First-timers make a big impression at Wick Wheelers time trial
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Week nine in the Wick Wheelers’ 10-mile time trials saw 19 take part with several first-attenders setting good times.
Jamie Simpson recorded a 34.01 mins on his first time trial and Deborah Simpson came in on 33.27 for her debut. Youngster Curtis Coghill continued to drive his personal best down to 33.27 and another new youngster, Mark Webster, stopped the clock on 32.44 on his first night.
Caithness Cycling Club veteran John Sinclair finished with a time of 30.18, while young Callum Sutherland managed to drive his personal best time down to 30.10. Chris Oakley finished on 29.29 and Paul Bremner on 29.35.
David Sutherland recorded 28.21 while Joan Henry set a time of 28.13, just behind Les Oliphant (28.12). Willie Sinclair finished eighth on 27.49 and CCC rider Phil Cartwright came seventh with a time of 27.08.
Brian Grant (26.36) was sixth and Stuart Anderson put in a personal best time of 26.31 to finish fifth.
Youngster Ben Arnold was next over the line with a strong time of 26.24, followed by Charlie Mackay who recorded a season’s best of 25.42.
In second was Mark Taylor with an impressive 24.31 for his first attempt on the Wick course, but he was unable to stop Graeme Clyne taking first after he took 58 seconds off his personal best time to in 24.16.
Results: 1, G. Clyne, 24.16 (PB); 2, M. Taylor, 24.31; 3, C. Mackay, 25.42; 4, B. Arnold, 26.24; 5, S. Anderson, 26.31 (PB); 6, B. Grant, 26.36; 7, P. Cartwright, 27.08 (CCC); 8, W. Sinclair, 27.49; 9, L. Oliphant, 28.12; 10, J. Henry, 28.13; 11, D. Sutherland, 28.21; 12, C. Oakley, 29.29; 13, P. Bremner, 29.35; 14, C. Sutherland, 30.10 (PB); 15, J. Sinclair, 30.18 (CCC); 16, M. Webster, 32.44 (PB); 17eq, D. Simpson, 33.27 (PB) and C. Coghill, 33.27 (PB); 19, J. Simpson, 34.01 (PB).