Green is in fine form to take Ashford time trial trophy

Patrick Gould impressed in Glossop, finishing sixth overall.
Patrick Gould impressed in Glossop, finishing sixth overall.

Matlock Cycling Club’s evening time-trials have held two championship races, with trophies on offer for the Ashford and Short Hilly events.

Tuesday’s Ashford event attracted 19 riders. With an unfavourable wind, times were slower than in previous weeks but it didn’t stop Chris Green taking yet another trophy with a fine win.

Green clocked a time of 11 minutes and 13 seconds to take the trophy – just three seconds ahead of Kevin White.

Andy Woolf continues to improve, finishing in third spot on 11:32.

Once again, Elisa McDonagh was the fastest female rider, clocking a time of 13:45, beating Maz Heffron by 17 seconds.

Results: 1 Chris Green 11:13, 2 Kevin White 11:16, 3 Andy Woolf 11:32, 4 Gareth Ferguson 11:47, 4 Mike Blair 11:47, 6 Pete Colledge 11:48, 7 Richard Thoday 12:12, 8 John Johnston 12:14, 9 Matt Ingram 12:15, 10 Andrew Briggs 12:31, 11 Josh Eaton 12:46, 12 Eric Ruthenberg 13:24, 13 Nick Pine 13:27, 14 Elisa McDonagh 13:45, 15 Alan Fox 13:58, 16 Maz Heffron 14:02, 17 Mike Bradley 14:21, 18 John White 14:34, 19 Marianna Kuszynski 21:14.

l The Short Hilly Championship Trophy was contested on a shortened course on Thursday night due to road works on the Cromford to Lea road.

Chris Green was aiming to make it two trophies within a week, but Adam Kenway andLeigh Fearn had other ideas as the pair tied for the overall win.

Kenway and Fearn clocked times of 14 minutes and 45 seconds, to finish well clear of the rest of the field.

Chris Green was third, finishing on a time of 15 minutes and 29 seconds – just one second ahead of Kevin White who was fourth.

Jonathan Holmes continues to find his old form, and he finished in seventh place overall on a time of 16 minutes and 29 seconds.

The most impressive ride of the night though was from Matlock Cycling Club youth rider Cameron Orr.

Orr – known for his climbing prowess – impressed hugely as he recorded a stunningtime of 16 minutes and 34 seconds – beating some very strong adults in the process.

Results: 1 Adam Kenway 14:45, 1 Leigh Fearn 14:45, 3 Chris Green 15:29, 4 Kevin White 15:30, 5 Arthur Green 15:46, 6 John Johnston 16:26, 7 Jon Holmes 16:29, 8 Cameron Orr 16:34, 9 Daryl May 16:41, 10 Mike Blair 17:00, 11 Richard Thoday 19:17, 12 Kyle Fantom 19:28, 13 Elisa McDonagh 20:33, 14 John White 21:10, 15 Rob Atkinson 21:18, 16 Andrew Spriggs 22:24, 17 Eric Ruthenberg DNF

l Recent record breaker Patrick Gould and young rider Patrick Smart represented Matlock Cycling Club at the recent Glossop Kinder Velo Open 25-mile time-trial event.

Gould’s current good form continued as he recorded a very impressive time of 55 minutes and 54 seconds on the rolling course. His time was good enough for sixth place overall in what was a top class field.

Smart also put in a superb performance, recording a time of 1:01:01 – good enough for 28th overall out of a field of 85 riders, and saw him come home second junior.