Roadworks on J2/3 meant we returned to the Congleton-Holmes Chapel JC/27 course again this week. It was again a bright sunny evening but this week it was a headwind out to the turn with a tail wind back, which was the opposite of the previous week. Many riders were a bit slower this week, so well done to anyone who was quicker.
Ben Norbury headed the field again with 21:06, from Jamie Willetts (Team JMC) 21:45 and Philip Gleave 22:06. David Farrington was third placed Congleton rider in 23:52. Jamie complained last week that he had left his legs on the course. He found them this week because that was a near 3 minute improvement!
Claire Harrison (Pro Vision) was fastest of seven ladies in 24:56, beating Lucy Rogers 25:29 and newcomer Gail Lowe (Lyme R.C.) 27:50. The other Congleton ladies had a very close battle with Lesley Norbury 31:32 just pipping Kerry Gleave 31:34 and Alison Stephenson 32:04.
Road bikes were headed by Mick Mansell 24:42 from David Bratt 25:02 (both Pro Vision) and Gavin Brookes 25:38. Tony Meredith was next best Congleton rider on a road bike in 30:02.
Louis Evans (Innovation Trek R.T.)23:13, beat Aaron Mansell (Pro Vision) who recorded 26:21 on a road bike.
Full result and club league tables can be seen HERE