Staunton and Steers the Hainault heroes
THE Hainault Roads club 25-mile two-up team time-trial took place last Sunday marking the end of the season for most racers. Despite the light rain in the morning, spirits remained undampened for what has become a classic on the time-trial calendar. The
THE Hainault Roads club 25-mile two-up team time-trial took place last Sunday marking the end of the season for most racers.
Despite the light rain in the morning, spirits remained undampened for what has become a classic on the time-trial calendar.
The race started in Quendon, near the village of Ugley in Essex and saw a field of 33 teams, seven of which were represented by the Hainault Roads Club themselves.
Strong gusting side-winds made for less than ideal conditions, but some exceptional rides were recorded, most notably by Mark Arnold and Nino Piccoli of API Metrow Silverhook Chemicals winning the event in 54 minutes and 32 seconds.
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The fastest Hainault team, and winners of the Hainault's Argee Trophy, were Howard Staunton and Mark Steers who crossed the line in 58.05 for seventh place overall and also took the age category prize for a combined age of over 100 years.
The team of Chris Tomkins and Paul Gee were the next fastest Hainault pair clocking 1:04.03.
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Brian Ward and Roger Pimm weren't far behind with their time of 1:05.14 closely followed by brothers Paul and Steve Godfrey who stopped the clock in 1:07.31.
Elliott Hayward and Matthew Smith put in a fine performance to clock 1:13.39 with Chris Pimm and Patrick Smith next up in 1:20.14. Alistair Smith and Gary Hayward performed commendably in their first team event to record a time of 1:24.04.