With a lot of other races going on we were not expecting a large contingent from MSTC for a 100m Time Trial. Loz Wintergold and Dave Lashbrook entered but unfortunately Loz was struck down with a tummy bug that resulted in significantly more running than cycling. This left the door open for Dave for a stress free uncontested ride to 10 BAR points.
However Dave still had the small matter of attempting a PB over this distance but it was not going to be easy. This course can be quick, but today it was windy which made it very tricky.
In 2008, Dave did 4hr35m26s, and I know he was round about 4h 35s this time but I have not heard his final time yet. Clearly it is going to be close. Fingers crossed! (Just for the record Dave then beat his 10m TT PB on Thursday evening in 23m51s. Well done!)
Mind you the winner did 3h38m46s - a truly astonishing time - and about 5 minutes inside the course record.
Dave Lashbrook: 4h 35m approx 10 points
Author: Steve Alden