The National closed-circuit championship, held at Thruxton motor racing circuit on Sunday 21st October, consists of five laps of the track with a total distance of 11.6 miles.

 

Congratulations to Murray for winning his age group with a time of 31 minutes 26 seconds, followed by Dave Driver in 2nd with a time of 31 minutes 39 seconds, and John Froud in 3rd with a time of 31 minutes 53 seconds. The fastest rider of the day, out of the 300 strong field, went to Marcin Bialoblocki, a senior with a time of 22 minutes and 3 seconds.

The Callaghan Cup is awarded on a points basis to the most improved time-triallist over the season. A rider gains one point for every second they improve at the distances of 5,10,15,25,30 and 50 miles.

 

Closing date for the Competition is October 31st.

 

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Unusually, it was cold and wet for the hill climb at Weedon on Sunday morning

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Another successful result for Murray who rode the LEO 30 mile time trial on Saturday 22 September and took the win in his age category with a time of 1 hour 13 minutes 6 seconds.

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Representing the club at the National Criterium in Milton Keynes, on Saturday, Murray Kirton took silver medal for his age group (75-80 years).

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