Fourth successive win for Mark
PUBLISHED: 10:23 15 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:16 24 May 2010
Fastman Mark Ashurst won his fourth successive race to extend his early season lead in the Weston Wheelers Club 10-mile championship to nine points.
Fastman Mark Ashurst won his fourth successive race to extend his early season lead in the Weston Wheelers Club 10-mile championship to nine points.Ashurst's 21.28 was just a shade under 28mph and just three seconds adrift of his best time as he cleared the chequered flag on the Cross-Brent course, more than a minute clear of his rivals.Ashurst's performance gives him an unchallenged 40 points from four completed rides in the club championship, giving him a nine point lead over second-placed Rob Heathcote.Wayne Baker (23.33) was the club's second best performer on an evening which was pleasantly warm with a south westerly breeze proving the main obstacle.Baker's 25mph plus ride gave him a slender nine second advantage over Rob Heathcote who remains in second place in the championship. He has 31 points with Baker in third spot on 26 from three completed rides.Sprightly vet Steve Summerhayes was delighted with his 23.57 ride, which was just seconds away from his personal best for the distance. Steve Chmiewliski (24.04), Rich Harrison (24.15) were others to dip under 25 minutes.New-signing Kiera Thorpe (25.37) was pleased with her time just over 20 seconds off her best time of 25.13 set in 2004, while Jake Eddy's 26.16 was a personal best for the distance.Other Weston finishers: A Jones 25.55; M Whittingham 27.11; P Pearce 28.27 and J Laband 29.08.Top visitor was Somerset RC's T Reeves with 22.55. Full details on the club are available from www.westonwheelers.co.uk