September Results

A remarkable number of people ran this one considering the heavy rain and the fact that many are in the middle of heavy races and training at present. A distinctly autumnal evening and an unscheduled course change due to an escaped bullock meant that this one was more memorable than most races in this series – which tend to blur into impressions of endless sun-dappled landscapes backed by deep blue skies (!) – and Tony B took advantage of the shortened course (by about 400 metres, I think) to stay ahead of a fast-finishing Craig. Katy was very fast indeed and her 3rd place must have sealed her series victory. It will probably make her very complacent for the big grudge race at King John’s on Saturday (!!). So the times for this one don’t count but the position very definitely does.

………………………..Finishing time……Actual time……Points

1st Tony B…………….7.02.35………….21m05…………….24/4

2nd Craig………………..02.39………….19m39…………….54/5

3rd Katy………………….03.30………….21m00……………20/5*

4th Gerwyn……………..03.39………….21m39…………….47/5*

5th Victoria……………..03.44………….22m14…………….50/4

6th Mei……………………03.47………….24m47……………66/5

7th Mike Hb……………03.53……………22m23…………….7/1

8th Sioned……………….03.54…………..23m54……………37/3

9th Elen…………………..03.54…………..23m24…………..40/3

10th Menai……………….03.56………….25m26……………74/4

11th Ceri B………………..03.57………….20m27……………24/3

12th Rob G……………….04.01…………..22m01……………51/5*

13th Shaun J…………….04.07…………..17m07……………71/5

14th Emma……………….04.09………….21m09…………..14/1

15th David Sp……………04.14…………..24m44………….64/4

16th Anwen………………04.18……………25m18…………..81/5

17th Owen…………………04.20…………..19m50………….17/1

18th Sali……………………04.21……………24m51………….75/5*

19th Arwel…………………05.01……………23m01…………55/3

20th Tony W……………..05.18……………18m18…………40/5

21st Kath E………………..05.22……………25m52…………21/1

22nd Ian……………………06.10……………25m10…………41/2

23rd Ruth………………….06.12…………….33m12…………58/3

24th David B……………..07.54…………….23m24………..67/4

*Best of 5 positions

With only October to go there are already quite a few with 5 races completed and able to drop their worst positions. Katy leads with 20 points; Gerwyn has 47; Rob G 51; Craig 54; Mei 66; Shaun 71; Sali 75; Anwen 81. Tony B got a generous start this time but will go back to start with Katy next time – which still gives him a chance even though Katy herself goes back another 30 seconds, as do Gerwyn and Craig who might just be able to hang on to a podium position but it will be tight against Rob G. And I forgot Tony W (easily done) who can’t quite challenge Katy even though he goes forward 30 seconds. If he wins the October race he will have 21 points.

Next race is THE FIRST TUESDAY in October (3rd) at 6pm NOT 6.30pm due to the fading light.

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