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2010 Results

CLUB TT - Handicap Event 26:09:2010
Cold conditions prevailed for the last club time trial of the season, a 12 mile race based on handicap. Paul Smith, seemingly undeterred by the strong winds, did a time equal to about a 1hr.6min. '25' on this tough course. However, surprisingly he won this event on scratch. So the hope that one of those who missed out on a win this year would come first, was not be. Because although young Jonathan Coulson did a storming ride to come second this was not enough to counter the handicapper's overestimate of his current form. Although he missed out by only 36secs. Our other junior riding, Chris King filled third place. James Green riding his commuting bike also did not measure up to the handicapper's estimate and filled the 4th spot. Finally came new member, veteran Ken Strange riding his first race. He professed to 'enjoy' the experience enough to enter the Hill Climb on 10.10.10. This unfamiliar course was well marshalled thanks to our President Mick, Fiona, Bob, Peter, Jim and Brian. The handicapped times are given below followed by the actual time recorded. - BRYAN
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
D.N.F. 10miles John Palfrey
1st 10miles Paul Smith (Scratch) 32.21 (32.21) 10 148 = First (50)
2nd 10miles Jonathan Coulson (1min.30secs.) 32.57 (34.27) 9 57 4th (43)
3rd 10miles Chris King (2min.30secs.) 34.03 (36.33) 8 11
4th 10miles James Green (0min.30secs) 35.42 (36.12) 7 124 3rd (47)
5th 10miles Ken Strange (4min.00secs.) 43.38 (39.38) 6 6
 
CLUB TT 12:09:2010
Christened 'Circuit of the Hills' this event descends Star Hill twice & climbs Polhill twice, so is a tough and technical course. It did not however deter the keen Catford crew. An amazing feature of this season has been the friendly rivalry and hot competition between our leading three riders. Often only separated by seconds. This event proved to be no exception. STEPHEN BRAKE overcame his disappointment last week, after going course when on a reputably '58', in winning by 25 secs. But the ride of the day was JAMES GREEN in narrowly pushing PAUL SMITH into an unaccustomed 3rd place by a mere 4 secs! At the other end of the field the result was just as tight with 16 year old CHRIS KNIGHT (riding the racing bike we lent him) beating 47 year old CLIFFORD BLAKE by only 9 secs. What a wonderful response to my appeal for helpers. There were more marshals than riders! With every point being covered. My thanks to Ray; Le; Jim; Peter; Luke; Steve; Alex. - BRYAN
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
c14.5miles
1st c14.5miles Stephen Brake 37.26 10 141 =1st (50)
2nd c14.5miles James Green 37.51 9 117 3rd (47)
3rd c14.5miles Paul Smith 37.55 8 138 = First (50)
4th c14.5miles Chris King 41.47 7 11
5th c14.5miles Clifford Blake 41.56 6 77 6th (37)
 
K.C.A. - Peter Stubbs Memorial 05:09:2010
Our late lamented Treasurer Peter Stubbs was a long distance enthusiast and had been training to ride in the KCA '12' before his death. So a Catford team decided to ride this event as a memorial to him. PETER HAYES - had scheduled to do 180 miles but in the event, although stopping on a few occasions, he surpassed his expectations and was credited with 199.88 miles. In fact when he approached the last timekeeper just before his time was up and enquired if he should stop then he was told "Yes". Had he continued to the next timekeeper he would have exceeded the 'milestone' 200 miles. However this 65 year old came 7th on Vets standard and 33rd in the event. STEVE AIREY - being a hard nut as well as a 'fixed wheel nut', he is an experienced long distance time trialist and was expected to achieve a good mileage. But that was not be. Suffering cramp in the early stages he continued to endure knee and leg pain throughout the event, which slowed him & necessitating long periods off the bike to re-cover. Never-the-less he pluckily continued to cover 190.031 miles. (Out supporting our team, I was pleased to meet up again with tricycle enthusiast Peter Holland who was riding in the event - 191.409 miles. As I used to race wth him as 'stoker' on his tandem trike.)BRYAN
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
12 hours Steve Airey 190.031miles
12 hours Peter Hayes 199.88miles
 
CLUB TT 05:09:2010
With a team in the KCA '12' and two members in the SCCU '25' we only had four entries. Of these James Green had to withdraw because he hurt his foot when he stumbled carrying his new baby down the stairs. So we were down to three starters. However Paul Smith overcame a sleepless night due to HIS newborn and still managed do another good ride to win. Clifford in second place picked up a useful 9 points to establish his sixth place in the Club TT Competition.
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10 miles Paul Smith 25.20 10 130 = First (50)
2nd 10 miles Clifford Blake 27.29 9 71 6th (37)
3rd 10 miles Keith Perry 31.13 8 22 only 4 rides
 
CLUB TT 22:08:2010
8 members turned out for the club '10' on the Q10/18 Polhill course (the one that doesn't go up Polhill!).
As our leading riders times have been so close in recent events, competition was intense. This time Stephen Brake narrowly beat Paul Smith by a mere 19 secs, with James Green a further 29 secs adrift.
Sensation of the day was Clifford Blake's 26.18 which exactly equalled the time he did in our open '10' on the much faster Tonbridge By-pass course (the KCA '50' must have done him a power of good!). As this was such an improvement on his recent performances it surprised everyone. Not least of all the timekeeper as leading the field Clifford almost caught him unawares, so much so that he unjustifiably asked Clifford if he'd gone off course! But perenial marshal Ray Brake confirmed that he had been flying.
New member 16 year old Chris King, riding his first race also caused a stir as he recorded 28.18 on a mountain bike! We are now just waiting to see what time he can do on a racing machine.
71 year old Keith Perry was pleased to achieve his recent target of getting inside 'evens'.
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10miles Stephen Brake 23.50 10 131 = First (50)
2nd 10miles Paul Smith 24.09 9 120 = First (50)
3rd 10miles James Green 24.38 8 108 3rd (46)
4th 10miles Steve Airey 25.20 7 56 5th (38)
5th 10miles Clifford Blake 26.18 6 26.18 = 6th (34)
6th 10miles Peter Hayes 26.35 5 44 = 6th (34)
7th 10miles Chris King 28.52 4 4
8th 10miles Keith Perry 29.51 3 14
 
K.C.A. - Club '50' Championship 15:08:2010
PAUL SMITH WINS CLUB 50mile TT CHAMPIONSHIP
CATFORD WINNING TEAM IN K.C.A. '50'
Very windy dull weather and a tough course proved to be a surmountable challenge for the 5 members contesting our 50mile Time Trial Championship, run in conjunction with the KCA Open '50'. At 25 miles the position was: Stephen Brake 1.05.33; Paul Smith 1.06.42; Steve Airey 1.10.48; Peter Hayes 1.13.58.; Clifford Blake 1.14.20. At this point unfortunately Stephen punctured putting him out of contention and also seemingly any chance of a long shot in the team contest. But back-up was on hand as veteran Peter Hayes's performance was sufficient for him to be a counter in our team to win the Team race. This victory by Paul Smith, Steve Airey and Peter Hayes marks a revival in the club's time trial fortunes and we look forward to more success in the future. Their performance in this event moves both Steve Airey, Peter Hayes and Clifford Brown into equal fourth place in the TT Competition.
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 50miles Paul Smith 2.14.31 10 111 = First (50)
2nd 50miles Steve Airey 2.22.25 9 49 = 4th (34)
3rd 50miles Peter Hayes 2.30.14 8 49 = 4th (34)
4th 50miles Clifford Blake 2.35.11 7 49 = 4th (34)
 
CC Bexley 11:08:2010
WEDNESDAY EVENING '10' on Q10/26 Once again Stephen Brake won beating James Green by 39 secs. Steve Airey, who was 3 secs off a PB, gained third place which moved him into 4th in the TT Competition. Paul Smith didn't feature as he missed his start time, however he did an unofficial 23.42. Unfortunately whilst on a predicted 'long 23', Jonathan Coulson overcooked the sharp turning into the Eynsford Rd. and came a cropper. He seemed more concerned with the fact that he'd missed out on a PB than his several scrapes and bruises!
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10miles Stephen Brake 23.31 10 121 = First (50)
2nd 10miles James Green 24.10 9 100 3rd (46)
3rd 10miles Steve Airey 24.56 8 40 4th (34)
 
CLUB TT 01:08:2010
2 CUDHAM CIRCUITS = approx.18 Miles 6 Riders faced the assistant time keeper, Ray Brake on an overcast morning. All 6 competitors put in excellent performances. Stephen was riding for a standard medal. After the first lap the split times were, STEPHEN 23.59 PAUL 24.16 JAMES 25.08 JON 26.42 ANDREW 26.48 CLIFF 27.20 Thanks go to Alf and Le for helping Ray with a successful event
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st c18miles Stephen Brake 48.31 10 points = 1st (50)
2nd c18miles Paul Smith 48.56 9 points = 1st (50)
3rd c18miles James Green 50.12 8 points 2nd (45)
4th c18miles Jonathan Coulson 52.54 7 points 3rd (41)
5th c18miles Andrew Beswetherick 54.08 6 points not 5 results
6th c18miles Clifford Blake 55.52 5 points 4th (33)
 
CLUB TT 24:07:2010
This race has had to be cancelled due to road works on the Isle of Grain course, with temporary traffic lights.
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
VOID 10miles CANCELLED n/a n/a n/a n/a
 
CLUB TT - 'New' Course 18:07:2010
The Q10/16 (Wrotham Heath-West Malling-Borough Green-Wrotham Heath) was a new course for us. It was generously described beforehand by Bryan Stout as ‘gently rolling’. Afterwards the rider’s consensus was that it was “Bloody hard!!” This was reflected in the times recorded. Stephen Brake, who not long ago had declared that he was temporarily retiring due to severe varicose veins , continued his ‘come back’ with a second win in a row. He beat Paul Smith again, by a mere 17 seconds this time. He now only needs a further win to draw level with Paul in the lead of the season-long Club TT Competition. Despite a sleepless night due to his new off-spring, novice Daddy James Green, was in third place only 12 seconds behind Paul. He needs two wins to join the the TT Competition leaders. Everyone was pleased to see 18year old Alex Rogers tackle a TT for the second time since he joined recently and 70year old Keith Perry made his second appearance this year after an operation on his hand. As this course has two round-a-bout turns it required a full compliment of marshals. Thanks is therefore due to Carole Perry, Alf Cuppiccio, Jim May and ever reliable Ray Brake for their support
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10miles Stephen Brake 25.02 10 49 points 2nd
2nd 10miles Paul Smith 25.19 9 50 points 1st
3rd 10miles James Green 25.31 8 45 points 3rd
4th 10miles Keith Perry 32.50 7 11 points 10th
5th 10miles Alex Rogers 34.49 6 11 points 9th
 
CLUB TT 15:07:2010
Thursday Evening Time Trial - 1 Cudham Circuit. A good turnout with 7 starters. The largest entry we've had for some time. Everyone turned in good times. Stephen Brake did a fantastic ride despite his 'Dodgy Legs'. Beating Paul Smith by 38secs. New dad James Green was a further 40secs down bettering Jon Coulson by a mere 8secs (a sterling ride by our junior). Super vet Keith Perry, now fully recovered from his hand operation, made his first appearance this year and was satisfied with his performance.
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10miles Stephen Brake 23.41 10 points 48 points 2nd
2nd 10miles Paul Smith 24.19 9 points 50 points 1st
3rd 10miles James Green 24.59 8 points 45 points 3rd
4th 10miles Jonathan Coulson 25.07 7 points 41 points 4th
5th 10miles Steve Airey 27.33 6 points 32 points 6th
6th 10miles Clifford Blake 27.48 5 points 33 points 5th
7th 10miles Keith Perry 30.22 4 points 4 points
 
Thanet CC - Club '25' Champs. 04:07:2010
Success for Paul Smith our new '25' Champion although he wasn't too pleased at missing 'getting under' by 34secs! Congratulations to 65 year old Peter Hayes at gaining a Catford CC Gold Standard medal. Fine ride. Surprise at Clifford Blake's 1.9.12 in his first '25', which was above his recent showing at 10 miles. Commiseration to DNS Steve Airey for forgetting his cycling shoes
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 25miles Paul Smith 1.0.33 10 10 points
2nd 25miles Stephen Brake 1.3.00 9 9 points
3rd 25miles Peter Hayes 1.6.14 8 8 points
4th 25miles Clifford Blake 1.9.12 7 7 points
 
CLUB TT 26:06:2010
A cold evening on the A20 course saw 5 Catford riders face the time keeper of the promoting club the Bexley CC. Steve Airey rode a 90 inch fixed! On a new hed disc wheel. Paul Smith rode his new stork road bike as his TT bike is in for repair. Andrew and Stephen posted good times for 2nd and 3rd places. But the sensation of the night was our new star rider James Green producing a time of 23:19 on his first ride on this tricky course. This being only 1 minute behind the legendary Reg Smith! His manager Peter Hayes was delighted with the win, in a bid to improve the aero positioning of this strong powerful rider he lent James a TT helmet and installed tri-bars on his bike for him. Thanks to Ray for standing in for Bryan and recording Catford finishing times for our TT points competition.
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10miles James Green 23:19 10 10 points
2nd 10miles Stephen Brake 23:47 9 9 points
3rd 10miles Andrew Beswetherick 24:06 8 8 points
4th 10miles Paul Smith 24:41 7 7 points
5th 10miles Steve Airey 25:51 6 6 points
 
CLUB TT 13:06:2010
Another closely contested race. This time James beating Paul by a mere 10secs. Paul led in the early stages but for James, the incentive in catching Jon and then battling with him to dead heat on the finishing line, obviously drew out a faster performance.
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10miles James Green 24.27 10 10 points
2nd 10miles Paul Smith 24.37 9 9 points
3rd 10miles Jonathan Coulson 25.27 8 8 points
 
CLUB TT 06:06:2010
Event cancelled due to road closure
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
n/a c18miles n/a
 
CC Bexley 26:05:2010
A cold evening on the A20 course saw 5 Catford riders face the time keeper of the promoting club the Bexley CC. Steve Airey rode a 90 inch fixed! On a new hed disc wheel. Paul Smith rode his new stork road bike as his TT bike is in for repair. Andrew and Stephen posted good times for 2nd and 3rd places. But the sensation of the night was our new star rider James Green producing a time of 23:19 on his first ride on this tricky course. This being only 1 minute behind the legendary Reg Smith! His manager Peter Hayes was delighted with the win, in a bid to improve the aero positioning of this strong powerful rider he lent James a TT helmet and installed tri-bars on his bike for him. Thanks to Ray for standing in for Bryan and recording Catford finishing times for our TT points competition.
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10miles James Green 23:19 10 10 points
2nd 10miles Stephen Brake 23:47 9 9 points
3rd 10miles Andrew Beswetherick 24:06 8 8 points
4th 10miles Paul Smith 24:41 7 7 points
5th 10miles Steve Airey 25:51 6 6 points
 
CC Bexley - Club '10' Champs. 15:05:2010
Closely contested with a half minute covering the first 4 riders. Paul Smith won the title beating last year’s Champion Andrew Beswetherick by 14 secs with Stephen Brake a further 3 secs down
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10miles Paul Smith 24.39 10 10 points
2nd 10miles Andrew Beswetherick 24.53 9 9 points
3rd 10miles Stephen Brake 24.56 8 8 points
4th 10miles James Green 25.10 7 7 points
5th 10miles Clifford Blake 30.05 6 6 points
 
CLUB TT 02:05:2010
The closely contested 'competition' between Stephen and Paul is hotting up with Paul coming out on top this time by a mere 8 seconds. Four stalwarts faced the timekeeper and rode in atrocious wet conditions. Never-the-less they produced creditable times. Particularly James Green who did a P.B., being exactly a minute faster than his previous ride on this course. He now moves up to 2nd in the club TT Competition. I appreciate the riders turning up to ride in the rain (well done 'El Scortichio') and likewise the marshalls, of which we again had a full compliment.
Position Distance Name Time Points Total Club Comp
1st 10miles Paul Smith 24.51 10 10 points
2nd 10miles Stephen Brake 24.59 9 9 points
3rd 10miles James Green 25.59 8 8 points
4th 10miles Peter Hayes 30.29 7 7 points
 
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