Dave Singleton has certainly been showing the Acme colours around South Wales in a variety of events this summer, since joining the Club this year he has continued to show good form and is improving his performances at all distances. At the end of June Dave was on the start line for the Merthyr C.C. 10 Mile event on the R10/22 Course in the Vale of Neath. Looking for a PB, Dave was fortunate to have some fair weather conditions enabling him to clock a time of 24m48s. He was very pleased about this as he had achieved his goal of a PB. His advice to other racers is to make sure you train and with this in mind he has more time trials in his sights.
Next up in early July the second Merthyr C.C. event, this time their 25mTT on the R25/3H Course, well known to many Acme members and a second home for some. Again looking for a PB Dave was blessed with some good weather which helped him go under the hour. Another PB means that he will have to work even harder on the next 25 to keep improving his time. The warm conditions meant that Dave had to ensure that he took on plenty of fluids and this helped towards his finishing time of 59m36s.
The following week Dave’s event changed completely, this time a Long Course Sportif in Tenby. This Iron Man distance event of 112 miles was run along the rolling coastal roads surrounding Tenby and with the breeze conditions were quite difficult. In the warm weather Dave was delighted with his time of 6hrs 12m. A long day of riding but Dave was able to pace himself and take on plenty of fuel to ensure that he finished well and when he looked back he enjoyed the day.