With only 11 seconds separating the top 3, the competition couldn’t have been any tighter in this weekend’s Open 10 on the ever more popular Hingham to Carbrooke course.
Defending champion Lloyd Chapman of Loose Cannon Conditioning couldn’t hold off a formidable Zachary Herrod of Aerolab Ward Wheelz who took the win in 20:27, a mere 2 seconds ahead of Chapman. Mark Richards of DAP CC kicked his season off in fine form with a time of 20:38 securing himself 3rd place, clear of Jordan Black (Loose Cannon Conditioning) and Ben Benyon (Ride Harder) with times of 21:01 and 21:02 respectively.
Hannah O’Brien (Loose Cannon Conditioning) came home as the fastest female in a time of 23:21 edging out team mate Verity Smith and Cindy Benyon (Epic Orange) who finished well with times of 23:55 and 24:08 respectively.
Tom Carroll was the fastest of the Breckland riders with a time of 22:32, ahead of Adam Cross in 22:37, Mark Fairhead and Simon Atherton both improved on their midweek times in fine form with times of 25:50 and 29:23 respectively.