Catalina Architecture & Design TT series 2024 – Round 5 results

With a change from the usual 10 mile time trial, the riders had a chance to test their descending skills as well as their climbing. The route starts near Nant yr Arian and heads down to Lovesgrove roundabout before heading back up the same way, totalling around 300 meters of climbing over the 20km time trial.

The weather stayed dry and the north westerly wind helped the ten riders back up the long climb to the finish.

It was great to see Adam Hepburn and Tim Strang back at the time trials and riding strongly, with Tim setting a new age group TT record on this tough course!

Gruffudd Lewis, fresh from his recent podium age group place in Mallorca Ironman 70.3, proved the strongest on the night, taking the overall win on his road bike with 31.13, hot on his heels was Caron Pugh taking second place and Andy Hunt completing the podium in a swift 32.41.

In the women’s event, Emma Palfrey on her TT bike took the win on the night with her impressive time of 37.26, followed by Lowri Richards riding strongly on her road bike to take second place with 39.11 and Anita completing the podium in third place.

Round 5 Results – Nant yr Arian Hilly:

Gruffudd Lewis R 31.13
Caron Owen Pugh 31.37
Andy Hunt 32.41
Adam Hepburn R 33.48
Paul Brewer 34.49
Emma Palfrey 37.26
Lowri Richards R 39.11
Anita Saycell R 41.49
David Bond R 44.38
Tim Strang R 45.54

R = No TT bars

Derek Rattray & Elaine Rowlands
Scott Tompsett & Glyn Williams

Well done to all the riders taking on this tough course, and a very big thank you to Derek, Elaine, Scott and Glyn for their organisation and help on the night, making the event possible.

Next week the time trial series heads back to Cwm Rheidol. All riders are welcome, and further details will be posted on the Club Facebook page before the event.

Photo Credits: Adrian Price