On Sunday 4th August, Cardiff 100 miles RCC hosted our group's 50 mile championship in their event on R50/1b.
|bib||start_time||firstname||lastname||club||cat||age||VTTA std||TIME||Plus on Std||AWARDS|
|46||08:46:00||Rod||Hicks||Port Talbot Whs CC||MV||54||2:21:06||1:56:40||24:26||GOLD|
|3||08:03:00||John||Shehan||Bynea Cycling Club||MV||73||2:34:00||2:15:44||18:16||SILVER|
|1||08:01:00||Robert||Jones||Cardiff 100 Miles RCC||MV||67||2:28:26||2:11:12||17:14||BRONZE|
|62||09:02:00||Andrea||Parish||VeloSistas TT Team||WV||51||2:31:48||DNF|
|49||08:49:00||Les||Thomas||Port Talbot Whs CC||MV||57||2:22:27||DNS|
|2||08:02:00||Derek||Morgan||Worcester St. Johns CC||MV||79||2:40:36||DNS|
Conditions were ideal and many riders obtained PB's, including some who'd recently PB'd in a Saturday afternoon event on the same course.
Unfortunately our sole contestant for the women's championship had to pack after one lap owing to a saddle sore.
Hard luck story of the day goes to Marco Marletta whose cassette lockring unscrewed, requiring frequent stops to do it up again (with fingers) in order to finish at all.
Hard learned tips to help avoid saddle sores (apart from using chamois cream):-
1. clean sensitive areas of skin with proper soap and water.
2. use non-bio washing agents for clothing that comes in pressure contact with skin (socks, skinsuit, underpants, etc.) as enzymes can cause a skin reaction.