Event: Iain Longbotham Memorial 25
Promoted by: Cromarty Firth CC
Date: Sun, August 14 2011
Report: Snowdon Sports
SILAS Goldsworthy led Sandy Wallace Cycles to a one-two in the Iain Longbotham Memorial 25-mile time trial near Invergordon on Sunday, with his team-mate Peter Ettles taking a close second.
Goldsworthy clocked 54-36 to take the win by just 14 seconds from his colleague Ettles, while Glasgow Couriers' Jim Cusick completed the podium in third with 55-05.
Although dry, the event saw most of the 46-strong field facing a headwind as they headed south towards the turn, although on the flip side most riders benefitted from a tailwind on the way back up the A9.
There was also a very good ride from Ben Miller (Nevis Cycles) who set a new North of Scotland age record in the youth category with 1-00-34, while best junior was Finlay Strivens (Cairngorm CC) with 1-08-7.
Fastest of the six women was Anne Murray (Square Wheels) with 1-03-56, while 73-year-old Ali Washington (Caithness CC) was top veteran on standard, with a plus of 16-45 over his age standard from an actual time of 1-08-15.
1 Silas Goldsworthy (Sandy Wallace Cycles) 54-36
2 Peter Ettles (Sandy Wallace Cycles) 54-50
3 Jim Cusick (Glasgow Couriers) 55-05
4 Gavin Shirley (Nevis Cycles) 55-35
5 Paul Rodden (Moray Firth CC) 56-51
6 Kevin Lackie (Elgin CC) 58-54
7 Alan McCaffrey (Ross-shire Roads CC) 58-59
8 Gregor Grant (Square Wheels) 59-00
9 David Harper (Forres CC) 59-33
10 Callum Finlayson (Forres CC) 59-56
Women: Anne Murray (Square Wheels) 1-03-56.
Veterans on standard: Ali Washington (Caithness CC) (1-08-15) +16-45.
Youth: Ben Miller (Nevis Cycles) 1-00-34.
Juniors: Finlay Strivens (Cairngorm CC) 1-08-07.