Report/Photos: Mountbatten Circuit Races


Al Murison won the Elite race at the Mountbatten Circuit Races in Portsmouth on March 17

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Graham Robins Photos and Results – Sunday 17th March 2013

Al Murison (Equip CMI) was in a select group of five riders that got a lap on the bunch and then won the sprint just ahead of Andy Bryson (Peter Hansford RT). The Devonian rider was instrumental in the early stages of the race trying several times to get away and then after ten minutes of racing along with Andy, Harrison Fielding (Poole Wheelers) Toby Neave (VC St Raphael) and Ian Legg (Primera Sport) these five set about outing a full lap into the remainder of the bunch.


There was another rider, Henry Newbury (Fareham Wheelers) in the initial attack but he slipped back and was collected by the bunch but did continue to work on the front to try and pull the race back.

On a showery cold day down on the south coast several riders found the conditions too bad and packed and those brave souls that did manage to finish were all suffering in the HQ at the finish, shivering and trying to locate fingers they had lost in the conditions. Some reported difficulties changing gear or braking.
Apart from the initial attacks in the early stages of the race it wasn’t until the five riders got away that we saw a counter attack, but by that time it was too late.

Provisional Result
1st Al Murison Equip CMI 60mins +5laps
2nd Andrew Bryson Peter Hansford RT @st
3rd Harrison Fielding Poole Wheelers @st
4th Toby Neave VC St Raphael @st
5th Ian Legg Primera Sports @st

In the 3rd cat race Tristan Grigalis (SURC) singled handily drove the front of the race coming onto the front at every occasion he could to ensure the group stayed away from the bunch. Along with Tristan were Ashley Morris (Fareham Wheelers), Howard Milner (Hampshire RC), Connor Innes (Southdown Bikes), and Andrew Redding (i-Team). Joe Donahue (Fareham Wheelers) worked very hard to close the gap between the leaders and the bunch and he used all his time trialling experience to get across the gap. Once the six were together they all worked hard and stayed away.

The women’s race was a slowly run race with not one of them wanting to take the running and this came down to a sprint for the line. Hannah Manley (VC St Raphael) piped team mate Laura Clode on the line with Clare Gillett (Elite Cycling) third
The fourth cat race also came down to a sprint for the line.


1. Jim HAMILTON i-team Cyclist’s Club
2. Matthew WEBB Houghton CC
3. Luke STACE i-team Cyclist’s Club
4. Tom ANDREWS Ilkley CC
5. Paul GILES Portsmouth North End CC
6. Hamish WALKER Hampshire Road Club
7. Jon HEALEY i-team Cyclist’s Club
8. Rick GARMIN Fareham Wheelers CC
9. John BANHAM Hampshire Road Club
10. Simon POTTER wyndymilla
11. Dominic MAXWELL Worthing Excelsior
12. Alan COLLINS Portsmouth North End CC
13. Kevin FOSTER Wightlink-LCM Systems RT
14. Gary FERRETT Hampshire Road Club
15. Daniel WALKER Fareham Wheelers CC
16. Scott BARNES Fareham Wheelers CC
17. Gavin SQUIRES Fareham Wheelers CC
18. Paul RUSSELL Royal Navy & Royal Marines Cycling Association
19. Mark CHAPMAN i-team Cyclist’s Club
20. Tom MARTIN Farnborough & Camberley Cycling Club
21. Sam MITCHELL Portsmouth University CC
22. James VANIERIS Southdown Velo / Hunters Springs
23. Jack ELTON-WALTERS Wightlink-LCM Systems RT
24. Andrew KNIGHT Farnborough & Camberley Cycling Club
25. Michael MARRIOTT JMJcyles
26. Thomas GOODYER Portsmouth North End CC
27. Piers HUGH SMITH Zappi’s CC
28. Dave TILLING Performance Cycles

1. Hannah MANLEY VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
2. Laura CLODE VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
3. Mary McFADZEAN CS Dynamo
4. Clare GILLOTT Elite Cycling
5. Nich MEADOWS VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
6. Ruby BAKER Behind The Bikeshed
7. Charlotte ROBERGE Dulwich Paragon CC
8. Nikki Wheeler Team Wiggle
9. Nicky ROBERTS Army Cycling Union
10 Julia HESSELBERG Salisbury Road and Mountain CC

1. Tristan GRIGALIS Southampton University RC
2. Ashley MORRIS Fareham Wheelers CC
3. Joe DONOHUE Fareham Wheelers CC
4. Connor INNES Southdown Bikes
5. Andy REDDING i-team Cyclist’s Club
6. Howard MILNER Hampshire Road Club
7. James COOPER Sotonia CC
8. Max Brown Didcot Phoenix CC
9. Joe BARRY Performance Cycles – CMI
10. Jerry LAMBERT BC PM – South
11. Morgan WILLIAMS VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
12. Andy PAGE Portsmouth North End CC
13. Matt HILL VO2 Development Team
14. Rob BOLWELL VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
15. Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers CC
16. Jamie FORD Southdown Velo / Hunters Springs
17. Owen BARNES Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
18. Mark HARDWICKE Bournemouth Arrow CC-Hotel Colingwood
19. Russ DAVIES VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
20. Jan LABROOY Andover Wheelers
21. Charlie CRESSWELL-HOGG Portsmouth North End CC
22. David HARDING JMJcyles
23. Richard PEARMAN Team Wiggle
24. Gordon SKILLEN Poole Wheelers CC
25. Andy SYKES Team Quest
26. Thomas KEY Southampton University RC
27. Norman MELLORS JMJCycles

E / 1 / 2 / 3
1. Al MURISON Equipe – CMI
2. Harrison FIELDING Poole Wheelers CC
3. Andy BRYSON Peter Hansford Racing
4. Toby NEAVE VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
5. Ian LEGG Primera
6. Tom FITZPATRICK Strada-sport
7. Jason STREATHER VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
8. Stuart THOMPSON Andover Wheelers
9. Andrew GOUGH JMJcycles
10. Rowan HORNER VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
11. Tim WIGGINS Wightlink-LCM Systems RT
12. Tom SMITH Felt Colbornes Hargroves RT
13. Sebastian BAYLIS Madison Genesis
14. Mitch WEBBER Primera
15. Henry NEWBURY Fareham Wheelers CC
16. Simon BROOKS VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
17. Andy SHACKEL Peter Hansford Racing
18. Phill REYNOLDS Peter Hansford Racing
19. Chris FLETCHER Team Axiom


U8 Boys and Girls
1. Melissa COOPER Chapel Tristars Jun Tri Club
2. Megan FARRER i-team Cyclist’s Club
3. Marshall THOMPSON Andover Wheelers
4. Ella BEATON Charlotteville CC

U10 Boys and Girls
1. Archie SLOAN VC Jubilee
2. Isaac WARRINGTON Southdown Velo
3. Isabella ESCALERA Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4. George GRAY Palmer Park Velo RT
5. Luke SPURDEN Andover Wheelers
6. Adam POTTER Ultimate Fitness
7. Jude BEATON Charlotteville CC
8. Jack GRABHAM Fareham Wheelers CC
9. Abigail OLD Hillingdon Slipstreamers
10. Madeline COOPER Chapel Tristars Jun Tri Club
11. Henry WILLIAMS Portsmouth North End CC

U12 Boys and Girls
1. Sam CLARK i-team Cyclist’s Club
2. George SLOAN VC Jubilee
3. Jay ALLEN Palmer Park Velo RT
4. Caitlin PETERS Fareham Wheelers CC
5. Vaughan MARRIS Fareham Wheelers CC
6. Abi MANLEY Chapel Tristars Jun Tri Club
7. Owen GILES Portsmouth North End CC
8. Connor ENGLAND Portsmouth North End CC
9. Freya RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
10. Zachary ELLIOTT VC St Raphael / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles

U14 Boys
1. William CROFTS Performance Cycles
2. Ryan WHITE Ist Chard Wheelers
3. Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers CC
4. Eliott LASSITER Swindon Road Club
5. Joey SAYNER i-team Cyclist’s Club
6. Thamana NEL i-team Cyclist’s Club
7. William COOPER i-team Cyclist’s Club
8. Alex HALL Andover Wheelers
9. Charlie COOPER Chapel Tristars Jun Tri Club

U14 Girls
1. Bethany LEWIS Palmer Park Velo RT

U16 Girls
1. Harriet DODD Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
2. Megan LEWIS Palmer Park Velo RT

U16 Boys
1. Joe TRUMAN i-team Cyclist’s Club
2. Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers CC
3. Jamie HUTCHINSON i-team Cyclist’s Club
4. Jack MATTOCK One and All
5. Cameron THOMPSON Andover Wheelers
6. Sam GARDNER Southdown Velo / Hunters Springs
7. Taylor ROWE Swindon Cycle Race Academy
8. Charlie COOPER i-team Cyclist’s Club
9. Harvey MORCOMBE Fareham Wheelers CC
10. Bradley PRYER i-team Cyclist’s Club
11. Tom REID New Forest CC
12. Sam McSEVICH Chapel Tristars Jun Tri Club
13. Joe CLARK i-team Cyclist’s Club
14. Josh COWARD Chippenham & District Wheelers CC
15. Freddie CORETH Gillingham & District Wheelers CC



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