PM. Cycle 71km, inc. Didcot Phoenix CC 10-mile TT, Fairmile, course HCC241
10 miles: 22:55 __ HR156(166)
Nice evening for this club TT – sunny and just a light crosswind. I was steady off the start and the guy a minute behind me took some time out of me to the first turn, but I really turned up the effort for the second 5 miles and pulled back the deficit and a little more. Felt good to have some zip back in my legs again. Mark Cox was fastest with 21:45. [Results]
This is a great course, nice and flat with a good road surface, it’s just a shame there are so many roundabouts – you have to slow for at least four of them, and I’ve come a cropper trying to get round them too fast in the past. They do give you a chance to race your fellow competitors though – you cross several times. The start and finish had changed since I last rode this course (due to traffic calming being introduced on the start/finish road) and I completely failed to see the timekeeper. I blasted past him and kept going for almost another mile before I’d had enough! Had a bit of a chat to the guy behind me at the finish (Ed Headford) – turns out he’s done a fair bit of triathlon.