CYCLING: Half Ironman success for Greg Ashley

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Plus David Newton wins Rugby RCC time trial

Road racer, turned triathlete, Greg Ashley continued his fantastic form with a victory at the Avenger Half Ironman Triathlon, held for the first time at Ragley Hall, near Alcester.

The Braunston athlete, who rides for Team Jewson MI Racing and is a member of Rugby Triathlon Club won the veteran event.

The 56-mile cycling section course was designed by MI Racing’s team boss Mick Ives from Baginton.

Rugby RCC

Course: K11/10B

Braunston

Rugby RCC enjoyed excellent weather conditions for their 10 mile time trial held on the popular Braunston course on Wednesday, with an entry of 57 riders.

The winner was David Newton, one of a trio of riders inside 21 minutes separated by only five seconds.

The conditions for once benefited everyone, with all but four riders achieving a net handicap inside 20 minutes, the handicap being won by Richard Boyd who had switched to his specialist time trial bike for the first time this season.

Having started as an early number veteran, Mike Bloom decided to try again as an unofficial number 58 and recorded a time only 24 seconds slower – his reason was part of his training for a much longer event!