Weekly race round up

So it has been a big week with Sodbury riders taking on a hell of a lot of racing including the 3rd Sodbury Cycle Sport hill climb on Rushmire hill in Wotton Under Edge, or as I like to call it for one day in the year "Wotton On The Edge".

Castle Come TT series was attended this week by Wayne Andrew Williams, conditions where good and Wayne took a new course PB with 22:44 and 21st place.

Saturday 19th, was hill climb time, and again we had good conditions, the day started cool and dry with a slight tail wind up the hill, we had 45 riders on the start sheet and good Sodbury numbers in the field.

Carl Jolly of University of Bristol CC took the win with 5:30.2

Bexy Drew, Army Cycling finished in 19th place and !st woman with 6:33.7

Steve Thomas of Bristol Road Club was fastest Vet with 6th in 5:52.4

Sasha Smith FTP (Fulfil The Potential) Racing took 1st femal Vet with 33rd in 8:07.3

James Meaden took the honours of being fastest Sodbury rider in 8th place with 5:58.6

Full results can be found at the link below. Well done the rest of the Sodbury Riders, Matt Reynolds and to those who came to support the race and those who helped in it organisation and running. Another great event.


Sunday 20th was the next stop in the hill climb pain train, Minehead CC's event at Porlock toll road. Matt Reynolds and Chris Britten got up at the sparrows fart to take the trip down for this 4 mile uphill slog fest. With over 100 riders on the start sheet this was going to be a big day. Riders where helped with a light tail wind and dry roads and also great views from the road over the coast line.

Ed Laverack, VAMos.cc took the win over all with 13:2

Nicole Coates, Torelli was Fastest Female with 34th place in 17:17

From Sodbury Chris Britten took 58th with a new course PB in 18:40 and Matt Reynolds took 63rd also with a new course PB in 18:58.

Tom and Jeremy completed the Cotswold 113 triathlon on Sunday 20th September. The weather was nearly perfect with mild temperatures and blue skies, though a strong wind made for some tough sections on the bike. Tom, who was doing his first triathlon at such a distance on near-nonexistent training, completed the 2km swim course in 42:03 (407th/529), 90km cycle in 2:27:06 (47th) and crawled around the 21km run with cramp in both legs for the last 20.5km in a time of 2:27:31 (438th) to finish 288th overall. Jeremy, a seasoned triathlete completed the swim in 38:28 (303rd), cycle in 2:35:35 (108th) and run in 1:55:09 (212th) to finish 158th overall.

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