Photo of the women medallists -  Rachael Mellor (silver), Debbie Moss (gold) and Sue Cheetham (bronze)

The VTTA National 50 Championships was run on the L505R course between Keswick and Cockermouth organised by Richard Taylor and the North Lancs & Lakes Group. It was a very sunny but breezy morning which made the north bound legs quite hard going at times. First rider on standard and National Champion is Brian Sunter, maintaining his excellent record in this event - six wins in the last seven years!

Results on Standard - Men

1st Brian Sunter         Condor RC                       +35.43

2nd Steve Irwin          North Lancs Road Club    +32.58

3rd Derek Parkinson  Springfield Finance          +31.26 (actual fastest 1.45.33)

4th Dave Hargreaves  North Lancs Road Club  +31.25

Results on Standard - Women

1st Debbie Moss          Team Merlin                    +25.42

2nd Rachael Mellor      Holmfirth CC                   +25.06

3rd Sue Cheetham       North Lancs Road Club  +23.52

Women actual fastest - Charlotte Boothman  ABC Centreville - 2.02.46 

Best Group Team - North Lancs & Lakes (Irwin, Parkinson, Hargreaves)

Best Club Team - North Lancs Road Club (Irwin, Hargreaves, Cheetham)

Name   Club   Actual Group Plus Pos. on std
Brian Sunter   Condor RC   2.4.08 Y 35.43 1
Stephen Irwin North Lancs RC 1.45.45 NL 32.58 2
Derek Parkinson Springfield Financial 1.45.33 NL 31.26 3
David Hargreaves North Lancs RC 2.3.05 NL 31.25 4
Paul Fleming Preston Whs 1.51.50 NL 29.31 5
Ian Cox   Fogarty's Ins   1.50.05 NL 29.04 6
Mike Westmorland Border City Whs 2.8.06 NL 28.54 7
Craig Horseman Beacon Whs   1.49.06 NL 28.20 8
Peter Leonard Southport CC 2.2.52 NL 26.37 9
Debbie Moss Team Merlin   2.4.33 NL L 25.42 10
Rachael Mellor Holmfirth CC   2.8.06 Y L 25.06 11
Steven Shore Southend Whs 2.9.54 EA 24.36 12
Sue Cheetham North Lancs RC 2.9.52 NL L 23.52 13
Simon Smith   Shutt Ridley CRT 1.53.24 M 23.35 14
Randle Shenton Team Swift   2.1.40 S 23.25 15
Daniel Shackleton ABC Centreville 1.55.43 MAN 23.00 16
Matt Stell   Springfield Financial 1.53.28 NL 22.07 17
Martyn Uttley Barrow Cent. Whs 2.2.29 NL 21.25 18
David Wright Warrington RC 2.3.23 MAN 21.06 18
Paul Russell   Springfield Financial 2.0.23 NL 20.04 20
David Hilditch Ribble Valley CRC 2.8.34 NL 20.04 20
Andrew Simpkins Solihull CC   2.8.00 M 19.51 22
Roger Haydock North Lancs RC 2.13.08 NL 19.10 23
Theresa Taylor Ribble Valley CRC 2.18.03 NL L 17.26 24
Jez Willows   VC Flintham   2.4.22 NEM 16.59 25
Peter Haigh   Nelson Whs   2.11.56 NL 15.55 26
Carol Westmorland Border City Whs 2.16.31 NL 14.12 27
Richard Durham Settle Whs   2.13.15 Y 13.51 28
David Golden Army CU   2.10.27 NL 13.27 29
Melvyn Lewis Borntobike RT 2.12.35 M 11.54 30
Simon Diggins North Lancs RC 2.9.19 NL 8.33 31
April Lewis   Borntobike RT 2.30.46 M 3.32 32
Michael Cox   North Lancs RC 2.32.16 NL 3.27 33
Clifford Degraff VC Cumbria   2.31.18 NL -9.57 34