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Sheffrec CC 4th Cat Only Evening Road Race - RESULTS

Pinarello MarcPinarello Marc Posts: 29
edited June 2011 in Amateur race
Sheffrec CC 4th Cat Only Evening Road Race

Entries close for our first evening road race next week. Entries are low at the moment but I wanted to give 4th category riders a chance of racing without getting hammered by 3rd cat riders. The race is held on the Barlow Triangle Circuit which is near to Baslow / Chatsworth close to the Sheffield / Derbyshire border.

Anyone wanting to enter, please post below or let me know.

Details of the race are here:

http://www.sheffrec-cc.org.uk/events/evening_road_races.html


Thanks,



Marc.

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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    What's the circuit like? Flat, rolling, hilly, etc?
  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,324
    Can you guarantee that all the riders are safe?
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,906
    i'd give it a go if it was a week or two earlier asi'm working in donny for the next two weeks. a rush hour drive from hull is too much though.

    i did their spring road race the other week and it was really well organised with marshalling from the national escort group.
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  • Pokerface wrote:
    What's the circuit like? Flat, rolling, hilly, etc?

    The circuit is triangular, with 1 tight turn. The roads are quiet with no climbs as such. There is a bit of a drag which over 17 or so laps wears you down a bit. I ran 2 races on the same circuit last year and they were won by breakaway riders. Maybe different depending on what the riders want to race.

    Can you guarantee that all the riders are safe?

    Can you ever guarantee that riders are safe? We are not talking about 120 riders racing on a tight city centre crit circuit. We had one crash on the circuit last year and this was in a 2/3/4 race. Given peoples general opinion of 4th cats, I've made a bold move and put faith in local riders and hopefully giving less experienced racers the chance to race and a chance of scoring some points.
  • spanielssonspanielsson Posts: 776
    My entry will be in the post later on today :D
  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,324
    Pokerface wrote:
    What's the circuit like? Flat, rolling, hilly, etc?

    The circuit is triangular, with 1 tight turn. The roads are quiet with no climbs as such. There is a bit of a drag which over 17 or so laps wears you down a bit. I ran 2 races on the same circuit last year and they were won by breakaway riders. Maybe different depending on what the riders want to race.

    Can you guarantee that all the riders are safe?

    Can you ever guarantee that riders are safe? We are not talking about 120 riders racing on a tight city centre crit circuit. We had one crash on the circuit last year and this was in a 2/3/4 race. Given peoples general opinion of 4th cats, I've made a bold move and put faith in local riders and hopefully giving less experienced racers the chance to race and a chance of scoring some points.

    My comment was tongue in cheek bearing in mind the current topics in this section!

    If you ran this later in the year I'd give it a go. As it is all my training has been targetted towards TTs. I suspect jumping out of 51 corners would be a real shock to my system!
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  • Hi there, is this a 4th cat race only or would you be riding alongside E,1,2,3 riders as well?
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Hi there, is this a 4th cat race only or would you be riding alongside E,1,2,3 riders as well?

    4th Cat only.
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  • Entry List
      1. Richard Boot Beeston CC 4th Vet 2. Adrian Pugh Beeston CC 4th Vet 3. John Gyte Dinnington RC 4th Vet 4. Andrew Robinson Dinnington RC 4th 5. Sean Newbould Featherstone RC 4th 6. Leigh Holmes GB Fire Service 4th 7. Matt Rodgers Harworth & District CC 4th 8. James Ward Harworth & District CC 4th 9. Phoebe Sneddon Inverse RT / Cycleclaim.co.uk 4th W 10. Mike Harber Langdale Lightweights 4th 11. Matthew Smithson Leeds Mercury 4th 12. Edward Farnell Manchester Wheelers 4th 13. Ewan Davidson Mercia HBM CC 4th 14. Richard Knott Mercia HBM CC 4th 15. Kyle Burleigh Nottingham Clarion 4th 16. Leighton Davies Nottingham Clarion 4th 17. Mark McCartney Nottingham Clarion 4th 18. Craig Wood Nottingham Clarion 4th 19. Tim Marshall Private Member 4th 20. Roland Clark Rutland Velo 4th 21. Ian Littlewood RVO Racing 4th 22. Barry Parker RVO Racing 4th 23. Christopher Jones Sheffield 220 City Road RT 4th 24. John Hind Sheffield Phoenix 4th Vet 25. Thomas Sutton Sheffield Phoenix 4th 26. Nick Downham Sheffrec CC 4th 27. Anthony Evans Sheffrec CC 4th Vet 28. Mark Fidler Sheffrec CC 4th Vet 29. Will Glover Sheffrec CC 4th Jun 30. James Hunt Sheffrec CC 4th 31. Chris Lynch Sheffrec CC 4th 32. Daniel Shinn Sheffrec CC 4th 33. Richard Walker Sheffrec CC 4th Vet 34. Geoff Burgess Stockton Clarion CC 4th 35. Luke Dabbs University of Manchester 4th 36. Johnny Perry University of Manchester 4th 37. Thomas Upton University of Manchester 4th 38. Elizabeth Waterhouse University of Manchester 4th W 39. Frances White University of Manchester 4th W 40. Dan Holford Wheelguru CC 4th



    Entries still available. Let me know if you would like to enter.


    Thanks,




    Marc.
  • Sheffrec CC 4th Cat Evening RR - RESULTS & RACE REPORT

    48 forth category riders departed the Fox & Goose Public House to tackle 17 laps of the Barlow Triangle Circuit. The conditions were dull but changeable but the threatening rain never made an appearance. The first few laps we ridden at a fast pace with several riders dropped on the opening laps.

    Lap 6 brought the prime lap and this was taken by Mark Filder riding for the promoting club, Sheffrec CC. This stirred the bunch once more and again dropped a couple more riders. A few attacks came and went but the active riders on the front of the peloton chased most gaps down as fast as they came.

    Over the closing stages the field lapped a group of 8 riders giving them a clear run at the line. In the sprint, it was once again to be the night for Mark Fidler of Sheffrec CC who would hold off the fighting bunch to claim victory by half a wheel from Tom Sutton of Sheffield Phoenix. Fellow Sheffrec CC junior, Will Glover just edged out Andrew Robinson, Dinnington RC to complete the final podium position. Following Robinson in 5th was Rutland Velo rider, Rowland Clark from Leigh Holmes, GB Fire Service, 6th. Local rider, Alan Dawson, Sheffield 220 City Road RT came 7th with James Headley Smith, Sleaford Wheelers, Nick Downham, Sheffrec CC and Edward Farnell, Manchester Wheelers rounding off the top 10.

    The Ladies winner was Frances White riding for the University of Manchester with Phoebe Sneddon, Inverse RT / Cycleclaim.co.uk placing second after soldiering on to finish in her first ever road race. Phoebe was given the nights combativity award for her efforts.

    Well done to all the riders who supported the event. The Chief Commissaire, Julie Rodman praised the riders on their level of safe riding and also the marshals for keeping the roads safe for the duration of the event. Event organiser, Marc Etches of Sheffrec CC would like to pass their thanks to Craig Lynch and his team at the Fox & Goose Public House, Wigley for providing us with a first class venue to base our event at.

    RESULTS
      1. Mark Fidler, Sheffrec CC, 37 miles in 1 hour 33 mins, 18 seconds 2. Tom Sutton, Sheffield Phoenix 3. Will Glover, Sheffrec CC 4. Andrew Robinson, Dinnington RC 5. Rowland Clark, Rutland Velo 6. Leight Holmes, GB Fire Service 7. Alan Dawson, Sheffield 220 City Road RT 8. James Headley Smith, Sleaford Wheelers 9. Nick Downham, Sheffrec CC 10. Edward Farnell, Manchester Wheelers 11. Martin Smith, Yello Velo 12. Thomas Upton, Manchester Wheelers 13. Sean Newbould, Featherstone RC 14. Jonathan Wolff, Sheffrec CC 15. Mark Robinson, Sheffrec CC @ 5 secs 16. Chris Lynch, Sheffrec CC 17. Anthony Evans, Sheffrec CC 18. Ewan Davidson, Mercia HBM CC 19. Daniel Shinn, Sheffrec CC 20. Robert Howden, Beeston RC @ 7 secs 21. Ian Littlewood, RVO Racing 22. G Thompson, Sleaford Wheelers 23. John Smith, Out of the Saddle CC 24. Number folded. White & Black Kit 25. Peter Collins, Sharrow CC @ 11 secs 26. Neal Hunt, Sheffrec CC 27. Christopher Jones, Sheffield 220 City Road RT @ 13 secs 28. Kyle Burleigh, Nottingham Clarion 29. Geoff Burgess, Stockport Clarion @ 22 secs 30. Barry Parker, RVO Racing @ 1 lap 31. John Hind, Sheffield Phoenix 32. K Ainsworth, North Lancs RC 33. John Gyte, Dinnington RC 34. John Woodhouse, Birdwell Wheelers 35. Craig Wood, Nottingham Clarion 36. Matt Thompson, Sheffrec CC 37. Frances White, University of Manchester @ 2 laps 38. Phoebe Sneddon, Inverse RT / Cycleclaim.co.uk


    Prime winner - Mark Fidler, Sheffrec CC - Lap 6.


    The next race at the Barlow Triangle is a 3/4 Category race, organised by Peak Road Club on the 28th June. Sheffrec’s next evening road race will be an E123 race which should provide a great spectacle for spectators as one of the only evening Elite races in the area.
  • Sounds like a good event

    Out of interest how do you keep the riders safe from traffic?
    Do the police let you close the roads or do you rely on motorists goodwill when asked to divert by a marshall?

    Cheers
  • Sounds like a good event

    Out of interest how do you keep the riders safe from traffic?
    Do the police let you close the roads or do you rely on motorists goodwill when asked to divert by a marshall?

    Cheers

    We simply have to rely on the co-operation from other road users. The marshals can only advise the motorists that the riders are coming. We have no power to make them stop and legally they dont have to stop.
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