Often when I write about something on this blog, it has has a habit of coming true. I write about how to avoid getting punctures, and promptly get 5 in a week. Write about road rage, and you get someone throwing a plastic bottle from window. On Saturday I wrote about marginal gains, so it perhaps wasn’t a surprise the weekends racing was very close.
Newbury R.C. 10 Mile TT
|Tejvan Pettinger||Sri Chinmoy CT||20:25||40|
|Mark Jones||Oxford City RC||20:25||120|
|Justyn Cannon||RAF CC||20:40||100|
|Rob Pellham||Lewes Wanderers CC||20:42||110|
Tied for first place with Mark Jones (Oxford City R.C) Ironically, it was a conversation with Mark Jones in street that prompted me to look for a few tweaks with position and think more about marginal gains so it was nice to finish in tie.
The race was in a strong headwind. To the turn I averaged about 25mph. On the way back I averaged about 35mph + Often spinning out on a 54*11. Was great fun cycling so quick!
Hemel Hempstead 25 Mile TT
- Tejvan Pettinger – Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team 54:00
- Danny Axford - Arctic Premier RT 54:04
- Steve Golla - High Wycombe CC 54:49
For a change not a windy day. Nice single carriageway course. Another small margin.
New 24 Hour Record
In the national 24 hour time trial, Andy Wilkinson set a new 24 hour record, provisionally he set a whopping 541 miles in 24 hours! What an achievement. Not so much marginal gains as an epic effort for 24 hours.