We had 7 fearless Newporters for the penultimate event in this year’s Super 7 Series, the 5th Newport Duathlon.
1st – 20 points – Jim Morrison 13th Position 1:30:36 seconds
2nd – 19 points – Gavin Woodhouse 52nd 1:42:25
3rd – 18 points – Mark Stocks 54th, 1:43:00
4th – 17 points – Nick Price, 57th, 1:45:26
5th – 16 points – Malcolm Page, 58th, 1:45:26
6th – 15 points – Lisa Blagden, 67th, 1:50:07
7th – 14 points – Des McKeown, 82nd, 2:11:47
Congratulation to Gavin, Malcolm and Lisa who were entering for the first time, and especially so to Lisa who was 3rd Female Vet!
You’ll notice Nick and Malcolm finished in the same time, apparently there wasn’t a sprint for the line though, they ran much of the final leg together.
Thanks to having electronic chip timing for the first time this year it was possible to break the results down into individual splits. So we can see, for example how Jim’s experience was demonstrated not just in the quickest times, but also in by far the quickest transitions, taking a combined 1 minute and 10 seconds for both transitions and gaining a minute on many. Apparently he trains with Superman in a phone box near Telford.
The result means that Des McKeown consolidates his lead by bettering his earlier time trial result adding 4 points. Only Aidan Dodd can overhaul Des, but 3rd place is up for grabs and, at least statistically can be won by Philip Johnson, James Lu, Nick Price, Gareth Evans, Tim Nelson, Gavin Woodhouse, John Gay and Malcolm Page.
The final showdown to clinch the Super 7 title is Newport Shropshire Cycling Club’s Open Hill Climb this Sunday 13th at 13:00. You need to book NOW as on the day entries are NOT allowed, but you can still enter.