Staunton is five alive as he powers to another win

HOWARD STAUNTON rode to a fifth consecutive win in the Hainault Roads Club evening 10 series. His time of 22 minutes and 54 seconds bettered current club champion Rob Dulson by over a minute as Dulson crossed the line in 24.04. Making a return to form t

HOWARD STAUNTON rode to a fifth consecutive win in the Hainault Roads Club evening 10 series.

His time of 22 minutes and 54 seconds bettered current club champion Rob Dulson by over a minute as Dulson crossed the line in 24.04.

Making a return to form this year is Paul Gee, a previous club champion in 2001 and 2002, and he took third place with a time of 25.03, while next up was Roger Pimm in 25.15, 37 seconds quicker than last week.

Mark Steers took fifth place in 25.34 with Roy Gardiner making a welcome return just behind in 25.45.


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Brian Ward and Paul Emery were both slightly down on last week's ride with times of 27.38 and 27.42 respectively.

Kevin Barton came in ninth spot with a 13-second improvement to stop the clock in 28.26.

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Just in the points was Frank McGowan with his second ride this year under 'evens' of 29.00. Newcomer, Elliott Hayward, also succeeded in beating the 30-minute barrier with a fine ride of 29.30.

Chris Pimm and Patrick Smith both surpassed their previous week's ride with times of 30.59 and 32.48.

Alistair Smith, making his first ride as a new member, rode to a personal best time of 35.08.

Saturday saw five Hainault Roads Club racers take on the 10-mile time-trial near Newmarket.

Ian Short managed to power his way to eighth place with a remarkably good time of 21.44.

Not far behind was Howard Staunton, continuing his stretch of fast rides in 22.04, while Mark Steers put in a fine performance finishing in 22.59.

Ilford businessman, Roger Pimm, rode hard to record his time of 24.39 while club time-trial secretary, Brian Ward, dug deep to battle the forceful headwind of the return leg to finish in 27.12.

The event was won by Richard O'Rourke of Flitch Crono with an outstanding ride of 20.10.

The following day, Hainault returned to the E2 course for an ECCA 25-mile time trial where Short once more proved his mettle by turning in a great ride to place fifth overall with his time of 56.38.

Staunton also rode a terrific race to come in with a time of 57.59, while Roger Pimm managed a creditable 1:04.18. Richard O'Rourke of Flitch Crono took the top spot once again in 53.00.

Paul Gee, rode the Hitchin Nomads 25-mile time-trial at Tempsford in Bedfordshire.

In a field of 120 riders, Gee rode a fantastic race to place 15th overall with a time of 01:05.06.

The event winner was Tony Parks of North Bucks RC in 57.38.

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