Clock Tower Club Run - Sunday's at 0900 from Maidenhead Station Car Park
Bird Hills Club Run - Sunday's at 0830 from Bird Hills Golf Course Entrance on Drift Road
There was a good turnout of 19 members and guests at Bird Hills Golf Club on Sunday for our seventh annual 50 mile Reliability Ride on a circular route to the south of Maidenhead. This included regulars from the two Sunday club runs as well as some less familiar faces. Before we started there was a perfect demonstration of how to fall off when wearing new cleats by one member in the car park, but as far as I knew this proved to be the day’s only mishap. At the designated start time of 8:45 a group of faster riders set off followed not long after by the rest of us.
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It was another year of impressive sportive mileage by club members with a new name on the club’s Sportive Trophy this year. Well only a new name because Heather got married this year! A number of sportives, a 24 hour ride from Newcastle to London and some long Audax’s (including a 600 km arduous ride across mountainous Wales that she probably won’t ever forgive me for encouraging her to do it!) led to an impressive tally of over 3,200 miles this year.
We had a couple of guests from the Birds Hill Group today - which was a bit scary at first, but they were both gentle on us. Andrew and Heather joined Dave D, Pedro, myself and new member Nikki for the ride in the ridiculously mild November weather this morning. It was mild and dry, but we knew that the southerly wind was going to really pick up, and with my hip injury I needed to try and keep things reasonably flat, so we started off on a route to Windsor Great Park through Eton, Datchet and Runnymede.
I thought it was about time I started writing the clock tower runs up again! Haven't written for a while...but we have still been going out each week.
This week was fairly quiet - lots of people had events on, although none quite as exciting as Dave D coming 20th when representing team GB in the World Duathlon Championships in Darwin - he completed the 10k run/40k cycle/5k run in 2h 24m which put him 20th out of the 42 in his Age Group - amazing!
World TT Championships in Denmark Thursday 3rd
Stuart Auckland came 40th in 27:57 compared to the winner in 23:58
Sunday 5th - H25/8 A31 Bentley/ Farnham
Jon Elliott 0:59:04 - PB &1st time going under the hour. In the afternoon he then did 1:04:52 in the club 25tt Championship.
Maidenhead 1/2 Marathon
The organisers of the Maidenhead half Marathon, have been in touch looking for a rider to be at the front of the race to make sure the path is kept clear for the leading riders. I did this last year with another skyride leader, but so far, I'm the only one to respond back.
The race starts at 9.30, but we need to be at the town hall around 8.30. Last year I did a quick recci of the 1st couple of miles through the town.