Club Coast-2-Coast Sat 24th/Sun 25th June

It seems like a long time since we decided that we should organise a club cost-2-coast ride, but that’s due to the popularity of the route over the long days in June requiring early booking. So in Sept 2016 there was a flurry of emails, some deposits paid, transport and hotels booked and then we all forgot about it for a while……until last weekend.

Hopefully during the winter months everyone was getting some early miles on the legs to ensure that they were ready for the C2C. We’d always planned to ride in two seperate groups, the boys and the girls, although given places were secured on a first come first served basis the girls nabbed 9 places and the boys only got 7 (we’ll fix that next year).

Early Saturday morning saw us all congregate at either the Strouds or the leisure center for the bus ride to whitehaven.  Once we’d had coffee (and comfort breaks) at the little chef on route we dipped our wheels in the sea and headed off to what I’d described to all as the quickest route out of whitehaven….. It did have a gradient but I hadn’t mentioned that too much.  There were some comments as the boys hit the top of that first “warm-up” about “Are the girls going the same way???!!!??!?” to which I replied yes so lets move on before they get here as I maybe in trouble now.

The weather was being kind with a warm morning and a nice westerly breeze helping us along the way. We met the watbus a couple of times through the morning so didn’t have to carry much along the way.

Day1 of the trip can be seen on the virtual video here posted by Mr Levison, great to see where you’ve been. After a lunch in Threkeld we headed across to Penrith and then up to hartside for a fantastic blast down into Alston and the promise of refreshments at the hotel. I suppose I should mention Honister Pass, especially to Mr Kelly with a 34-25 to climb with instead of the dinner plates some of the others were spinning. The girls took the much more sensible Whinlater pass.

Much like Day1 the second day started with a climb out of Alston up the cobbles. Then some undulations before we headed down into Allendale for a coffee. More miles and lunch at Brockbushes and then the whole group came together for a run all the way to Ponteland. We did have some fun on Limestone Lane with a number of PR’s on strava for some club members, I’m sure your allowed to draft for PR’s……

The groups split again for  the final few miles to the coast and the second dip in the water for the bike wheels. Alan from watbus turned into the wrong car park so we have to manually turn the trailer round, ably supervised by Mr L…..

Great weekend and company, but probably most important was that westerly breeze for the whole two days.  Lets see who’s up for the challenge next year. Mr Levison has promised a video so hopefully we can enhance this event report shortly.

Club Championship update after Blaydon Race

John McGargill has regained his usual position at the top of the table – well done John.

Full spreadsheet is here  CC CALCULATOR 2017 Mac

best short #1 medium #2 medium best long TOTAL SCORE
1 John McGargill 80.8 77.7 76.7 65.5 300.7
2 David Levison 72.6 74.5 73.8 68.6 289.5
3 Paul O’Neil 71.1 70.3 68.8 67.7 277.7
4 Chris Kenyon 66.7 66.4 66.4 61.2 260.7
5 Miv Chahal 64.7 64.2 58.8 60.5 248.2
6 Amelia Dakin 63.8 62.5 56.1 58.9 241.4
7 Nicola Matthews 60.2 62.2 57.2 60.8 240.5
8 Tim Allsop 0.0 78.9 74.9 78.1 232.0
9 Nick Wild 76.7 77.0 0.0 75.1 228.8
10 Mick Meaney 74.9 76.3 74.7 0.0 226.0
11 David Buffham 73.5 75.4 73.9 0.0 222.9
12 Helen O’Neil 61.1 57.6 51.2 53.0 222.9
13 Lynn Midgley-Ward 57.0 56.8 51.7 53.9 219.4
14 James Leiper 73.8 75.3 0.0 63.5 212.7
15 Daniel Barry 0.0 66.5 66.2 64.1 196.9
16 Matthew Bell 66.0 64.1 0.0 60.0 190.2
17 Elliott Ward 63.6 62.1 0.0 63.4 189.2
18 Andy Hutchinson 67.5 62.3 0.0 53.8 183.6
19 Matty Jones 62.0 61.0 60.1 0.0 183.0
20 Fiona McGargill 60.9 60.1 57.8 0.0 178.8
21 Nikki Renton 59.9 58.4 0.0 58.7 177.0
22 Adam Brown 58.5 57.5 53.6 0.0 169.5
23 Susanne Nicholson 54.9 55.4 54.1 0.0 164.3
24 Tina Kelly 54.5 53.6 52.9 0.0 161.0
25 Fiona Nicholson 0.0 74.1 73.1 0.0 147.2
26 Roland Brown 72.5 0.0 0.0 65.3 137.8
27 Elaine Stroud 67.9 0.0 0.0 68.9 136.9
28 Abby Dorani 68.7 0.0 0.0 65.4 134.1
29 Arran Stephenson 66.9 66.3 0.0 0.0 133.3
30 Mark Kelly 65.6 67.4 0.0 0.0 133.0
31 Neil Ward 0.0 64.4 0.0 67.3 131.7
32 Heidi Finlay 61.5 62.6 0.0 0.0 124.1
33 Heather Jenkins 0.0 62.9 58.2 0.0 121.1
34 Esme Stephenson 59.2 58.8 0.0 0.0 118.0
35 Peter Warcup 63.8 0.0 0.0 53.9 117.7
36 Susan Dorani 58.3 58.9 0.0 0.0 117.2
37 Paul Holborow 57.5 59.7 0.0 0.0 117.2
38 Lesley Bennett 56.6 55.4 0.0 0.0 112.0
39 Kelly Graham 57.4 53.2 0.0 0.0 110.6
40 Laura Choake 0.0 58.7 0.0 51.8 110.5
41 Rob Charlton 54.9 53.8 0.0 0.0 108.8
42 Claire Peat 52.6 53.7 0.0 0.0 106.3
43 Caroline Bavin 0.0 51.5 51.4 0.0 102.9
44 Kelly Hymer 47.7 52.1 0.0 0.0 99.8
45 Domininc Grace 0.0 75.6 0.0 0.0 75.6
46 Aaron Hoyle 0.0 0.0 0.0 72.8 72.8
47 Nicola Conlon 0.0 69.6 0.0 0.0 69.6
48 Paul Doney 0.0 68.0 0.0 0.0 68.0
49 Chris Wright 0.0 67.1 0.0 0.0 67.1
50 Mary Quigley 0.0 0.0 0.0 66.9 66.9
51 Nick Winslow 0.0 0.0 0.0 66.1 66.1
52 Viv Ferrier 0.0 64.2 0.0 0.0 64.2
53 David Legg 64.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 64.0
54 Tony Vick 0.0 63.1 0.0 0.0 63.1
55 Sue Heppell 60.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 60.4
56 Gavin Townsend 0.0 60.1 0.0 0.0 60.1
57 Josh Pemberton 0.0 60.0 0.0 0.0 60.0
58 Colin Coulthard 0.0 58.4 0.0 0.0 58.4
59 Alex Newell 0.0 0.0 0.0 57.8 57.8
60 Judith Benson 0.0 57.1 0.0 0.0 57.1
61 Richard Lowe 0.0 56.8 0.0 0.0 56.8
62 Victoria Grace 0.0 55.0 0.0 0.0 55.0
63 Lynsey Curry 0.0 0.0 0.0 51.9 51.9
64 Chris Dodd 0.0 50.9 0.0 0.0 50.9
65 Callum Ward 48.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 48.8

Go Tri Ponteland #1 24th May 2017

Well what a perfect night for our first Go Tri of the year, the sun was shining and it was the hottest day of the year so far. 42 participants took part and for 8, this was their first ever triathlon so there were a few nerves around but the freindly marshals were around to help them out.

It’s always great to see a mix of abilities taking part in these events so along with the novices we had some nice TT bikes and pointy helmets on show of the really fast guys and girls using this as a nice little bit of training and I was certainly impressed by some of the fast mounting and dismounting, not that I’ll be trying any of that as it would definitely end up in injury!

Well done to everyone who took part and especially to all the marshals without whom , these events could not take place. Remember the next one is less than two weeks away on 7th June

Photos from the event can be found on the ponteland runners facebook page.

Here’s the results from last night;