Dave Singleton is taking every advantage of his race fitness this season and racing at every opportunity. Early May saw him heading to the familiar R25 3H course which is almost a second home for local riders. The Sportzmad event was held on a sunny day though the head winds seem to catch riders in both directions of the course. Dave was reasonably pleased with his efforts on the day, posting a 56:22. His legs were feeling good as he prepared for the Acme Open 25 the following weekend.
The Acme Open 25, again on the R25 3H, took place in near perfect conditions, warm with a little breeze. Recently elected Committee man Dave Singleton was full of anticipation starting this event after his good ride the previous weekend. Dave’s optimism was well founded as he raced around the course from his early start time. With the experience of the previous week to help him Dave posted a PB of 54:47 and was extremely pleased with his efforts. Dave felt so good back at the HQ he went back out on the course to support the marshals who had been out since early morning.
No rest from racing, Dave travelled to Llandovery to compete in the Bynea CC 10, the 2nd event of the Celtic Series. This is a very “lumpy” course through the lanes of Carmarthenshire and Dave’s main aim was experience the course, which was new for him. Not satisfied with using this difficult 10 course, the organisers also added some damp and misty weather for good measure. Dave’s time of 24:35 disappointed him slightly but he said “The course was very lumpy and I found it difficult to get a rhythm and therefore could not go fast”. Hopefully Dave will enter further Celtic Series events with other Club members to compete for the Dudley Thomas Trophy.
The 2018 Celtic Series listed below as been designated as the Championship which will decide the winner of the “Dudley Thomas Memorial Trophy” this Year.
The ACME Member who accumulates the most points from 5 events will be the Champion.
1st Event – Sunday 29th April 2018 – 21 miles – RS/22 – Welsh CA – Celtic Series Opener
2nd Event – Saturday 26th May 2018 – 10 miles – R10/4 – Bynea
Dave Singleton 24.35 10 points
3rd Event – Thursday 31st May 2018 – HC – RH/9 – Realteam
4th Event – Saturday 9th June 2018 – 10 miles – R10/16a – Cwmcarn Paragon RC
5th Event – Thursday 14th June 2018- 10 miles – R10/17 – Realteam
6th Event – Thursday 28th June 2018 – 10 miles -R10/17 – Realteam
7th Event – Thursday 5th July 2018 – 15 miles – R15/3 – Sportzmad
8th Event – Tuesday 10th July 2018 – 10 miles – R10/22a – Port Talbot Whls CC
9th Event – Tuesday 31st July 2018 – 10 miles – R10/9 – RealTeam
10th Event – Sunday 23rd September 2018 – 10 miles- R10/12 – Realteam – Celtic Series Final Event