Report: Mid-Summers Open Track Meet


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Mid-Summers Open Track Meet

Sunday, 20th June 2010 | Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs | Steve Cronshaw

Round two of the National Sprinters League took place at Newcastle-Under-Lyme cycle track in Staffordshire on Sunday, 20th June 2010 with the Brian Rourke Cycles Sprinters League being the main event of the day. Proceedings started on a glorious sunny day with a blistering fast 200m qualifying time trial from John Paul of the City of Edinburgh who was fastest and not far from  the track record, which on  a windy day was impressive. His team meet Callum Skinner qualified next.

There was drama in all of the first rounds of the completion. In the first heat Tom Gregory disposed of No-1 seed John Paul who had to win his way back through the reps. In the second heat local rider Thomas Powel in his first year concentrating on the sprint, again with no respect for the top seeds beat the fast Miles Stovoid and Matthew Rotherham.

In the third heat of the first round there was a mighty tussle in the back straight between Lee Povey and Andrew Tranter, both bouncing off each other to  crash heavily and end up in hospital. Luckily, both were later discharged. Lee dislocated his shoulder and Andrew broke his collarbone and suffered concussion.

In the second round, Lewis Olivia made faultless progress to the final along with John Paul who had to come back through the reps. The match sprint final saw John Paul jump past Lewis Olivia in the back straight, unsettling Lewis for John Paul to win the Brian Rourke Cycles Sprinters League completion. The four up minor final had good action with Tom Powell with good speed powering his way around the three other riders but just not able to hold off fast finishing Callum Skinner then Tom Gregory.

In the other main event of the day, the Newcastle Track 20km Grand Prix Scratch Race over 50 Laps, this was Part of the British Cycling “Hard Track Endurace League” and it was fast and furious with a large bunch. With so many sprinters at this meeting, the endurance riders were determined to ensure it did not end in a bunch sprint.

Numerous attacks went off the front but with the high pace they did not succeed. With three laps to go, Bryan Taylor took his chance and powered away from the bunch to take a quarter of a lap on the chasers. With the sprinters in the group looking around, Brian kept the gap and with one lap to go Callum Skinner  blasted away from the bunch to try to catch the leader but Bryan Taylor didn't slow down and he won comfortably from Callum Skinner with John McClelland winning the bunch sprint.

In the other sprint competition, 30 sprinters battled it out in the “” Sprint Championship, through three rounds and three repercharges. Those 30 sprinters were whittled down to a two up final with local rider Phil Houlton surprising some but not himself to  win his way through the competition with a brilliant display of sprinting to be up against a very fast and on form Tom Baker. Tom won the competition by powering over Phil Houlton to win the “” Sprint Championship. In the minor final John McClelland used all of his experience to beat young and fast Sassan Emadi of Brian Rourke Cycles.


Brian Rourke Cycles Sprinters League

Time Trial Results
John Paul City of Edinburgh RC 11.16 1
Callum Skinner City of Edinburgh RC 11.21 2
Miles Stovold Team Terminator 11.31 3
Lewis Olivia BCDS 11.46 4
Lee Povey Team Terminator 11.50 5
Matthew Rotherham Sport City Velo 11.55 6
Miles Anon Team Terminator 11.56 7
Leuan Williams CC Cardiff 11.58 8
Andrew Tranter Halesowen 11.64 9
Thomas Powell Newcastle RC 2001 11.77 10
Michael Partridge CC Cardiff 11.80 11
Tom  Gregory Halesowen 11.82 12
Tom Baker Halesowen 11.98 13
Jim Varnish Halesowen 12.00 14
Rowan Elliot VC St Raphael 12.03 15
Maher Al-Ausi VC St Raphael 12.09 16
David Le Grys Team Terminator 12.18 17
Keith Williams Port Talbot Whlrs. CC 12.53 18
Neil Withington VC St Raphael 12.59 19
Graeme Waters Retford & District Whls 12.87 20
Sam Easterbrook Loughborough University 13.19 21
1st Round
Heat 1
Tom Gregory Halesowen beat John-Paul-City of Edinburgh RC,  Leuan Williams-CC Cardiff, 12.78

Heat 2
Callum-Skinner City of Edinburgh RC beat Miles-Anon Team Terminator, Michael-Partridge-CC Cardiff 11.56

Heat 3
Thomas-Powell Newcastle RC 2001 beat Matthew-Rotherham Sport City Velo, Miles-Stovold-Team Terminator 12.18

Heat 4
Lewis -Olivia-BCDS (Lee-Povey-Team Terminator, Andrew-Tranter-Halesowen, Crashed out) 14.63

1st Round Reps    
Rep Heat 1
1st John-Paul, Matthew-Rotherham, Miles-Anon. 12.20

Rep Heat 2
1st Michael-Partridge, 57-Miles-Stovold, 66-Leuan-Williams 11.60

2nd Round          
Heat 1
1st Lewis –Olivia, Michael-Partridge, Tom –Gregory.11.7

Heat 2
1st John-Paul,  Thomas Powell, Callum-Skinner.11.85.

1st John-Paul
2nd Lewis –Olivia

Minor Final    
3rd Callum-Skinner
4th Tom Gregory
5th Michael-Partridge 
6th Thomas-Powell

Newcastle Track 20km Grand Prix  Scratch Race  50 Laps
Part of the British Cycling “Hard Track Endurane League

1st  Bryan-Taylor-VC Londres
2nd  Callum-Skinner-City of Edinburgh RC
3rd  John
4th  David-Brearley-Cottingham Coureurs
5th  Leuan-Williams-CC Cardiff
6th  Maher-Al-Ausi-VC St Raphael
7th  Richard-Prince-Planet X
8th  Guy-Cook-Chesterfield Coureurs
9th  Andy-Jackson-Go sports spex RT
10th Neil-Withington-VC St Raphael
11th Stephen-Clayton-Lichfield City CC
12th  Adrian-Adgar-Dinnington RC

The “” Sprint Championship     

Round 1

Heat 1
1st  Tom -Baker-Halesowen, 24-Sassan-Emadi-Tunstall Whls-Brian, 20-Steve-Davies-Ferryhill Wheelers, 81-Alex-Taylor-Sports City. 12.00

Heat 2
1st Jim-Varnish-Halesowen, 27-Paul-Gittins-Ferryhill Wheelers, 64-John -Williams-Team Terminator. 12.75

Heat 3
1st  James-Carlson-PM, 22-Rowan-Elliot-VC St Raphael, 31-Joffie-Houlton-Lyme RC, 56-Thomas-Sparkes-Team Terminator. 12.41

Heat 4
1st Phil-Houlton-Newcastle RC 2001, 2-Maher-Al-Ausi-VC St Raphael, 8-Jessica-Booth-Halesowen, 52-Helen-Scott-Halesowen.12.26

Heat 5
1st 35-David-Le Grys-Team Terminator, 33-Andy-Jackson-Go sports spex RT, 51-Louise-Satherley-Yasumitsu Schlapp. (17-Steve -Cronshaw-Brereton Whls was relegated from 1st for taking  an inside line in the sprinters line) 12.77

Heat 6
1st  37-John, 65-Keith-Williams-Port Talbot Whlrs. CC, 21-Sam-Easterbrook-Loughborough University, 49-Steve-Pulford-Sherwood Pines, 36-Robert-Mace-Sheffield Stars CSC. 12.56.

Heat 7
1st  82-Ryan-Whatmough-Shepherds Cycles, 67-Neil-Withington-VC St Raphael, 61-Graeme-Waters-Retford & District Whls, 40-Dave-Orrell-Yasumitsu Schlapp. 12.49

Round 1. Repercharge. 
Heat 1
1st Sassan-Emadi, 33-Andy-Jackson, 36-Robert-Mace, 40-Dave-Orrell, 67-Neil-Withington. 12.52

Heat 2
1st Sam-Easterbrook, 64-John –Williams, 20-Steve-Davies, 51-Louise-Satherley. 12.72

Heat 3
1st Rowan-Elliot, 49-Steve-Pulford, 81-Alex-Taylor-Sports City, 8-Jessica-Booth. 12.22

Heat 4
1st Thomas-Sparkes, 2-Maher-Al-Ausi, 65-Keith-Williams, 67-Neil-Withington. 12.15.

Heat 5
1st Steve –Cronshaw, 61-Graeme-Waters, 31-Joffie-Houlton, 52-Helen-Scott. 12.94

Round 2. 
Heat 1
1st Tom –Baker, 17-Steve -Cronshaw , 21-Sam-Easterbrook.12.25

Heat 2
1st Rowan-Elliot, 60-Jim-Varnish, 82-Ryan-Whatmough. 12.25

Heat 3
1st John –McClelland, 56-Thomas-Sparkes, 12-James-Carlson. 12.20

Heat 4
1st Sassan-Emadi, 32-Phil-Houlton. 12.28

Round 2. Repercharge.
Heat 1
1st James-Carlson, Steve –Cronshaw, Ryan-Whatmough

Heat 2
1st Phil-Houlton, Jim-Varnish, Thomas-Sparkes, Sam-Easterbrook

Round 3  
Heat 1
1st Tom –Baker, Sassan-Emadi, James-Carlson

Heat 2
1st Phil-Houlton, John –McClelland, Rowan-Elliot

Final  1st Tom –Baker   2nd Phil-Houlton
Minor Final     3rd John –McClelland 4th Sassan-Emadi
Women & B’s    12 Lap Scratch  
1st Matthew-Rotherham-Sport City Velo
2nd Simon-Crouch-Planet X
3rd Steve-Davies-Ferryhill Wheelers
4th Helen-Scott-Halesowen
5th Martyn-Shaw-Lyme RC
6th Jessica-Booth-Halesowen

‘A’ Endurance Riders   10 Lap Course–de-Primes
Lap Winners
Stephen-Clayton-Lichfield City CC
Julian-Pearson-Team Wallis-CHH
Ben Elliott-VC St Raphael
Tom Gregory-Halesowen
Tom Gregory-Halesowen
James Notley-Team Goldtec
James Notley-Team Goldtec
David Brearley-Cottingham Coureurs
Richard Prince-Planet X
Last Lap Richard-Prince-Planet X

’B’s Devil take the Hindmost
1st Matthew-Rotherham-Sport City Velo
2nd Helen-Scott-Halesowen
3rd Martyn-Shaw-Lyme RC
4th Dave-Orrell-Yasumitsu Schlapp
5th Steve-Davies-Ferryhill Wheelers
6th Jessica-Booth-Halesowen

Woman’s 6-Lap Scratch
1st Helen-Scott-Halesowen
2nd Jessica-Booth-Halesowen
3rd Louise-Satherley-Yasumitsu Schlapp
4th Christine-Higgs-Macclesfield Wheelers
5th Cheryl-Owens-GS Metro

‘A’ Endurance Riders   Points Race  10 Laps
1st  Bryan-Taylor-VC Londres
2nd  Tom -Gregory-Halesowen
3rd  James-Notley-Team Goldtec
4th  Robert -Lambton-Newport Shopshire CC
5th  John-Brearley-Scunthorpe Poly CC

Sprinters Win & Out 
1st  Miles-Stovold-Team Terminator
2nd  Leuan-Williams-CC Cardiff
3rd  Matthew-Rotherham-Sport City Velo

Women  & B Men riders Only Win & Out
1st  Jessica-Booth-Halesowen
2nd  Helen-Scott-Halesowen
3rd  Martyn-Shaw-Lyme RC

‘A’ Endurance Riders   Devil take the Hindmost
1st  Tom -Gregory-Halesowen
2nd  James-Notley-Team Goldtec
3rd  Richard-Prince-Planet X
4th  John-Brearley-Scunthorpe Poly CC
5th  Robert -Lambton-Newport Shopshire CC
6th  Paul-Whatmough-Shepherds Cycles

Women & B’s  10 Lap Course–de-Primes
1st  Thomas-Sparkes-Team Terminator

Lap Winners
Rowan-Elliot-VC St Raphael
Thomas-Sparkes-Team Terminator
Thomas-Sparkes-Team Terminator
Thomas-Sparkes-Team Terminator
Thomas-Sparkes-Team Terminator
Matthew-Rotherham-Sport City Velo
Matthew-Rotherham-Sport City Velo
Steve-Davies-Ferryhill Wheelers
Matthew-Rotherham-Sport City Velo

Youth A 
1st Ryan-Whatmough-Shepherds Cycles
2nd Sean-Mayer-Lyme RC   
3rd Samuel-Birchall-Lyme RC

Youth B
1st Joel-Partington-Eastlands Velo
2nd Joe-Pattison-Lyme RC  
3rd Thomas-Rotherham-Eastlands Velo