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Darren Bain form continues to improve at Caithness Cycling Club

By SPP Reporter

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IT was a cold and breezy night for event nine of Caithness Cycling Club’s weekly 10-mile time trial.

Only Dave Morrill improved on his season’s best, clocking 24 min 48 sec to finish first ahead of Peter Fenwick who is currently in intensive triathlon training. Darren Bain continues his steady improvement and was a mere one second off his best this year but many riders were over a minute slower.

Results: 1, D. Morrill, 24 min 48 sec; 2, P. Fenwick, 25.28; 3, A. Sutherland, 25.56; 4, R. Murdoch, 26.15; 5, D. Bain, 26.21; 6, P. Cartwright, 27.32; 7, J. Falconer, 27.39; 8, A. MacLeod, 27.52; 9, G. Angus, 29.40; 10, J. Sinclair, 31.33; 11, D. Spencer, 32.25; 12, Angela Bain, 34.23.

In the handicap league Heath MacKay now has a four-point lead over Allan Sutherland and Phil Cartwright with Roger Broughton just one point in arrears.

Leading positions; 1, H. MacKay (23 points); 2eq, A. Sutherland and P. Cartwright (19); 4, R. Broughton (18); 5, R. Murdoch (14); 6, J. Sinclair (12).

At the weekend, and in glorious sunny weather, club members cycled part of the way with some of the 600 riders in the impressively organised Deloitte 1000-mile Ride Across Britain. They went through Bettyhill and as far as Loch Naver before returning to Thurso for a round trip of 100 miles.

This weekend club members compete in the North of Scotland 50-mile championships at Invergordon on Sunday and the following Wednesday they travel to Kildary for the Midsummer “25”.

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