Love is fastest in Caithness 10-mile time trial
Aiden Love had the fastest time in Caithness Cycling Club’s weekly 10-mile time trial, ahead of Rhoda Kennedy, with Richard Hunt edging out Adam Smith for third place. Adam scored a PB by nine seconds, while Sandy Christie lowered his best time by five seconds.
Maximum handicap league points were taken by Phil Cartwright and Gary Angus, who clocked their best 2019 times by 14 and 13 seconds respectively.
Results: 1 Aiden Love, 24 min 43 sec; 2 Rhoda Kennedy, 25.24; 3 Richard Hunt, 25.43; 4 Adam Smith, 25.46; 5 Debbie Larnach, 25.55; 6 Alistair Miller, 26.06; 7 Sandy Christie, 26.33; 8 John Falconer, 27.06; 9 Gary Angus, 27.23; 10 Phil Cartwright, 27.24; 11 Kirsty Wood, 27.32; 12 Roger Broughton, 27.54; 13 Jonathon Morgan, 28.56; 14 Robert MacGregor, 29.14; 15 Steve Fraser, 32.07.
Veteran Alasdair Washington competed in the Scottish 50-mile championships at Kildary, and on a mild morning with a moderate south-west wind clocked 2hr 25 min 9 sec for a Scottish age 82 record, seven months after a hip replacement.
Along with other older riders he found it hard going on the headwindsections but stronger riders stormed round with Iain MacLeod (Aberdeen Wh) clocking 1hr 45 min 38 sec to win by over two minutes from Alan Thomson (RT23). Forty-eight-year-old former Commonwealth Games rider James Millar (Moray Firth CC) was on top form to clock 1hr 48 min 55 sec for the bronze medal, first local rider and the veteran (age standard) prize, 95 seconds ahead of Washington, who took second prize.
Orkney’s Olga Hamilton was the only other rider from the far north and she was on great form to record 2hr 12 min 28 sec for sixth place in the women’s championship and a PB by over seven minutes. The gold medal went to Scottish record holder Catriona MacGillivray (RT23) with a superb 1hr 58 min 0 sec.