Time Trial

LAKELAND TT

As well as the road race league there is a series of Time trials run in season between March and September on Wednesday nights, keep an eye out on the calendar for details. There are a series of 10 mile time trials and a 25 mile time trial that go to make up the time trial league.

There are also a number of one off events Point to Point Time trials and the season opener is a Time trial held on St Patricks day.

The format is riders go off at 1 minute intervals and battle the clock, on an out and back route there will be marshals at the turning point. Your time will be recorded.

  • riders are responsible for their own safety. The roads are not closed to traffic.
  • riders are subject to the rules of the road at all times.
  • respect other road users.
  • riders must wear a helmet. No helmet no taking part!
  • No drafting is allowed during the event.
  • If you miss your allotted time slot you will go last.
  • Do not approach the time keepers for times until all riders have finished

Anyone with a Club License can compete or anyone who holds at least a Cycling Ireland ‘club competition’ licence. Time trials are an ideal environment to try your hand at racing.

#############################################################

Point to Point Time trial – Wednesday 9th April 2014

Lakeland CCs second TT of the season got underway on a gloomy but relatively calm evening on 9th April last.
Thirteen competitors signed on for the quick point-to-point blast, starting from Tempo and finishing at Lakeland Bikes in Enniskillen.

Again some of the times were very quick. The winning time was set by Patrick McKenna at 15:03 with Martin Sherry a close second at 15:20. Best Lakeland performance was by Kenny Boylan who came in third at 16:25.

kennyd2

Full Results
============
1. Patrick McKenna 15:03
2. Martin Sherry   15:20
3. Kenny Boylan    16:25
4. Raymond Dunlop  16:35
5. Jum Mohan       17:44
6. Kenny Donnell   17:46
7. Conor Sprice    17:58
8. Paul Eccles     18:00
9. Charlie Pincombe 18:39
10. Julian Dunlop   18:43
11. Brian Kellett   18:53
12. Barry O’Reilly  19:05
13. Scott Crawford  19:07

Note: There is an edit to the Lakeland events Calendar. The first Interclub race is on Wed 23rd April not Thursday 24th as advertised. This means the 25 mile TT from Belcoo-Garrison and back on Tue 22nd April is postponed. Please spread the word.

#############################################################

Lakeland TT – 2014 rd1 – 02/04/14 – 5points-gortatole-5points

Lakeland CC held their TT series opener on Wed 2nd April last. Unfortunately after the blazing sun of the day before,
the heavens opened, and it was a dim, misty, wet evening with a course covered in puddles that greeted the competitors.
However that didn’t deter the 13 competitors who turned up, and its clear the turbo trainers have been in solid use over the winter periods as the conditions were nowhere near ideal, but relatively fast times were recorded.
The TT took place on the five points – Gortatole and back ten mile course.  The wind was fairly strong, and in the riders faces on the return journey which wasn’t ideal.

The results are as follows

1. Kenny Boylan  24.14
2. Kieran McGrory 25.25
3. Raymond Dunlop 25.37
4. Roger Monaghan 25.50
5. Jim Mohan      26.15
6. Kenny Donnell  26.08
7. Tommy Downey  26.49
8. Conor Sprice  27.17
9. Brian Kellett  27.49
10. Dessy Orr    28.57
11. Darren Tapp  29.51

Seamus and Lloyd took out a tandem. They gained on Kenny Boylan, but a mechanical failure meant they couldn’t finish unfortunately, as they were on a good time.

Special mention too must go to U10 rider Cian White for the fastest time on the night, as he completed a long 5 mile TT in 24.12. We hope to see Cian back at some of our other TT events working to improve on his times.

#############################################################

Lakeland CC – St Patrick’s day 10 mile TT

Lakeland CC’s annual St Patrick day 10 mile time trial in association with Pubble Tree Nursery this year was run as an open event and attracted riders from near and far. The course was the route from Maguiresbridge to the tempo road junction and back.

The first rider was away at 10am and subsequent riders setting off at 1 minute intervals. John Fitzpatrick set the early time to beat which wasn’t topped until local Lakeland rider Les Brown completed his ride. But with the big guns still to come it wasn’t to be – Martin Sherry was eventually crowned winner the only rider to break the 23min mark on the undulating course with a time of 22min 57seconds with Gary Jeffers of East Tyrone 5 seconds back and James Davenport in third place with 23min 10 seconds. A strong ride seen Eileen Burns from Ballymena road club take the prize for first lady. Local rider Kenny Boylan took first unplaced veteran, Les Brown took first unplaced A4 rider and Kieran McGrory took the first unplaced Lakeland rider.

Full Results,

1              Martin Sherry                    22.57

2              Gary Jeffers                       23.02

3              James Davenport             23.10

4              Patrick McKenna              24.01

5              Gavin Haurberlin           24.45

6              Les Brown                        25.21

7              Kenny Boylan                   25.34

8              Derek Evans                     25.55

9              Kieran McGrory              26.00

10           John Fitzpatrick               26.31

11           Jason Burns                       26.34

12           Tommy Downey               27.09

13           Eileen Burns                      27.55

14           Claire McEntee                 28.14

15           Mark McAleer                   28.26

16           Paul Eccles                        28.28

17           Darren Thompson           28.55

18           Julian Dunlop                   28.59

19           Robin Nelson                    29.17

20           Dessie Orr                         29.21

21           Charlie Pincombe             29.37

22           Lorraine Jeffers                29.39

23           Paul Beaumont                 30.12

24           Rodney McCusker           30.32

25           Andrew Allen                    31.47

26           Trevor Topping                 33.00

#############################################################

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s