Only the brave turned out in yesterday evenings atrocious wet weather in the first leg of the annual challenge for the Karl Austin Memorial Shield. It was run as a 10 instead of the scheduled 25, because of roadworks. Even though the rain actually stopped for the event, the roads were very wet.
The format is that the best 6 times on aggregate count over the two legs. Congleton took a big stride towards retaining the shield with the best 6 aggregate of 2:28:09 for the 10 miles. Unfortunately Macclesfield Wheelers only had 4 riders, so had to take a penalty of two times of our slowest counting rider, giving them an aggregate of 2:37:43.
The second leg will be on June 25th. Let’s hope we can run the full distance 25 miles.
Hard luck Philip Gleave, who fell victim to diesel spilled at the turn, and limped back. We recorded a time for him as Congleton’s 6th counting rider!
The full result and the Congleton League Tables can be seen HERE
The counting times.