August is busy months for our TT Club members with races and Club Championships coming thick and fast. The second week of August, as usual, is the WCA 10 Mile Championship, this year promoted by the Pontypool RCC on the R10/17 course based at Raglan. This is a very popular course and well known by our members. Four Club members had entered this event which also serves as the Club 10 Mile Championship Event. In warm and dry conditions Dave Singleton, Gary Flower together with Committee Members Jeff Rees and Simon Kinsey, were at the start line to compete for the Emlyn Jones Memorial Bowl.
First off, just after 9 am, Dave Singleton’s target was a PB for the distance and although he found that the HQ was some distance from the Start Line he had time it well to arrive on time. The conditions were to his liking and he finished in a time of 23:36 which proved to be a PB for him. Jeff Rees had to wait a further 40 minutes for his start, but the weather was holding up so there was no disadvantage to later riders. Recovering from a bout of sciatica earlier in the season Jeff was happy to be racing again. His time of 24:22 was creditable given his disrupted training.
Gary Flower’s start time was 10:52, fortunately he made this to finish in a time of 22:19, giving him the Club 10 Mile Championship for 2017. With only a little over 2 minutes separating our top three riders and Simon coming in a further minute behind in race time, without a warm up, this was a very successful event for the four Acme entrants