Mark defends his title

PUBLISHED: 17:07 02 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:12 24 May 2010

TAKING advantage of an oxygen-charged evening, defending champion Mark Ashurst took his second successive victory in the Weston Wheelers midweek

TAKING advantage of an oxygen-charged evening, defending champion Mark Ashurst took his second successive victory in the Weston Wheelers midweek 10-mile club championship.Ashurst crossed the chequered flag with a personal best 21.25 for the distance, a speed topping 28mph, on the Cross-East Brent course.With winds that had plagued riders the previous week dying down, rain during the day ensured there was plenty oxygen in the air and a damp road resulted in fast times.Kieran Ward (23.16) and Kiera Thorpe (26.06) produced personal best times in the event.Fastest visiting rider was Northover Vets' John Wynn (21.32), who conceded defeat for the first time to high-flying Ashurst.Other Weston riders: R Heathcote (24.37); R Harrison (25.25); S Chmiewliski (25.28); J Eddy (26.21); B Driffill (27.11); P Pearce (28.53); J Laband (29.54); S Holland (31.32). Ashurst's win gives him overall victory in the season-long club championship, two points ahead of Kieran Ward with Rob Heathcote third on 15 and Steve Chmiewliski and Rich Harrison sharing fourth spot on 12 points.The weekend saw Wheelers' winter signing Wayne Baker produce a six-year best time for the 10-mile distance when he took 12th spot in the Andover Wheelers 10-mile time trail. More than 100 riders competed in the event.On Monday he travels to Bury St Edmunds to compete in the second round of the season-long National Tricycle Criterium Championship at Ixworth.

More from Weston Mercury

57 minutes ago

Young carers in North Somerset got the chance to showcase their creative skills by redesigning a party space.

Read more

A father from Winscombe was sentenced to more than three years in prison for a knifepoint robbery of a Weston shop.

Read more

A father ‘struggled’ to care for his son without support for 20 weeks after North Somerset Council failed to provide him with adequate information about carer’s assessments.

Read more

Burnham and Highbridge Town Council have appointed a new town clerk.

Read more
Yesterday, 23:04

People flocked to Weston on Saturday for a day of alternative therapy, spiritualism and traditional crafts from around the world.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Pupils turned out in droves, sporting yellow ears and eye patches, in support of Children in Need.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:23

A Weston boy, who has been long been hailed as an inspiration to children suffering from bullying, has added another prestigious prize to his collection.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:23

Weston boss Marc McGregor has hailed the performance Tom Llewellyn in the Seagulls’ defeat at Welling United, after the teenage starlet marked his first league start with a stunning goal.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Children as young as 12 have been caught running on the roof of a derelict factory and trespassing in the collapsing building.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:41

A six-year-old has raised more than £500 for a Wraxall charity with a sponsored hair cut.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 8°C

min temp: 0°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists