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Event URN:
285651
Start date:
Sun, 23rd Feb 2014
Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Venue:
Heritage Motor Centre
Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ
Follow signs from Junction 12 M40 ( View map )
Online Entry FAQs
Event website:
http://www.the-rawlinson-bracket.co.uk
Event organiser:
Mr Stephen Jefferies
07557980951
therawlobracket@gmail.com
British Cycling Grading:
This event has been graded using data collected by British Cycling Mapping
Info for Riders:
There are two routes available - the hilly route is 80km in length and has 870 meters of climbing with gradients of 14%+ in places, the flat route is 45km in length and has 270 meters of climbing with gentle gradients. The roads are a mix of rural unclassified roads, B roads and a small section of quiet A road. The course will be sign posted and there is a feed station on the hilly route. There is ample car parking at Ride HQ (start/finish) along with toilets and refreshments.
There is a goody bag for all finishers.
This is not a race. Please ride safely and considerately as this ride is held on open roads. There will be marshals at key points and an emergency wagon will be available. Mudguards and back-up lights are recommended and every rider is expected to bring their own spares (2 inner tubes, tyre levers, multi-tool, water, food) and a fully charged mobile phone. A route card will be provided in the entry pack.
All profits will be donated to the SADS UK charity.
Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration
23 Feb 14 08:30 The Top Bracket 2 73 84km / 52m
23 Feb 14 09:30 The Bottom Bracket 1 12 45km / 29m

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The Rawlinson Bracket ride is a hilly ride in the ‘Wilds of Warwickshire’ taking in the gradients of the Edge Hill escarpment. This ride roughly marks the date of the departure of a close friend of ours, Nick, who passed away in his sleep on the 24th of February 2012, aged 30.

This event has two objectives - the first is to raise funds for research into, and awareness of, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), the second is to allow you to experience the type of riding that Nick enjoyed with a passion.

Nick was a local lad, born and bred in Kenilworth and worked at JLR. Nick loved cycling, especially the suffering aspect. The Hilly Route goes over some of Nick’s favourite local climbs and training routes. He was using these roads in preparation for the Maratona dles Dolomites in July 2012 and his first season of road racing. He was a keen Strava member and follower of ‘The Rules’ (http://www.velominati.com) especially rule#9. He was also the owner of one of the noisiest bikes I’ve ever come across, after several weeks of ‘swapagnostics’, it finally became clear that the bottom bracket was the culprit. That troublesome component lends it’s name to The Rawlinson Bracket.

ALL PROFITS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TO THE SADS UK CHARITY (http://sadsuk.org.uk).

Anyone that enters on-line BEFORE the 1st of December 2013 will be entered into a draw to win a prize, the draw will be done on the day and the prize will be presented on the day (see draw rules at the foot of this page).


The hilly route is 80km in length and has over 870 meters of climbing packed into it. Think of it as a mini Liege-Bastogne-Liege in terms of gradient and length of climb. Here are some of the climbs you will encounter -

Climb#1 Burton Dassett – A short climb where you will find it difficult to stay out of the red, you will have an audience on the way up, the sheep are always curious.

Climb#2 Shotteswell – The rural version of the Côte de Saint-Nicolas, a short steep climb encompassed by houses but no screaming Belgian cycling fans (possibly).

Climb#3 Edge Hill (Knowle Hill) – This climbs appears in ‘Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs’ by Simon Warren. It’s only 600m in length but has a maximum gradient of 14% which makes for a gruelling climb. Nick enjoyed this one and always found some extra power to sprint over the top.

Climb#4 Lady Elizabeth Hill – A relatively long steady climb to allow you to settle in a rhythm (unlike the proceeding climbs).

Climb#5 Compton Winyates Hill – Another relatively long climb with some interesting kicks, enjoy the scenery – imagine you’re climbing the Côte de La Redoute.

Climb#6 Sunrising Hill – Same height gain as the Edge Hill climb but a different character, a max gradient of 16% and a rough road surface make for an attritional climb with an alpine style switch-back at half-way. Nick would always smash his way up this climb.

Follow the link below to the .gpx file. Slight revision available on 10/01/13 (Top_Bracket2.gpx).

http://www.the-rawlinson-bracket.co.uk/Top_Bracket2.gpx

Here is the elevation profile of The Top Bracket.

The flat route is 45km in length and has 276 gentle meters of climbing. To me this one is reminiscent of the rolling fields of northern France, a little Paris-Roubaix but without the cobbles. Nick and I used this route as our endurance building route in preparation for circuit racing. Follow the link below to the .gpx file.

http://www.the-rawlinson-bracket.co.uk/Bottom_Bracket.gpx


Rules for the Prize Draw

Please read the rules:

1. No member of the event organising team is eligible to enter the prize draw.

2. Only on-line entries received on or before the 1st of December 2013 will be eligible for the draw.

3. One ticket will be drawn by lottery from a hat on Sunday 23rd of February 2014 at approximately 09:00 so that the winner can be identified and presented with the prize when they have finished. The person whose name is on the ticket will be presented with the prize on the day. Collection or delivery arrangements will be agreed with the winner if required. If the winner is not present at the time of the prize draw they will be contacted using the contact details given during the on-line entry process.

Event Location:

Heritage Motor Centre,
Banbury Road,
Gaydon,
Warwick,
Warwickshire,
CV35 0BJ

Ride: The Top Bracket

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2

Fully Booked
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
23 Feb 14 08:30 84km / 52m 73 375

Ride: The Bottom Bracket

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1

Fully Booked
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
23 Feb 14 09:30 45km / 29m 12 125

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Our Charity

Posted 11/01/2014

If you can't ride our event this year but would still like to donate then please follow the link to -

 

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/theRawlinsonBracket2014

3
months ago

Entry price increases after midnight 7th of January

Posted 03/01/2014

The entry price increases from midnight on the 7th of January 2014 -

 

Top Bracket - £20

Bottom Bracket - £12.50

 

Get your entry in now to take advantage of our opening prices (£17.50 and £10 respectively).

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Sportstest (Sponsor)

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Epic Cycles (Sponsor)

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Virgin Money Giving Page

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The Rawlinson Bracket Event Website

Posted 12/11/2013

http://www.the-rawlinson-bracket.co.uk

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Provisional Results

Race name: The Top Bracket

BibNumber Forename Surname Time
1 Dave Aberton 03:44:02
2 Lindsey Ackland 03:18:56
3 Sergios Agapiou 03:23:27
4 Jered Allcock 02:50:57
5 David Allen 02:57:31
6 Mark Allen 04:10:24
9 Simon Andrews 03:39:30
10 Chris Anthony 04:01:57
11 Paul Appleyard 04:15:59
12 John Armour 03:01:05
13 Will Arnold 02:53:24
14 Alex Ashburner 02:58:43
15 Richard Ashfield 04:03:09
16 Neil Atkinson 03:55:53
18 Paul Avery 03:12:47
19 David Babister 03:31:39
21 Steven Bainbridge 04:50:43
22 Stephen Ball 04:21:28
23 Mike Banbury 03:46:25
24 Dave Barber 04:00:10
26 Chris Barratt 03:13:38
27 Simon Batch 03:11:15
28 Mark Baxter 03:13:48
30 Anthony Baynham 04:05:43
32 Duncan Beard 03:28:18
33 Tim Beaven 03:22:39
36 Vincent Beech 03:32:46
37 Steven Bell 03:07:57
38 Chris Bellamy 03:00:04
40 David Bennett 03:14:08
42 Guy Bicknell 04:08:25
43 Rudy Bieleveld 03:28:38
44 Frances Billington 03:25:54
45 Mark Binks 03:45:32
46 Nick Blower 03:28:51
47 Neil Boad 03:19:17
48 Danielle Bogue 04:01:55
49 Matthew Bolton 03:53:08
51 Tom Booth 03:08:59
52 Steve Bottomley 03:42:39
53 Jo Bottomley 03:50:24
54 Colin Brearley 03:12:40
55 Jonathan Brennan 04:43:23
57 Johann Breytenbach 02:44:49
58 Jason Bridge 04:19:52
59 Steven Brierley 03:26:45
60 Julyan Bristow 03:15:47
61 Alex Broadley 04:04:21
62 Greg Brookes 02:56:46
63 Andrew Brookes 03:06:03
64 Sarah Brookes 03:06:09
66 Spencer Brown 04:50:47
67 Spencr Brown 04:50:52
69 James Browne 03:51:56
72 James Buchanan 03:28:41
506 David Buggea 04:01:33
136 Ashley Bullock 03:34:57
74 Clare Burgum 04:10:20
76 Simon Burton 04:06:04
77 Jonathan Bushell 03:53:39
78 Sam Butler 03:39:34
79 David Butler 03:26:59
80 Shaun N Byrne 03:57:14
81 Jason Caddy 03:31:24
82 Stuart Calcutt 04:43:25
84 Damian Carter 03:26:34
85 Noel Cassidy 03:42:57
86 James Causer 03:52:50
88 Harry Chamberlain 03:24:04
546 Sean Chambers 03:20:04
89 Craig Chapling 03:14:06
91 Jake Chattey 03:38:05
92 Jonny Cheetham 02:53:07
94 Tony Clare 03:18:30
507 Philip Clarke 05:06:03
95 Alexander Clayton 03:24:13
96 Sarah Clewlow 04:50:53
97 Dan Coffey 04:25:17
98 Christophe Cointet 04:16:28
99 Robert Collier 04:45:12
100 Florence Collyer-Powell 03:44:30
101 Ieuan Compton 03:33:21
102 Stephen Cornfield 03:17:03
508 Karl Cosnett 03:44:39
103 Ants Cossar 03:54:45
106 Adrian Cox 03:29:44
107 Simon Cox 03:03:17
109 George Crammond 04:49:56
110 Simon Creegan 04:24:36
112 Martin Cull 04:25:30
113 Brodie Cullinan 03:13:01
115 Lee Cummings 04:43:17
116 Owen Daniel 03:27:44
118 Bruce Darton 04:10:14
120 Mike Davies 04:19:36
539 Lee Davies 04:09:18
121 Geoffrey Davis 03:07:51
124 Damien Dear 03:13:01
125 Andrew Deere 03:51:00
126 Paul Demicoli 02:56:10
129 Miro Dimitrov 03:35:10
137 Steve Dunton 03:09:51
138 Rafal Dygus 03:46:15
56 Nicholas Dykes 03:14:35
140 Lee Edmonds 02:59:44
141 Jorge Eguiguren 05:03:18
142 Marc Elliott 03:44:13
143 Mark Ellis 04:37:25
144 Daniel England 03:31:45
145 Tzvetie Erohina 03:44:55
146 Jason Esser 03:18:55
147 Keith Evans 03:20:47
148 Chris Evans 03:38:41
149 Lewis Fagge 02:38:38
150 Kevin Fermor 03:40:01
151 William Fitzgerald 02:39:31
152 Richard Fitzgerald 02:56:55
155 Craig Fletcher 03:51:54
157 James Foster 03:28:56
160 Andrew Foster 02:35:49
161 Chris Freeman 03:38:34
537 Laura Fuller 03:25:53
163 Simon Galbraith 04:18:57
164 Robert Gamble 03:13:26
165 Alex Gandon 03:36:59
166 Shane Garrett 03:49:38
167 Alex Garrod 04:50:49
168 Alexander Gass 03:40:08
170 Rew Golding 03:51:59
172 Pippa Gollop 04:50:54
173 Callum Gosling 03:35:53
174 Marcus Gough 02:56:17
177 Ben Grange 04:14:50
178 David Grant 03:42:45
181 Nick Green 03:36:59
509 David Greenway 03:39:27
183 James Griffiths 03:09:35
184 Pierre Guern 02:51:43
186 Jason Hales 03:18:15
187 Andrew Hall 03:24:00
188 Rob Hall 03:37:16
189 Lesley Hallissey 05:41:46
190 David Hammond 03:43:21
192 Richard Hands 04:09:21
194 Geoff Hannis 03:21:15
196 Steve Harris 03:56:39
197 Paul Harris 03:56:41
201 Jon Hart 04:08:32
202 James Hartwright 03:23:02
204 Roger Hassan 03:18:05
205 Dominic Hassett 05:41:39
207 Kevin Hawley 03:51:56
208 Robert Haworth 03:10:53
209 Tony Hayden 03:05:41
211 Richard Hendrickson 03:22:44
213 Stuart Hepburn 02:47:50
214 Shaun Heywood 03:21:05
215 Gary Hibbert 03:56:12
216 Alexander Hickerton 03:50:40
217 Joe Hickerton 02:54:01
219 Dave Higgins 03:26:14
512 John Hogley 03:23:41
221 Rich Holden 02:56:26
513 Niall Horley 03:28:51
222 Andy Houston 03:36:11
224 Joe Huddleston 03:18:49
514 David Hudson 05:15:40
225 Andrew Hughes 03:10:13
226 Mark Humphrey 03:36:07
227 Alan Humphreys 03:06:25
229 Omar Hussein 03:01:17
232 Robert Inglefield 03:30:18
233 Mike Irvine 03:44:08
234 Steven Jackson 03:49:15
239 Trevor Jelley 03:12:33
515 Richard Jervis 04:25:29
240 Carl Jewitt 03:44:11
241 Robert Johnson 03:54:16
242 Nicholas Johnson 03:54:17
243 George Johnson 04:45:07
244 Simon Jones 03:47:55
245 Bradley Jones 03:48:56
246 Vin Keane 03:51:07
247 Gary Keen 03:30:45
248 Stuart Keighley 03:26:41
249 Thomas Key 04:50:49
250 Stuart Kimberley 03:15:54
252 Pavel Krobot 03:40:09
253 Nicholas Labrum 03:53:09
254 James Lacey 03:30:05
256 Graham Lane 04:05:36
257 Steve Large 03:00:24
548 Derek Lawlor 04:03:21
261 Charlie Leech 03:24:04
263 MacIej Lenc 03:13:02
264 Carl Lewis 02:57:32
267 Chris Lines 03:06:57
268 Kevin Lister 03:26:44
269 Ian Lloyd 03:48:33
270 Andrew Lockwood 04:45:04
271 Steve Long 03:04:30
328 Juliet Long 03:27:57
272 Matthew Longman 03:31:39
273 Nathan Lord 03:08:51
274 Lee James Loughran 03:23:28
276 George Loveday 02:57:14
277 Steve Lowell 03:50:19
278 Jon Lucas-Garner 03:56:36
547 Sean MacConnamara 03:40:18
279 Richard MacLean 04:42:59
280 Stuart MacLean 04:36:47
282 Mark Mallalue 03:36:48
285 Beverley Masterman 04:50:56
287 Jonathan May 03:15:17
288 Richard Maybey 04:18:33
290 John McCallum 04:01:59
291 Ian McClymont 03:41:14
294 Michael McGillion 04:08:22
295 Tessa McInnes 03:56:12
296 Paul Meaburn 03:42:44
297 James Meadows 02:53:08
298 Chris Melbourne 02:46:22
299 Richard Merrell 03:16:34
300 Darren Mervyn 04:24:29
301 Scott Michaels 04:45:02
302 Ed Middleton 03:03:51
303 Nick Miles 03:55:49
304 Jamie Mitchell 03:59:52
305 Cora Moffat 03:34:35
306 Anouk Molliex 03:19:53
308 James Morgan 03:55:27
309 Neill Morgan 04:08:23
317 Paul Kenneth Morgan 03:41:27
310 Steven Moses 03:18:51
312 Justin Mountford 03:50:58
313 Joe Mullineux 03:27:02
315 Ben Neaves 02:39:34
316 Andrew Neesam 03:50:26
319 Kim Nielsen 03:54:11
320 Thomas Nixon 04:49:57
321 Mark Noon 03:51:54
322 Martin Norris 03:09:41
323 Stuart Nunn 03:25:30
325 Gavin Oag 02:45:39
326 Corinna O'Connor 04:09:40
332 Daron Osborn 04:19:49
333 David Owen 03:23:21
334 Rodney Owens 03:45:16
516 Garry Palmer 03:02:22
335 Lee Pannozzo 03:47:09
336 Michael Parker 04:07:08
337 Andrew Parker 03:25:15
338 Jeremy Parkin 04:04:53
340 Nathan Parsons 04:50:49
341 Philip Parsons 03:08:03
342 Rimal Patel 03:39:30
532 Will Payne 03:40:41
346 Lee Perehinec 03:36:24
347 Mark Perehinec 03:20:01
349 John Pitman 03:06:26
352 Vincent Pople 03:14:35
353 Matthew Posner 03:42:56
354 Karl Powell 03:58:56
355 Richard Poynter 04:06:09
356 Hayley Preston 03:24:08
359 Ashley Rabone 04:06:19
360 Alexander Rae 03:42:59
362 Giridhar Raju 03:53:14
363 Richard Randall 03:42:00
364 Paul Ranson 03:30:42
365 Chris Rawlinson 02:58:19
366 Steve Rea 02:27:36
518 Stuart Read 02:59:25
368 Andrew Renshaw 03:42:55
369 Joe Reynolds 04:09:47
371 Christopher Rice-Williams 04:02:19
372 Michael Rimmington 03:26:45
373 Ian Roberts 04:06:21
375 Jared Robinson 03:44:26
376 Ian Robinson 04:42:57
519 Andrew Robson 03:48:38
378 Steve Rogers 04:14:16
379 Phil Ross 03:22:38
380 Ali Rothwell 04:25:19
381 James Rounce 04:01:39
382 Jack Rowbottom 03:30:51
384 Alex Rowland 03:01:43
385 Dean Rowland 03:01:51
389 Adrian Sarkies 03:52:45
390 David Saul 04:10:18
392 Rich Savage 04:06:38
395 Andrew Scott 03:45:28
401 Oliver Short 04:50:57
402 Martin Slater 04:22:31
404 Matthew Smith 04:12:35
405 Luke Smith 03:35:13
535 Arnie Spilman 03:43:03
410 John Spraggett 04:36:45
412 Adam Stanley 03:36:30
413 Richard Stanway 03:41:52
540 Gabriel Staples 03:36:26
415 Lee Stephens 03:40:19
416 Jonathan Stephens 03:02:14
419 Mark Stewart 03:42:41
422 David Stokes 04:05:46
423 Lee Stokes 03:50:17
424 Nicholas Stone 03:17:46
425 Anna Storrs 03:30:41
426 Jason Strain 03:16:14
533 Ian Strath 03:29:15
430 John Sulley 04:15:45
433 Bob Surgey 03:44:16
435 Dean Swindell 04:51:00
520 Tony Synnott 04:18:28
521 Elaine Synnott 04:16:25
436 John Taplin 04:23:59
437 Sam Taylor 02:39:34
438 Andrew Taylor 03:51:54
439 John Taylor 04:02:09
440 Kevin Taylor 03:00:18
441 Mark Taylor 03:49:21
443 James Thomas 03:42:58
444 Dave Thomas 03:51:55
445 Peter Tilston 03:52:10
446 Gary Tinker 04:02:14
451 John Tommony 04:55:13
452 Simon Tracey 03:12:32
454 Paul Turner 02:51:44
455 Michael Unsworth 04:25:36
456 Mark Urbanowski 03:40:09
457 Arturo Urso 04:03:19
458 Gary Van Der Linden 03:10:54
459 Kate Vanloo 04:50:52
461 Matt Waddilove 04:57:16
462 Tim Wade 03:15:25
463 Darren Walden 03:26:33
464 Clare Walkeden 04:08:37
465 Rich Wallace 03:49:28
466 Sophia Wallis 03:28:01
467 Simon Wallis 03:28:01
468 Stephen Wallis 04:23:19
469 Stephen Wallsgrove 03:18:24
470 Eve Walpole 03:48:08
471 Kevin Walpole 03:11:51
472 Neil Ward 04:22:29
474 Charlie Ward 03:31:32
475 Richard Wardle 03:20:56
476 Tim Washington 04:04:45
478 Peter Watson 03:25:37
550 Andy Wearing 03:13:39
480 Mark Weaver 04:46:14
522 James Webb 03:37:46
482 John Webster 03:20:42
484 Phil Wells 03:05:29
485 Nick Wenban-Smith 03:01:19
486 Paul West 03:29:19
487 Russell West 03:45:03
489 Scott Wharton 03:08:16
490 Stuart White 02:59:28
492 Simon White 03:43:58
493 Aaron Whitehead 03:45:37
494 Michael Wildsmith 05:41:46
495 Kevin Willers 03:01:49
496 Dafydd Williams 02:55:16
497 Michael Wonnacott 03:27:27
498 Dave Wood 03:15:24
500 Jamie Wooldridge 03:52:19
501 Alastair Worden 04:06:08
502 Paul Workman 03:31:19
504 Ed Yarrow 02:53:01
549 Ride Number 549 03:45:07

Provisional Results

Race name: The Bottom Bracket

BibNumber Forename Surname Time
8 Richard Andrews 02:34:28
17 Paul Atter 03:03:46
29 Mark Baxter 02:15:09
545 Tim Beattie 01:47:31
34 Michael Beckham 02:34:26
35 Karen Beddows 02:22:21
523 Rob Bending 02:43:38
50 Chris Bond 02:00:40
65 David Brown 01:49:09
75 Graham Burns 02:05:27
90 Joanna Chapman 02:49:02
93 Sassi Cheetham 03:03:45
538 Jonathan Cheetham 03:03:54
20 Adrian Chell 02:02:13
104 Sue Coutts 02:32:26
122 Nigel Dawes 02:40:14
123 Louise Dawes 02:40:16
524 David Dimarco 03:08:58
131 James Donovan 02:05:32
135 Dominic Du Plooy 02:23:52
156 James Fleuty 02:03:30
158 Andy Foster 03:29:30
159 Kathy Foster 03:29:29
171 Lee Golding 02:05:59
175 Peter Graham 03:23:14
176 Joshua Graham 03:22:26
179 Richard Grant-Pearce 02:35:36
180 David Greaves 02:24:12
526 Anthony Hall 02:57:16
193 Angela Hands 02:47:42
527 Greg Harding 01:55:59
198 Philip Harris 01:58:39
199 Amanda Harris 01:58:39
200 Paul Harrison 02:41:14
203 Julie Harvey 02:49:00
212 Richard Henshaw 02:06:29
218 Adam Hicks 03:17:21
220 Emma Hogg 02:23:45
235 Lawrence Jackson 03:01:00
236 Paul Jackson 02:02:18
237 Debra Jardine 03:27:55
238 Shaun Jardine 03:27:58
541 Ria Kittendorf 01:55:14
251 Kumar Krishnan 02:35:05
255 Andy Land 02:41:14
265 Colin Lewis 02:15:08
283 Alan Marron 03:03:35
286 Katherine Maurice 02:27:46
292 Jamie McCorkell 02:03:40
311 Jem Mountford 01:55:58
314 Caroline Neaves 02:27:48
324 Rachael Nunn 02:32:24
327 Ian Oliver 02:24:43
529 Steine Paget Wall 02:55:48
350 David Pittman 02:03:10
351 Tim Place 03:00:48
361 Susan Rae 02:07:56
367 Scott Reilly 02:59:18
374 Carl Robinson 02:32:59
388 Richard Sander 02:03:31
393 Matthew Scholes 02:13:06
394 Cathy Scholes 02:13:05
398 Garry Shelton 01:58:50
400 Fiona Shipston 02:33:12
409 Michael Spanton 02:02:19
411 Richard Staincliffe 01:54:20
414 Simon Steele 02:38:29
417 Neil Stevens 02:02:19
434 Helen Surgey 02:22:16
530 Neil Thomson 03:09:16
447 Lewis Tinsley 03:01:22
448 Kirsti Tinsley 03:01:00
449 Iain Tinsley 03:01:20
453 Daren Trill 02:36:36
473 Roger Ward 02:17:03
479 Stuart Watson 02:02:16
481 Stephen Webster 02:03:26
503 Chris Wright 02:16:12
505 Laura Young 02:07:33