Club News archive - June and July '09

Wednesday 29th July

First win of the Midweeks season for FC2000's Dave Muir, with Paul Gallacher in second place, in the last of the season's 10s.

1st.   Dave Muir        Fife Cycling 2000  22:24

2nd. Paul Gallacher  Fife Cycling 2000  22:41
3rd.  Brian Sproul      Dundee Thistle      23:00

Andy Kilpatrick 24:02
Jez Tomlinson 24:14
Keith Wallace 27:45

Down South in the Kildwick 10 Rab Marshall recorded 24:37 for 5th. place behind the winner's 20:11.

Tuesday 21st. July
In his first race since his crash Rab Marshall finished 3rd. at Rossendale in 27:04

Wednesday 22nd. July
Rab Marshall finished 5th. in the Kildwick 10 in 24:39. Fastest on the night was 23:01

Only Jim Meek took part in the Fife Midweeks Freuchie 10 for FC2000, finishing 4th, in 22:16.

Wednesday 15th. July
Win no. 11 of the Midweeks season for Steve Nutley at tonight's Cleish 10 leaves him only 1 point away from a maximum score in the series (where only the best 12 scores count).

1st. Steve Nutley      Fife Cycling 2000  22:01
2nd. Brian Sproul      Dundee Thistle      22:46
3rd. Paul Gallacher  Fife Cycling 2000  22:54

Jim Meek 23:23
Andy Kilpatrick 23:51
Pete Lambie 24:05

Saturday + Sunday 11th. + 12th. July
Not a great weekend, with Steve Nutley DNF'ing in the Scottish 50 TT with a puncture at 45 miles, and Andy Kilpatrick crashing out of the Eddie Morgan Memorial road race.

Wednesday 8th. July
1st., 3rd. and 4th. for the club in the second of the Fife Midweek 25s run on the Freuchie course.

1 Steve Nutley Fife Cycling 2000 55.57
2 Phil Brown Velo Ecosse 56.22
3 Paul Gallacher Fife Cycling 2000 58.45
4 Jim Meek Fife Cycling 2000 59.24

12 Jez Tomlinson Fife Cycling 2000 1.03.06

Sunday 5th. July
The Denny Classified 25TT was run as an out and return to Buchylvie, as the original course couldn't be used due to traffic lights.
The familiar stretch to Kippen roundabout was followed by an undulating section through Arnprior, with very poor surface in places.

1. Carlos Riise Shetland Wheelers 55:25
2. Ian Grant Johnstone Wheelers 55:27
3. Jim Cusick Glasgow Couriers 55:46
4. Andy Torrance Dooleys RT 55:47
5. Steve Nutley Fife Cycling 2000 56:23

Wednesday 1st. July
A very warm and reasonably still night at Cleish resulted in some fast times over the 10 course.
1st. Ricky Hunter    Perth United          21:36
2nd. Steve Nutley  Fife Cycling 2000  21:41
3rd. Brian Sproul   Dundee Thistle      22:16

Other club times:
Jim Meek 23:02
Pete Lambie 23:44
Andy Kilpatrick 24:05
Jez Tomlinson 24:23

Sunday 28th. June
Paul Waite recorded 61st. fastest time out of 839 finishers in the 106 mile Dartmoor Classic sportive, finishing in 6 hours 15 minutes.
The route featured 9000 feet of climbing.
Full results here.

Saturday 27th. June
A team of 4 travelled down to Stobo to compete in the Lothian Flyer road race, plus Pete and Kris acting as support.
This report from the ERC website:
"Gavin Shirley was a comfortable winner of Edinburgh RC's Lothian Flyer RR with a well timed last lap breakaway. An early attack from Steve Nutley saw the Fife Cycling 2000 TT specialist out in front for the first three times over the Dreva climb but his lead never stretched much beyond 40s. The return leg by Drumelzier was into a headwind which saw Steve sitting up and waiting for the bunch on the third lap. Halfway round the final lap Gavin Shirley attacked after the Rachan junction and rapidly opened a gap which was not going to be bridged despite the final sapping climb to the hill top finish."

3rd. Steve Nutley Fife Cycling 2000 Vet
14th. James Meek Fife Cycling 2000 Vet
15th. Dave Muir Fife Cycling 2000 Vet
22nd. Andrew Kilpatrick Fife Cycling 2000 Vet

Wednesday 24th. June
2 in the top 3 again for FC2000 at the Hilly 10 Midweek, run under sunny skies around the course near Kennoway.
1. Steve Nutley  FC2000         24:44
2. Phil Brown     Velo Ecosse  24:48
3. Jim Meek       FC2000         25:41

Sunday 21st. June
17th. in 55:09 for grumpy Steve at the SC National 25 up on the A90. A PB, but off the pace with empty legs on what was a fast day.

Saturday 20th. June
Fancy going for a run - for 18 hours?
A superb 8th. place in the West Highland Way Race for Dave Muir. Full results here.

Wednesday 17th. June
With Dave saving his legs for this coming weekend's West Highland Way ultra-mega-run, it was up to Jim to step up to the mark and secure a place on the 'podium' for FC2000 in round 11 of the Midweek TT series.
A strong Westerly wind put a cap on fast times, with the section from Parbroath to Lindores being a real slog, but at least the course had dried from the earlier rain.

1st.  Steve Nutley  Fife Cycling 2000  56:48
2nd. Phil Brown    Velo Ecosse           57:47
3rd.  Jim Meek      Fife Cycling 2000  59:31

Other club times:
Andy Kilpatrick 1:02:21
Jez Tomlinson 1:04:05

Photographer James Ruskin was out on the course. See his pictures here.

Saturday 13th. & Sunday 14th. June
A busy weekend's racing with club members on the start line in Dorset, Liverpool, Lancashire and Aberdeen.

Down in Dorset, Paul Waite had a strong run in the second Barnsfield Heath Summer Road Race, over 1 hour + 1 lap on a closed circuit.
After 30 miles at 25mph he finished in a pleasing 8th place.

Full size pictures are on our Gallery page.

Not such good news for Rab Marshall in the Lakes & Lancs 25TT.
After failing to take a bend, Rab hit the side of a car before crashing and suffering cuts and bruises and a suspected broken wrist. Full story in our Forum.
Get well soon Rab.

In the
Police Sport UK/Emergency Services Championships in Liverpool Jim Meek turned in a brilliant PB of 22:17 in Saturday's 10, and followed it up on the Sunday with a 59:21, to go under the hour in a 25 at his first attempt. Placings in the events to be confirmed.

And meanwhile back in Scotland.. a second 2nd. place and PB in a 50TT on consecutive weekends for Steve Nutley, in Granite City RT's Fitnut Trophy on the AB50/2 course.
Results here.

Wednesday 10th. June
2nd. place for Rab in this week's Kildwick 10, only 6 seconds off the fastest time.

Steve & Dave did the one-two once more in the Fife Midweek TT on a revised version of the FI-7 course.
1st.   Steve Nutley  Fife Cycling 2000  21:17
2nd. Dave Muir      Fife Cycling 2000  21:26
3rd.  Phil Brown     VeloEcosse           21:33
The 3 fastest were over half a minute clear of the rest of the field.

Tuesday 9th. June
3rd. in 24:44 for Rab at the Rossendale 10

Sunday 7th. June
2nd. for Steve and 4th. for Dave in the Fife Cycling Association 50 mile time trial on the FI-8 course, with both riders going under the 2 hours.
A modest NE'ly gave a little help out to the turn at Yetts, but made it a hard grind back to the finish.

Full results here.

Wednesday 3rd. June
The Midweek TT  at Cleish was abandoned following an accident. More details on the Midweeks page.


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