Bircher Common Winter Time Trial

Race Reports

Report: Mark Paviour

Thank you and well done to everyone who turned out for the club time-trial, and for
all being so enthusiastic. We had a glorious morning for it, even if a bit breezy.

The course was over 7.2 Km with 184m of climbing, with the second of the two climbs being fairly testing. The wind across the top of the common also helping to make this a tough course.

To keep with current guidelines, there was staggard start times with one minute intervals between pairs of runners, which made it difficult to determine positions in the race, but kept it competitive. The route avoided any narrow paths and overtaking could be done with lots of room to maintain the social distancing!

It was wonderful to see such a wide range of ages taking part, from 19 to over 80 and all performing really well.

So good to be out running in a friendly, yet competitive way, lets hope we manage to get all of our time trials in over this coming, unpredictalbe winter.

Thank you to Sue D and Mark for time keeping and results and Guy for marking out on the common and being gate-keeper, and Sam for devising such an excellent course.

Looking forward to the rest of these time trials!

PositionTime RunnerCategory
130.09Eric ApperleySM
230.16Jasper RobinsonJM
336.43Naomi PerkinsSF
437.48Tim JonesMV50
538.29Ashley RobinsonMV70
638.52Pat PearsonMV50
739.32Mark PaviourMV55
840.21Sue PowellFV55
940.27Neil TaylorMV60
1040.58Sue DaviesFV55
1143.20Sam HarperFV45
1243.26Rob WoodMV65
1343.29Liza AustinFV55
1443.52Thea PreeceSF
1543.58Flora GunnerFV55
1644.36Steph KingFV55
1745.01Gary GunnerMV70
1845.51Mike HaywardMV55
1946.19Bronwyn PreeceSF
2048.51Tory DickinsonFv50
2149.36Tom DaviesMV70
2249.48Laura TaylorFV35
2350.07Sue WoodFV60
2450.26Lisa GrayFV45
2555.19Frank LuscottMV60
2656.52Bryan MarkhamMV80
2759.31Suzanne FieldFV50
2759.31Tonia NoonFV50
2877.47Alison ApperleyFV50
2877.47Heather PowellFV55

Sorry not to get everyone’s photo – you were too fast for me!

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