Midlands Women’s TT Series 2013 Event 6: Banbury Star CC 20km

12 eager ladies lined up for the 6th event in the Midlands women’s TT series run over a 20km sporting, but mostly flat, triangular course just north of Banbury. While the course held no nasty surprises in the first 18km, it certainly had the potential to catch out those arriving close to the finish on an empty tank as there was a steep climb in the last couple of kms! The weather was warm and it was reasonably still, setting the stage for some potentially fast times.

The event attracted a competitive field, with the top 5 ladies in the series rankings all in attendance. First off was Liz Powell (Mike Vaughan Cycles), 4th in the event last year and currently 4th in the overall series rankings. A good ride saw her dock 9 seconds from her 2012 time and draw a line in the sand of 32:05. Milton Keynes-based speedster, Helen Boatman, followed her home a couple of minutes later to set an impressive precedent for later riders, dashing round in 31:06 to take Rosie Armitage’s 2012 course record by 26 seconds.

Susie Patience (Banbury Star CC) and Claire Sadler (Baines Racing Silverstone) both finished 15-odd seconds slower than last year, proving that this was no float night and course PBs had to be fought for! Local triathlete, Kate McNeil, who is new to the time trialling (and not participating in the series), did an impressive 31:42 despite getting held up by a convoy of learner motor bike riders mid race!

Helen Boatman, Rebecca Slack, Rosie ArmitageSeries leader, Rosie Armitage (Team Echelon-ROTOR) managed to trim her course PB down from 31:32 to 31:20 - an excellent ride, given her recent health scare when she reacted badly to some antibiotics. However, Rosie was hunted down and overtaken shortly before the line by scratch lady Rebecca Slack (Look Mum No Hands). Rebecca’s time of 30:19 was good enough for the win and set the 2nd course record of the night! Helen Boatman came in second, with Rosie very close behind in third. The timekeeper had to keep his wits about him as the last 4 ladies home, Annis Moore of Staffod RC (32:21), Alice Saltmarsh of Cult Racing (34:23), Rosie Armitage (31:20) and Rebecca Slack (30:19) crossed the line in a virtual blanket finish!

As ever, Banbury Star CC went to a great effort to make this a 5-star club event, hiring Hanwell Village hall for our convenience and providing some very tasty refreshments for us all to enjoy afterwards. On behalf of all the ladies who took part, I’d like to extend a big thank you to Keri Williams and Nicky Xandora and all their club mates for a most enjoyable evening.

In the series rankings, Rosie Armitage remains in the overall lead, with Helen Boatman in second, still separated by only one point. Annis Moore remains in third. Kim Shaw (Team Cherwell) goes into the lead in the most improved rider standings, ahead of Annis and Anna Wordsworth (Warwick Uni Triathlon and RCC), who sat this event out.  Helen Boatman retains the lead in the series rankings for vets on standard, with Sue Smith (Stafford RC) and Annis also remaining in second and third respectively.

Rebecca Slack
(Picture: Ruth Eyles)

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Women's Series Event 6    
Banbury Star CC Club Event, K4/20k, 24th July 2013
Actual Results      
           
Actual Placing Series Points Name   Club Act Result 
1 100 Rebecca Slack Look Mum No Hands 30.19
2 91 Helen Boatman Team Milton Keynes 31.06
3 82 Rosie Armitage Team Echelon-Rotor 31.20
4 73 Liz Powell Mike Vaughan Cycles 32.05
5 64 Annis Moore Stafford RC 32.21
6 55 Suzy Patience Banbury Star CC 32.27
7 45 Claire Sadler Baines Racing Silverstone 32.38
8 36 Fay Barrington Banbury Star CC 33.14
9 27 Kim Shaw Team Cherwell 33.30
10 18 Alice Saltmarsh Cult Racing 34.23
11 9 Moira Goodway Banbury Star CC 35.19

 

Improvement Results          
               
Imprnt Placing Series Points Name   Club Adj PB Act Result  Imprnt Result
1 100 Fay Barrington Banbury Star CC 32.36 33.14 0.38
2 91 Kim Shaw Team Cherwell 31.43 33.30 1.47
3 82 Annis Moore Stafford RC 29.36 32.21 2.45
4 73 Liz Powell Mike Vaughan Cycles 29.13 32.05 2.52
5 64 Rebecca Slack Look Mum No Hands 26.54 30.19 3.25
6 55 Rosie Armitage Team Echelon-Rotor 27.53 31.20 3.27
7 45 Helen Boatman Team Milton Keynes 26.42 31.06 4.24
8 36 Alice Saltmarsh Cult Racing 29.50 34.23 4.33
9 27 Claire Sadler Baines Racing Silverstone 27.20 32.38 5.18
10 18 Suzy Patience Banbury Star CC 27.05 32.27 5.22
11 9 Moira Goodway Banbury Star CC 29.11 35.19 6.08
Veterans Results          
               
Vet Placing Series Points Name   Club Std  Act Result  Vet Result
1 100 Rebecca Slack Look Mum No Hands 34.21 30.19 4.02
2 86 Helen Boatman Team Milton Keynes 33.56 31.06 2.50
3 71 Kim Shaw Team Cherwell 35.31 33.30 2.01
4 57 Annis Moore Stafford RC 34.15 32.21 1.54
5 43 Moira Goodway Banbury Star CC 36.33 35.19 1.14
6 29 Claire Sadler Baines Racing Silverstone 33.43 32.38 1.05
7 14 Fay Barrington Banbury Star CC 34.09 33.14 0.55

 

Actual Points Table                
                     
                     
Name   Club Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5 Event 6 Event 7 Total
                     
Rosie Armitage Team Echelon-Rotor 95 100   100   (82)   295
Helen Boatman Team Milton Keynes (89) 94 100   100 (91)   294
Annis Moore Stafford RC (63) 76 86   91 (64)   253
Liz Powell Mike Vaughan Cycles 84 82 (57) (80) 82 (73)   248
Suzy Patience Banbury Star CC 74 88     64 (55)   226
Susan Semple Stafford RC 79   71   73     223
Sue Smith Stafford RC (47) 65 (29) 90 55     210
Rebecca Slack Look Mum No Hands 100         100   200
Claire Sadler Baines Racing Silverstone 68 71       45   184
Alice Saltmarsh Cult Racing 53   (43) 70 45 (18)   168
Cath Fenn Warwick University Tri Club 58 53   50 (27)     161
Kim Shaw Team Cherwell 42     60   27   129
Deborah Sheridan Warwickshire RC 37 47   (20) 36     120
Moira Goodway Banbury Star CC 26 29   40 (18) (9)   95
Elizabeth Clayton Lichfield City CC   59 14 10       83
Sophie Edge Team Jewson-MI Racing   41   30       71
Fay Barrington Banbury Star CC 32         36   68
Anna Wordsworth Warwick University Tri Club 21 18     9     48
Jacqui Phillips Fred Williams RT   35           35
Karen Riley BRAT 16 12           28
Rosie Lee Croggon University of Birmingham CC   24           24
Clair Parfrey Coventry CC 11 6           17
Julie Hinds Coventry CC 5             5
PB Improvement Points Table                
                     
                     
Name   Club Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5 Event 6 Event 7 Total
                     
Kim Shaw Team Cherwell 95     100   91   286
Annis Moore Stafford RC 79 (76) 100   (64) 82   261
Anna Wordsworth Warwick University Tri Club 89 71     100     260
Liz Powell Mike Vaughan Cycles (58) (65) (71) 90 82 73   245
Alice Saltmarsh Cult Racing 74   86 (60) 73 (36)   233
Fay Barrington Banbury Star CC 100         100   200
Cath Fenn Warwick University Tri Club 53 47   (40) 91     191
Sophie Edge Team Jewson-MI Racing   100   80       180
Rosie Armitage Team Echelon-Rotor 63 59   (50)   55   177
Sue Smith Stafford RC (32) (41) 43 70 55     168
Karen Riley BRAT 84 82           166
Clair Parfrey Coventry CC 68 88           156
Helen Boatman Team Milton Keynes 37 (35) 57   (27) 45   139
Rebecca Slack Look Mum No Hands 47         64   111
Deborah Sheridan Warwickshire RC 26 (24)   30 45     101
Rosie Lee Croggon University of Birmingham CC   94           94
Susan Semple Stafford RC 21   29   36     86
Suzy Patience Banbury Star CC (16) 29     18 18   65
Jacqui Phillips Fred Williams RT   53           53
Claire Sadler Baines Racing Silverstone 11 12       27   50
Julie Hinds Coventry CC 42             42
Elizabeth Clayton Lichfield City CC   18 14 10       42
Moira Goodway Banbury Star CC (5) (6)   20 9 9   38

 

Vets on Std Points Table                
                     
                     
Name   Club Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5 Event 6 Event 7 Total
                     
Helen Boatman Team Milton Keynes 92 100 100   (86) (86)   292
Sue Smith Stafford RC 77 90 (40) 100 (43)     267
Annis Moore Stafford RC (69) 80 80   100 (57)   260
Susan Semple Stafford RC 85   60   71     216
Moira Goodway Banbury Star CC (31) 60   83 57 (43)   200
Kim Shaw Team Cherwell 62     67   71   200
Rebecca Slack Look Mum No Hands 100         100   200
Deborah Sheridan Warwickshire RC 46 50   50 (29)     146
Claire Sadler Baines Racing Silverstone 54 40       29   123
Elizabeth Clayton Lichfield City CC   70 20 17       107
Cath Fenn Warwick University Tri Club 38 30   33 (14)     101
Fay Barrington Banbury Star CC 23         14   37
Clair Parfrey Coventry CC 15 10           25
Jacqui Phillips Fred Williams RT   20           20
Julie Hinds Coventry CC 8             8