Two Members Take ON WCA 50 Championship

On the 25th  September Acme members were involved in the second WCA Championships of the month.  It was back up to Raglan to ride the R50/1b Course for Simon Kinsey and Chris Woolley. .  The East/West nature of the course means that riders go from a tail wind to a head wind at each turn, and riders will be aware that there is never a calm day.  

Simon had already clinched the Club BAR Champion so this event was all about his personal goals, the main one being to “shave a few seconds off his PB”.  Knowing this course and area well Simon knew he needed to use the first lap to gauge the conditions and his own form.  Simon knew he could gain time on the first and third quarter but soon realised that he was not gaining the time which he would lose on the second and fourth quarter. In the end Simon missed his PB by 40s, posting a 2:13:35, in an honest assessment of he performance he realised the PB was not going to happen quite early on.  Nevertheless, Simon has had an excellent competitive season and deserves his off-season break before he starts his winter preparations for next year.

Even with a later start Chris Woolley still had to contend with the changes in wind direction at each turn.  Work and family commitments have limited Chris’s starts this season so he was determined to put in a good effort in the Championship event.  In the end Chris posted a 2:02:01 – 24.59mph.  This was a very good performance being only  2.47mins off his PB.  This result makes Chris  the Club 50 Mile Champion for 2016.

Posted in 2016 News, September.