Course record smashed to oblivion – Wednesday 2nd August 2018

Ystwyth CC report – round 18 – Wednesday 2nd August 2018

With tears and champagne flowing following Sky Rider Geraint Thomas’ fantastic domination and win at Le Tour, it would be interesting to see how many riders would turn out for round 18 of the Ystwyth CC time trial series.

With the fine weather coming to an end, it was a humid and breezy round 18 that saw 21 riders register for the Llety Gwyn 10 mile time trial. This is regarded as the fastest 10  mile course used by the club and with only a few outings on this course remaining, riders would be pushing hard to get that elusive PB or course win or record.

In the men’s event, pro rider Gruff Lewis took the win and course record in a time of 20min 35sec.  Second place went to young rider Joshua Tarling in a time of 22min 09sec, and third place to Steffan Roberts in a time of 23min 20sec.

In the women’s event, an impressive ride from Helen Marshall took the win in a time of 26min 37sec. Second place went to Lowri Richards in a time of 29min and 53sec, and third place to Nia Peris  in a time of 30min 08sec.

Next week the event returns to the Cwm Rheidol course on an undulating 10 mile time trial with a start time of 7.00pm.  the need for speed continues…….

Gruff Lewis on his way to a new course record (photo credit: Aled Richards)

Llety Gwyn 10 / Wednesday August 1st  2018

1. Gruff Lewis 20.35
2. Joshua Tarling 22.09
3. Steffan Roberts 23.20
4. Micheal Tarling 24.25
5. Shelley Childs 24.30
6. Richard Eakins R 25.09
7. Caron Pugh 25.10
8. Gethin Price R 25.23
9. Dafydd Wright 25.35
10. Ian Stevens 25.39
11. Paul Jones 25.45
12. Helen Marshall 26.37
13. Alex Lowe 26.47
14. Alan Haird 27.32
15. David Wright 27.39
16. Ian Brandreth R 29.35
17. Lowri Richards R 29.53
18. Morgan Commins R 30.00
19. Nia Peris R 30.08
20. Lynfa Davies R 31.13
21. Shannon Haird R 31.18