Clubmate and all round triathlete Michelle Fairclough successfully completed the Manchester Marathon today in 4:18.
Ata girl; great run and practice for the London Marathon at the end of the month 🙂
Slight variation on a theme, starting half hour earlier than normal and riding the normal route in reverse to try to get back in time to see the Manc Marathon.
A57 bypass, Warby Bridge, Dunham, Hale, Ashley. Mobberly, Marthall, Over Peover, Goostrey, Lach Dennis. Coffee stop and some light snacks at Shipbrook Organic Farm then back via Lach Dennis, back lanes to Knutsford, Tatton Park, Rostherne, Little Bollington, “Cheesemill” crossing over the Mersey, Dunham, over Carrington Moss and onto the marathon course.
Brisk pace of 18-20mph most of the way given the urgency of the ride.
Paul bates opted to part company between Mobberley and Marthall to make his own early way back home and domestic duties. Jon Sharples parted us and made his way via High Leigh to Irlam. The main group parted company in Flixton leaving myself and Rhianna Parkinson to ride along the marathon route in a vain attempt to give a shout to Michelle fairclough but she’d beaten us to the finish . But solace was found in the guise of a couple of freebies from the SIS stand
Another pleasant day on two wheels.
Race report – Withington Wheelers 25mile TT, J2/9.
Dry, cool, even sunny in places. Definite headwind in places; ouchies!
Novices event for those riders who had never ridden a solo 25 mile TT up to the day.
Adam Darby 58:33 – 1st overall
Kirk Yearsley 1:03:01
Kevin Woodward 1:04:03
Rhianna 1:09:45 1st lady
In the main open event
Ride report – Salford CC hits the Cheshire Cat Sportive ride. 80 miles from Crewe via Mow Cop, Gun Hill and Wincle with feedstops at Biddulph Moor and Goostrey.
I really don’t know where to start and what to write tbh. So much fun, laughter, banter, pain, sweat and total shared achievement.
We started as a group of 10, we finished with a group of 10. We rode as a group of 10. We put many other clubs and riders to shame with a shared sense of purpose.
I’ll leave others to add their own anecdotes but all I will say was a bl**dy brilliant day out; great event, great route, great weather (if a bit cool at times and a very cheeky headwind in more places than was liked).
Race report – M&DTTA 10mile TT, J2/3, Twemlow – Chelford and back.
Dry, warm and sunny (yay). Headwind out and very busy traffic conditions which caused a few issues to riders, not only from Salford but through the whole field (downside of seeing sun for the first time this year).
Kevin Woodward 25:32
Rhianna Parkinson 27:27 – new PB
Michelle Fairclough 27:47
Adam Darby 24:42 – including an unplanned mechanical (unshipped chain)
Kirk Yearsly 25:23 – new PB