Kentish Killer results

Waiting in the pen ready to start, it was bitterly cold, blowing a gale as it always does up at Brands hatch and it started snowing! An interesting introduction to my first KK! At least pushing up the hills generated some heat, although I was envious of those spinning past me with compact chainsets. It was sunny on the long drag up into the Ashdown forest before turning into a fierce headwind for the return.

By Ide hill, I had lost my patient and far more able pacer, Steve Searby. The feed station at the top of Ide hill had giant flapjacks, energy gels, bananas, teas, coffees, barrels of energy drink and friendly staff - in hindsight, perhaps I should have kept pedalling to get a gold! - oh well, next year :¬) There was also hot pasta and tea to feed everyone at the finish in the kentagon. Congratulations to Chris Dines and his GS Avanti team for organising such an excellent, well run event.

Cath Linney was fast as usual, although held up not long after the start with a puncture. A special mention also has to go to Jane Wiley (5th) and Vivien Brockwell - winning the over 60 female category.

Richard BRYANT 04:22:52 40-59 38 GOLD Male 58 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:13:54 02:08:58
Steve WALKER 04:35:42 40-59 58 GOLD Male 89 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:21:33 02:14:09
Catherine LINNEY 04:46:44 40-59 3 GOLD Female 4 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:28:28 02:18:16
Andrew EVANS 04:47:47 40-59 84 SILVER Male 132 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:18:14 02:29:33
Jane WILEY 04:48:23 40-59 5 GOLD Female 6 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:25:23 02:23:00
Vivien BROCKWELL 04:48:25 Over 60 1 GOLD Female 7 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:25:22 02:23:03
Shaun MULLEN 05:13:52 Under 40 71 BRONZE Male 223 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:43:35 02:30:17
Tom ROFF 05:13:56 40-59 148 BRONZE Male 224 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:37:59 02:35:57
David LOBLEY 05:15:37 40-59 151 BRONZE Male 230 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:25:20 02:50:17
Daniel GOCSOMB 05:15:57 Under 40 75 BRONZE Male 231 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:18:51 02:57:06
Kim MOSS 05:27:37 40-59 13 BRONZE Female 21 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:46:03 02:41:34
Sean KELLY 05:42:00 40-59 224 BRONZE Male 339 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 02:47:34 02:54:27
Ben BRIDGES 06:12:23 Under 40 136   Male 440 7 OAKS TRI CLUB 03:36:11 02:36:12

There were around 600 riders. Full results here: http://dbmax.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16421&RId=102

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