Fifteen brave women arrived at the Clyst St George village hall on a very wet and stormy morning to take part in the Exeter Wheelers Four Firs Sporting Time Trial. Many swapped time trial bikes for road bikes and left the deep section wheels at home just in case and warm ups were cut short or done on the road to avoid getting too cold. Luckily, the wind wasn’t too bad – it was just the hills to worry about! It’s more of a rolling course; fourteen miles long with only one big hill to make your legs groan but when you’re going full gas everything feels that little bit harder. The race of truth is a great way to test your fitness and push yourself out of your comfort zone and many first time TTers gave it a go on Sunday. Everyone got round in one piece and once around the course, we dived back into HQ to get a nice hot cup of tea and huddle together. Many thanks to all the hardy marshals and volunteers who helped direct the riders and keep us safe!
The eventual winner, speeding to victory! Photo by Ann Owens, more can found on FLickr.
1: Natalie Grinczer – Team WNT 37:52
2: Crystal Spearman- No Pinz 39:02
3: Emma Cockcroft – Bikeshed-Bianchi 39:20
4: Zoe Betteridge – North Devon Wheelers-Southfork 40:59
5: Bethan Stubbs – Bikeshed-Bianchi 41:47
6: Jess Duffy Bikeshed-Bianchi 41:52
7: Wiebke Rietz – 1st Chard Wheelers 43:37
8: Nicki Toomer – Exeter Wheelers 44:44
9: Alex Sheehan – Bikeshed-Bianchi 45:50
10: Jasmine Grey – Elite Velo Kalas RT 46:04 (junior)
11: Elena Bremer – Stavanger SK-Foreign 47:01
12: Lucy Monk – Exeter Wheelers 47:46 (junior)
13:Claire Guthrie – Exeter Wheelers 48:12
14: Nik Rorke – Exeter Wheelers 48:22
15: Jenny Bolsom – Revo Racing 51:19 (late penalty)
The next round of the SW Women’s Race Series will be the Somerset RC race at Westpoint on the 23rd April, enter here!