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Racing Round Up 29/08/19 - 04/09/19

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Racing Round Up 29/08/19 - 04/09/19 Reply with quote

*** Jack Fothergill Wins in Warwick Town Centre ***
*** Whilst Jack Rootkin Gray Podiums in the Elite Race ***

Sunday saw the return of the Wariwck Town Centre Criterium after a 9 Year Hiatus.
Jack Fothergill was victorius in the U16 boys race after getting into the lead group of 6 & out doing them in the sprint finish.
Fellow youngster Jack Rootkin-Gray finished 3rd in the senior elite race which also came down to a reduced bunch sprint round the tight turns & corners of the circuit.
Mike Pridmore-Wood was the sole Solihull Representative in the 4th cat only race.
Solihull also had two in the U12 race. Samuel Greenwood & Olivia Rootkin-Gray. It was Olivia's first Under 12 race & she rode superbly.

The previous day Solihull Hosted their own Criterium in Tudor Grange Park. There were 6 representatives from Solihull. Simon Hill in the B's. David Abosch in the C's. David Smith, Mike Pridmore-Wood & Paul Mann in the D's. Ian Cowan in the E's.
The race was run with all age groups together in one race. There was a few very promising attacks from start to finish & some decent gaps made but however in the end it all came down to a big bunch sprint. The highest place Solihull riders in the overall were Ian & Simon in 5th & 6th. But there was more to shout home about when you look at the age group results. Ian & Simon won their respective categories & David A was 3rd in his. Thanks to all the helpers & the organisers for a fantastic race!

The Hill Climb season is under way, for 3 of our riders anyway who decide that the most painful form of our sport is the one they wish to pursue. Kit Buchanan, David Fellows & Richard Burt traveled up to Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire for the Buxton CC to race up Long Hill. Due to the recent bad weather however the course was shortened due to potential road collapse. David finshed 4th only 0.5 sec off the podium in 9.04, Kit finished in 10.01, & Richard would've reatined his V60 prize, if there was one to win!

The 3 TT amigos Peter Blackwell, Steve Mountford & Eddy Priddy Raced the Leamington CC 10 mi TT on Sunday morning. Held on the K11/10T course which is an out & back on the A45 just before it turns into the M45. 3 Respectable end of season times. Steve – 24.15, Eddy 21.58 & Peter – 22.33.

Stuart Jameson & Adrian Byrne Raced the LVRC AB National Championships on Satruday Morning. Stuart managed to make the break around the Swynnerton circuit but could only manage 5th out of the 6 that were in the break. Adrian once again held his own in the bunch.

Great weeks racing! Keep the good results coming in!
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