Fiona and Lora set new British Competition Record

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Fiona and Lora set new British Competition Record

Postby Andy D » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:18 am

At the Yorkshire CF 10 mile Time Trial at Hull on 01/06/2013 Fiona and Lora set a new women's British Competition Record for the Tandem 10 mile time trial, after clocking 19.56.

It was, by all accounts, a slightly breezy day with Fiona and Lora not able to ride on their full race rig out, using standard spoked wheels (rather than disc and deep section front) as the tandem and equipment had to be back and ready to be packed for their World Cup races in Italy this coming week.

When they knew they wouldn't have the aero kit, both Fiona and Lora doubted they would take the record, which has stood for 5 years, but Fiona said that as they approached the finish a glance at the computer told her that it was just about on and they put in an almighty push to the line to be the first women's tandem pairing in history to go sub 20 minutes for a 10.

To put it in context only 3 women in British Time Trialling History have previously gone sub 20, they are Wendy Houvenaghel, Julia Shaw and Sarah Storey.

Now Fiona and Lora have done it on the tandem, improving the previous record which sat at 20.01.

This is a prestigious record (as any British Competition Record is) and was once held by the legendary Beryl Burton with her daughter Denise.
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Re: Fiona and Lora set new British Competition Record

Postby malcolm » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:53 pm

Saw it on Twitter this afternoon, magic stuff.
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Re: Fiona and Lora set new British Competition Record

Postby malcolm » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:29 pm

Been told its in today's P & J, not sure if that was via our club press release last night along with the weekend results or from elsewhere
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Re: Fiona and Lora set new British Competition Record

Postby Colin A » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:50 pm

Well done. It is indeed in the paper today. Great photo as well. Well done girls.
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Re: Fiona and Lora set new British Competition Record

Postby Colin A » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:29 pm

Carole Gerrard asked me tp pass on her congratualtions. Graham would have been very proud.
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Re: Fiona and Lora set new British Competition Record

Postby Andy D » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:35 pm

It's taken a fair old length of time and I was a bit cheesed off to learn that they weren't invited to the CTT Awards in 2013 to recognise the record but Ythan's then top tandem duo's Competition Record has been recognised on the CTT website as the 1st sub 20 female ride in a 10 and in the Ythan colours too, which is nice.

From the Website: http://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/Competition/Competition-Records
Filter Event 10m Tandem

Year Rider (s) Club / Team Time / Dst

2013 F Duncan & L Turnham Ythan CC 00:19:56

2008 L Marshall & G Cook Essex Roads CC 00:20:01

1999 E Smith & D Moss Scarborough Paragon & Ashfield RC 00:20:23

1987 K Crisp & J Cook Chippenham & District Wheelers 00:20:24

1986 M Ross & J Glover Nova CC 00:20:59

1982 B Burton OBE & D Burton Morley CC/ Hainault RC 00:21:25 8-)

1982 H Browning & M Ross Nova CC 00:21:40

1981 S Swetman & D Franks Festival RC 00:22:00
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Re: Fiona and Lora set new British Competition Record

Postby Col » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:38 pm

Shame it took CTT so long to recognise their achivement but better late than never. Well do to both girls and thanks for letting us know Andy.
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Re: Fiona and Lora set new British Competition Record

Postby Fiona Fudge » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:11 pm

I have only just seen this, so proud to have had my record ratified!

Thanks Andy :D
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