10 mile TT Batterstown Results TTL_01 26/04/2016
So. We got off to a cold and windy start to the time trial season last night.
As ever, thanks to the full compliment of timekeepers and marshals who turned out.
A healthy 28 riders signed on, and apart from a couple who made embarrassing equipment discoveries, we can be pleased that at least we stayed dry !
Sorry for the delay, have everyone properly in the system now.
Needless to say the were no handicap beatings on what was generally agreed to be a brutal test. The spoils of the day were mopped in comprehensive fashion in a brilliant performance by Paul Dolan who recorded the fastest time with 0:23:13, won on handicap and also on Age Standard. It was an indication of how tough the night was to see only seven riders beating age standard.
For those new to veteran time trialing I should explain that the premier status goes to the Age Standard competition which gives riders right across the age spectrum competition on a level playing field. You will find the Age Standard tables for men age 40 and up, and women age 35 and up in the results workbook. Note that your racing age is the age you reach during the course of the year for the full year. An ” Elite ” rider in his 40’s or his 70’s can be expected to beat standard by 3 to four minutes in a ten mile TT. The standards are set at a level that most should be able to achieve with a reasonable level of experience and form. ie about 38 kph, men and 36 kph, women in a 10 TT.
New members to time trialing will be allocated after they have ridden two events at each of the ten and twenty five distances and one in the 50 and circuit TT. For the first events they will ride off scratch, ie nominaly set at 30 mph :-).
This coming Saturday is our first outing on a newly measured course with HQ at Rathcoffey GAA and running from there to Kilcock and back. Car park and changing facilities are open from 0830, first man off 0930.
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