Ryan & Nathan Early Season Test

An absolutely stunning day for it, cold but not freezing with blue skies, a gentle breeze blowing up the valley from the South West so a slight tailwind after the turn.  Josh’s younger brother Finlay Tarling was off last and there was talk in the HQ before the event about the course record going with such a perfect day but I wasn’t sure, 18 minutes is quick for a 17 year old??

A healthy field by current standards, 65 starters with only a handful of DNS’s which was undoubtedly due to the weather.  Sadly Simon Richardson fell at the start just before he joined the dual.  He needed ambulance treatment and was down for a while so fingers crossed it’s not too serious but he was eventually transported to hospital via helicopter.

Nathan Mullins in his first TT was off at number 3 and he raced in the road bike category, for some reason Nathan missed his start and had to wait until number 13 before he was allowed to go.  He eventually recorded an actual time of 28:31 which is very respectable for his first ever race. I was off number 28 with a pretty uneventful 25:04, I’m happy with that as I’m deep in a training block for Ironman Mallorca in May so hopefully I’ll go quicker by the summer

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