McDonald sets course record for a club member plus 5 other PBs...
As covered in the Weekly Bulletin, Sam McDonald set a new course record last night for a member going sub 24 minutes for the first-time last evening. Congratulations to Sam for this exceptional ride averaging over 28 mph over the 11.2-mile Abbotsley track.
5 other PBs were recorded and well done to Simon Brick, Stuart Williams, Frances Lammyman, Paul Williamson and Mandy Rogers.
Sam was fastest home finding another fourteen seconds to take his PB down to 23:54, followed by Simon Elkington and Simon Murphy in second and third place.
Welcome to Paul Newell on his first club TT with a 30:39
Ashman Trophy: Sunday 25th July
This is two circuits of the Abbo track to compete for a trophy dating back to 1938. You must have posted at least two times in this season to enter and your handicap time will apply on the day. Look forward to seeing as many as possible on Sunday – sign on by 9.45 at the latest with first rider off at 10.01am.
A few housekeeping reminders to keep us all safe and compliant:
- remember a working rear light – mandated by CTT
- try not to ride past the start when other riders are starting
- be aware of cars and other riders after you finish
- even before covid, Timekeepers need to be able to concentrate on giving every rider the correct time. Please do not try to see your time until everyone has finished
- Paying in advance is very helpful and thanks to the 22 riders who have done this. Pay for 6 rides (£4 for member, £5 for guest) to 404010 and 80724513 and credit will be carried over for any unused rides.
NEXT TT – THURSDAY 22nd July – 7:15 pm START – SIGN ON BY 7:00 pm at the latest.
TT Results – 22nd July
|1||Sam McDonald||23:54||PB & Club Record|
|15||Paul Newell||30:39||First Time|
Handicap Trophy – 2021
Quick reminder that for the Handicap Trophy points are awarded for the number of riders on the night less Guests and First Time Members. So tonight, 20 riders and 16 points on offer. A Handicap Time of 25 minutes or less means that you have either matched your PB or improved on it. A Handicap Time greater than 25 minutes shows how much you are off your PB.
To be in contention to win the 2021 Handicap Trophy you need to ride as close to your PB as possible or set some new PB’s over the next few months.
Congratulations to Paul Williamson for taking the maximum points on offer tonight by finding another twenty five seconds off his PB.
|* Plus as sub 25 mins|
Handicap Trophy – Running Total
11TT’s down with 5 left (plus the Ashman) before the end of the 2021 season and the destiny of the 2021 Handicap Trophy continues to remain very open with Simon Elkington losing the lead for the first time in weeks to Sam. At the moment any of the current top three could win. Should be interesting over the next six events.