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Medal Monday (06/05/19)

It has been a busy week of activities for Team MK members, and while it would be possible to write a tome about all activities the members have been involved in, here are just a few things to show what a varied club we are.
1) Youth section
Road cycling
Lotty Dawson has had a fantastic week, on Tuesday racing in the Mallory Park youth league. There she took second spot and thus claimed the yellow jersey for league leader. Wednesday evening was youth racing at the Bowl where she came second. And while others might have rested, she went and raced on Saturday and also came 2nd in the ECCA criterium at the weekend and was thus the outright winner of the Eastern Counties league. Well done Lotty!
Adam Lea continued his show of strength by garnering second at the West Mids Youth Circuit Series in Stourport

So she can do any type of triathlon, whatever the season, Alice Alder took second place at the national schools' indoor ski competition to go along with the 7 new swim PBs she set at a swim meet in Hemel.

2) Audax
Audax rider extraordinaire Ritchie Dixon continued with his long rides by participating in the Lincolnshire Poacher 400 km event from Newark in order to qualify for the big event: Paris-Brest-Paris. The Poacher proved to be a battle with the elements, with hail showers and wind providing resistance to his efforts.

3) Road racing
Both the men and women's team were busy on Thursday night at the Bowl racing. The younger riders of the women's squad showing the older riders that you need to finish the race first!! Great work by Chloe and Bronwyn.
Then four of the men took part in the Watford Velo road race on Sunday. As reported in a separate post, it wasn't their day but all four gave it their best for some great rides. Well done Richard Wiggins, Steven Wootton, Lloyd Molton and Kieron Lewis

4) Multisport
The weekend saw the Grafham Water Standard Distance Triathlon. Various club members took part including Harry Hammond who managed to finish 6th in his category (16th fastest swim, 49th/326 overall, 6th (20-24 age-group)).

Closer to home, it was the MK Marathon weekend with a variety of races being held. One of the popular events is the MK Rocket 5-km race, with Vanessa Ford taking 18 seconds off her PB set the previous year. We're sure there are many other club members who took part in the events here, so do feel free to boast about your achievements below.

In addition to participating, local events like that require volunteers and many of our members (both senior and youth members alike) were involved ensuring things went to plan, be it as mile marshals, race organisers, handing out medals to finishers and much more. We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone in the club who volunteered this past week to help make events happen!

 April/May 2019

It's been a busy week on the sporting front as follows:

1) Audax – Ritchie Dixon doing what he loves best, riding his bike for a very long distance. He took part in the Capitals of East Anglia 300 km Audax. You can read up more about this escapade here:…

2) Road racing – Saw members of both the men's and women's road race squads helping out to set-up and marshal the Thursday night MKAC race last week. It was a windy night at the Bowl, which saw some hard and fast racing.
Our youth race squad were also busy but further afield with a win for Adam Lea at the first round of the 'Spring in the Park' series at Cyclopark Gravesend on Friday evening, followed by second at the VC Venta Criterium at South Winchester Park and Ride.

3) Multisport – our younger members were busy competing at the Southam Triathlon on Sunday. This is a small but very well organised event, with our athletes finishing as follows: Callum Prior 5th TS3, Livvy Pearson 7th TS3 and Laura Pearson 16th TS2.

4) Time trialling – The open season is in full flow and has seen members riding at the Leighton Buzzard event on 14th April using the F12/10A course. Club members finished as follows:
Mark Ellis 6th overall 22-00, Clive Faine 43rd 26-58, Greg Gosling 44th 27-03, Steph Cousins 51st 29-14.
In addition to that Linda Dewhurst went out on Sunday and won the LVRC National Ladies TT on a tough hilly course while being battered by the wind, garnering herself a national jersey to go with her winner's medal.



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