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MacLeod is fastest as conditions improve for Caithness 10-mile time trial

By Alan Hendry

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There were good conditions at last for Caithness Cycling Club’s weekly 10-mile time trial and riders responded in style.

Three riders averaged over 26 mph, led by Andrew “Hamper” MacLeod, closely followed by Wick visitors Stuart Anderson and Graeme Clyne.

The temperature was still cool at 12C but the north wind dropped during the race from 12 to seven mph. MacLeod scorched round to equal his best this year of 21 min 41 sec and Anderson scored a PB by 26 seconds, while Clyne was a mere one second off his best.

There were personal bests also from Iain Miller, who improved by a massive 74 seconds, Angus MacKay (44 seconds) and Alistair Miller (18 seconds).

In addition several riders clocked their best 2021 times, led by David Anderson (119 seconds), Martine Hughes (101 seconds) and Gary Angus (41 seconds).

In his first ride this year, 84-year-old Alasdair Washington clocked his best time since 2018 for sixth place.

Results: 1 Andrew MacLeod, 21 min 41 sec; 2 Stuart Anderson, 22.17; 3 Graeme Clyne, 22.40; 4 Alistair Miller, 25.17; 5 David Anderson, 27.41; 6 Alasdair Washington, 27.47; 7 Iain Miller, 28.48; 8 Gary Angus, 28.29; 9 Roger Broughton, 28.36; 10 Angus MacKay, 28.59; 11 Martine Hughes, 33.14.

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