Report/Results/Photos: Omega Winchester Circuits


Al Murison (Equip CMI) won the second running of races in an unused park and ride car park near Winchester.

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Along with Mitch Webber (Primera and Oscar Hutchings (University of Exeter) the three eased away from the bunch having had a couple of attempts on the earlier laps. Once they got clear there lead increased and they were soon 30seconds up. It took they nearly have the race distance of one hour to catch the back of the bunch but once there they stayed there.

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The circuit in the car park was a fast one with two ninety degree turns at one end and a dead hairpin turn at the other end connected by two straights one downhill and one uphill towards the finish. It is 800meters in length and despite the earlier showers it stayed dry throughout the race.

Once they first couple of laps had passed the pace increased and soon gaps were beginning to form. Al was instrumental in two of them and Mitch the other before they managed to get clear. The first group to get away included Robert Ward (Felt Colbournes Hargroves RT) Rowan Horner (VC St Raphael) and Stuart Bettis (SouthDowns Bikes). After a few more laps the three leaders have a gap of 30 secs and the remainder of the two chasing groups come together again.

So at the bell with the three leaders mixed into the chasing group it was just a case of staying upright and safe for Al to take the win in the middle of them. Mitch took second and Oscar third. Rowan was fourth.

Earlier Marianne Britten won the women’s race but was made to work hard for it right to the last tight turn where she sprinted away uphill to beat Lucy Chittenden (East St Cycles) with Laura Clode (VC St Raphael third.

The third cat race was 40minutes and 5laps and the bunch stayed together for most of it with Paul Helyer (Blazing Saddles Cycles) doing most of the work on the front. Needless to say Paul did not figure in the results, “a lesson learned” he said after the race.

The earlier fourth cat race was won by James Chamken (VC Venta) after he first went on a long solo effort but decided he had gone far too early and allowed the bunch to come back to him for a rest. He then went on and won the sprint from Simon Meadwell (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers).

4th Cat only
1. James Champken Velo Club Venta
2. Simon Meadwell Bournemouth Jubilee Whls
3. Niall Russell Peter Hansford Racing
4. Aaron Piper Velo Club Venta
5. Tom Lane
6. Michael Marriott JMJ Cycles
7. Peter Billyard
8. Phil Butchers New Forest CC
9. Emyr Griffiths

1. Marianne Britten VC St Raphael
2. Lucy Chittenden
3. Laura Clode VC St Raphael
4. Ruby Baker Behind The Bikeshed
5. Ellie Gilham VC St Raphael
6. Rebecca Carter Goscomb – BSR
7. Sarah Tombs Performance Cycles
8. Ashia Fenwick Poole Whls CC
9. Nicola Wheeler Team Wiggle

3rd Cat only
1. Gawain Bailey Performance Cycles
2. Cameron Thompson Andover Whls
3. Jack Billyard Swindon RC
4. Patrick Brown Velo Club Venta
5. Paul Helyer Blazing Saddles Cycles
6. Paul Barnard Southdowns Bikes Cycling Club
7. Adrian Clode Revo Racing
8. Peter Phillips Bath Cycling Club
9. Jed Webber Andover Whls
10. Kevin Foster Wightlink,LCM Systems Cycle RT
11. Andrew Redding I-Team Cyclists’ Club
12. Luke Stace I-Team Cyclists’ Club
13. Richard Pearman Team Wiggle

1. Alexander Murison Equipe CMI
2. Mitchell Webber Primera-Sports.Com
3. Oscar Hutchings University of Exeter Cycling C…
4. Rowan Horner VC St Raphael
5. Robert Ward Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
6. Scott Chappell Behind The Bikeshed
7. Ashley Martin Team Greenover
8. Jon Cannings
9. Tim Wiggins Wightlink,LCM Systems Cycle RT
10. Brook Elgie Peter Hansford Racing
11. Stuart Bettis Southdowns Bikes Cycling Club
12. Jason Streather VC St Raphael
13. Jamie Streather VC St Raphael

U16 Boys
1. Jack Billyard Swindon RC
2. Jed Webber Andover Whls

U14 Boys
1. Alex Hall Andover Whls

U12 Boys
1. Vaughan Marris Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club

U12 Girls
1. Caitlin Peters Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2. Freya Richardson Portsmouth North End CC
3. Darcey McCrossan

U8 Boys
1. Marshall Thompson Andover Whls
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