Current Inter-Club points: Sydenham 285, 7Oaks Tri 258 and GSA 252
(I think! - Matt Bee)
Next inter club 10 is this Thursday, 23 July on the A20 (Brands Hatch/West Kingsdown) course. Starts at 19.30.
The following Thursday, 30 July it's at Polhill and we're organising. Starts at 19.15. Annual midsummer drinks at the Rose and Crown, Dunton Green after. All members are welcome to this club social event, whether you TT or not.
Not a good turn out from 7Oaks Tri for this one although the ones who did turn up all finished in the top half of the field with Neil Harris being the fastest on the night and the improving Neil McInerney just under a minute behind and in third place. Andy Evans did a PB for this course and knocked over 30 seconds off his previous best time. Poor Janice who was our only lady rider took a tumble near the end but reported in as being "fine" the morning after.
Two teams took part from 7Oaks Tri. Fastest team on the day - Brown/McInerney
Results from Thursday evening TT, the always lovely Hubbards & Baileys TT.
Overall points - Sydenham 210, 7Oaks 172 and GSA 156
Another good turnout and some great times from 7Oaks members.
The third and final 10 on this course is on Thursday week.
Next Thursday it's the hilly 21!
Sydenham - 32, 7Oaks 31 and GS Avanti 15
Overall 157, 133 and 103.
A great turn out with thirty nine riders taking part and well done to the seventeen 7Oaks riders for securing top points on the night. Good to see some new faces, those doing their first inter club event for 7Oaks - Sam Begg, Milt Ives and John Davie. Yon Marsh and Matt Bee look like they're becoming regulars and good to see some old regulars again - Dave Truman and James Bulley. Val just pipped Susan for first lady and as ever Janice could be relied on to be on the starting line.
Sydenham Wheelers - 38
GS Avanti - 21
7Oaks Tri - 13
Total after 3 events -
Sydenham Wheelers - 102, 7Oaks Tri - 66 and GS Avanti - 65.
Sydenham - 36
GSA - 29
7Oaks Tri - 18
The strong wind did not stop some fast times and putting us in the lead after the first event. Well done everyone.
Sevenoaks Tri-Club - 35
Sydenham Wheelers CC - 28
GS Avanti - 15
It all hinged on this event to find out who this years Inter Club winners were as before we kicked off 7oaks only had a 10 point lead over Sydenham. With 7oaks and Sydenham both fielding 4 teams it was anyones guess as to who the eventual winners would be. As it turned out Sydenham had the fastest team on the day but couldn't score enough points to retake the lead and 7oaks retained the trophy for the fifth successive year by just 2 points.
Favourable weather on the A21 meant there were a lot of PB's. Last event is this Saturday and points situation is 7oaks - 514, Sydenham - 504 and GSA - 294.
Into a headwind going out but fast coming back unless you were held up by a tractor for a couple of miles like Sydenham's Jon Coulson. Thanks to Greg Morris, Jo Stephens Smith, Sam Bennett and Alex Colvin for assisting.
Scores on the day - 7oaks Tri 23, Sydenham 19 and GS Avanti 19.
Overall points with three events to go - 7oaks Tri 452, Sydenham 450 and GS Avanti 260.
Only thirteen riders. The heavy rain during early afternoon (which cleared up in time for the TT) probably put a few off and some I'm sure were on holiday. Only five 7oaks riders although this can also be partly explained by 7oaks providing 12 marshals/timekeepers to ensure the event was run as safely as possible for all the riders.
Scores on the night - Sydenham 38, GS Avanti 13 and 7oaks Tri 7
Scores with just 4 more events to go - Sydenham - 431, 7oaks Tri 429 and GS Avanti 241.
Points on the night - Sydenham Wheelers 58, 7oaks Tri 42 and GS Avanti 16.
Overall points - 7oaks Tri 422, Sydenham Wheelers 393 and GS Avanti 228.
7oaks 374, Sydenham 335 and GS Avanti 212
Tony Lamoury and Jon Hollidge were the only representatives from the club and duly secured 16 points for us in the inter club championship by coming 3rd. Sydenham narrowed the gap with their 2 teams coming first and second to score 38 points.
Thanks to Tony and Jon for turning out otherwise it would have been nil points.
Hopefully for the next 2up we'll have a better showing. Next 2up is on Thursday evening 7 August on A20 nr Brands Hatch.
Current points position - 7oaks 262, Sydenham 227 and GSA 165.
Another top turn out from 7oaks with 16 out of 31 riders.
A special mention to Janice Bailey for going under 30 mins for the first time for 10 miles. An excellent ride from Martin Brown in his build up to the 24 hour TT while Anthony Sizer continues to produce fast times on his road bike while his TT bike is temporarily out of action.
Next Thursday it's a completely different type of course - hilly and 21 miles.
7oaks Tri - 195, Sydenham Wheelers - 160 and GS Avanti - 91
We struggled a bit for points tonight and Sydenham have closed the gap to just 32 points. Let's have a bumper 7Oaks turn out this Thursday down at East Peckham to widen the gap again.
Current points - 7Oaks Tri 169, Sydenham Wheelers 137 and GS Avanti 65.