Club 50 Championships

Discussion about and results of Beacon club time trials and Beacon member participation in open time trials

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Post by Simon Dighton » 05 Jun 2016 21:29

Held on a slightly chillier than expected morning over at Alcester with a good turnout from Beacon. Ride of the day was undoubtedly from Dave Hughes who came in at 2-03-39 and was 2nd overall on VET standard time being only beaten (just) by Mark Corbett from Worcester who is only just a VET and rode a 1-49-59. Keith Adcock won the overall handicap (not the Beacon score) competition so a good day for the club

Times in full

1 Simon Dighton 2-02-35
2 Dave Hughes 2-03-39
3 Steve Croggon 2-07-48
4 Keith Adcock 2-19-30
5 Ian Taylor 2-34-27

Handicap results to follow soon.

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Post by Yosser » 05 Jun 2016 22:16

That is very kind of you Simon. However congratulations must go to you for retaining your 50 mile TT title. I had a good day. I thought that it was because I had paced it well but examination of my Garmin files showed that I had gone off too fast, I covered the first 10 m in 23:01! Not a smart move for a 50m TT but probably typical of a track man!.
Congrats to Keith. for the H/C prize.

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Post by Colin G » 06 Jun 2016 08:40

Well done all - stonking ride from Dave.

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Post by Rod Goodfellow » 06 Jun 2016 08:53

Great ride Dave.Obviously taking it seriously with Garmin files! Have you been turbo training all winter? How does it compare with your PB 50?

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Post by David Cole » 06 Jun 2016 10:24

Well done everyone and congratulations Simon.

Fantastic ride by Dave. If you do 2 or 3 more 50s this year I'm sure you will get under 2 hours
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Post by RichK » 06 Jun 2016 12:38

Good stuff from all :)
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Post by Andy Terry » 06 Jun 2016 18:33

Congratulations Simon and well done everyone. The Hugheses really are on fire at the moment.

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Post by Yosser » 06 Jun 2016 19:03

Thanks for kind words everyone but seriously Mr President, I have only done three of these killers in my entire life, do you really think I am going to do three this year!

Hi Rod, I had no idea what I had done in the past but Anne dug out my old results book. It turns out that I had completed 2 previous 50's, the fastest of which was an M.C.C.A. event on 7 June 1981, when I beat my first effort by over 2 ½ mins, recording a time of 2:17:33. So this was a 14 min improvement after a break of 35 yrs. I'll take that!

Re the training and the winter. Yes I have done regular training, initially in a (vain) attempt to keep up with the B club run which keeps exceeding club guidelines. (Of course i'm only joking B runners. Keep your trigger fingers off the keyboards!) I don't do that many miles, (<200/wk) but done with science. The main difference from many other racers (who go much faster than me) is I prefer to do it on the open road rather than the turbo. I think the turbo would improve my times but I loath it with a vengeance.

As far as this result pleases me it pales besides what my wife has done. (My domestic life is currently unbearable!)

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Post by Simon Dighton » 06 Jun 2016 19:57

Not surprisingly Dave takes all the points! (I did not even bother taking off the extra 1% off the time for being a super VET)

Riders Actual Time Handicap H'cap Time Points
Dave Hughes 123.39 33.00 01:30:39 40
Simon Dighton 122.35 12.11 01:50:24 39
Keith Adcock 139.30 27.60 01:51:30 38
Steve Croggan 127.48 12.00 01:55:48 37
Ian Taylor 154.27 28.00 02:06:27 36


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Post by petemarshall » 06 Jun 2016 20:40

I have been using the 40 kmh for one hour as a standard bench mark for the youngsters wanting to ride Crits, hiding in the bunch. Pretty sure that Dave just did that, in the wind for two hours!!!! 8)

I think it's time Dave and Anne came down to one of the Tudor Grange sessions and showed all the young hopefuls how it's done :D

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Post by Scratch » 07 Jun 2016 22:18

Well done Simon, but well done Dave, not bad for a sprinter, and not fat and definitely not hairy. You have messed up you chances of winning the handicap 20.

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Post by George » 08 Jun 2016 17:38

Very impressive times by Simon and Dave, and a very impressive improvement by Keith. Well done everyone!

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