Cycling – Brown victorious in Kettering midweek event

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Kettering CC switched over to the Old circuit for the first of two two-lap midweek events, Tony Brown completing the 18.8 miles in 44.37 for victory on a warm but breezy evening.

There was a close tussle for second spot with Stu Jones (45.25) edging out Dave Robinson by two seconds, while Matt Tyrell (47.16) and James Simons-Boswell (47.51) both broke 48 minutes. Fastest overall was guest John Smith (Rockingham FW) in 44.32.

Other times: John Thorne 48.02, Mark Weatherby 48.11, Josh Monger 48.32, Mark Evans 49.06, Adrian Read 49.26, Tony Baross 49.43, Chris Brennan 51.29, Mike Prescott 55.05, John Davis 55.42, Mike O’Connor 56.26, Tom Bailey 58.08, Mick Wood 58.47, Daniel Hills 1:06.39, Bernard Smith 1:07.02, John Tilley 1:08.51. Guests: Stu Wright (Planet X) 45.03, Alistair Shed 46.10, Michael Church (both 45 RC) 51.06, John Dainty (RFW) 51.26, Mike Harvey (North Road CC) 1:00.03.

The Northampton & District CA time trial series resumes on Saturday with a 10-mile event on the Welford-Naseby-Sibbertoft circuit (2pm). Headquarters are at Husbands Bosworth Sports Hall.

The winner of A5 Rangers CC’s second ‘25’ of the season, Enrico Cacciatori failed narrowly to break through the one-hour barrier with a time of 1:00.16 for the Duncote course.

Riders were hampered on the way out to the turn at Sulgrave by a moderately strong headwind, with second place going to Chris Mason (1:02.54) ahead of Joseph Wood (1:04.00).

Other times: Paul Clarke 1:08.20, Pete Trotman 1:10.58, Derek Moyle 1;11.02, Martin Smith 1:12.34, Murray Kirton 1:12.42, Pete Semler 1:13.05, Ben Jones 1:13.16, Kyle Kirton 1:21.31, Keith Gelder 1:21.34. Guests: Jon Sadler1:01.46, Jason Lamb (both BR) 1:05.17, Matthew Wootton (Team MK) 1:05.23, Claire Sadler 1:08.44, Ant Harris (both BR) 1:09.22.

Liam Stones (MG-Maxifuel) had a near miss in the latest round of the MKCA Corley Cycles Summer Series at the Milton Keynes Bowl, finishing second to Steve Golla (High Wycombe CC) with Will Goulbourne in third.

Oliver Bates (45 RC) took a fine sixth place in the supporting third and fourth category race.