Durnin dips under an hour as his personal best is beaten

Jon Durnin (Welland Valley CC) broke the hour for the first time with a personal best 58.49 in Melton Olympic CC’s ‘25’ at Farndon, Notts.

Club-mates Simon Ward and Tom Evans recorded, respectively, 1:09.35 and 1:13.43 as victory went to James Perkins (Team Zenith-GC Cycles), 51.30.

Phil Rayner (22.17) was fastest of a quartet of Welland Valley riders in Rugby RCC’s ‘10’ at Thurlaston behind winner, and national champion, Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com), 19.03.

Other times: Steve Boat 24.53, Linda Hubbard 25.51, John Davidson (all WVCC) 26.53, Bernard Smith (Kettering CC) 31.01.

James Moore (Welland Valley CC) continued his run of high placings with third in the 76-mile Circuit of the Fens road race at Benwick.

A ten-strong breakaway group lined up to contest the finish, but a crash on the final corner took out Ollie Taylor (WVCC) and George Fox (Rhino Racing) – who came in ninth and tenth respectively – as Rory Havis claimed the win for promoting club St Ives CC ahead of Jacob Hennessy (Spirit Bikes RT) and Moore.

Winner Carl Dyson (Beeston Cycles RT) and Joel Lewis (Rhino Racing) dominated the latest round of the Northants CRA circuit race series at Rockingham Raceway.

Lewis attacked from the gun and, joined by Dyson, the pair were never caught as they stayed away for the entire hour-long race for second and third-category riders.

Ollie Taylor (Welland Valley CC) won the sprint for third place with his club-mates Louis Killworth and Jonny Unwin fifth and seventh respectively.

Welland Valley CC hosted a round of the national Women’s Team Series as part of their Duncan Murray Wines road race promotion on the rolling Naseby circuit.

Chantel Mason (Army CU) rode away from the rest of the field in heavy rain on the first of four laps in the women’s race and was never seen again by the chasing pack behind her.

The supporting men’s race followed a similar pattern, but after easing away from the pack midway round the second lap and gaining a maximum advantage of two minutes, Welland Valley junior James Garratt ran out of steam and was pegged 
back two miles from the finish by Stuart Ridsdale (Rugby RCC).