Results: Portsmouth Circuits (Saturday)


Russell Thomson, Austin Head & Mike Smith winners at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth Circuit Races on Saturday

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Results: Portsmouth Circuits (Saturday)
Report/Photo by Graham Robins

End of season racing for those chasing the extra points needed some times brings out large fields and some races small entries, this race was the latter. With just sixteen riders lining up for the one hour and 3lap race even the sun decided to make an appearance at the waterside venue close to Portsmouth continental ferry port.


It did not take long into the race before we had a strong breakaway with five riders going clear after just ten minutes of very fast racing. It only took the five a further five minutes for them to catch the back of the bunch and then dropping back in. The five were eventual winner Mike Smith (, Simon Brooks (VC St Raphael), Tim Elverson (Pedal Heaven), Oscar Hutchings (Primera Team jobs) and Matthew Webber (Wellingborough RT).

The five leaders were content to stay in the bunch until the forty minute mark when they attacked again pulling out a second lap. At the bell Smith and Brooks go clear with the Liphook rider proving too strong for local rider Brooks. Webber took the final podium spot.

In the earlier third cat race Austin Head (Wightlink LCM System CT) went away after 14mins and soloed away for six to eight minutes before finally catching the bunch taking the lap. Once in the bunch Austin waited his time and on 28mins attacked again and this time he had help as Dave Bentley (Somerset RC) offered help working together and this time the lap was taken quickly.

In between the leaders and the bunch were three riders Kris Collins (Team Wiggle), Gavin Mitchell (Twickenham CC) and James Brickell (Fareham Wheelers) and it was these five that took the top honours in the race. There was only one women entry and that was Jessica Finney (University of Portsmouth CRT)

4 / J4
1st Russell THOMSON Wightlink LCM Systems Cycle RT
2nd Aaron SMITH Bognor Regis CC
3rd David COOPER Wightlink LCM Systems Cycle RT
4th Harry STALEY Team Wiggle
5th Liam BARR Charlotteville Cycling Club
6th Nicholas HALE Farnborough & Camberley CC
7th Benedict COWARD Southampton University RC
8th Tony CLACK Farnborough & Camberley CC
9th David MARTIN VC Venta
10th Joshua ORLOWSKI Farnborough & Camberley CC
11th Garrick BASSEY Southampton University RC

1st Jamie WHITCHER C Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Peter DRABBLE C VC Meudon
3rd Sophie TILLER Cg Solent Pirates
4th William BLOUNT D

YOUTH U16/U14/U12
1st Ollie SUATT A VC Meudon
2nd Christopher DUNSTAN A Brighton Excelsior
3rd Vaughan MARRIS A Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Ciara BLOUNT Bg
5th Owen GILES B Portsmouth North End CC
6th Jamie WHITCHER C Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
7th Theo BUGG B VC Meudon
8th Emma KEILLER Bg Charlotteville Cycling Club
9th Fred HARRIS B
10th Peter DRABBLE C VC Meudon

3 / J3
1st Austin HEAD Wightlink LCM Systems Cycle RT
2nd Gavin MITCHELL Twickenham CC
3rd Dave BENTLEY Somerset Road Club
4th James BRICKELL Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Kris COLLINS Team Wiggle
6th Nicolas KIMISH I-Team Cyclists’ Club
7th Simon WORTHINGTON GS Vecchi
8th Scott HEYHOE Farnborough & Camberley CC
9th Luke STRATFORD Farnborough & Camberley CC
10th Michael GREENSHIELDS London Dynamo
11th Sam STEWART Southdown Velo
12th Mike ANDERSON VC St Raphael

1st Jessica FINNEY University Of Portsmouth CRT

E / 1 / 2 / J
1st Mike SMITH
2nd Simon BROOKS VC St Raphael
3rd Matthew WEBSTER Wellingborough Cycles Race Team
4th Oscar HUTCHINGS Primera-TeamJobs
5th Tim ELVERSON Pedal Heaven
6th George STAINTON-ELLIS Excel Pedal Heaven Academy
7th Jason GAULT Primera-TeamJobs
8th Jay EASTWOOD Primera-TeamJobs
9th Tom MORRIS Portsmouth North End CC
10th Richard KEEPING Full Gas RT
11th Peter HODSON-THOMAS Westbury Wheelers Cycling Club
12th David LARCOMBE Pedal Heaven
13th James PECKHAM Sotonia CC
14th Ben SCOTT-MUNDEN Sotonia CC




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