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VTTA Bronze for Claire Emons

There are those that dream and those that do, and when it comes to Cycling Time Trials, NRC proudly boasts a doer in Claire Emons.

Claire Emons on her way to Bronze.
Claire Emons on her way to Bronze. (Image by Davey Jones)

NRC Club Racer Claire took part in the Veteran Time Trial Association (VTTA) National 50 Mile Championship on Sunday 14th June and brought home a Bronze medal for her performance.

And what a performance!

A brief explanation of Veteran Time Trialing ‘Standards’ puts it into perspective. Understandably a 40-year male might be expected to be faster than say an 75-year-old woman. Therefore ‘Standards’ take account of a rider's age and gender. They provide VTTA members a handicap system allowing all members to compete against each other on a level playing field.

Claire has been in intense training all Winter and headed to the course between Cambourne and Cambridge with high hopes of at least a PB over that distance. She would need to see off tough competition from the UK’s fastest time triallers over 40 years of age to have a chance of a podium finish.

With an outstanding time of 1:54:58 over 50 miles, Claire came 5th on Standard out of a field of 180 male and female riders, with only two ladies and two men doing better. That’s over 26 mph for 50 miles and bagged her a richly deserved bronze place in the National female race. She also set a London and Home Counties age record – well done Claire!

An honourable mention also must go to NRC male rider, Tristan Davenne, who finished in 1:51:01 – a superb effort.

You can read the race report here and see the final results here.

Fancy trying a TT? NRC runs a busy TT calendar and there is an event most Wednesday evenings. To find out more, check out the TT calendar and sign up to take part in a TT, visit our Club TT pages here.


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