The Series went well with numbers overall up on last year. Great turn-out from Couriers to ensure all worked smoothly on race nights and we are indebted to Mike and Tony as so often for offering the sweet fruit of their long experience.
Eliot missed the middle race but took 3rd [16.37] and 2nd [16.57] in the other two, running with a fine cadence which suggests he can go faster. Our two top ’45s both performed impressively with Rich Hughes winning the Series category with times of 17.25, 17.43 and 18.04. Russ was not far behind in the two races he ran, clocking 17.52 and 18.11 and will be representing the Midlands on the track in an inter-area vets event soon. Richie Bamford as ever was also well up the field, recording an admirably consistent series of marks, 18.27, 18.45 and 18.44. Our other departee, Chris [not Christine] Cleary showed a massive improvement between the two races he did, clocking 20.33 in the first and 19.26 in the third when conditions were not as good! An intriguing battle was waged between Jayne and Wye Valley’s Jan Edwards, with the score 1-1 before the third race when Jayne, summoning all her competitive instincts, romped clear in 23.29 to take the V50 prize .though, in truth, she is a tiny bit older, even if you wouldn’t think so. Her other times were 23.13 and 24.36 [on a bit of an off-night!]. Two other Couriers made an appearance in the Series, both coming back from injury for the final race, with Bev clocking 24.11 and Nigel, 20.20 [to match his vision from the mountain tops.]
Congratulations to our runners and all those who helped.