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Harry humbles record at Lynn Cycling Club time trial

Commonwealth silver medallist Harry Tanfield set a new course record at the last of Lynn Cycling Club’s 25-mile time trials.

Tanfield smashed the old record on the course, which started and finished at Fincham, by more than three minutes.

Harry Tansfield. (3515540)
Harry Tansfield. (3515540)

Organised by race secretary Kay Burgess, the course, which also took in Stradsett, Stoke Ferry, Whittington and Mundford, attracted huge numbers of riders from East Anglia.

Tanfield started off as the first rider, with the remaining 71 competitors following at one-minute intervals, and set a blistering pace.

He reached the halfway turning point at Mundford in 25 minutes and was on course for beating the fastest time on that route.

The conditions were windy on the return leg, but this didn’t deter Tanfield who recorded a hot time of 50.15.

The female course record was also beaten by Chanel Mason, of Story Racing, who recorded 59.14.

Times of the other club riders: Kay Burgess 1.05.55, Trevor Marshall 1.08.58, Steven Neill 57.22, Ivan Carr 1.02.28.

The results from the last 10-mile time trial on the Tottenhill course were: Jorge Vieira 21.19, Steve Neill 21.43, James Senter 22.51, Simon Hardy 24.44, Jamie Standen 24.50, Kay Burgess 24.59, Stuart Howlett 25.44, Trevor Marshall 25.46, Chris Levy 26.54, Tye Rugg 28.55, Heather Rugg 31.47, Kamarla Lawson 31.54, Peter Barber 32.35, Tony Pym-Hember 36.25, Ellie Marshall (junior) 37.04.

On Sunday, Simon Hardy took part in the Breckland CC EDCA 12-hour open time trial.

He started at 6.30am and hoped to get as many miles covered before the heat built up. Hardy completed a phenomenal 240.2 miles and was completely exhausted but elated.

This saw him beat his previous record of 234.2 miles. Taking on fluids and food regularly was the key to achieving the mileage.

The young Barnett girls (Bethany and Florence) were riding a six-day European juniors tour of Assen, Netherlands and competing against riders from Australia and South Africa.

This is part of their ongoing training for future events.

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