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McAllan posts best time as Miller puts misfortunes behind him

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Caithness Cycling Club’s weekly 10-mile time trial was at last blessed with good conditions, after thunder and lightning caused the cancellation of the previous week’s event.

With a wind speed of 15 mph from the north-west and a temperature of 13C, times on the outward and return legs were similar and this always results in good times.

Wick visitor Hamish McAllan posted the best time with an impressive 23 min 33 sec, while Alistair Miller put his recent misfortunes – a fall, an attack of cramp and a puncture – behind him as he slashed 71 seconds off his season’s best.

Chris Gregory scored a personal best by a massive 45 seconds and 85-year-old Alasdair Washington had a season’s best by 63 seconds to clock his fastest time since 2018.

In the Handicap League Gary Angus increased his lead and is now 12 points clear but only five points separate the next five riders. With five events remaining and with up to six points per event, the competition for the medals is still wide open.

Times: 1 Hamish McAllan, 23 min 33 sec; 2 Alistair Miller, 24.58; 3 Gary Angus, 26.22; 4 Chris Gregory, 26.55; 5 Alasdair Washington, 27.08; 6 Roger Broughton, 27.34; 7 Julieanne Leslie, 37.49.

Handicap League: 1 Gary Angus (43 points); 2 Iain Miller (31); 3eq Alistair Miller, Angus MacKay (30); 5 Chris Gregory (28); 6 Colin Earnshaw (26).

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