The fifth event in the Midlands Women’s TT series was held on Sunday 7 July. 14 women took part, of whom 11 are participating in the Women’s TT series. Even though it was an early start, it was a beautiful morning for time trialling.
Jackie Hobson, secretary of Warwickshire RC and previous participant in the Women’s TT Series, was timekeeping for the first time as she’s not able to ride due to illness. Best wishes to Jackie for a speedy recovery. Thanks too to Jackie for getting flowers for all the women participants in the event; it was a lovely gesture, and much appreciated.
The battle for first, second and third was very close as it has been throughout the series. Helen Boatman of Team Milton Keynes was the winner, in 59:48, with Annis Moore of Stafford RC in second (01:00:23) and Liz Powell of Mike Vaughan Cycles in third (01:00:40). Times were generally very quick, with Cath Fenn and your author, Anna Wordsworth (both Warwick Uni Tri and RCC) setting huge PBs.
In the series rankings, Rosie Armitage remains in the overall lead, with Helen Boatman in second, now only one point behind. Annis Moore moves up to third, ahead of Liz Powell. Anna Wordsworth now leads the most improved rider standings, ahead of Annis and Liz. Helen Boatman retains the lead in the series rankings for vets on standard, with Sue Smith (Stafford RC) and Annis Moore also remaining in second and third respectively.
The men’s event was won by Stefan Harrison of Stourbridge Velo in 52:54.
For pictures of the women’s event, see https://picasaweb.google.com/WarwickTri/25mTTJul2013 and for high resolution versions, contact Anna via the Women's Cycling Midlands Facebook page.
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