New ladies V50 record – Llety Gwyn 10. Wednesday May 15th

With the weather warm and the wind slight, it was promising a good night for the 20 riders taking on the Llety Gwyn 10 mile time trial.

It was great to see new faces testing themselves against the clock, as well as returning riders from 2018 to test themselves on this course for 2019.

This week the riders had the extra stats to analyse with their halfway way times, thanks to Glyn Williams.

It was great to see professional rider Gruff Lewis (Ribble Pro Cycling) making a return to the club time trials following his busy racing start to the season, which recently saw him in the televised Tour de Yorkshire.

The road bike men’s category this week saw Wayne Maguire take the win with a clear margin in 25min19sec, Owen Thomas took the second place in 27min58sec and third place went to Bryn Harrison in 29min.20sec.

In the ladies road bike category junior rider Lowri Richards, took the win in 27.57, followed by Katie Miles 28min34sec and Elaine Rowlands setting another V50 record and personal best with 30min 00sec.

The overall men’s win went to Ribble Pro Cycling rider Gruff Lewis with a 22min15sec, with Ieuan Andy Davies hot on his heels and making a return to the time trials for 2019, taking the second place with 22min38sec and Steffan Roberts taking third place with 23min17sec.

The overall ladies category was hotly contested this week with 7 ladies on the start line, 5 of which all dipping under the 28 minute mark.   The overall win went to Anita Saycell in 26min19sec, with Emma Palfrey making a return for 2019 with a storming 26min43sec and only just nudging  Helen Marshall into third place with a time of 26min46sec.

Thanks to all the marshals this week and the race photographer, Aled Richards for his great photos of the riders.

Llety Gwyn 10. Wednesday May 15th
(halfway split in brackets)

Gruff Lewis (11.16) 22.15
Ieuan Andy Davies (11.33) 22.38
Steffan Roberts (11.53) 23.17
Caron Pugh (12.22) 24.06
Wayne Maguire R (12.52) 25.19
Anita Saycell (13.16) 26.19
Andy Starr (13.50) 26.39
Emma Palfrey (13.25) 26.43
Helen Marshall (13.30) 26.46
Amanda Binks (13.50) 27.10
Lowri Richards R (14.14) 27.57
Owen Thomas R (14.08) 27.58
Justin Manley R (14.20) 28.01
Katie Miles R (14.36) 28.34
Alan Haird (14.35) 28.43
Bryn Harrison R (14.35) 29.20
Elaine Rowlands R (15.15) 30.00
Toby Driver R (15.10) 30.01
Simon Pitt R (16.25) 32.29
Rhodri Duffee DQ

Elaine Rowlands on her way to setting a new V50 record  (Photo: Aled Richards)

Steffan Roberts on his way to taking 3rd place overall (Photo: Aled Richards)