finished 2nd in round 2 of the Midland Mt Bike series held in bitterly cold and wet conditions on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. one better place than he achieved in round 1.
Tim has had a podium place in all of his events this season, and next week , changes disciplines when he competes in the Jewson sponsored 2 up Time Trial over 19 miles at Napton, S.Warks partnered by Alan Buxcey.
British Junior Time Trial and Hill Climb Champion, Josh Teasdale, Team Jewson—finished 12th and in the leading group, in an Elite riders Road Race over 50 mls nr Newcastle, the race was won by Professional rider Tom Murray, Tam Sigma. It was Josh’s first road race of the season.
Terrible weather greeted riders in the Veterans Road Race at Husbands Bosworth Leicestershire, Sleet, Rain , even snow, with a strong wing and temperatures hovering around zero, made life tough, many riders climbing off before the finish. Warwick’s John Stevenson finished 3rd in the 45 plus race over 45 miles with team mate Mike Twelves who lives nr Hinckley, in 4th place, both riders finding it impossible to change gear or brake correctly, because of frozen hands. In the race for riders 60 and over Dunchurch’s Martin Hackley finished 5th.
Next Saturday—Team Jewson—M.I.Racing –Thule—promote the LVRC 2 up Team Time Trial, and Individual Time Trial, over 17.4 miles, first rider going off at 11-00am –starting and finishing at Napton , S. Warks.—the hilly circuit includes climbing Priors Marston hill, –Team Jewson field 11 riders.