After checking out the forecast last night the using flour markings were replaced with tape. The rain and wind arrived a couple of hours late so other than being a little cold, the conditions were pretty good for the penultimate handicap race of the year. Carol took her first handicap win in nearly five years, holding off Ged Peacock by 12 seconds. A good morning’s exercise for Carol, cycling to the start, winning the handicap & cycling back home.
Tom Lynch set off last and moved through to 6th setting the fastest time of the day, he also moved to the top of handicap table on 135.5 points, ahead of Chris Tomlinson 127 and Dominic 125. See the full 2015 handicap table here.
The final race of the year is the traditional christmas handicap the 27th ‘Ken Dixon‘, on Sunday 20th December, will Tom manage to hang on to his lead to take the 2015 Eric Smith Trophy?
Thanks to Tom Hannah and Pete McGouran for marshaling at the start of the Gallowgate Lane loop.
If you’re wondering how Steve finished 10th, but only got 1 point, it was agreed that as he was in the middle of a long run he could set off a few minutes ahead of schedule and get a point.