Energy Cycles Snowdon Mountain Time Trial, Results -10.07.140

This was the 2nd edition of this event, run over some quite demanding roads circling the Snowdon massif. Almost perfect conditions greeted the riders, and fast times were expected from the riders. Most of the riders knew these roads like the back of their hands, others where not so familiar with what lay ahead.  Some had come from just down the road, whilst Sarah Ryder and Richard Thomas had traveled over from Hawarden and Coedpoeth near Deeside. Thanks for making the effort guys!!

Once again the battle for top honors was between the men in form, Gerallt Roberts (Clwb Rasio Mona), Garry Ellis and Gareth McGuiness (both Energy Cycles Club). Once again Gareth came out on top, and sliced almost a minute off the course and event record.

Most of the riders who rode the previous edition improved their times. However the most impressive reduction in his time for the 30 miles was Dylan Griffiths (Energy Cycles Club), who cut eight minutes of his previous best.

Overal Position Name Club Actual Time Prize
1 Gareth McGuinness ECC 01:16:28 1st
2 Garry Ellis ECC 01:18:20 2nd
3 Gerallt Roberts CRM 01:18:35 3rd
4 Dylan Griffiths ECC 01:20:22
5 Alun Williams ECC 01:21:30 1st Vet
6 Ben Bulter BUCC 01:22:23
7 Mathew Nottingham ECC 01:22:55
8 Sam Green BUCC 01:23:31
9 Iwan Morton ECC 01:24:49
10 Euros Jones CRM 01:25:10 2nd Vet
11 Dilwyn Davies ECC 01:29:35 3rd Vet
12 Wayne Owen ECC 01:29:45
13 Richard Thomas N/A 01:30:44
14 Hedd Roberts CSM 01:31:52
15 Peter Barton CSM 01:33:21
16 Jamie Holding ECC 01:33:31
17 Mark Rigby CSM 01:36:40
18 Sarah Ryder N/A *01:42:50

ECC: Energy Cycles Club

CSM: Clwb Seicio Madog

CRM: Clwb Rasio Mona

BUCC: Bangor University Cycling Club

Sarah’s time isn’t a true reflection of her efforts, as she went off course by four miles. Based on her average speed for the actual distance Sarah covered, her time would have been the region of 1:31.

I’d like to thank all the riders for participating, an encouraging turnout. I hope you were pleased with your efforts.

I would also like to thank Elaine & Derek Rowley of Glaslyn Ices, and Jane Hughes of Beddgelert Woodcraft for kindly donating the winners prizes.

As you are well aware, we needed 14 Marshals and Helpers to enable the event to take place. On behalf of all the riders and myself, I’d like to thank Garry Ellis for once again pulling together a very capable group of men and women. Thanks goes to Caren, Ruth, Dave, Derek, Rob, Dafydd, Llion, Ian, Berwyn, Andrew, Pete, Micheal, Andrew, and last but not least Jason. I would also like to thank the Marshals for taking charge of their positions and guiding the riders safely round the course, great effort!!

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