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Sutherland races into Caithness club's top position

By SPP Reporter

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Allan Sutherland set the pave with a 25mph ride.
Allan Sutherland set the pave with a 25mph ride.

IN Caithness Cycling Club’s latest 10-mile time trial there were no fewer than three personal bests achieved and a total of five riders who clocked their best this year.

On a fine, sunny evening Allan Sutherland took first place with his first 25 mph ride and a PB by 22 seconds.

There were also PBs for second equal Darren Bain and for 13-year-old Joe Spencer, whose father, Dave, had a season’s best by 52 seconds.

Triathlete Mark Taylor clocked a fine 25 min 5 sec at his first attempt on the course and Dave Morrill recorded his best of the year by 26 seconds. Sixteen-year-old Rob Murdoch led in the under-18s with a speedy 25 min 19 sec.

Results: 1, A. Sutherland, 23 min 53 sec; 2eq, D. Bain and D. Morrill, 24.22; 4, M. Taylor, 25.05; 5, R. Murdoch, 25.19; 6, A. MacLeod, 25.43; 7, J. Falconer, 26.08; 8, P. Cartwright, 26.54; 9, D. Spencer, 27.24; 10, R. Broughton, 28.25; 11, G. Angus, 28.38; 12, G. Morgan, 29.08; 13, S. Coulden-Smith, 29.59; 14, J. Foster, 30.40; 15, J. Spencer, 30.54; 16, Angela Bain, 32.56.

In the handicap league Sutherland leapfrogged Roger Broughton into the top place with Bain close behind.

Leading positions: 1, A. Sutherland (40 points); 2, R. Broughton (38); 3, D. Bain (34.5); 4, P. Cartwright (29); 5, J. Falconer (26.5); 6eq, D. Morrill and D. Spencer (26).

The club’s 50-mile time trial, due for last Sunday, was postponed due to the stormy weather, but it is hoped to reschedule for a date in September.

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