Jun 01

Darren Hepworth being chased by a Beast! The Yorkshire Beast Sportive– 27 May 2018

Being a reluctant cyclist, attempting anything like doing 200 miles in 1 day was unthinkable 12 months ago. This time last year I was nervously training for the Coast to Coast in a day, and this time 2 years ago I hadn’t even done 100 miles in a day – Flat n Fast 2016 was my first ton, and it was a struggle.

Not being the best trainer, I realised that the C2C was a bit of a challenge, so I pulled my socks up and got some miles (and hills) in. Riding into Whitby on that sunny afternoon last June felt good, but I felt comfortable and had plenty left in the legs. I enjoyed it, but didn’t fancy doing it again the following year, and around this time we started seeing adverts saying “Can you tackle the Yorkshire Beast?” At first I thought it was a night out in Donny, but on closer inspection it was a 200 mile single day sportive, but I fancied it either way. Before I changed my mind I was all paid up, the challenge was on. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Wind, more wind, punctures and a combine harvester, the setting for round 4 of Lincsquad’s TT

“5,4,3,2,1 good luck” was repeated 32 times by starter Anna Gibbs on the 23rd May 18:30.  This phrase alone, enough to raise the heart rate of each racer being held on the start line.  Holder upper, Kev Lovett, released 32 riders from the start line in one minute intervals.  These racers, now on their own and building speed, made their way along to the rail way lines where they were cheered on by Becky Rose and Duncan Wood, our first marshalls of the night

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May 21

Duathlon results 16th May

Attached are the provisional results for training race 4. Forty four entered (43 completed) the 1 15 2.

As always many thanks to all the time keepers for giving up their evening and standing on what was a rather chilly bank.

If you have any queries regarding the provisional results please let me know at jeff.chappill@hotmail.com.

2018 Training race 4 results

NOTE: A number of time penalties have been agreed with some athletes and have been applied to their final times.

May 11

Here come the girls! TT Series Round 3

43 TT racers lined up at H/Q (King William IV, Brigg).  More than 30% of the entrants were female.  Jane Taylor of Lincsquad led the ladies home in 1st place with an amazing time of 26:15.  It is great to see Jane back in top form.  Close on Jane’s heels in second place (with a PB) was J Worsley, only 19 seconds separating the top 2 ladies.  Continuing her fantastic form and setting a new PB was V Howden (27:05).  4th place on the night for the ladies with another PB was our C Morgan, she stormed over the line in 27:25; while in 5th place F Fisk continued the fast times being set by the ladies.  E watts with a time of 27:55 placed 6th while V Wilson brought another PB to the table in 7th position (28:28).  V Wilson also managed to beat her other half, and I’m looking forward to watching the battle continue on the TT circuit between these two, Vikki has TT bragging rights in her household for the next fortnight!  5 more ladies raced their hearts out; J England; S Hall; B Hollis; C Doherty; C Orr and K Scutt; completing the racing for the ladies and setting a high standard.  Out of 13 ladies on the night, 6 recorded PBs.  For some of these ladies it was their first time racing and the efforts that they put in were captured visually by Nigel Pennington.  The ladies appeared to be having a great time and this reflected in each picture!  Great work ladies!

1st junior, placing 26th out of 43 racers and with another PB was owned by J Riby of Lincsquad.  Congratulations Jacob and we are looking forward to seeing how the series continues for you.

“Good morale in cycling comes from good legs” (Sean Yates).  Bearing this in mind, could doubling the number of legs on a bicycle increase the morale even further?  Last nights TT saw 2 tandems race, P and C Smart rode the first tandem (an Orbit Lightning) to victory in a time of 25:32, while P Chapill and teammate came 2nd on the night. Congratulations and it was great to watch the tandems in action.

Leading the men home on the night was R Walker of Scunthorpe Poly (21:08).  While Lincsquadders R Robinson 21:21 (PB) in 2nd place and B Creasy 21:41 (PB) completed the mens’podium.  10 more PBs were set amongst the men; worthy of mention were R Stenton of 53/11 and S Quirke of Lincsquad who share 5th overall places on the night with PB times of 22:47.  In the words of Chris McCormack “When your legs scream stop and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts.  That’s the hurt locker.  Winners love it in there”.  Hopefully in agreement with this statement as they also posted PBs were J Chambers; D Hepworth; R Butteril; S Wild; D Stow; S Wilson and M Austin.  It was a fantastic night for PBs and hopefully this great form will continue.

Every effort is made each TT race night to ensure the race goes ahead in as safe an environment as possible. An essential part of this are the marshalls, they make sure that riders know the race direction as well as being a visual sign to drivers that riders are on the road.  The marshalls pass on information which may be pertinent to riders’ results.  This is the 3rd time that Dave Gibbs has been reported for “drafting” Jacob Riby!  Only joking Dave, I just wanted to let you know that your efforts in supporting Jacob have not gone unnoticed and Lincsquad appreciate you giving up your time to ensure Jacob and our juniors’ safety on each race night.  Thanks again.

In summary, these valiant racers raced in sun and cloudy conditions, the met office recorded the temp as 18 degrees. The wind speed was 14mph with 21mph gusts.  Last week’s spot prize ( a rather lovely bobble hat) for having the best race face was won by Kevin Wilson of Racing Team Dawson (photo attached).  The raffle prize of 2 x cinema tickets (donated by Camilla Morgan) was won by Mark Turner.  Thanks as always to our race marshalls and timekeeping team.  Thanks to Rob for racer entries and Wayne Beedham for excellent last minute holding up duties which assisted Malcolm when the tandems were being started. Thanks to the King Billy pub for being excellent hosts.  Thanks also to Nigel Pennington for the fantastic action pictures.  Finally, please remember that if you are now inspired to take part in the Lincsquad TT series, that you must commit to marshall 1 round, (we need marshalls inclusive of and from round 7), be a Lincsquad member prior to round 5 and complete a minimum of 6 rounds to qualify for the series.  See you all soon.

Thank you

Results – click on link below

tt round 3

Pam (TT sec).

May 08

Coast 2 Coast Twice in 2 Months

On Wednesday 9th May Chris Spavin will be starting his coast to coast run in memory of his little boy Leo who the world lost to childhood cancer last September..

Chris, by his own admission will be running/jogging and at times even walking 190 miles from St Bees to Robin Hood Bay over the 6 days. He will be following Wainwrights path, mainly trails, and isn’t very flat with 29135ft(8880m) of climbing.

Challenge 2 will be in June when Chris is joined by a team of British Steel colleagues will be cycling coast to coast from Seascale to Whitby 150 miles all in the same day. Another tough challenge with some steep climbs thrown in and around 4500m in total climbing and one which many Lincsquadders have completed or also be taking part in this year too.

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