7Oaks Tri retains Inter Club Trophy and wins the 4-up TTT - 12/9/15 (PHOTOS ADDED)
Desite earlier on in the season Sydenham having a healthy lead and latterly GS Avanti looking uncatchable, 7Oaks put in a great last minute surge supported by the club's top riders and romped home in the 4-up TTT on a rainy A20. Andy Ten-Broeke, Martin Brown, Chris Hansen and Neil McInerney were the fastest on the day beating Sydenham by just 19 seconds. Third team home was also 7Oaks with Steve Walker, Neil Harris, Sam Begg and Dan Goscomb just 25 seconds behind Sydenham.
Going into the event GS Avanti had a 4 point lead and organiser Chris Dines did a brilliant job in managing to field eight teams in a brave bid to secure the Inter Club trophy for the first time. The six teams from 7Oaks had the quality however to see off the challenge and secure enough points to keep the trophy for a sixth successive season. Clear a space on your kitchen dresser Debbie, it's coming home!
Scores on the day - 7Oaks Tri 128, GS Avanti 76 and Sydenham 36.
Overall scores for the season - 7Oaks Tri 610, GS Avanti 562 and Sydenham Wheelers 483
Thanks to GS Avanti and Sydenham for the competition provided this season and ensuring interest was maintained right up until the last day.
In the club championship congratulations go to Chris Hansen and Jo Stephens Smith who scored 60 and 57 points respectively from their top six events.
Jo Stephens Smith - 57, Val Place - 54 and Janice Bailey - 53.
Chris Hansen - 60, Neil McInerney - 59, Martin Brown - 53, Steve Walker - 49, Stephen Searby - 44, Andy Evans - 43, Sam Bennett - 43, Peter Conway - 36, Duncan Cochrane - 31 and Yon Marsh - 17.
Full points can be seen here
Thanks as always to the helpers on the day - Katrina Turner, Janice Bailey, Alan Lewis, son Tom and Tony Lamoury. Thanks also to Tony for his work before and throughout the season to ensure everything ran smoothly.
|Position||Rider||Club||Time||Club Points||iClub Points|
|1||Neil McInerney||7Oaks Tri||33:14||10||40|
|2||David Twin||Sydenham Wheelers||33:33||36|
|3||Dan Goscomb||7Oaks Tri||33:58||9||32|
|4||Steve Wand||GS Avanti||34:28||28|
|5||Sam Bennett||7Oaks Tri||36:04||8||24|
|6||Seb Newbon||GS Avanti||37:42||20|
|7||Peter Conway||7Oaks Tri||38:45||7||16|
|8||Jo Stephens-Smith (W)||10|
|8||Sally Mortleman (W)||10|
|8||Duncan Cochrane||7Oaks Tri||38:59||6||12|
|9||Guy McLaughlin||GS Avanti||39:47||8|
|10||Russ Kearton||GS Avanti||40:46||4|
|11||Val Place (W)||9|
|11||Yon Marsh||7Oaks Tri||41:22||5||4|
|12||B J Chong||GS Avanti||41:30||4|
|13||Roy Smith||GS Avanti||42:23||4|
|14||Colin Biggs||GS Avanti||42:37|
|15||Dave Smith||GS Avanti||46:22||4|