A Day for Personal Bests and Course Record at the Summerside Club
     June 14, 2006 — Ken Trenholm

The seventh training event for the Summerside Cycling Club was a day of personal bests, course records, and four first-time training riders: Mark Bowlan (Stratford), Ardelle Hynes (North Rustico), Kenny Sampson (North Rustico), and Scott Clark (Summerside).

These first-time riders were joined by Leo Flood (Kinkora), Chris Gallant (Summerside), Rob Cook (Traveller's Rest), Jules Aucoin (Summerside), Chris Silvaggio (Summerside), Ben Kennedy (Kensington), Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside), Wes Jackshaw (Summerside), and Ken Trenholm (Summerside).

The atmospheric conditions played in the hands of the time trialists today with a slight SW wind.

An incredible nine Club riders improved their performance since their last training on the course two weeks ago.

The highlight would come from the saddle of Chris Gallant of Summerside, who cut 2:34 off his previous personal best. This ride earned Gallant the largest single course improvement in the Club's history -- a record that was set by Ben Kennedy just one week ago.

As for Kennedy, he continued to improve this personal best by leaps and bounds by snapping off 1:59 from his previous personal best.

The third most improved rider for the day was Chris Silvaggio (Summerside) who completed the course with an average speed of 34.93 km/h and took 1:48 off his previous best time.

Other riders that improved were Jules Aucoin (Summerside) by 1:30, Leo Flood (Kinkora) by 1:27, Rob Cook (Traveller's Rest) by 0:50, Wes Jackshaw (Summerside) by 0:48, Ken Trenholm (Summerside) by 0:40, and Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside) by 0:06.

Another highlight of the day was Jackshaw's performance. Not only did Jackshaw improve his time but set a course record on the 12.4 km ride. Jackshaw finished the course in 19:04, six seconds faster than the course record set by Geoff MacDonald (Charlottetown) in 2005.

For the four riders who tackled the course for the first time, they will have an opportunity to return in two weeks and attempt to improve on the solid benchmarks they set for themselves during the ride.

The overall training ride results are as follows:

1. Ardelle Hynes (North Rustico) 0:21:08 (35.23 km/h)  

1. Wes Jackshaw (Summerside) 0:19:04 (39.03 km/h) improved PB by 0:48
2. Mark Bowlan (Stratford) 0:19:49 (37.58 km/h)  
3. Ken Trenholm (Summerside) 0:20:00 (37.24 km/h) improved PB by 0:40
4. Kenny Sampson (North Rustico) 0:20:18 (36.69 km/h)  
5. Chris Silvaggio (Summerside) 0:21:20 (34.93 km/h) improved PB by 1:48
6. Leo Flood (Kinkora) 0:22:28 (33.16 km/h) improved PB by 1:27
7. Jules Aucoin (Summerside) 0:22:46 (32.72 km/h) improved PB by 1:30
8. Ben Kennedy (Kensington) 0:22:49 (32.63 km/h) improved PB by 1:59
9. Scott Clark (Summerside) 0:22:54 (32.55 km/h)  
9. Chris Gallant (Summerside) 0:22:54 (32.55 km/h) improved PB by 2:34
11. Rob Cook (Traveller's Rest) 0:22:55 (32.55 km/h) improved PB by 0:50
12. Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside) 0:23:59 (31.08 km/h) improved PB by 0:06

The following training points were awarded: Jackshaw 78 (50-1st; 15-Improve; 10-PB; 2-start); Trenholm 57 (40-3rd; 15-Improve; 2-start); Hynes 52 (50-1st; 2-start); Bowlan 47 (45-2nd; 2-start); Silvaggio 47 (30-5th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Flood 42 (25-6th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Cook 37 (10-11th; 15-Improve; 10-PB; 2-start); Aucoin 37 (20-7th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Kennedy 32 (15-8th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Gallant 30 (13-9th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Schleichkorn 21 (9-12th; 10-PB; 2-start); and Clark 15 (13-9th; 2-start).

Overall Training Point Leaders
Nancy Woodington (Kensington) 52 pts
Ardelle Hynes (North Rustico) 52 pts

Overall Training Point Leaders
Wes Jackshaw (Summerside) 447 pts
Ken Trenholm (Summerside) 392 pts
Ben Kennedy (Kensington) 279 pts
Chris Silvaggio (Summerside) 250 pts
Rob Cook (Traveller's Rest) 222 pts
Leo Flood (Kinkora) 217 pts
Jeff Hemphill (Summerside) 101 pts
Jason Linger (Charlottetown) 89 pts
Chris Gallant (Summerside) 85 pts
Jules Aucoin (Summerside) 79 pts
Mark Bowlan (Stratford) 47 pts
Paul Wright (Bedeque) 42 pts
Dave Clark (Summerside) 37 pts
Kenny Sampson (North Rustico) 37 pts
Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside) 35 pts
Scott Clark (Summerside) 15 pts

The 12.4 km time trial training ride is a part of a series of training rides organized by the Club to improve rider's strength, endurance, and conditioning in order to participate in the July 15 - 16 PEI Bike Fest and the August 5 one day across PEI Biking for Breakfast event.

The next training ride is Saturday, June 17 at 800 am, meeting at KISH in Kensington; the next recreational ride is Saturday June 17 (900 am), meeting at Shipyard Market. Visit or call Ken at 888-3878 for more info.

Ken Trenholm
Summerside. PEI

Some of the 13 cyclists who were captured at the duration of the 12.4 training course. Back row: Rob Cook, Jules Aucoin, Scott Clark, Chris Silvaggio, Ben Kennedy, Ardelle Hynes, Kenny Sampson, Chris Gallant. Front Row: Ernie Schleichkorn, Mark Bowlan, and Wes Jackshaw

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