WCA25 Report

The month of May began with a big event, the WCA 25ml Championships had 240 entrants in two events on the R25/3H Course.  Seven of the starters were Acme Wheelers members, so the Club was well represented. 

Nadine Cannon went off at 10:26 in the Women’s Event. Looking to build on previous good form and go under the hour again, the wet and windy conditions encountered meant she was pleased with her time of 1:00:51.  Nadine’s time gave her 5th place in the Women’s Event (probably 3rd Welsh rider) so well done to her.

Our men had mixed fortunes, all of them feeling the effects of the wet and windy conditions yet all going under the hour. Neale Lewisposted a 59.07.   Simon Kinsey was hoping togo under 59 minutes but the conditions combined with him losing a bit of concentration left him a little disappointed with his time of 59:25.  Anthony Redman’s goal was to ride an even paced event and ultimately he was quite content with his time of 57:07.  Chris Woolley continues his good form, but longs for some dry, wind free racing.  Good luck with that Chris !!  Chris was happy with his time of 56:40 and has his sights set on setting a PB on a 100ml course.

Ross Morgan was celebrating on Sunday night after posting a PB of 55:58 on the day.  In the wet and windy conditions he was rightly very happy with this creditable performance.  1:19 separated Ross from the new Club 25 Champion, Gary Flower who finished with a 54:39.  Our new champion’s goal for the day was to improve on his last year’s performance and compete for the Club Champion’s title.  Concentrating on an even paced ride and not to become distracted by the pace of other riders, Gary was very pleased with his day’s efforts. His future goals include entering triathlons as well as continuing with the TT races.  The Club wishes him and all our racers well with their efforts in the future.