It seems that riders of the Summerside Cycling Club are setting new course records every time they put their behind on the saddle these days . . . last Wednesday was no exception.
The Indian River Time Trial once again proved to be no match for the riders. 10 out of the 12 starters continued their winning ways and improved their own personal best times.
Topping the list of the most improved riders, and setting a new single time trial course record for personal improvement, was Nancy Woodington of Kensington. Woodington was like a cat in the saddle pouncing up the hills and battling the wind to knock 4 minutes and 25 seconds off her previous time. Cutting this much time in a short 12.1 km course will be a tough benchmark to beat and is almost unheard of in cycling circles.
Chris Gallant of Summerside held the previous single course time trial improvement record. However, not to be out done, on this day, Gallant continued his improvement by being the most improved male rider. Gallant shaved off 1 minute and 34 seconds and brought his average speed over 30 kilometres-per-hour.
First-time course rider, Mark Bowlan of Stratford, had the quickest time for the day for the men, averaging 35.07 kilometres-per-hour, and was just 11 seconds short of the course record held by Wes Jackshaw of Summerside at 20 minutes and 33 seconds.
Other riders to set new benchmarks for themselves were: Leo Flood (Kinkora) who cut off 1 minute and 6 seconds; Chris Silvaggio (Summerside) who improved by 1 minute; Jason Linger (Charlottetown), 49 seconds; Rob Cook (Travellers Rest), 26 seconds; Dave Clark (Summerside), 20 seconds; Ben Kennedy (Kensington), 17 seconds; Jeff Hemphill (Summerside), 13 seconds; and Paul Wright (Bedeque), 6 seconds.
Second year club veteran, Ernie Schleihkorn of Summerside, also turned in a solid time on the challenging course.
The overall training ride results are as follows:
|1. Nancy Woodington (Kensington)||0:25:45 (28.21 km/h)||improved PB by 4:25|
|1. Mark Bowlan (Stratford)||0:20:44 (35.07 km/h)|
|2. Jason Linger (Charlottetown)||0:20:51 (34.87 km/h)||improved PB by 0:49|
|3. Dave Clark (Summerside)||0:21:33 (33.70 km/h)||improved PB by 0:20|
|4. Paul Wright (Bedeque)||0:21:38 (33.61 km/h)||improved PB by 0:06|
|5. Chris Silvaggio (Summerside)||0:22:09 (32.79 km/h)||improved PB by 1:00|
|6. Leo Flood (Kinkora)||0:22:49 (31.84 km/h)||improved PB by 1:06|
|7. Jeff Hemphill (Summerside)||0:23:12 (31.35 km/h)||improved PB by 0:13|
|8. Chris Gallant (Summerside)||0:24:12 (30:02 km/h)||improved PB by 1:34|
|9. Ben Kennedy (Kensington)||0:24:13 (30.02 km/h)||improved PB by 0:17|
|10. Rob Cook (Travellers Rest)||0:24:45 (29.37 km/h)||improved PB by 0:26|
|11. Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside)||0:26:00 (27.94 km/h)|
The following training points were awarded: Woodington 67 (50-1st; 15-Improve; 2-start); Linger 62 (45-2nd; 15-Improve; 2-start); Clark 57 (40-3rd; 15-Improve; 2-start); Bowlan 52 (50-1st; 2-start); Wright 52 (35-4th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Silvaggio 47 (30-5th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Flood 42 (25-6th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Hemphill 37 (20-7th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Gallant 32 (15-8th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Kennedy 30 (13-9th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Cook 29 (12-10th; 15-Improve; 2-start); and Schleichkorn 12 (10-11th; 2-start).
Overall Training Point Leaders
|Nancy Woodington (Kensington)||119 pts|
|Ardelle Hynes (North Rustico)||52 pts|
Overall Training Point Leaders
|Wes Jackshaw (Summerside)||539 pts|
|Ken Trenholm (Summerside)||489 pts|
|Ben Kennedy (Kensington)||331 pts|
|Chris Silvaggio (Summerside)||297 pts|
|Rob Cook (Travellers Rest)||278 pts|
|Leo Flood (Kinkora)||261 pts|
|Dave Clark (Summerside)||213 pts|
|Paul Wright (Bedeque)||151 pts|
|Jason Linger (Charlottetown)||151 pts|
|Jeff Hemphill (Summerside)||138 pts|
|Chris Gallant (Summerside)||119 pts|
|Mark Bowlan (Stratford)||99 pts|
|Jules Aucoin (Summerside)||79 pts|
|Kenny Sampson (North Rustico)||69 pts|
|Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside)||64 pts|
|Scott Clark (Summerside)||15 pts|
The 12.1 km 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.