Race Report – Mid Devon CC Open 10 TT

From Conrad Moss the event organiser

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the open 10 last night. It was fantastic to see so many people step forward to support what is rapidly becoming the premier open TT on the SW calendar.

We were blessed with some (slightly random at certain times) great racing conditions, and it was great to see so many PBs being recorded by so many riders. In addition to this we saw 3 records tumble.

1st up I lowered the course record to 19:28, before as I expected a flying Dean Robson, off an hour later lowered it to an absolutely insane 19:12, meaning I held it for 59 min and 44 seconds 🙂

We also have a new Juvenile 10m club record holder in the form of Harrison Wood whose 21.33 lowered the previous record shared by Tom Bayliss and Andrew Parker by 20 seconds.

Thank you to my brother who again held the fort whilst I raced (I really don’t recommend organising and racing although I always do), Ken, Phil and Caroline who kept time. Thank you to all of the marshals, pushers off, caterers, HQ support – Shani, Juliette, Katrina, Pete, Ian, Rob – and anyone else who I’ve failed to recognise (sorry).

Without you guys events like this would not be possible.

Harrison’s race report below

I’m growing to like the s4 now. A very fast course on the correct day. Clearly Thursday was one of those days. My legs were feeling fairly good but no one truly knows how they feel until you begin your warm up. I began my warm up thinking “ah yes the legs are feeling a little bit heavy” but I knew I could not let it get into my brain as this always leads to an easy start. I’d been told by my coach Conrad to start steady as the course start is very quick so not much time can be gained or lost. I was riding around 80 to 90 percent of ftp which felt good on the legs. I ramped it up to the turn and went hard. Slight recovery around the turn and then hard all the way back before the finish. The s4 seems to have a very hard finish. My legs were really burning at the end and I just about managed to hold zone 5 right to the end. I finished in a time of 21.33 which saw me beat fellow team mate Jamie by 10 seconds and a 17 year old by 30 seconds… Ian then reminded me that I might have got the MDCC 10 mile record. So after some digging up of information from ken. It turns out I had taken it from Mr Andy Parker by 30 seconds. However when Andy got it, it was without Aero kit and all the malarkey. Still a productive evening for me and lots of other quick times from the Mid Devon team

Other Mid Devon CC Times included  first time sub 21 rides for Ian Cullen and Harry Loader. Firs time sub 22 rides for James Tribble , Mike Gratton and Mark Coombe. Other PB’s from Darin Dodd, Dom Start, Sarah Lakey and others who I’ve no doubt forgotten! Congrats to all

Conrad Moss Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 19.28
Ian Cullen Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 20.37
Harry Loader Mid Devon CC Male Espoir 20.56
James Tribble Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 21.05
Harrison Wood Mid Devon CC Male Juvenile 15 21.33
Michael Gratton Mid Devon CC Male Senior 21.41
Mark Coombe Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 21.42
Mark Sanders Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 21.42
Kevin Weymouth Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 22.11
Stewart Dunn Mid Devon CC Male Senior 22.39
Darin Dodd Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 22.45
Dominic Start Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 22.58
Richard Fowlds Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 23.16
Phil Smith Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 23.39
Ian Dabbs Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 23.59
Will Lofthouse Mid Devon CC Male Senior 24.23
sarah lakey Mid Devon CC Female Veteran 24.26
Jamie Horton Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 24.46
Francis McBride Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 25.38
Max Vautier Mid Devon CC Male Veteran 25.48
Maria Weymouth Mid Devon CC Female Veteran 26.37

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